I originally just sent this to IWG because I then realized that what I was calling for was a meeting of what will likely be a communications cluster in the terminology of the spokes council proposal that is going before the GA this evening. I'm assuming that will pass and we should then follow up with a big meeting of the cluster.
If people want to meet in the short term to get a handle on what critical needs there are and start moving forward with some coordination I can do that tonight or most anytime.
Also, press and the OWS Journal are not included on the thread because I don't have contacts for them. However, member of press is bring up the idea of a supergroup meeting up at their group meeting tonight. Can someone forward to those groups if you have contact info?
Original invitation and thread are below.
On 10/20/2011 02:59 PM, Don Carlos Mandingos wrote:
Hi andrew can we meet today
On Oct 20, 2011 2:24 PM, <email@example.com
Everyone needs better domain names, that's where the problem begins. Occupywallst, occupywallstreet and we need something with wallstreet in it is what we must obtain to be on the answering end when people look for us. Vital.
Medias email responses/volunteering of 150 people has virtually flatlined. Not many offers from folks to shoot our work. We need to restart.
To do for OWS:
1. Negotiate takeover of domains.
2. Physical and internet: day, week and month calendar.
3. Physical + internet signup sheets for all groups. Media's needs: Name, contact, gear, experience/desired learning, location/travel schedule, video idea, website/demo reel.
4. Physical + internet working group sign up sheets per project (director, producer, coordinator, Cam A, B, C, audio, student) and shifts for outreach, liaison, person on call, trainer, and students aiming to be available 24/7.
5. We need huge outreach increase by our two groups to get people in the media dept asap by any means necessary.
I made a google form found on our media pg on nycga.net that you can fwd to professional media contacts to come down and help produce/teach when they can.
6. Media needs a budget for gear, and an inventory, so that we can pump out the outreach video content. Media is our biggest outreach.
7. Internet - Needing the domains and promotion of those domains together.
Let's work together.
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From: Christian Smith-Socaris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:56:37
Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Meet with Outreach and other communications groups?
I'm Christian and I work with outreach. We've like to coordinate better
with the other outward facing working groups to figure out what all of
you are up to, see if there are areas we're we can coordinate better,
and share the needs that we see for information to get out to the 99%.
From the outreach perspective (and it seems like Chaz and I have
similar backgrounds) I'd echo what Chaz says below, but there are many
other things we'd like to discuss. In general we just get a lot of
feedback that it is hard to get info on what is going on. It seems like
this is a problem bigger than any one of our working groups and
something we should tackle in concert.
I'd like to set up a time to pull members from all the groups together
late next week or early next. By my count the groups are internet,
media, press, occupy wall street journal, graphics and outreach; if
there are others please let me know!
Since this is the internet groups I'm assuming that interested parties
will respond by e-mail and everyone involved is following these
threads. Please advise.
On 10/19/2011 09:01 PM, Chaz wrote:
> Hi, folks,
> This is purely my opinion.
> Nice job on getting the new site up, especially with the server
> issues you had.
> I would like to make a few suggestions. The menu tabs seem to get lost
> with the current banner image due to its overall gray tone, and the
> fact that the gaps between the tabs lessens its impact.
> On the front page, the activity log looks quite unprofessional, I
> would expect to see a splash image related to an news article or
> feature summary. A list of who joined the site makes this look like a
> popularity contest or a blog. A widget on the sidebar showing this
> information would be neat. When I logged onto the page and saw the
> activity list, I honestly thought I had gotten sent to the wrong
> section of the site, not the front page of the Movement. A home page
> should grab your attention and make you want to stay. I see 'Activity'
> and I think, "Oh, when's the next march!" I don't really care to see a
> list of who signed up.
> As movement that is trying to change the world, people want to see
> 'Whats Happening Next!'. As a sidebar halfway down the page, under a
> 'give us money' button doesn't sit well with me. I would put the
> button in its own box to draw attention to it and put a link right
> above it that says, "Why donate?" or "What your donation can do". I
> have designed Non-profit website before and the most effective ways of
> collecting donations is to explain exactly what the money goes to and
> how it helps. A whole separate page should be created to detail what
> money has been used for and what sorts of efforts and programs will
> benefit from the funds. On the bottom of that page, you can have a
> button to donate and better yet, have selections to donaote in
> predefined increments with an 'other amount' option.When I clicked on
> donate and saw 'We Pay' I thought, is this the We Pay we like,or the
> one that some guy is getting 8% of off the top? I had never heard of
> We Pay until this site so I can see how someone would be confused and
> think its s scam.
> Also, it seems to me the about page is very light on text. Many
> people coming to the site, myself included, would like to learn what
> the GA is actually about. The information is sparse, and if someone
> comes here looking for information about why the GA has made a site
> for Occupy Wall St. that connection is not very clear either. I'd
> rather see more informative text on an about page, than a short blog
> type blurb and a in icon ribbon.If the about page doesn't convey
> confidence or a strong reason for existence people, supporters, press
> will have a hard time explaining what we're about.
> The organization of the website and the relationship between NYGA/
> OWS/AGJ are unclear. This site must make those ties clear- that is its
> job. A lot of people visit the site looking for information and we
> have to give it to them in a concise and visually appealing manner.
> I like the banner picture.