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= Marketing and Promotion =
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[[File:Mascot konqi-commu-journalist.png|250px|thumbnail|right|[[Konqi]] on promotional work!]]
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= What does the Promo team do? =
  
The marketing and promo team in KDE attends trade fairs and conferences, informing visitors using a booth and giving talks. We also write news articles, work on release announcements and other content for our webpages. If you're interested what we are doing, contact us by sending an email to [mailto:[email protected] [email protected].org]!
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The KDE Promo team works on spreading the good word about the KDE Community, its software, projects, and events. We do that by attending conferences and trade fairs, where we give talks about the latest KDE technologies, show our software to visitors in live demos, and give out some sweet KDE swag.  
  
We are in the process of updating the Promo team pages on this wiki, so that things are easier to find. Therefore you will see some new pages immediately below, but old ones that have not yet been moved follow afterwards
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We also write news articles, release announcements, social media updates, and help with producing visuals, videos, and written content for community websites.
  
= Promo Pages =
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We are in the process of updating the Promo team pages on this wiki to make things easier to find. It's possible that you will see some broken links or outdated content. If that happens, please let us know so we can fix it.
* Get Involved
 
** [[Promo/Get_Involved/Jobs|Jobs]] - these are some self-contained tasks you can start now if you would like to contribute to KDE as a promoter (incomplete at the moment)
 
** [[Promo/Get_Involved/Mentors|Mentors]]
 
*[[Guidance]]
 
** [[Promo/Talking_Points|General KDE Talking Points]] - look here if you want to talk about KDE
 
** [[Promo/Branding|Branding]] - these pages are about the KDE brand
 
***[[Promo/Guidance/Branding/OriginalProposal|Original Proposal]]
 
****[[Promo/Branding/Rebranding_KDE_v1.1.0|v1.1.0]]
 
****v1.0.2 [http://markmail.org/message/ruajryjfbfdmgccl]
 
***[[Promo/Branding/Map#KDE_Brand_Map|Brand Map]]
 
***[[Promo/Distribution_Communication|Distro Communication]]
 
***[[Promo/Branding/Quick Guide|Quick Guide]]
 
**[[Promo/Strategy/PressResources|How to engage press]]
 
***[[Promo/Material/PressKits|Press Kit]]
 
**[[Promo/Strategy/CommunicationCycle|SC Communication Cycle]]
 
**[[Promo/Strategy/DosDonts|Do's and Don't for public comms]]
 
**[[Promo/NextRelease|Release Announcements]]
 
**[[Promo/Specific KDE Technology|Specific KDE Technology]]
 
***[[Promo/Guidance/Specific_KDE_Technology/Semantik_Desktop|Semantik Desktop]]
 
***[[Promo/Guidance/Specific_KDE_Technology/Akonadi|Akonadi]]
 
***[[Promo/Strategy/Plasma|Plasma]]
 
***[[Promo/Strategy/KOffice|KOffice]]
 
***[[Promo/Strategy/|All Technology]]
 
**[[Promo/Screenshots|How to make good screenshots]]
 
**[[Promo/Videos/how|How to make videos]]
 
***[[Promo/videoEditing|Video Editing 1]]
 
***[[Promo/videoEditing2|Video Editing 2]]
 
*[[Promo/Events1|Events]]
 
**[[Promo/howtosetup|How to setup a KDE booth for a conference/trade show]]
 
***[[Promo/Events|Upcoming Events]]
 
**[[Promo/Events/ReleaseParties|How to host release parties]]
 
***[[Promo/Events/ReleaseParties/events|Release party listings]]
 
*[[Promo/Material|Material]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/BoothBoxSources|Booth box sources]]
 
***[[Promo/Material/BoothBoxSources/ConferenceDownload|Conference Kit Download]]
 
***[[Promo/Material/BoothBoxSources/Flyers|Flyers]]
 
***[[Promo/Material/BoothBoxSources/Booklet|Booklet]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/PressKits|Press Kit]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/Akademy|Akademy]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/IntroSocialMedia|Intro to Social Media]]
 
***[[Promo/Material/Microblogging|Link to Microblogging templates]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/Presentations|Presentation]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/Artwork|Artwork]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/Microblogging|Microblogging Templates]]
 
**[[Promo/Material/Videos|Videos]]
 
*[[Promo/People|People]]
 
**[[Promo/People/social media|Official Social Media Channels]]
 
**[[Promo/People/speakers|Available Speakers]]
 
* [[Promo/Dot|KDE.News]] - General information about the Dot and editorial team
 
** [[Promo/Dot/Rules|Rules]] - Agreement on how we do things on the Dot (mostly for Dot editors)
 
** [[Promo/Dot/Drupal|Drupal]] - How to prepare articles using the Dot's Drupal content management system (mostly for Dot Editors)
 
*[[Promo/Scratchpad|Scratchpad]]
 
  
= Old pages =
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To understand better what we do, take a look at [[Promo's Long Term Goals]].
  
Many of these are still relevant at the moment, but will eventually be migrated and updated.
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== How you can join our team ==
  
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Joining the team is easy!  Just contact us and let us know what you're interested in helping with.
  
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The best way to get in touch is to join one of our communication channels. We have the #[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=kde-promo kde-promo] freenode [[Internet Relay Chat|IRC channel]]. The kde-promo IRC channel is bridged with [https://community.kde.org/Telegram#KDE_Promo Telegram] [https://t.me/joinchat/AEyx-0O8HKlHV7Cg7ZoSyA Group] and [https://community.kde.org/Matrix Matrix] (Room address: #freenode_#kde-promo:matrix.org). This means that you can join any of the three - IRC channel, Matrix room, Telegram group - and you won't miss anything.
  
== Long term ==
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We use the channels listed above for day-to-day communication. For announcements, important discussions and questions, you should join our [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-promo mailing list] and email us at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. The mailing list is also the place where you can introduce yourself as a new (or returning) contributor.
  
* [[Promo/Strategy|Strategy]] - on these pages our strategic thoughts are aggregated
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== How to start contributing to KDE Promo ==
* [[Promo/Material|Material]] - here you can find materials like graphics and slides about KDE
 
  
== Coordination ==
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The three most common ways to contribute to KDE Promo include:
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1. [https://community.kde.org/Promo/People/Join#Follow_KDE_on_social_media Following KDE on social media] – This is the easiest way to contribute to KDE Promo. Just follow our social media accounts and start sharing the content we post! You can help us reach a new and wider audience by translating our posts into different languages spoken in your community. Of course, you can also craft your own posts about our software and community.
  
Below the coordination pages
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2. [[Promo/ProposeIdeas|Proposing your own idea]] – See an opportunity to spread KDE that we haven't thought of? Want to get help with making it happen?  Let us know by contacting us. We can provide feedback and potentially help you out along the way. 
  
* [[Promo/JuniorJobs|Junior Jobs page]] Page with some (links to) junior jobs and things which could be picked up if ya want.
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3. [http://community.kde.org/Promo/Events Representing KDE at an event] – We are always in need of people to represent KDE at conferences, trade shows, local meetups, etc. All you need is a passion for using KDE and the right materials. You provide the passion, we'll provide the rest!  Check out this section to download all the material you'll need to give a lecture or host a booth at an event.
* [[Promo/DotTeam|DOT team page]] for DOT coordination (rules, ideas for articles).
 
* List of [[Promo/Tasks|Tasks]] we have - and progress on them.
 
* List of [[Promo/Events|Events]] KDE will visit.
 
* List of [[Promo/Events/Speakers|Speakers]] available for talks about KDE related topics.
 
* The communication [[Promo/Strategy|Strategy]] can be found here. It lists specific topics which are hard to communicate or controversial. When writing or talking, look at those.
 
* [[Promo/ReleaseParties|Release Party]] coordination
 
* [[Promo/NextRelease|next Release]] coordination
 
* [[Promo/BoothWork|Booth work]] coordination
 
* [[Promo/Akademy discussion|Things to discuss/do at Akademy]]
 
  
== How to ==
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Last but not least, find more [https://community.kde.org/Promo/People/Join tasks and things you can do as a new Promo team member]!
* [[Promo/youtube|Make YouTube videos of your desktop]] - to show cool features to the public
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* [[Promo/Screenshots|Make good screenshots]] - to make kick-ass screenshots for release announcements and other stuff
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== Useful Promo resources ==
* [[Promo/videoEditing|Edit Video on GNU Linux]] - the best solution for editing video on free software
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* [[Promo/videoEditing2|Edit Video on GNU Linux Part 2]] - exporting and rendering video for mass consumption
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There are usually many things going on within the Promo team. We use this wiki to store relevant information that can be shared with other community members.
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Here is a selection of some useful resources that Promo team members commonly refer to.<br /><br />
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* [https://phabricator.kde.org/project/view/222/ KDE Promo Workboard] - Central place where the Promo team manages all upcoming and ongoing tasks.
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* [https://community.kde.org/Promo/People/social_media Social Media Channels] – Information about the social media channels we use to distribute news about KDE. ''Contains outdated content''
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*[https://community.kde.org/Promo/Guidance/DosDonts#Social_Media Rules for Social Media] - Policies and guidelines that all Promo contributors must follow when posting to official KDE social media accounts.
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* [https://community.kde.org/Schedules Release Schedules and Calendars] – Dates of upcoming and past releases, to keep track and help you prepare release announcements.
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* [[/RA_guidelines|Release Announcement Guidelines]] – Tips for writing software release announcements.
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* [[Promo/Dot|Contributing to the Dot]] - Advice for contributing to the Dot, [http://dot.kde.org our main news website].
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* [[Promo/Guidance|Communication Guidance]] – Advice on articulating our software brands, describing our underlying technologies, engaging the press, and more. ''Contains outdated content''
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* [[/Material|Promo Material]] – Links to artwork, logos, banners, mascots, brochures, and other promotional material. ''Contains outdated content''
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<br />You can also see the overview of [https://community.kde.org/Special:PrefixIndex/Promo all wiki pages in the Promo category].

Latest revision as of 15:13, 27 November 2019

Konqi on promotional work!

What does the Promo team do?

The KDE Promo team works on spreading the good word about the KDE Community, its software, projects, and events. We do that by attending conferences and trade fairs, where we give talks about the latest KDE technologies, show our software to visitors in live demos, and give out some sweet KDE swag.

We also write news articles, release announcements, social media updates, and help with producing visuals, videos, and written content for community websites.

We are in the process of updating the Promo team pages on this wiki to make things easier to find. It's possible that you will see some broken links or outdated content. If that happens, please let us know so we can fix it.

To understand better what we do, take a look at Promo's Long Term Goals.

How you can join our team

Joining the team is easy! Just contact us and let us know what you're interested in helping with.

The best way to get in touch is to join one of our communication channels. We have the #kde-promo freenode IRC channel. The kde-promo IRC channel is bridged with Telegram Group and Matrix (Room address: #freenode_#kde-promo:matrix.org). This means that you can join any of the three - IRC channel, Matrix room, Telegram group - and you won't miss anything.

We use the channels listed above for day-to-day communication. For announcements, important discussions and questions, you should join our mailing list and email us at [email protected]. The mailing list is also the place where you can introduce yourself as a new (or returning) contributor.

How to start contributing to KDE Promo

The three most common ways to contribute to KDE Promo include:

1. Following KDE on social media – This is the easiest way to contribute to KDE Promo. Just follow our social media accounts and start sharing the content we post! You can help us reach a new and wider audience by translating our posts into different languages spoken in your community. Of course, you can also craft your own posts about our software and community.

2. Proposing your own idea – See an opportunity to spread KDE that we haven't thought of? Want to get help with making it happen? Let us know by contacting us. We can provide feedback and potentially help you out along the way.

3. Representing KDE at an event – We are always in need of people to represent KDE at conferences, trade shows, local meetups, etc. All you need is a passion for using KDE and the right materials. You provide the passion, we'll provide the rest! Check out this section to download all the material you'll need to give a lecture or host a booth at an event.

Last but not least, find more tasks and things you can do as a new Promo team member!

Useful Promo resources

There are usually many things going on within the Promo team. We use this wiki to store relevant information that can be shared with other community members.

Here is a selection of some useful resources that Promo team members commonly refer to.

  • KDE Promo Workboard - Central place where the Promo team manages all upcoming and ongoing tasks.
  • Social Media Channels – Information about the social media channels we use to distribute news about KDE. Contains outdated content
  • Rules for Social Media - Policies and guidelines that all Promo contributors must follow when posting to official KDE social media accounts.
  • Communication Guidance – Advice on articulating our software brands, describing our underlying technologies, engaging the press, and more. Contains outdated content
  • Promo Material – Links to artwork, logos, banners, mascots, brochures, and other promotional material. Contains outdated content


You can also see the overview of all wiki pages in the Promo category.


This page was last edited on 27 November 2019, at 15:13. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.