Re: press opportunity, need feedback please

How about, #press?


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Sean Daly <sdaly sugarlabs org> wrote:
Would an hour from now on IRC work? I make that as 1530 UTC

Zonker replied in my other mailbox that most anytime today will work
for him, with some warning.

The OLPC announcement is confidential, IRC is fine as long as not a public room.



On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org> wrote:
> Hi Sean,
> I am interested in talking to you about this. We can do it via email or
> IRC/phone. I'm free most of today, if we want to pick a time when everyone
> interested can attend.
> Stormy
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Sean Daly <sdaly sugarlabs org> wrote:
>> Greetings Paul, Zonker, & Stormy. I haven't had the pleasure of
>> meeting you, but Walter Bender has told me a couple of times about
>> conversations with Stormy in particular. I'm subscribed to the Gnome
>> marketing list, where I try to follow what's going on. (I even
>> considered travelling to either Saragossa or Accra, I am based not too
>> far away in Paris, but I couldn't arrange the time away
>> unfortunately.)
>> I've been briefed by OLPC concerning an announcement which will be
>> made this Monday, May 17th. I consider it likely that this
>> announcement will generate wide press coverage, particularly in South
>> America.
>> I have wanted to do a media launch of the OLPC XO-1.5 laptop for the
>> past couple of months and travelled to Boston recently to advance on
>> that, however OLPC's announcement will make such a launch less
>> newsworthy. That said, doing this launch the same day will likely have
>> a multiplier effect.
>> The announcement itself is confidential, but I would be happy to
>> discuss it with you if you can assure me it won't leak. I need to
>> avoid problems on the OLPC side, it has taken some work to gain their
>> trust.
>> I understand you may have planned PR for the opening day of the IDLELO
>> 4 conference. If this is far along, you may wish to add a couple of
>> lines concerning OLPC. If it's not, I propose we consider doing a
>> joint press release datelined Accra.
>> I use eReleases, they are a PRNewswire partner and do great work very
>> cheap for nonprofits. I have 500+ tech and education journalists in
>> the Sugar Labs press list I maintain.
>> Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. Thanks.
>> Sean
>> Sugar Labs Marketing Coordinator

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