Okay folks! May is just around the corner and we are about to hit our
busy season. OBS 2.0 is about to be released in June, openSUSE 11.3 is
about to be released in July, and our openSUSE Conference will be held
This means we'll be busy for sure for the next few months as we address
each of these major events.
Sascha and Sankar are currently working on the OBS 2.0 Marketing plan
and from discussions I have had with them, they're off to a good start.
We need all hands on board for the July 11.3 release. That means time
to start brainstorming! Let's begin discussion here in this thread
about what areas we want to focus on and who wants to lead those
Things to think about and open for discussion:
-- What are our target audiences? What audiences have been successful
in the past and what other markets have room to grow? How do we address
-- Creating resources such as sneakpeeks, videos (screencasts?), slide
presentations, links to relevant information, related artwork
-- Research to ensure we all have good understanding of the features and
benefits of 11.3
-- Creating relationships with various teams working on 11.3, including
release teams, GNOME/KDE teams, artwork team, etc.
-- Internationalizing our markets (making sure our information is
relevant and readable across language barriers.)
-- Communicating with media outlets
-- Use of social media (blogging, twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, YouTube,
-- Launch Party coordination
-- Ambassador coordination
-- Begin talking about openSUSE 11.3 early on. (i.e., talk about it at
upcoming conferences, etc. even before July!)
For those of you who have thought about participating in the marketing
team and haven't yet, please don't be shy! I don't care if you're not
an expert in any area. That's what TEAM is all about and we'll work
together to improve each others' skills.
Thanks to all, and to all a great 11.3 Release!
Bryen M Yunashko
openSUSE Board Member
openSUSE Marketing Team Lead
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