[Foundation-l] [Announcement] Wikimedia promotion committee

Anthere Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 6 12:51:22 UTC 2006

A little bump to mention how much this committee important is and to 
invite people to join it.

I suggest that three focus are in particular important, and the three 
requires very different people help.

The first is improvement of the material we can provide when we visit 
potential partners. There is already a good work on this, and the 
Foundation needs to provide further input and data to make it. 
Suggestions from people in business in particular is welcome.

The second focus is about translation. The leaflets are already 
translated in several languages, but probably not enough. They need more 
translation AND MOSTLY, communities in various languages need to know 
these documents exist.

Last is projects. We have a lot of documentation on Wikipedia. Very 
little on Commons, Wikisource etc... We need MORE.

Incidently, the french language community has an urgent need for 
Wikisource and Wikicommons projects to receive a lot of light from 
french press.... within 2 weeks (yeah, short). We must be noticeable as 
a french virtual library urgently :-)

Can it be a special urgent focus ?


Elisabeth Bauer wrote:
> I'd like to announce here the creation of the Wikimedia promotion 
> committee. It is a new subcommittee of the Communications committee 
> which deals with the production of promotion material for Wikimedia and 
> its projects and establishing guidelines to ensure that promotion 
> material follows some quality standards.
> == Membership ==
> The subcom is currently composed of Arne Klempert and me. Some 
> background: Arne has worked as media designer for some years and he has 
> created much of the printed material for Wikimedia Deutschland. I'm a 
> typesetter's daughter, interested and educated in typography since 
> childhood and worked as a journalist for some years where I also got 
> some insights into professional layout.
> The procedure for becoming a member of the committee is simple: submit 
> good work ;-) If you have a skilled hand for design and like creating 
> needed promotion stuff, we're happy to welcome you as new member.
> Of course you don't have to be a member to create promotion stuff - if 
> you do on a regular basis, we're very happy to hear from you, review 
> work together and help.
> == Visual identity guidelines ==
> The committee works on developing visual identity guidelines for the 
> projects. In the absence of project specific guidelines, the guidelines 
> for the Wikimedia logo are valid:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_visual_identity_guidelines
> If you design promotion stuff for your project, please follow them as 
> closely as possible (or we'll come and hunt you at night ;-)
> == Production of promotion material ==
> It's obvious that two people can't do all the necessary design work for 
> all the projects in the different languages. Currently, we focus on 
> creating a basic set of necessary things:
> * Brochure (threefold, DIN A4), see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leaflet
> * Cheatsheet (DIN A long), see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cheatsheet
> * Information kit for journalists, sponsors and business contacts (DIN A4)
> The first steps towards an achieved corporate identity are currently 
> done on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leaflet/cover (title page of 
> brochures for wikimedia and all projects), please voice your opinion on 
> the talk page about the drafts and/or submit own proposals.
> == Logos ==
> The promotion subcom will act as intermediate institution between 
> community and board in the process of choosing new project logos. It 
> will check if community chosen project logos fullfill the necessary 
> requirements (format specification, copyright situation etc., see 
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logos) to become official project logos 
> and submit them with a recommendation to the board for approval.
> == Contact ==
> You can contact as on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Promotion, on 
> IRC in #wikimedia-cc (akl and elian) or by email to elian at djini.de and 
> arne.klempert at wikimedia.de
> If you are interested in the activities of the promcom, please get in 
> touch with us.
> greetings,
> elian

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