[Workshops] Re: foss4g press release pipeline
oscar.fonts.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 08:21:19 EST 2010
Thank you, Cameron,
I've sent a reminder to the lists, projects and local chapters contacts,
and to <news_item at osgeo.org> as Frank W suggested.
2010/1/25 Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>:
> Yes Oscar,
> Our foss4g 2009 press release process is here:
> I have shared our extensive foss4g 2009 contact list which includes lists of
> translators and project owners which we used for forwarding on major press
> I strongly suggest you make use of community leaders to forward on press
> releases for you.
> You can see from our foss4g metrics just how successful this tactic was:
> 53% heard about foss4g from a friend or colleague. 24% heard about it from
> an email list.
> Despite having many adds in targeted magazines, only 1% heard about the
> conference from a magazine.
> Have a look at "Cover Email" links at
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Releases for examples of
> letters to community leaders.
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Óscar Fonts
>> <oscar.fonts.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Press releas was sent to osgeo-discuss, foss4g, conference-workshops and
>>> live-demo osgeo lists. I didn't want to flood all the project specific
>>> with the call, but I will in a few hours if it is worth sending. Sorry
>>> this conservative press release.
>>> No, don't have good contact email list. If you are aware of other lists
>>> contacts beyond OSGeo mailman ones please tell here and will send the
>>> release as well.
>> Cameron had an extensive protocol for getting out
>> FOSS4G 2009 announcements. It include
>> news_item at osgeo.org and a list of key community
>> members in the various projects who were asked to
>> forward the announcements to their project.
>> I would encourage you to forward the announcement
>> now to news_item at osgeo.org and I'll publish it on
>> the main osgeo announce channel. Then review
>> Cameron's protocol - likely in the wiki. If not, ask
>> him for details.
>> I personally wouldn't mind if we were slightly less
>> aggressive about getting all the announcements out
>> to all likely locations. But there are a few key
>> announcements that do need to be widely distributed.
>> Best regards,
> Cameron Shorter
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