[Marketing] Hello Fellow *Evil* Marketers

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Tue Oct 4 15:46:03 EDT 2011

Glad you made it on Josh :)  And Michael and Peter too.  

As you all know, I'm trying to hand off some of my tasks as I leave OSGeo.
As a result I will be giving up my role as Marketing committee chair, anyone
else interested in taking the helm?  

The next steps in my head are:
* secure a budget
* align plans with new board strategy for outreach
* keep momentum going before/after FOSS4G

I'm happy to answer any marketing related questions but in a nutshell here's what
I've had on my plate or at least in the back of my head.  If you are interested in any particular 
items, please holler :)  Note not all these things were not done on a regular basis, but they 
were on my list and many items were a team effort, not just about me:

- Committee
    Chair Marketing Committee, plan meetings
    Identify priorities – events, material
    Coordinate with volunteers
    Design and host material
    Coordinate with designers as required
    Coordinate printing, shipment, payment of material for events
    Maximizing OSGeo benefit from all events we are at 
    Prioritising event related spending

- Events
    Help coordinate OSGeo's presence at events
    Speak as the OSGeo rep/contact
    Plan OSGeo booth – material, manpower
    Coordinate presentations for events
    Plan special meetings with stakeholders
    Help FOSS4G chair
    Serve on FOSS4G LOC
    Drive sponsors to FOSS4G
    Get OSGeo sponsorship needs in front of many eyes 

Hope that makes some sense!
Talk to you soon,

> On 22/09/2011 1:19 AM, Peter Batty wrote:
>> Hi all, I've also been lurking on this list for a while without being active (well, active in different directions with a little conference we just had!), but keen to get some more activities going now that FOSS4G is out of the way and now that I'm on the board. There's a lot of great material from FOSS4G that we can organize into some good marketing materials I think.
>> Cheers,
>>     Peter.
>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com> wrote:
>> Joshua:
>> Welcome to the group.  This list hasn’t been very active lately, but with the new board and some new goals I think you’ll see some movement here in the next couple months – stay tuned!
>> -mpg
>> From: marketing-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:marketing-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Joshua McNary
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:24 AM
>> To: marketing at lists.osgeo.org
>> Subject: [Marketing] Hello Fellow *Evil* Marketers
>> Hi all,
>> Tyler Mitchell asked me to say hello since I had expressed an interest in helping to market FOSS/OSGeo wares.  At FOSS4G last week, much discussion was made on how to fold new types of people into the OSGeo camp and how to "package" the communtiy's offerings to the outside world -- without trouncing on its history and ethic.  Not an easy task.  
>> I'm one of those *evil* marketers who at times can get verbose and ridiculous trying to inform people of service/products.  But I also have seen the great value and opportunities in FOSS and have a genuine interest in what is possible because of it.  My employer is Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI), a mid-sized aerial orthoimagery acquirer and mapping firm based in Iowa.  We are a prime contractor on many Federal, State, and Local projects and there is a good chance you have unknowing used our data sometime down the line.  Anyway, we use FOSS in our internal and external client project management workflow and know it is powerful.  My goal here is to checkout the OSGeo "marketing" landscape and see if I can assist the community with my skill set (see LinkedIn for more details).
>> I am looking forward to chatting with you all!  

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