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From Jean Hollis Weber <jeanwe...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Funds for marketing efforts?
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:13:44 GMT
Thanks, Gavin. I'll leave this to one of the marketing enthusiasts to
pursue, since they have a better idea of what they actually do and
where, when and how they do it.

--Jean

On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 15:01 +1000, Gavin McDonald wrote:
> Hi Jean.
> 
> Perhaps you should contact our Marketing team directly at
> press@apache.org , 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 http://apache.org/press/ and http://apache.org/foundation/conferences.html 
> for more info
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Gav...
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jean Hollis Weber [mailto:jeanweber@gmail.com]
> > 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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