Fw: increasing the reach of fedora-marketing

Rik van Riel riel at redhat.com
Mon Oct 29 02:06:22 UTC 2007


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Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 20:30:35 -0400
From: Leigh Cantrell Day <lday at redhat.com>
To: Rik van Riel <riel at redhat.com>
Cc: For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
<fedora-marketing-list at redhat.com>,        sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Subject: Re: increasing the reach of fedora-marketing

Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 05:24:01 +0530
> Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Rik van Riel wrote:
>>> While we have Leigh's attention, maybe we can start with the
>>> excellent interview of Dimitris Glezos on Transifex?  It would be a
>>> good example of great content which deserves to be promoted heavily.
>> Sure. We have a lot of content Red Hat Marketing can use to promote
>> the work being done here. The Fedora 8 series of interviews are a
>> good start.
> I suspect that simply pointing Red Hat's marketing people at
> a mountain of content and going "here, you write something
> cool" is going to work.
> If we want to improve Fedora's outreach, we first need to
> figure out what we want and how to do it.
>> We should have started earlier on this but better late than never.
>> One thing to note is that none of us here are experts in marketing.
>> What I would really want is folks from Red Hat Marketing to guide us
>> and participate in our efforts so that we have more professional
>> eyes looking into this.
> That I suspect could be a good use of time by people in
> Red Hat's marketing department: teach the fedora-marketing
> crowd "how to fish", so future collaboration goes smoother.

"how to fish" for PR/press blogs/industry analyst briefings is 
communications at redhat.com.  Just send us stuff that's coming up, news
to get out, perspectives, etc. & we'll make it happen on a global basis.


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