Flyering is one of the many forms of Free Community Advertising that Davis Wiki and other groups use. While not entirely free, flyers are pretty cheap to make and free to post. To help advertise the DavisWiki, start with a full-page PDF of the logo or the same thing in Flash. Then just make your own flyers, but post them here first to get some feedback. Another way to help might be to create a Wiki Desktop Wallpaper and put it on as many multi-user computers as you can. If you don't have any cash, learn the art of Opportunistic Wiki Advertising.
The First Flyer
PhilipNeustrom made the first Wiki Flyer (08/4/04), and it looks like this:
And now, check out this awesome ASCII flyer:
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I <3 oldskool - MarieHuynh
- Me too. I have a bunch of them printed out and I gave them to PaulIvanov to put up around Kemper Hall and so forth — but he never put even a single one up. So much for him, eh. Maybe I should print more and do it myself. - PhilipNeustrom
The plan (a while ago):
Soon we will be going public, and this entails some publicity and advertisement. We will, of course, need to be careful at first as to where we advertise. It would be much better to build the site slowly than have it rapidly explode. However, a lot of energy can build if we have a good base to start off with (growth is VERY good!) Advertisement in the right places would be a good idea (at first) — but generally the WikiWay will take care of growth problems.
Idea for the early fall flyers:
A new flyer should be made. It should be well designed and stand out. The first flyer was tiny and designed to be only kind of noticed. It also had a lot of text. MikeIvanov should post the postscript version of the logo so that work can be done on a new flyer. Also, "flyer" can be taken to mean "larger piece of paper put in places like Wellman Hall. Maybe we ought to have smaller flyers to hand out and larger ones to post around.
2/3 of the early fall flyers
(MikeIvanov needs to upload the other one)
Please crop the flyers neatly before posting or distributing. The 'OMG', 'WTF' flyers are based on Judson Wickham's original idea.
There's also a quarter sheet version of the "Un" flyer — print the file "four to a page".
- Isn't there 4171 pages and counting now? It would be great to boast 4171 pages, but how many are just completely underdeveloped stubs (e.g., municipal codes). Is there a stat that uses some kind of a word count command?
Hmmm... look what I just found in my wallet. Many of these were made (and there's still quite a few). It's hard finding a good place to put them, though.
"I have one in my business card drawer here. That's a bit over 2,600 miles away. Anybody carry theirs to a farther destination?" —JabberWokky
2005-04-14 08:31:59 Great new flyers! —JackHaskel
2005-04-14 13:14:12 Glad you like them. Let me know how the "2,700 photos" one looks printed in black and white. —MikeIvanov
2005-04-28 10:35:26 I'll be handing out quarter sheets today around campus. If anyone sees me and wants to help or wants some fliers just ask. —JackHaskel
2005-06-10 15:04:50 Quickly, print flyers before the quarter ends! —ArlenAbraham
I second this! I printed about 300 flyers today using a combination of my account and other people's accounts! I also think a good idea would be printing out random 'useful pages.' To get a good print version of a page click "Info" then click "print" on the most recent version. I printed out the Campus Staplers (sans the unintegrated comments) page but I encourage you to be creative! —PhilipNeustrom
2005-06-15 11:05:37 Go, Go, Go! Print, Print, Print. It's freee! —MichaelGiardina
2005-06-15 12:36:54 I've always used my last print sheets for wiki flyers but this quarter I have no extras. If anyone wants to give me fliers I'll be happy to put them up. I'd recommend making the quarter sheets. They're a lot of fun to give out! —JackHaskel
2005-07-27 15:18:02 here's a phrase "DavisWiki.org, because you can't procasturbate at work" —ArlenAbraham
2005-08-17 22:13:57 I think that flyer would come out solid black on a laser printer. also, am i missing a pun here? —ArlenAbraham
2005-08-17 23:55:59 Hahah I think that flyer is very bad PR for us. Just creepy. Were it a really hot girl, it might be more effective, but I think it captures little of what Davis Wiki is about and would confuse a person who doesn't already know about the site. All the other flyers try to tell you something about why Davis Wiki is worth a visit. This one would maybe appeal to people who already "lick" the wiki and might think "Hey me too, cool." —MikeIvanov
2005-08-18 11:49:38 Lol. It was more of a joke than anything. Feel free to delete lol. I did print 4 on glossy photo paper tho lol —MichaelGiardina
2005-08-19 11:57:45 Haha. I love the lick poster. I'd go to Davis Wiki if I saw that. Good job Giardina! —LizethCazares
2005-09-13 16:17:32 I saw "A Davis resource that doesn't suck" -that made me a Wikivangelest! I love that. —SteveDavison
2005-11-11 08:06:15 I wish to praise whomever drew the "YOU ARE THE EDITOR". It's clever, and drawn well. —SteveDavison
2005-11-11 14:14:02 Thanks, it was Philip's idea and I redrew it cleaned up and in vector form. —MikeIvanov
2005-12-11 13:48:42 The end of the quarter is coming up. Use up those 100 sheets and print some flyers! Remember: CLM is enforcing a hard-limit of 100 pages before they start charging you. (It used to be a soft-limit of 100 and a hard-limit of 200). —ArlenAbraham
2006-09-27 19:00:42 Freshmen start their first classes very soon! We should print out some flyers/make new ones and post them around campus or perhaps make hats out of them. —PhilipNeustrom
2007-09-28 12:38:44 The Fall 2005, single sentence fliers were reused for a campaign on September 27, 2007. —DavidPoole
2007-10-04 14:41:01 I'm interested to make phone number wallet cards for the Madison, but I can't seem to find the right supplies. Does anybody know what brand the folding business cards are and where I could get them? Also, if you have the template for the Davis cards, that would be great, otherwise, I'll just make up my own. Thanks in advance. (Leave links/files on my Madison Wiki Page.) —KarlMogel