[Marketing] marketing brochure

Brian M Hamlin maplabs at light42.com
Mon Dec 2 07:07:28 PST 2019

Hi - Here in California/USA  Adobe products are certainly very popular, 
and I use them myself (old purchase). However, the FOSS desktop 
publishing suite Scribus also gets good reviews.  Is it truly the only 
forward, to use inDesign for the brochures?  The fonts can be used in 
any case.

   cheers --Brian

On 12/2/19 6:39 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I have been resisting taking on any more activities until my term as 
> Director was up. With today's announcement I have some more capacity :)
> Astrid you mentioned wanted to update the osgeo brochure last year, 
> and we did not have any members available with access to InDesign. The 
> economics of using scribus did not work out for us (when we had access 
> to a graphic designer it was better to use a WYIWYG tool to take 
> advantage of their training).
> I would be willing to do the update, if the marketing committee was 
> able to provide an InDesign license. In the past I purchased 
> proprietary fonts when they were mandated by our logo design, however 
> InDesign is a more expensive commitment.
> a) InDesign US$239.88/yr
> b) InDesign US$31.49/mo, only subscribe when needed?
> Another good approach is:
> c) Contact GetInteractive and set up a time and materials contract
> d) Ask on our mailing list if anyone else has access to InDesign and 
> would be willing to do the work.
> Please reply with your preference, and any discussion. I feel we 
> should make a motion this calendar year while we have marketing budget 
> to work with.
> aside: I was able to make use of scribus for some of our one page 
> handouts, porting content from a number of projects for a consistent 
> appearance. It was a very frustrating learning curve, but I think I 
> can safely update these now.
> --
> Jody Garnett
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