[Owasp-board] [Committees-chairs] Marketing
mark.bristow at owasp.org
Wed Apr 11 19:34:45 UTC 2012
I agree it needs a bit more flushing out (I did send from my phone ;) ) but
think it would be a good effort for the foundation to provide resources to
help a bunch of initiatives along.
I believe the board already approved $10,000 for a website redesign, but
that project didn't really get off the ground due to lack of leadership
(not a dig on the guys working it, but no one was really in charge and a
design was not ultimately selected even though there was much discussion).
As such I think that one of the employees (my opinion, Sarah) should take
this on as the primary POC with the support we acquire and that way she can
drive the effort with input from the impacted committees (connections,
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure if the price and exact action items are right here, but the
> overall plan seems very reasonable to help OWASP promote AppSec.
> 1 1/2 thumbs up, needs more fleshing out. But I like it, Mark.
> - Jim
> > OWASP board,
> > As much of the meeting Thursday related to various challenges in
> > Owasp's marketing and now that we've canceled the summit, I'd like to
> > propose that OWASP set aside 30k or so of that budget from this year
> > to hire a 3rd party marketing firm with the following objectives:
> > - Revisit the main OWASP logo/brand and update it
> > - Develop OWASP brand derived logos for our top 10 projects
> > - Develop slick sheets for our top 10 projects
> > - Develop an OWASP slick sheet for handing out to potential members at
> > OWASP booth events and such
> > - Produce a professional OWASP corporate member pack
> > - Produce professional sponsorship packs for conference sponsorships
> > - Produce a slick sheet for each of the upcoming global AppSecs for
> > handing out at booth events
> > - Develop a marketing strategy with a target of doubling our corporate
> > membership income
> > - Develop a strategy for marketing our events (and increase
> > attendance/foundation profits)
> > I also think hiring a 3rd party to execute on the OWASP "brochureware"
> > and associated wiki template design would add some vibrancy to our web
> > presence, however this effort may alone be 10k to have it done right.
> > In my opinion, given the amount of traffic the wiki gets, this should
> > also be a funding priority.
> > I think in addition to pumping funds into projects (which I fully
> > support and is much needed) I think we should use this opportunity to
> > develop some centralized assets that we can provide to help get the
> > word out and execute on evangelizing application security issues.
> > Just some observations/recommendations.
> > Respectfully submitted,
> > -Mark
> > Sent from my wireless device
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> Jim Manico
> Connections Committee Chair
> Cheatsheet Series Product Manager
> OWASP Podcast Producer/Host
> jim at owasp.org
mark.bristow at owasp.org
OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
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