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August 23, 2011, 05:06:06 PM
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Sorry about the late reply. I'm in Perth and I would like to meet the other Perth bitcoin people.

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August 23, 2011, 05:07:29 PM
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Sorry about the late reply. I'm in Perth and I would like to meet the other Perth bitcoin people.

Theres actually ALOT of people in perth. Graet & asher, just in this thread Wink
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August 23, 2011, 05:08:21 PM
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do get publicity!!!!

50% of the time dedicated to preparing for the conference should entail gathering media attention.  I mean like 100-200 hours of pure commitment to this and this alone.

It seems to me that time would be better spent making it newsworthy than pestering reporters for attention. Get something interesting going on, get a list of people to notify, notify them.

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August 23, 2011, 05:10:23 PM
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I was just thinking could we make a real life bitcoin fountain containing physical coins minted with the bitcoin logo? could sell for 1 BTC each perhaps or possibly free if we get a sponsor

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August 23, 2011, 05:10:31 PM
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do get publicity!!!!

50% of the time dedicated to preparing for the conference should entail gathering media attention.  I mean like 100-200 hours of pure commitment to this and this alone.

It seems to me that time would be better spent making it newsworthy than pestering reporters for attention. Get something interesting going on, get a list of people to notify, notify them.

Yes, that would be the other 50%....

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August 23, 2011, 05:23:18 PM
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do get publicity!!!!

50% of the time dedicated to preparing for the conference should entail gathering media attention.  I mean like 100-200 hours of pure commitment to this and this alone.

For sure - anyone with experience handling the media that would like to volunteer some time would be appreciated -even to give us less experienced ppl with the time some tips/info? I have tried emailing AU media outlets in the past and go zero responses.

The more of a "community" project this is the stronger it will be, so far everyone involved is a volunteer Cheesy
do some stunts!! give away bitcoins, make a lottery(100x1btc, 10x10btc, 200bitcoin total, or something). make some noise, on other forums, asking people: "are you comming to the bitcoin expo in australia?"

even tv ads maybe.

just do something!! Smiley

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August 23, 2011, 05:49:37 PM
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At the Linux conf 2004 we had a surprise guest and it turned out to be Linus. I hope we could have a similar surprise guest to the Australian Bitcoin conference. *nudge* *nudge*

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August 23, 2011, 05:58:36 PM
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do get publicity!!!!

50% of the time dedicated to preparing for the conference should entail gathering media attention.  I mean like 100-200 hours of pure commitment to this and this alone.

For sure - anyone with experience handling the media that would like to volunteer some time would be appreciated -even to give us less experienced ppl with the time some tips/info? I have tried emailing AU media outlets in the past and go zero responses.

The more of a "community" project this is the stronger it will be, so far everyone involved is a volunteer Cheesy
do some stunts!! give away bitcoins, make a lottery(100x1btc, 10x10btc, 200bitcoin total, or something). make some noise, on other forums, asking people: "are you comming to the bitcoin expo in australia?"

even tv ads maybe.

just do something!! Smiley

Good Ideas, except TV Ads are just way too expensive for marketing unless someone has a spare $100,000 to $200,000 for the TV campaigns. I am sure we will get the right Audiences and also Media through our online ways, and contacts etc. I am looking very forward to the Event!
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August 23, 2011, 06:03:26 PM
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do get publicity!!!!

50% of the time dedicated to preparing for the conference should entail gathering media attention.  I mean like 100-200 hours of pure commitment to this and this alone.

For sure - anyone with experience handling the media that would like to volunteer some time would be appreciated -even to give us less experienced ppl with the time some tips/info? I have tried emailing AU media outlets in the past and go zero responses.

The more of a "community" project this is the stronger it will be, so far everyone involved is a volunteer Cheesy
do some stunts!! give away bitcoins, make a lottery(100x1btc, 10x10btc, 200bitcoin total, or something). make some noise, on other forums, asking people: "are you comming to the bitcoin expo in australia?"

even tv ads maybe.

just do something!! Smiley

Good Ideas, except TV Ads are just way too expensive for marketing unless someone has a spare $100,000 to $200,000 for the TV campaigns. I am sure we will get the right Audiences and also Media through our online ways, and contacts etc. I am looking very forward to the Event!
i know it was unrealistic. but you know, just had to suggest it. Smiley

sadly i can't come... i don't have the money, unless the price is going up to around $150

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August 23, 2011, 06:41:24 PM
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Awesome - Tradehill Australia will be there!

Let us know about sponsorship opportunities.

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August 23, 2011, 06:51:12 PM
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Awesome - Tradehill Australia will be there!

Let us know about sponsorship opportunities.

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August 23, 2011, 09:58:22 PM
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List of Twitter addresses for journalists and other media people.

http://earleyedition.com/2009/04/22/australias-top-100-journalists-and-news-media-people-on-twitter/

Make sure you exploit radio as much as you can - as ton of people listen to it incidentally during the day.


You've got a short lead time, so it's probably best to concentrate on the basics and execute them well.




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August 23, 2011, 10:47:58 PM
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do get publicity!!!!

50% of the time dedicated to preparing for the conference should entail gathering media attention.  I mean like 100-200 hours of pure commitment to this and this alone.

For sure - anyone with experience handling the media that would like to volunteer some time would be appreciated -even to give us less experienced ppl with the time some tips/info? I have tried emailing AU media outlets in the past and go zero responses.

The more of a "community" project this is the stronger it will be, so far everyone involved is a volunteer Cheesy
do some stunts!! give away bitcoins, make a lottery(100x1btc, 10x10btc, 200bitcoin total, or something). make some noise, on other forums, asking people: "are you comming to the bitcoin expo in australia?"

even tv ads maybe.

just do something!! Smiley

Good Ideas, except TV Ads are just way too expensive for marketing unless someone has a spare $100,000 to $200,000 for the TV campaigns. I am sure we will get the right Audiences and also Media through our online ways, and contacts etc. I am looking very forward to the Event!

You should tell this to HelloWorld, a dude in another thread who told me that if he had 4 mil in BTC, he wouldn't cash them out because he would hope they would grow to a value of 40 mil (since, as he said, 4 mil isn't even enough to buy him half a jet).  Find some early adopter to invest in a TV commercial so they can help their investment grow.  Gotta spend money to earn money.

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August 23, 2011, 11:17:35 PM
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I honestly don't think a TV ad is the way to go.  At what time of day would you place it to reach your target demographic?  What TV programmes attract as viewers the kind of people who would be interested in Bitcoin?  What other types of publicity could be obtained for less money than it would take to produce and place a TV ad given that your target demographic isn't your average daytime or prime time TV audience?  A well designed and well placed online ad might get better results.

I'm pretty sure the Whirlpool forums have had at least one Bitcoin thread in the past and their membership is huge.  That might be one place to get people onboard.  The ABC's TechTalk forum is another one to consider.

 

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August 24, 2011, 01:12:38 AM
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You should tell this to HelloWorld, a dude in another thread who told me that if he had 4 mil in BTC, he wouldn't cash them out because he would hope they would grow to a value of 40 mil

True, but unfortunately hypothetical for me at the moment.

What about a radio competition? Radio stations are always giving away stuff that is basically put up by advertisers... what if a radio did some little competition where the prize giveaway was $1000 worth of bitcoins for example.

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August 24, 2011, 01:54:33 AM
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You should tell this to HelloWorld, a dude in another thread who told me that if he had 4 mil in BTC, he wouldn't cash them out because he would hope they would grow to a value of 40 mil


What about a radio competition? Radio stations are always giving away stuff that is basically put up by advertisers... what if a radio did some little competition where the prize giveaway was $1000 worth of bitcoins for example.


That might help get around the requirement for whoever's putting up the Bitcoins to have a lottery/promotion/competition permit.

I'd suggest a number of smaller prizes though, so that people have more chances to win something and will tune in for that reason alone - if you spread it out over 5 or 10 days, you have more opportunities to influence them into attending the expo.

If someone's willing to front the cost of holding the event at Crown Casino, then you can keep the admission prices reasonable but if the event needs to be funded from what you can recoup from admission prices and trade booths then hiring space at one of the Melbourne universities might be more viable financially (or if you decide to go with a convention/expo split then you could hold the nerdy bit at the uni one day and go for the wow factor at Crown on another day).

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August 24, 2011, 02:20:59 AM
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:sadface:

I'll be OS then - any chance of putting some vids of the event online, like the last linux con?


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August 24, 2011, 02:28:43 AM
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I'll be OS then - any chance of putting some vids of the event online, like the last linux con?



Double :sadface:

very early in the planning, I am sure footage will be high on the priority list Cheesy

The biggest thing we want to get out of this is publicity for bitcoin Smiley no video and i think we will fail that goal Wink

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August 24, 2011, 03:46:35 AM
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I just want to ask a question to the Perth bitcoiner miners. How do you guys compensate for the high electricity cost here?

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August 24, 2011, 04:29:06 AM
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Someone's already posted on Whirlpool about the proposed Aussie Conference/Expo.

http://whrl.pl/RcRN8z

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