[HOT] Communications Outreach

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 15:34:13 UTC 2015


Hi all,

I think Harry's been on TV about HOT, but I don't think we have
archive copies of it.

For radio, me and Pete did BBC World Service and it worked out well:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b0dx8
I've added that one to the wiki now.

Best
Dan



2015-02-25 15:06 GMT+00:00 Russell Deffner <russell.deffner at hotosm.org>:
> Hi Mike,
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> Actually yes, several HOTties (that I know of) have done radio and other new
> interviews over the last several years and probably many more that I don’t
> know about.  Not sure all ‘the good ones’ are all linked, but a good place
> to do so is: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Hot#HOT_in_the_Media
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> I also heard Steve’s interview and thought it was great, but as you probably
> noticed the interviewer was driving the conversation (as well as getting
> random callers to ask questions, which I thought Steve did a wonderful job
> not knowing what might be asked).  But, for now, the communication wg is
> more about helping us (HOT) drive the conversation, on that same wiki-page
> linked above (our main one) there are also slide-share and other material
> for anyone looking to build a TED talk type presentation – although I don’t
> think anyone has actually done an actual TED talk about HOT or even OSM for
> that matter. But at least Kate and myself in the working group have done
> presentations about HOT before, so we’d be happy to help folks prepare
> and/or look for opportunities although the wg priorities are first just
> setting up some basic groundwork for communication in general.
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> Thanks for the input!
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> =Russ
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> From: Mike Thompson [mailto:miketho16 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:02 PM
> To: Russell Deffner
> Cc: hot; communications
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Communications Outreach
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> Russ,
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> These all sound like great ideas.
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> 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.
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> Has anyone ever given a TED talk about HOT?
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> 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.
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> Mike
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> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Russell Deffner
> <russell.deffner at hotosm.org> wrote:
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> Hello everyone,
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> 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:
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> 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.
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> ·        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
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> 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.
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> 3.      We can also provide editing and review. We are glad to just give
> your item a review for basic corrections.
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> How can you help us?
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> ·        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.
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> 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!
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> communications at hotosm.org
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> Cheers,
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> Russ, Blake and all the communication working group
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