[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Mon Feb 2 14:07:21 PST 2009

Cameron (and anyone else curious):

> We mail out 14,000 copies of the magazine across the globe, including
> distribution in delegate bags at every Geospatial technology related event
> that is happy to do a media swap with us (which is most events).  This
> ensures your DVD will be seen by an up to date audience, who are currently
> ACTIVE in the marketplace.
> The prices shown include all handling, hand-glue into the 14,000 magazines,
> and mailing costs.
> Option 1
> Glue the DVD onto the FRONT COVER of the magazine, then have a full page
> inside the magazine for further information about the DVD's content, and
> your own promotion.
> Cost:  6976 USDollars
> Option 2
> Glue the DVD onto page 5 of the magazine - this same page will also be for
> your own marketing message.
> Cost: 6496 USDollars

Probably not in the budget for this year...


-----Original Message-----
From: Cameron Shorter [mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:08 AM
To: Michael P. Gerlek
Cc: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!

Writing about the LiveDVD would be good, it might encourage 1/100 
readers to download the DVD and try it.

Actually including the LiveDVD in the magazine would be a huge bonus for 
OSGeo. Every second reader would try the DVD out, and I'd expect high 
uptake from readers of Open Source from this experience.

Yes, you are right, someone would need to fund the DVD print run, and 
much as I'd like to say otherwise, I think the OSGeo marketing budget 
would only be able to contribute a token percentage of the costs.

Are you able to run the idea past the magazine?

Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> Cameron-
> Did you mean putting a CD into the magazine itself, or just writing about the idea?
> The latter would be great, we could do that.
> I don't have control over the former issue, though -- that would likely require some monetary cost from OSGeo or the magazine to burn and insert the CDs, no?
> -mpg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Cameron Shorter
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:34 PM
> To: OSGeo Discussions
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!
> Michael,
> Computer magazines often include a free CD like the latest Ubuntu 
> distribution, along with a two page spread about the software on the CD.
> We have a Geospatial LiveDVD which could fit that bill, and which the 
> community could tweak to include Linux as well as Windows software.
> Is this of interest to you?
> Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
>> As some of you know, OSGeo runs a monthly column in GeoConnexions magazine about open source issues.  We've done 18 articles to date, which have resulted in some good PR (and a bit of cash) for our foundation.
>> If you are interested in submitting a future column, or even just ideas for a column, please let me know!
>> Some details and links to previous columns can be found at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoConnexion_Column.
>> -mpg
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Cameron Shorter
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