increasing the reach of fedora-marketing

Rik van Riel riel at
Mon Oct 29 01:42:01 UTC 2007

On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 19:50:45 -0400
Leigh Cantrell Day <lday at> wrote:

> What would help greatly would be globally planned launches. 

> o press release
> o supporting press blogs (we have 200 press/analysts subscribed to
> our press blog)
> o industry analyst meetings done in advance of the annct
> o global understanding and firm plans by the int'l PR team to act 
> simultaneously
> o global availability of spokesppl at time annct goes out
> o live webcast to discuss launch
> For instance, have learned last week that F8 is coming 11/8.  This is
> 1 day after a major infrastructure launch.  we are basically
> competing with our own news and press attn.  I suggest we launch to
> the community on 11/8 and do big press on 8/12 (all of the elements
> mentioned above) to get serious exposure + accurate reporting.  It's
> also Oracleworld (11/11-11/15) and press are fiendish for news during
> this time.

Your idea makes sense to me.

What do we need to do to make it happen?

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