[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets

Alan Pope 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 [0] campaign and the firefox New York Times 
advert [2]. These seem to many of us to be very expensive options for 
marketing Ubuntu.

An alternative that Hampshire LUG has used at info points is the leaflet 
[3]. 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 [4] 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 
load too.

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.



[0] http://www.tux500.com/
[1] http://www.mozilla.org/press/mozilla-2004-12-15.html
[2] http://hants.lug.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?InfoPoints/FlyerMasters
[3] http://gllug.org.uk/index.php?/archives/25-Review-Software-Freedom-Day.html
[4] http://misc.allbsd.de/Flyer

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