I personally don't know the two conferences you're talking about, but for sure this kind of t-shirt has been thought as a joke/funny thing to be used in a very plone-centric environment. So it can be used in a easy-env.
So, for sure, to the bigE-guys it would appear out of context. btw, what do you think to, when you say "more enterprise"? I had some IBMLotus or MS t-shirts and polo and they were very simple (one color - white, yellow, black) with a little logo in the front-upper-left. Looked better if it was done with coloured wires (don't know how to say in english: probably the word is needlework) and not just printed. bye massimo On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 8:51 PM, Ken Wasetis [Contextual Corp.] < ken.wase...@contextualcorp.com> wrote: > Nate, > > Personally, I think these t-shirts would work well as prizes, but seem a > bit weak as a marketing message for Plone, when standing/sitting in a booth > next to more professional/commercial vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle and > OpenText. Instead of Plone coming off as a 'hacker-based volunteer > project', I'm hoping it has more of a professional brand/feel to those we > run into at Gilbane. > > At an NTEN conference, where I think things are going to be a bit less > corporate and stuffy than Gilbane, but also where IT is a bit more > open-source-oriented, I think it would be fine to wear the t-shirts at > booths, but at Gilbane, I just think we need a bit more > professional/corporate image at the booths, unless your going for the > 'something different/hip/cool' angle, but I don't think that plays as well > to the corporate IT folks. > > I think the attendees of Gilbane are more in the 'Enterprise with a big E' > market, and if Plone seems like just a 'cool' tool/project, that isn't going > to help it gain adopters and market share away from those considering > RedDot, Vignette, Sharepoint, etc. > > Just my two (if redundant) cents. > That said, I'd love to have some to give away in drawings/give-aways to > people who drop off their business cards or who stay awhile to have serious > conversations, etc. > > massimo ---
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