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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice promotion tips
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:44:45 GMT
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 6:10 AM, Vadim Korsakov <> wrote:
> Another fresh idea of mine. Is to persuade finnish paper manufacturers to
> support our project. E.g. placing a statement on a packet of paper "Use open
> office writer and our paper to create and  your documents".

It could be interesting if the company does more than just A4 paper.
If they have specialty sizes, envelopes, and labels, then they could
also put on their website OpenOffice document templates that work best
with their paper products.

> On 29-Feb-12 13:06, Vadim Korsakov wrote:
>> I considered this also. I actually think that shops may be even more
>> interested in that. And in my opinion if we have an agreement with one big
>> distributor it will be more simple than persuading 5-6 different electronics
>> manufacturers. Actually when I mentioned shops I mentioned big distributors
>> such as Finnish Gigantti.
>> BR
>> Vadim
>> On 29-Feb-12 11:22, Gianvittorio wrote:
>>> Vadim,
>>> Going to each single shop might be a good strategy, but did you consider
>>> going to a distributor (somebody who sells to shops)?
>>> The issue is that I am not sure we have worked out a value proposition
>>> for the shops (or distributors).
>>> Put down badly, these organizations are earning money when they sell
>>> other people's office applications.
>>> They might face "retaliation" from the other office supplier if they
>>> start offering Open Office.
>>> What we need to work out is: why would they start giving out Open Office
>>> CDs and what would make it worth going against the potential wrath of those
>>> other guys?
>>> Gian
>>> On Wed 29/02/12 00:12 , Vadim Korsakov sent:
>>>> Dear mailing list  participants
>>>> I was thinking about OOo promotion considered the earlier mentioned
>>>> points of view and think that we may collaborate with shops who sell
>>>> computers.
>>>> They may present a  disk with open office as a bonus to their customers.
>>>> I will try to negotiate with some of such shops which are situated in
>>>> Finland. I am still not sure but in my opinion it will be a good idea.
>>>> I also need any other tips related to OOo promotion. Please share your
>>>> opinions...
>>>> BR
>>>> Vadim Korsakov

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