[OSGeo-Discuss] Ouch ! : Re: OSGeo strategy and marketing : Call for ideas on osgeo activities

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 20:41:35 PDT 2016

> The positives I see from the board identification of a need (for
> marketing), is that some really great marketing ideas are starting to flow
> onto our email lists, from the likes of Marc and others. We have some
> really experienced business development, marketing, and strategy people
> within the OSGeo community. You might want to check out some of the OSGeo
> Advocate profiles at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate

I have tended to view it a resource for outreach, as many listed here are
already active participants.

A few encouraging words from the board, offering to support personal
> initiatives to drive OSGeo marketing forward would likely be valuable at
> this point. (I've had a couple of private emails questioning whether
> marketing initiatives would be welcomed by the board.)

I would welcome marketing initiatives, when we outlined our goals (as you
see in the strategic planning document) many of the goals were with respect
to communication and marketing.

Beyond board support for personal initiatives I would like to see the
marketing committee equipped with a budget and mandate
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