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Le 2011-06-15 22:35, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions a écrit :

Could there be a page or two that would have announcements like this displayed?

Having articles is fine, but having a list of paragraphs that have statements of governments, agencies, corporations, educational facilities, etc., etc., that have decided to use LibreOffice [or at least Open Source software or the ODF file format] would be great for marketing or "sales" of LibreOffice to local groups, companies, government agencies, schools, etc., etc.. If we have a list of these organizations that have gone over to LibreOffice, then it would be an easier sell for our local organizations, or such, to switch over to LibreOffice from MSO.

Showing them that these governments, large educational facilities, large corporations, have switched may make it seem a better option to switch.

With the corporate partners, using these names will help. If we can say Google is on the Advisory Board or another company is a sponsor of LibreOffice, it will be good. They use Google and if Google thinks LibreOffice is a good enough, or great enough, package that Google would be on the "board" for LibreOffice, then it might make sense for them to try our package.

All these press releases about who is now using LibreOffice, who is switching to it, or who is on a board or committee that is a company name that is big enough for them to know, COULD help will our marketing "press".

I see not easy link on the LibreOffice Home Page to take a person to a "In the Press Page". I know there is a page with a listing of articles about LibreOffice, but it should have a link from the home page. Then there also should be a page containing these announcements like Corporate Advisors or French Government agencies switching to LibreOffice. We need to make it easy for potential users to find this information, by linking it from the home page. This is something I have seen with other software web sites.

SO do anyone on this list thinks having these announcements and such easily listed/linked off from the home page is a good idea?

This is of course a good idea! However, it is also a matter of membership commitment. A person or two would have to commit keeping a such a list up to date. OR the obvious alternative is a shared responsibility of adding such statements on a wiki page for easy retrieval for marketing purposes.

I've added a section to the "LibreOffice in the Press" wiki called "Press Clippings to Remember!". We could all take care of adding more of the "value-added" marketing press clippings in this section. We (marketers) could then mine these whenever we can make use of these.



Marc Paré

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