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On 10/16/2012 10:17 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
Hi Tim,

Le 2012-10-14 10:59, webmaster-Kracked_P_P a écrit :
Could there be more online material thatcan be downloaded and printer

Create a list of materials - with their files links - in one place that
will be all that a local promoter needs? The current marketing site does
not have what is needed.

Banners - several sizes - for hanging on wall, table, and a sign-stand.
SWAG - well if there is a company that offers a good price on limited
quantities, that would be great.
Promotional cards for LO and where to buy the books
DVDs - like what the NA-DVD project has created would be nice for
localized events.
Brochures - like Drew created for the NA-DVD project are always needed
for booths.

"Official" LO shirts - polo-style for the boot personnel would make them
look more professional.

I wonder if there would be an ability to sell some of the LO books at
such events.

If a local person, like me, could be able to download the files and get
them printed locally, and order the shirt and SWAG items for
himself/herself, that would be great. Providing the funds to create
these items for local events that would help promote LO would be great
as well.

I know that, even in a smaller community area where I live, we have
different "events" where a booth to display LO might work. These are not
"software events" but ones that the community tends to go to. Then there
are the events for community businesses. Having a booth at one of those
promoting LO might get them to start to think about LO for their
business, or at least for their homes.

I think this is another sort of marketing strategy but not really of this topic. We are looking for funding wishlist item. If you are suggesting a fund of $$$ where a local group could access to print off materials as they need, I don't think I would be for this. The problem with this is that it is very easy to abuse such a system and difficult to monitor for empirical data. If a locality finds enough conferences to go to, then, IMO, the local group should try to find ways to raise money to pay for the print materials. In most cases a simple "donation jar" would do the trick. Or they could also ask for some money from the TDF/LibreOffice by submitting a request with projected costs.

As for materials available on our site for marketing purposes, you will find a section that I started "Conference kt" on the marketing wiki page[1] that would also address what you speak of. It is just a matter of keeping it up to date with new materials. Feel free to add to it as you see more materials being added. We should try to provide enough "ready for print" materials on that section for anyone to print locally. It just needs to be updated by all of us on the marketing team.




There needs to be "ready to print" materials.
Also, like Lulu, there might be a market for "make on demand" shirts, hats, and other items that can be used at a local event. Drew was looking into a service like that, but I do not know how far he got.

The more materials available for the local marketing people, the better. If there was a "make on demand" list of items and companies, then they will have a better idea on how much it would cost, instead of trying to find service themselves to make the low quantity items like shirts and such.

Since I have mobility issues, now, I no longer can travel to events like I use to for an info and sales booth at model railroad shows. So, I hope to find out if the business-to-business "shows" would be a viable event for a LO table. If so, then I will need to come up with the money for professionally made DVDs. 3.5.7 [if it ever gets out of the RC2 stage] and 3.6.3/.4 when it comes out.

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