I guarantee you this wasn't a republished press release. Some NY-based Drupal member made a personal connection to the NYTimes reporter and successfully "pitched" the story.
I'm not opposed to us doing more/ better press releases, but press releases alone will not be sufficient. We need to identify and build relationships with specific individuals in the media. :jon > -----Original Message----- > From: evangelism-boun...@lists.plone.org [mailto:evangelism- > boun...@lists.plone.org] On Behalf Of Roberto Allende > Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 5:27 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [Evangelism] Re: Today's New York Times > > Karl Horak escribió: > > I see that the NYT has a piece on the Polytechnic University of New > York > > University's http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/nyregion/02open.html > Drupal > > Camp today. It carries a broader message of open source acceptance- > -worth > > a read. > > > > It points out that other CMS are succeeding in getting their press > releases > > out to the mainstream media. This is something I believe the Plone > > community could do better at. Certainly conference, symposia, and > even > > local Plone events should be preceded by press release(s) to the > appropriate > > channels. > > > > -- Karl > > +1 > > In fact there's a Plone event very soon called World Plone Day wich > needs a good Press Release, i believe you could be a great Press > Release > Champion. Wich means to move forward the press release writing and then > send it to the appropriate channels. > > If you are interested just let me know and move forward!. > > Kind Regards > r. > > -- > http://robertoallende.com > > > _______________________________________________ > Evangelism mailing list > Evangelism@lists.plone.org > http://lists.plone.org/mailman/listinfo/evangelism _______________________________________________ Evangelism mailing list Evangelism@lists.plone.org http://lists.plone.org/mailman/listinfo/evangelism