[BSDCert] BSDCert and BSD Magazine
karolina.lesinska at lpmagazine.org
Fri Apr 17 09:59:58 EDT 2009
Sorry for my late reply. I was extremely busy with releasing mags last week
>On Friday, April 10 2009 16:34, Dru Lavigne wrote:
> Hi Karolina,
> These are all great ideas! I have a few comments inline:
> > Starting with the 4/2009 issue you will find a column devoted to BSD
> > Certification exams. If any of you have passed the exam and would like to
> > share your experiences with others we are waiting for your comments.
> Would you also like to hear from those who are studying for the exam or
> those who did not pass?
Sure, I think all opinions are valuable.
> Do you know who will be putting together the column? We would like to
> coordinate with that person to make sure the contents of the column fall
> within the NDA exam takers agree to before taking the exam.
Don't know that yet. I am waiting for the volunteers involved in BSD
> >those who register for the exam get a free pdf of OpenBSD/FreeBSD issue of
> >BSD mag
> What is the best way to coordinate this? For example, if you send me a
> download URL or a promotional code, I can include that in the email that is
> sent to confirm the exam registration.
We can either send a URL to download the issues, or you can provide the list
with email addresses and we will distribute the issues. I think sending the
link would be much easier
> For how long a period would you like to offer this? e.g. what is the
> beginning and end date for registrations so we can advertise this offer?
Well, I don't really want to limit this offer with any time frame. I think it
is worth to keep this going for at least the next few months and we will see
if it draws attention of BSD community
> >the first 30 people who pass the exam in 2009 will receive either:
> > a one-year pdf subscription for free
> > or 20% off for the print edition
> Again, coordinate with me the details so we can ensure that these people
> are made aware of the offer and how they can access it. I would suggest an
> insert that is sent with their certificate which contains info about the
> mag and the promotional code to use. Is this something that could be
> designed on your end? If so, send me the design and I'll make sure it is
> sent to the first 30 exam passers for 2009.
Sounds good. I will keep you posted about this.
> Would you also like to make a promotional offer for those who passed the
> exam in 2008? That offer should be something that can be emailed i.e. not
> an insert.
I will give it some thoughts and will get back to the list soon. I think it is
possible, but first I need to think about beneficial offer for them
> Another suggestion: myself and several others on this list put together
> several trade show/conference booths each year. If you provide a brochure
> in PDF format, we can hand those out at BSD booths. Something that isn't
> too graphic or colour intensive is best as they cost significantly more to
That would be great. I will send you few ideas shortly.
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