[HOT] Communications Outreach

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 04:01:32 UTC 2015


Russ,

These all sound like great ideas.

Is there a concerted effort to get information about HOT into traditional
media (radio, TV, etc).  Some of you may have heard Steve Coast being
interviewed on NPR last Friday about OSM in general, and a similar piece
about HOT may be very helpful (perhaps this has already been done).  I did
read the piece in the Economist about HOT and the ebola response, and that
was very well done.

Has anyone ever given a TED talk about HOT?

Service clubs, such as Rotary, are always looking for interesting speakers.
I am signed up to speak to two clubs in March about OSM and HOT. One may
only reach 30 people at at time, but every little bit helps! Typically
members of these clubs are community leaders, and can help spread the story
once they hear it.

Mike





On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Russell Deffner <
russell.deffner at hotosm.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
>
>
> In the past few meetings of the communications working group, one of the
> topics has been how we can help the HOT community tell their stories, and
> we came up with a few ways:
>
>
>
> 1.      We can help get information about HOT, its members, projects and
> activations out through the different "channels" we participate in. Places
> like our email lists, Twitter, Facebook, the HOT website, LinkedIn, Flickr,
> etc.
>
> ·        We know people are busy, so we would like to encourage anyone
> with news, announcements, updates, requests, pictures, etc. to send them to
> the communications wg; we have people who administrate each channel and we
> will make sure your items get formatted and reflected out across all the
> appropriate channels. Try it, it's cool, send us something at
> communications at hotosm.org
>
> 2.      We can help generate content about your HOT activities. Don't
> have time or don't feel comfortable writing an update or project
> description to share with the world? Send us a short email and let us know!
> Someone from the Communications WG will work with you to create, edit,
> and/or publish your story to the channels listed above.
>
> 3.      We can also provide editing and review. We are glad to just give
> your item a review for basic corrections.
>
>
>
> How can you help us?
>
> ·        We need writers! Our community around the world has a lot of
> things to share and we could always use more people to help tell their
> stories.  This is a great way to contribute to HOT and get some practical
> public relations experience. We have story ideas just waiting for someone
> to take  them up and run with them.
>
>
>
> So the short version is: Please engage with us, send us things you want
> shared with the HOT community or help us tell stories and engage various
> audiences by joining our working group!
>
>
>
> communications at hotosm.org
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Russ, Blake and all the communication working group
>
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