[Marketing] Handouts for Conferences

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri May 2 10:49:11 EDT 2008

Indeed, go ahead and add the shipping cost to the wiki page and email 
your receipt to Tyler.


David Percy wrote:
> you should have received the table skirt via fed ex this morning. can 
> you confirm this?
> good luck, and have fun!
> percy
> Alex Mandel wrote:
>> Handouts have been queued and will be picked up in Chico tomorrow
>> evening. We ended up making a crazy formula for how many of each to
>> print based on our perceived interest from crowd, our own expertise and
>> the coolness factor of the flyers.(About 350pgs total, but less if you
>> count them as a stack, all extras will be returned to UCD for some OsGeo
>> evangelizing)
>> Budget and more details are on the wiki page.
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/CGS_2008
>> Oh and the tshirts and hats are in my possesion along with the banner so
>> we're ready to go.
>> I'll be committing back a nifty new business card we made that has the
>> logo/slogan/url and the project list on it.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
>> Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> The one thing I've learned from several events is that it could work out
>>> a lot better if you have a "package" of brochures for passers-by (e.g.
>>> all brochures stapled together)...  Once we got over 10 projects it was
>>> unwieldy to put each individual brochures all out on the table :)  It
>>> was productive to start discussions and to see which projects were most
>>> "popular" to take.  However, volunteers spent lots of their time
>>> grabbing a copy of each one and make a stack for the people.  Having a
>>> package means you can print double-sided too and reduce the paper you
>>> are carrying around.
>>> The one thing that the package really needs is a cover sheet though, so
>>> people don't look at the first project and think the whole package is
>>> about that one :)
>>> Hope it helps,
>>> Tyler
>>> On 30-Apr-08, at 9:12 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
>>>> Alex Mandel wrote:
>>>>> M Team,
>>>>> I was poking around at http://www.osgeo.org/visibility and trying to
>>>>> figure out what and how many to print for the CGS conference this
>>>>> weekend. First, I'd like to suggest that a link this page be more
>>>>> prominent and easily located. I had to search google/osgeo in order
>>>>> to find it.
>>>> Yes, my bad. I never followed up with cleaning and ordering the
>>>> related pages. We should dedicate an IRC meeting and a few mails up
>>>> front on this list discussing options and then assign tasks. We are
>>>> not really good at this yet. Means that we have lots of potential to
>>>> improve. :-)
>>>>> Also I wanted to see if anyone had any newer material or the editable
>>>>> files for the v2 handouts.
>>>> We have them and I guess Tyler has a set and maybe mpg. Again - this
>>>> is not really too well organized. But since recently we also have an
>>>> SVN in place and should probably simply upload whatever we have there
>>>> so that we can sort out whats good and what needs an update:
>>>> http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/ (this is all of OSGeo, click on marketing,
>>>> for our folder). Ask SAC to become a contributor.
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>> We could use some help figuring out what and how many of each to 
>>>>> print.
>>>>> We're open to ideas http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/CGS_2008
>>>> A quick scan of the web site did not tell me anything on the expected
>>>> number of attendees. It depends a lot on the type of event. Prepare to
>>>> distribute 10% of 20% of the number of attendees at smaller events
>>>> (<1000). Depending on the scope of the conference you will see more or
>>>> less interest for different projects OpenLayers/MapBuilder/Mapbender
>>>> if its Web 2.0 folks, GRASS if its more scientific and analysis, OSSIM
>>>> if its 3D building / architecture and 3D enthusiasts, GeoNetwork if
>>>> its all highlevel public administration and so on.
>>>> Thinking backwards - how many people can potentially pass by your
>>>> booth and which projects do you favor? To how many can you actually
>>>> talk - and then give them the appropriate selection of brochures
>>>> individually?
>>>> Double numbers for the general OSGeo flyer, it is the most gerenic and
>>>> good starting point for anybody. Once they end up on the OSGeo web
>>>> site or Wiki our job is done.
>>>> If you have some good soap box talks up the sleeve and there are 1000
>>>> or more attendees plan for more. At larger events it depends a lot on
>>>> how exposed your booth is. This is influenced by the location of the
>>>> catering, number and duration of pauses, general interest of the
>>>> attendees, immediate interest triggered by talks and so on.
>>>> Generally for updates of the brochures: We try to keep the brochures
>>>> generic so that they last some time so that if you have ordered and
>>>> printed in excess you can distribute them elsewhere.
>>>> At a later stage we might want to bind the brochures or gather them in
>>>> a portfolio so that people only have to pick up one to get all. It
>>>> could be done centrally in off set print and large numbers. But this
>>>> is a larger issue, very much at an idea stage yet and needs us have a
>>>> look at our budget.
>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>> Arnulf.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Alex
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