alan at popey.com
Wed May 2 12:13:51 BST 2007
Guys and Dolls,
During the meeting last night on irc we discussed various marketing ideas.
These included the Tux 500  campaign and the firefox New York Times
advert . These seem to many of us to be very expensive options for
An alternative that Hampshire LUG has used at info points is the leaflet
. A simple A4 page folded twice to make a handy bit of info to give
away. Indeed during Software Freedom Day last year Greater London LUG gave
away a leaflet with each Ubuntu CD to help explain FLOSS concepts and where
to go for more help.
At FOSDEM this year I picked up a whole bunch of *BSD leaflets. They had a
whole bunch  explaining different concepts of BSD.
I really liked the leaflets, which I figured could be given out with Ubuntu
CDs (where ever you find yourself doing that), or just handed to people who
ask lots of akward questions :)
Then we discover we have a member who runs a printing company who would be
willing to get his design team to work on the leaflets for us, and print a
This seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.
So my questions are, do we have anyone who can write good copy (or know
where to blag it from the wiki) to make a good leaflet or two?
Should this be done by the marketing team and not us?
What leaflets (at a high level) would you like to see? "What is Ubuntu?"
"What is Linux?" "Can I run my Windows software?" kind of flyers immediately
spring to mind.
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