Saturday, July 15, 2017

2017 IMA: IMA WG23 Marketing and Outreach: Resources for free outreach

IMA WG23 Marketing and Outreach: 
Resources for free outreach
IMA WG23 Marketing and Outreach aims at at the objective of bringing more new people into virtual worlds.  That is an objective of great interest to content creators, content aggregators, and grid owners.  Here I point out some ways we can use social media to publicize what is available virtual worlds and to show people how to get there.

Social media tools

  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • G+ groups
  • Still pictures
  • Coming soon:  Web-worlds
  • Other social media
  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


Marketing and Outreach WG tasks (as I see it)

  • Collect and promote outreach methods.
  • Monitor and publicize successful and promising outreach methods.
  • Find and publicize inworld activities that offer good outreach publicity opportunities. 
  • Find and publicize inworld places that offer good outreach publicity opportunities.
  • Find and publicize easy entry routes for beginners.

WG subtasks, specific targets

  • Identify promising target audiences.
  • For each target audience, find effective channels and relevant sources.
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  • Example targets:
  • Educators
  • Fan groups (sci-fi, performers)
  • Model builders (railroads, trains, cars, planes, space worlds)
  • More (TBD)
  • You can reach these targets in G+ communities

IMA WG connections

G+ connections

Easy entry route



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News and Notes

HG links-- depending on your interests 

Communities in the virtual worlds

Radio in the virtual worlds

Metaverse beginner help

The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
  • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
  • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
  • But will not meet in the summer.
  • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday July 23, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 


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