Firefox Marketing Project, Week 2

Thursday July 15th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "Many thanks to everyone who participated in our first marketing project. As I write this, 1369 people have given Firefox a 96% approval rating, and 1220 people have rated it straight fives across the board. Firefox is now on the most popular list, above other heavyweights like MSN Messenger, AIM, and Winamp. This was an amazing launch to our 'ten weeks, ten ideas, ten million downloads' community marketing campaign.

"For our second initiative, we're stepping it up a bit and asking you to help us manage the enormous volume of press coverage that our products enjoy daily. We're seeking to mobilize a team of determined individuals that can manage itself in identifying three types of press coverage — factually inaccurate stories, stories that don't mention Firefox or Thunderbird but should, and stories that are factually correct and balanced — and respond to them accordingly. A new mailing list will be used to coordinate daily activity; the team will be determined, focused, easily mobilized and not prone to the sort of long and aimless discussions that plague other lists. The Foundation's in-house press relations team will continue to handle the 'tier 1', most prominent stories, but for everything else we need your help. More information about the initiative and how you can help is available at my blog."

#28 Re: Re: Re: Re: Race to Construct. Not War to Demo

by mlefevre

Saturday July 17th, 2004 10:28 AM

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People _should_ use common sense. However, assuming that everyone will use common sense would be extremely naive.

If <> writes things like "a small handful of Firefox zealots gave some bad reviews to Opera. So the f*$k what?", then it's not a huge stretch to read into that that doesn't care about people spamming another product's listing with negative comments.

You're opening yourselves up for misunderstanding from people that don't use common sense, people that don't understand the context well enough to use common sense, and people that want to misrepresent what you're saying for whatever reason.