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From "Gavin McDonald" <>
Subject RE: Funds for marketing efforts?
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:01:16 GMT
Hi Jean.

Perhaps you should contact our Marketing team directly at , I doubt anyone on list will be able to 
answer you about this directly.

Some of what you are asking may also fall into the
realm of the conference planners team , but try
Marketing first.

See and 
for more info



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean Hollis Weber []
> Sent: Sunday, 14 August 2011 1:17 PM
> To: ApacheOOo
> Subject: Funds for marketing efforts?
> This is a request for general information about potential funding from
> Apache for marketing AOOo to end-users (both individuals and companies/
> organisations) at conferences those end-users attend (e.g., librarians,
> educators, technical communicators). Typically a marketing team might have
> a booth at an associated trade show or similar. The booths can often be
> obtained free, but there are costs involved with (for example) items to
> display or give away, banners and signs, booth attendants'
> travel and accommodation expenses, and so on. Booth attendants usually
> are not speakers at the conference.
> I realise that for any specific event a proposal would need to be made, but
> I'm looking for some indication of whether Apache would consider covering
> this sort of marketing expense. AFAIK, OOo rarely made money available for
> marketing at conferences, and then mainly for conferences where the
> "marketing" was aimed at recruiting developers, not "selling"
> potential end-users on the value of the product. Also AFAIK, that is one
> reason why several of the not-for-profit organisations were set up in
> different countries: so money was available for local outreach needs.
> --Jean

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