Swag for FUDCons

David Malcolm dmalcolm at redhat.com
Mon Jul 19 15:36:20 UTC 2010


On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 22:14 -0500, inode0 wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Mo Duffy brought up a good point in the Board IRC meeting:
> >
> > * * *
> > <mizmo> jsmith, is there real value in the number of t-shirts we
> > produce? could we be doing something to provide more value for the
> $?
[snip]

> I will make one comment about t-shirts specifically. I think the value
> the project gets from giving them away is exponentially higher when we
> give them to existing contributors than when we give them to random
> people at events. Existing contributors really appreciate them, they
> wear them with pride, and they promote the project by doing so. In the
> case of FUDCon, it is a small gesture of appreciation. And if you
> don't want one, don't request one on the FUDCon wiki page.

On a "promoting Fedora" note: has anyone looked at Fedora-themed badge
lanyards?  (they're thing that you attach an event badge to, and wear
round your neck).  I did a (very) quick search and found they come to
$1-2 each for an order of over 100, single base color with a 1-color
custom print on top.

They can be reused between events, and it seems to me to be a cheap and
effective way for people to show Fedora pride at both Fedora and
non-Fedora events.  (For a multiday conference it's probably much more
convenient than multiple T-shirts).

Hope this is helpful
Dave



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