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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Marketing events: Brochure? Newsletter?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:10:06 GMT
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:
> On 10/19/12, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM, Nancy K <nancythirteen@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi! I have been keeping up with the discussions, but unable to
>>> participate
>>> much lately, unfortunately.  In the marketing department, is there a
>>> newsletter or brochure that could be distributed at any event?
>>>
>>> I am thinking that a design could be approved, then placed on the website
>>> so that anyone representing Apache OpenOffice could print it out. This
>>> might be an example of a way to fund an event - using funds for the paper
>>> and ink or professional printing.  The vote to offer funds for an event
>>> could be proposed for approval or disapproval.  If approved the design
>>> posted could be in a file format that could be printed directly or sent
>>> to
>>> a printer.
>>>
>>>
>>> Nancy
>>>
>>
>> Nancy --
>>
>> I think an downloadable "brochure" would be a super idea! Unfortunately,
>> the marketing information via  http://www.openoffice.org/marketing/ -- "How
>> to get Involved"
>>
>> seems out of date. Please join the marketing mailing list (see info:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html#marketing-mailing-list),
>> suggest some ideas, and see what others think!
>
> This can be easily updated, what is more dificult is trying to get
> back some of these marketing jobs, specially sources files. These
> source files makes editing and generating marketing kits more easily.
>
> Other communities like Software freedom day has been pretty good on
> launching new marketing kits, or images. OOo days, there was also some
> marketing efforts on presenting a similar design for things. Like the
> wireframe gull or the waves.
>
> unfortunately oracle's brand refresh of just using 'white' left us
> with only the orb as a design element.
>
> Apache hasn't really produce much, even with the logo there are some
> missing pieces. So I think is important at least to have something
> like brochure sources, newsletters, and such to be able to pull
> together some marketing efforts.
>

Would it make sense to start, maybe on a wiki page, a list of what you
think we need?  A "want list".  I know that doesn't sound like it
accomplishes much, but that list would be very useful.  It gives other
volunteers a framework that they can think of and see how they might
contribute.

-Rob

>>
>>
>>>
>>>      Nancy      Web Design
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>>  From: Albino B Neto <bino28@apache.org>
>>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:54 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Marketing events
>>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I'm from Brazil and there various events: FISL, LatinoWare, Revista
>>> Espirito Livre and others spread throughout BR.
>>>
>>> You could have a fund for member "official" AOO, so you can attend the
>>> AOO speaking, lecturing, talking etc.. But this must be carefully
>>> discussed.
>>>
>>> This member can attend these events that have availability and time
>>> available. It'll be like us, being voluntary, but that talk of AOO
>>> events.
>>>
>>> Albino
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>>
>> "Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never
>>  dealt  with a cat."
>>                                                 -- Robert Heinlein
>>
>
>
> --
> Alexandro Colorado
> PPMC Apache OpenOffice
> http://es.openoffice.org

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