An idea came about in IRC (credit: Blitzboom) for a new room to talk about PR, marketing strategy, and quick alerts to new media.
At #bitcoin-marketing a more focused and progressive discussion could take place about how to spread awareness about Bitcoin.
It would also function as a way to quickly organize a crowd for reddit, slashdot, and hacker news discussions
. The key here would not be spamming upvotes or anything, but rather trying to spark thought-provoking discussions at the right place and time. Edit: Also public Twitter conversations/ideas.
Of course these #bitcoin-marketing discussions would spill out into the other rooms (bitcoin-dev and bitcoin-discussion) and that is a good thing!
As was mentioned on the EconTalk podcast (http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2011/04/andresen_on_bit.html
), there is no real "infrastructure" with bitcoin, which means PR is a bit under served perhaps.
All this having been said, this is just an experiment. Come talk strategy etc if you want to.
UPDATE: sgornick, brunner, chmod755 and skreuzer are in the house!