[Marketing] Hello Fellow *Evil* Marketers

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 16:21:56 EDT 2011

Joshua, welcome.

I guess I could say that I'm probably also an evil marketeer, although I 
pretend I'm not.
A while back I had a crack at defining our marketing pipeline:

Then marketing artefacts:

This then led to the development of these artefacts, which has largely 
focused around the development of OSGeo-Live:

I'd be very interested to hear your take on these, and in particular, 
what should we be focusing on next?

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 
> <mailto: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>
>     [mailto: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 <mailto: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!
>     Joshua McNary
>     Marketing Manager
>     Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI)
>     6315 Chancellor Drive
>     P.O. Box 336
>     Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
>     319-277-0436 <tel:319-277-0436> (work)
>     jmcnary at aerialservicesinc.com <mailto:jmcnary at aerialservicesinc.com>
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>     <http://www.facebook.com/McNary>
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Cameron Shorter
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