[Marketing] random catchup on sponsorship

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 21:41:36 PDT 2016

Here is initial reply from Ian on the website committee:

Also - not sure when Astun was added, but looks like they are missing from
> both the translated versions of the sponsor page and from the logo
> rotation.

Bronze sponsors could be excluded, or they could appear less frequently if
> someone can decide on a suitable ratio for the various sponsorship levels.

It looks like we have some flexibility to work with.

Jody Garnett

On 23 June 2016 at 11:39, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Question for the marketing committee, since it is a bit about the
> messaging on our website.
> With a revised sponsorship approach we are collecting more sponsors (yay!)
> http://www.osgeo.org/content/sponsorship/sponsors.html
> One surprise this year is collecting bronze sponsors (this was at the $500
> USD level) that are not directly from our industry. Is this something we
> should care about from a marketing/branding perspective?
> Background: The original intension here was to have a way for small
> business to be represented in our organization by offering a lower price
> point. The cumulative sponsorship (combining support of OSGeo events,
> projects, initiatives) also meets this need.
> One idea (for next year) is to ask sponsors for a link to their open
> source landing page (example
> <http://www.gatewaygeomatics.com/services.html>, example
> <http://www.mapsolutions.com.au/products/quantum-gis.aspx>, example
> <http://www.mapgears.com/en/technologies/>, example
> <http://boundlessgeo.com/open-source/>).
> --
> Jody Garnett
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