[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Fun day event was Leaflets
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Aug 17 22:16:36 BST 2007
alan c wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> Just wanted to give some feedback on the event I was arranging in Exeter.
> Thanks, and Well Done for carrying it through!
No problem. I'm trying to do a bit here and there (in between work and
>> We had a variety of leaflets, both the text only versions (Alan Cock's
>> FOSS leaflets) and the Had Enough beta leaflet.
> I have recently concluded upon reflection that the FOSS leaflet is too
> much of a culture shock mismatch to the user-in-the-street as it is.
> In fact at my recent computer fair I did not offer it, I only offered
> the Free and Open Source Software - 'Information' one. Whic is
> regularly offered and taken from the counter of a local computer shop.
>> We managed to give out a few leaflets, and sold ONE copy of The
> may I ask what price? (off list if you wish)
Yeah, 50p each. That covered the cost of the disc, a sleve and printing
of the disc.
>> We couldn't sell any Ubuntu discs. We also gave out a load
>> of Tux stickers. Paul (one of the guys who was with me from the Devon
>> & Cornwall LUG) had the idea of printing Tux on some round Avery
>> labels which was popular.
> Nice Idea! Sounds great for a popular street fun event.
Yeah, the kids liked the stickers. I'm sure they would have loved
>> Something that was popular with the kids was a printed picture of a
>> penguin to colour in. I found two pengun pictures (not tux, but
>> penguins) which I printed off (2 on an A4 sheet) which kids could then
>> colour in.
> The back page of my 'Information' leaflet (see above) has an outline
> picture of tux. I have a larger copy if anyone needs it. I use it in
> A4 size as coloured in by -hand- with dayglo markers as a fun DIY flag
> on my infopoint table. Part of the idea is to distance myself from big
> business and suggest a more 'wholemeal' approach..... The simple non
> coloured leaflets also suggest this. However, the Shipit CD packs are
> attractive enough to be acceptable in the final decision stages of a
> newbie 'take'.
I was actually thinking of trying to make a dot to dot tux image too.
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