[Foss4g2008loc] RE: FOSS4G2008 advertising

Inge Netterberg inge.netterberg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 14:09:21 EST 2008

It sounds like a great idea. 

We should definitely post information and advertise in position IT. I do
feel that if we are going to advertise somewhere we need to make it look
professional and not just something we slapped together. 

I think we should prepare an A5 advert to go into a variety of media. 

Further Geoconnexion is also interested in promoting the conference... 

So that makes 3 mags so far

Position IT

We should definitely make the most of it. 

We also need someone to coordinate marketing and advertising - I think I am
tasked with that! So if anyone has marketing and advertising leads please
forward them to me.  

I will be in Gauteng at the end of the month and would be able to go and see
Claire and Chris. 

In the mean time I think that we should prepare something, to include
conference theme, title, dates, venue, and website. 


-----Original Message-----
From: foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
Sent: 22 January 2008 19:24
To: FOSS4G2008 local organising committee
Subject: Re: [Foss4g2008loc] RE: FOSS4G2008 advertising

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> On 22-Jan-08, at 2:07 AM, Carrin Martin wrote:
>> I met with Clare (EE Editor) at our last AGM and she said that they 
>> would be interested in some form of collaboration/sponsorship for e.g. 
>> if they could get hold of good articles at the end and put them into a 
>> publication.  I think we should explore this formally - do we want 
>> someone to meet with Clare and Chris? Shall I broach this with Chris 
>> Yelland - he owns EE Publishers who produce the magasine.
> That gets my vote - having a good relationship with EE or PositionIT 
> would be valuable from my perspective.
> Please also note that Directions Magazine is interested in 
> cross-promoting their Location Intelligence event with FOSS4G or OSGeo.  
> If there are some good ideas for how to do it, I suggest contacting 
> them.  Is someone else already in touch with them.


Sounds like a good idea to me.  A couple things to keep in mind:

  1) Try to avoid offering *exclusive* content to a publisher.

  2) Think a bit about who is going to put material into suitable form for
     these publications to use.  Are we talking about reworking some
     presentations into articles?  Some presenters might be willing to do
     this but it isn't a forgone conclusion.  Perhaps someone is willing
     to take on an editorial role to do this on behalf of the conference

Best regards,
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