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''('''NOTE:''' The following is all for discussion purposes, and not firmly established yet)''
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#REDIRECT [[Marketing Committee]]
  
The Promotion Committee will help produce input to be published by the [[Web Site Committee Motion|Web Site Committee]]. Publishing, controlling and adoption as stable documents is probably done by the latter.
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== Our Mission ==
  
To spread word and build a strong recognition of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, foundation projects and the use of open source in geospatial applications in general every major event should be covered professionally. Smaller events and local conventions in many cases already get covered by associated members (friends of the foundation).
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The mission of the Marketing Committee is to spread word and build a strong brand to enhance recognition of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, foundation projects, and the use of open source in geospatial applications in general. We do this by:
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* supporting OSGeo participations at [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Events events], tradeshows, and conferences
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* creation of OSGeo marketing materials ([http://www.osgeo.org/visibility brochures], [[Logos | logos]], etc.), see also [http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/ Marketing SVN]
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* aiding in the creation and dissemination of [[Case Studies]], white papers
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* outreach to other organizations, [[Service Provider Directory | companies]], groups, media
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* acting as supplier and shopkeeper for [http://www.cafepress.com/osgeo|T-shirts and other OSGeo swag]
  
== Committee Website ==
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== Committee Logistics ==
The official committee web site is https://visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org/. For the time being it seems as if this Wiki is more flexible. Once stable documents are available they will move to the official committee web site.
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The official committee web site is this Wiki. It is also the work place to organize events and create documents. Stable versions are available for download at the OSGeo web site http://www.osgeo.org, find the corresponding descriprions in the [[Library]].
  
== Committee Meetings ==
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== List of Ole'VisCom Members ==
 
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Members of Ex-VisCom, please move your name to the new home of the [[Marketing Committee]] to show your continued interest and support.
* [[First_VisCom_Meeting]] (was March 23rd, 2006)
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* Arnulf Christl (link moved to [[Marketing Committee]] page)
* [[Second_VisCom_Meeting]] (was April 27th, 2006)
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* [[User:Torsten Brassat | Torsten Brassat]]
* [[Third_VisCom_Meeting]] (was May 11th, 2006)
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* [[User:mpg | Michael P. Gerlek]]  
* [[Fourth_VisCom_Meeting]] (was May 18th, 2006)
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* [[User:AlainGrignon | Alain Grignon]]
* [[Fifth_VisCom_Meeting]] (was be May 25th, 2006)
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* [[Sixth_VisCom_Meeting]] (will be June 8th, 2006)
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== Tasks ==
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Several levels of activity should be addressed to support advertising the OSGeo Foundation depending on the character of the event to take place.
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* Web site linking [[Website Committee]]
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* Create and provide paperwork (ads, flyers, posters, information brochures)
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* Giveaways (focused on larger events with special OS affinity)
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* [[Operate OSGeo Booth]] (large events)
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* [[Community Outreach - community contact management, spotlights, case studies]]
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== Committee Members ==
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Members:
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* [[User:Arnulf Christl | Arnulf Christl]] - '''Chair'''
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* [[User:mpg | Michael P. Gerlek]] - '''Library Coordinator'''
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* Dave McIlhagga (dmcilhagga@dmsolutions.ca) - '''Outreach Coordinator'''
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* Peter Moran - '''Marketing Coordinator'''
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* [[User:Cholmes | Chris Holmes]]
 
* [[User:Cholmes | Chris Holmes]]
* [[User:Dbrookshier | Daniel Brookshier]]
 
* Alain Grignon (agrignon@nrcan.gc.ca)
 
 
* [[User:Tmitchell | Tyler Mitchell]]
 
* [[User:Tmitchell | Tyler Mitchell]]
 
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* Venkatesh Raghavan
Got an idea?  Interested in joining?  Just let us know!
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* [[User:Pnaciona | Perry Nacionales]]  
 
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* [[User:Racicot | Aaron Racicot]]
== Linking ==
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* Nathalie Mainland
Links to the OSGeo Foundation web site should be related to the primary context of fostering Free and Open Source Software projects, availability of [[Public Geospatial Data Project]] and Free Geospatial Data. Both [[International Outreach]] and [[Like Minded Regional Organizations]] will establish an efficient network.
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== Press Releases ==
 
== Press Releases ==
  
A [[Press Release Process]] and [[Press Release Template]] have been developed.
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The Marketing Committee oversees the issuing of press releases for the Foundation ([[Press Release Process]]).  Got some [[News Queue | news]] you think is worthy of an OSGeo press release, or want to help translate some text?  Let us know!
 
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Past press releases:
Due to the possibility of a Slashdot affect, CollabNet operations needs to be notified 24 hours in advance of press releases whenever possible. Please email Daniel Brookshier and Michael Lavoie at the following addresses as soon as you have an aproximate time and date: dbrookshier@collab.net, mlavoie@collab.net
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* 6 March 2006 - [https://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/open_source_geospatial_foundation_initial_press_release.html "OSGeo Created"]
 
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* [[Press Release 2006-07-19 "OSGeo at 6-month mark"]]
First [https://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/open_source_geospatial_foundation_initial_press_release.html Press Release] published 6 March 2006
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* [http://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/foss4g_conference_summary.html Press Release 2006-10-06 "FOSS4G 2006 Conference Summary"]
 
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* [[Press_Release_2006-10-19 "Tyler selected as ED"]]
== Where to Send Press Releases ==
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* [[Press_Release_2007-08-03 "Service Provider Directory Launched"]]
  
The following are addresses to send press releases:
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== Event Coordination ==
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* submit.news@consortiuminfo.org (see:  http://www.consortiuminfo.org/bulletins/ ).
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* [http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/?duty=Contribute DirectionsMag online]
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* [http://slashgeo.org/submit.pl Slashgeo online]
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* [http://www.geoplace.com/pressrelease/login.asp GeoPlace.com online]
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== Presentations ==
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The Marketing Committee is responsible the Foundation's presence trade shows, conferences, workshops, etc.  We can coordinate the booth, supply materials, arrange for speakers, etc.  Please see out [[Event Management]] page for more information.
Presentations, promotion and dissemination of the OSGeo Foundation principles and ideas:
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* Give talks and [[Presentations]] at conferences
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* Hold workshops at conventions
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* [[Operate OSGeo Booth]] at exhibitions, conventions, user meetings
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=== Presentation Material ===
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Upcoming events are listed on the [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Category:Events Category:Events] page by adding the Category to the corresponding page.
A central document directory should feature [[Presentations]] about the OSGeo. Presentations should eventually be managed in the SVN repository of the Promotion and Visibility Project. Externals who need to get the FOSSGIS idea across can use material from this repository to build their own presentations. The material will be appropriately licensed with a free non-software license (e.g., Creative Commons licenses).
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At a later stage Posters, Give Aways, Flyers, live-CD, etc. can be added (see also [[Fundraising]]).
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== Open Issues ==
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We have access to a [http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ trac] system as task-management tool but are curently not actively using it.  
  
=== Formats, Copyright, License of Documents ===
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* to be moved to trac:
The preferred format would probably be HTML, making it easy to create links and make it searchable using the OSGeo (CN) infrastructure. (Initial discussion and collaborative editing can be done in the Wiki). Please refrain from creating PPTs, PDFs or other closed formats while OpenDocument format will be appropriate for slides. Presentations would preferably be licensed as GNU FDL, CC (or appropriate alternative) to ensure that they are freely available (please use the discussion page registered at the top of this page).
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** [[GenericOSGeoPresentation]]
  
== Sticker, Caps, Promotion Stuff ==
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== [[Library]] ==
We will want to think up some stuff to give away. This could be mugs, caps, t-shirts, etc. Probably will have to wait until the logo is done. Some slogan (slogans?) (all by [http://weblogs.java.net/blog/jive/archive/2006/02/_open_source_ge.html Jody Garnett]):
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It was planned to create an extensive library of presentations, white papers and other materials in the OSGeo Library at http://www.osgeo.org/library. Find more descriptions and links on the [[Library]] Page of this Wiki and get in contact through the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing Marketing Mailing List] if you need anything that you cannot find in the library.
  
* Built on OSGeo
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== Columns ==
* OSGeo - Think way outside the box
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* [[GeoConnexion Column]]
* OSGeo: It's a Spheroid get over it
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* OSGeo.org : Spatialize your mind (Alain Grignon)
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* see also: [[Motto discussion]] for many more of these
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[[Category: Marketing]]

Latest revision as of 15:54, 6 May 2018

Our Mission

The mission of the Marketing Committee is to spread word and build a strong brand to enhance recognition of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, foundation projects, and the use of open source in geospatial applications in general. We do this by:

Committee Logistics

The official committee web site is this Wiki. It is also the work place to organize events and create documents. Stable versions are available for download at the OSGeo web site http://www.osgeo.org, find the corresponding descriprions in the Library.

List of Ole'VisCom Members

Members of Ex-VisCom, please move your name to the new home of the Marketing Committee to show your continued interest and support.

Press Releases

The Marketing Committee oversees the issuing of press releases for the Foundation (Press Release Process). Got some news you think is worthy of an OSGeo press release, or want to help translate some text? Let us know! Past press releases:

Event Coordination

The Marketing Committee is responsible the Foundation's presence trade shows, conferences, workshops, etc. We can coordinate the booth, supply materials, arrange for speakers, etc. Please see out Event Management page for more information.

Upcoming events are listed on the Category:Events page by adding the Category to the corresponding page.

Open Issues

We have access to a trac system as task-management tool but are curently not actively using it.

Library

It was planned to create an extensive library of presentations, white papers and other materials in the OSGeo Library at http://www.osgeo.org/library. Find more descriptions and links on the Library Page of this Wiki and get in contact through the Marketing Mailing List if you need anything that you cannot find in the library.

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