[Marketing] marketing foss4g 2016: materials and infrastructure

Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl gert-jan at osgeo.nl
Sun Nov 22 02:25:13 PST 2015

Hi Jeff, 

With beermat is meant a (either round or square) piece of cardboard to put under your beerglass (to protect the table)
But a coolie-cup is a good idea as well
Although in Holland, we tend to drink so fast that a coolie-cup is hardly needed ;-) 



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Van: Marketing [mailto:marketing-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] Namens Jeff McKenna
Verzonden: zondag 22 november 2015 11:13
Aan: marketing at lists.osgeo.org
Onderwerp: Re: [Marketing] marketing foss4g 2016: materials and infrastructure

Hi Gert-Jan,

I would agree that unfortunately the OSGeo marketing committee is non-existent, which is always an issue around event time.

Let's definitely speak of this in person at the Board meeting (and OSGeo.nl meetup) in January.  For Bonn, when you said "beermat", my brain immediately awoke: in Canada we have these things we call "coolie-cups" that you wrap around the beer, to keep it cold while you hold it in your hand.  Is that what you mean by "beermat"?  I would absolutely love a coolie-cup with OSGeo & FOSS4G logos!!!!  Let's do it!!!  It would be a huge hit with FOSS4G attendees.

Talk soon,


On 2015-11-21 9:25 PM, Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl wrote:
> HI marketing committee (and possibly other marketeers),
> In the preparations for FOSS4G 2016 we are gathering ideas for 
> marketing materials.
> Across our minds came items such as:
> - beermats (with OSGeo logo) - to be distributed in the café in Bonn!
> - Rubik cube's (with osgeo logo, and logos of projects), for sale
> - RFID card blocking card holder
> We even thought of starting an OSGeo webshop for this!
> All of these could be made in FOSS4G 2016 editions, but are also 
> possible in a more generic OSGeo-style.
> We would like to hear what the generic OSGeo marketing ambitions are. 
> If that's close to zero, we'll focus on 2016-specifc marketing.
> (Perhaps this generic marketing ambition is subject to change 
> depending on the outcome of the Board's face2face meeting in January?)
> Kind regards,
> Gert-Jan
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