Probably what we need to do is designate one of our committee members to
take on a press contact role. It wouldn't be hard work - one every 2 or 3
weeks. I ran as an independent candidate for parliament once and just kept
faxing out press releases from a free internet fax box, and you would be
AMAZED who contacted me over them. I got radio interviews and even a half
page in a local paper out of them once. The key is to be well written and
sound and look professional, almost business-like. Unfortunately Peter
Andren died but his ICAN (Independent Candidates) Network had some great
tips on writing press releases which I followed closely.
2009/1/23 Charles Gregory <wikimediaau.li...@chuq.net>
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Casey Brown <cbrown1023...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> 2009/1/22 Nick Perkins <superni...@gmail.com>:
>> > If the chapter was releasing regular press releases, the media may be
>> > likely to contact the chapter for comment. It makes us look more
>> > and we are in their faces with a media contact more often.
>> Well, honestly, does the media even know you exist yet? :-) Did
>> anyone send them anything like a press release? Maybe that's on the
> 500 delegates at LInux.conf.au 2009 now know that we exist (thankyou
> Angela for the plug!)
> The AGM was only a couple of weeks ago and for a week of that both the Pres
> and VP have been at LCA, so I assume no time for press releases yet.
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