[Marketing] Astrid Emde would like to join the marketing team with focus exihibition pack

Eli Adam eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Tue Sep 20 09:13:36 PDT 2016

I'm not a committee member but +1 Astrid joining.  Those sound like
great ideas.  A few comments inline below.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 1:07 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 from me for Astrid joining the Marketing Committee
> Astrid, I think you have some very practical and achievable suggestions,
> which would be exactly what the marketing committee needs.
> If you dig back through the email archives, you will notice that the
> Marketing committee has been relatively dormant for a while.
> Marc Vloemans (CCed), Nicolas Gozon and Guido Stein have recently shown an
> interest and hopefully will speak up.
> You might want to scan your eye over email threads with recent ideas:
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2016-March/003060.html
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2016-April/003076.html
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2016-May/003103.html
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2016-May/003111.html
> On 17/09/2016 2:10 AM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
>> Hello Marketing-Committee,
>> I would like to join the committee and especially work on topic
>> "Exhibition Pack" & "OSGeo Booth" on conferences.
>> I organize the OSGeo Booth on FOSSGIS & AGIT every year and would like to
>> encourage people to make an OSGeo Booth on their event too and help them to
>> make it easy to setup a booth
>> Thinks I would like to do:
>> 1. I think we could improve our Marketing wiki pages. There is information
>> on many pages and often out of date. And also too much information.
>> 2. Exhibition-Pack
>> To encourage people to make an OSGeo booth we could provide light weight
>> material (postcards, sticker, table cloth) that we send to the confernce
>> team to make a booth.
>> * It would not cost too much to send the exhibition-pack to people and
>> would be a nice gesture.
>> * Hundreds of sticker and postcards are waiting in boxes at my place.
>> * Flyer can people print on their own. But a nice parcel with first-aid
>> exhibition pack would be great.
>> * as a first marketing wave we could send the first-aid exhibition pack to
>> every local chapter

Yes, getting the OSGeo logo out there is a great idea and we should
facilitate and promote that.  We should provide 100s of laptop
stickers to anyone who wants them to distribute at events and people
who want to use them.  Maybe even t-shirts and other items.  This is a
very cost effective way to get the OSGeo name spread further.

On a related topic, we might want to review the
store,http://www.cafepress.com/osgeo, and ensure that we are selling
at or below cost and not trying to make a profit off these items.

I'm glad to see increased Marketing activity.  I've always wanted to
make it easier for new Local Chapters and others to immediately feel
welcomed into the fold and have laptop stickers to share.

Best regards, Eli

>> 3. Work on more new marketing material
>> 3.1. Pins
>> * we could provide OSGeo pins like the pins FOSSGIS e.V. has
>> ** https://www.fossgis.de/w/images/d/de/Fossgis_pin.jpg
>> ** http://www.pinsundmehr.de/prod_pin_sieb/index.php
>> 3.2 Roll-Ups and Table cloth
>> * improve the design for both
>> 3.3 Flyer
>> * improve the layout of our OSGeo flyer
>> 3.4 OSGeo-Live
>> * how can we motivate to use OSGeo-Live on presentation computers, in
>> workshops..
>> * production of USb Sticks (?)
>> Marketing pages to improve...
>> * http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Committee
>> * http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Exhibition_Pack
>> * http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Operate_OSGeo_Booth
>> Excuse when I rush in. I did not follow the list yet so far.
>> When will be the next meeting of the committee? Who is active in the
>> committee at the moment?
>> Astrid
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