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Thu 20 Jun 2019

Starting A Coop Marketing Community With Dan Shipley

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Leo Sammallahti Public Seen by 191

I was approached by a fellow named Dan Shipley on Twitter who asked me if I know any communities of people working in marketing for co-ops.

I am not aware of such community, so we thought we could set one up - ideally as part of P6. He would be interested in having a call next week on 3-5 UK time on any day except Monday.

Would someone be interested in joining the call? Ill start a Loomio poll on the time.

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Leo Sammallahti started a time poll Thu 20 Jun 2019

Meeting with Dan Shipley Closed Mon 24 Jun 2019

To start a community of coop marketing people.

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Leo Sammallahti Thu 20 Jun 2019

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Don't have much flex on either day, but happy to be involved if I can.

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Sorry none of those. Also not sure if I need to be there.

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Do you know what he means by marketing @leosammallahti ? In my experience people use the term for different things. Does he mean promotion (of co-ops in general or individual co-ops) or does he mean the whole marketing mix - understanding your product/service from the point of view of a customer - product/customer, price, place, promotion etc?

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Leo Sammallahti Thu 20 Jun 2019

We talked about it quite briefly but if I understood correctly he means a community of people involved in marketing co-ops. Heres a quote from him:

"I wonder what it would look like to put something together, even if it was just a grown-up version of some of those coop discord groups with some of social coop governance. I bet a place to share press lists, talk shop, and just learn from each other might be super cool. I have seen slack groups filling this niche for some professionally oriented communities. Idk though - what are your thoughts. "

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So now I'm slightly more confused. That could be either of the two examples I gave; and now a third option occurs - Are we talking about "marketing co-ops" as a type of co-op consortium?

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Leo Sammallahti Thu 20 Jun 2019

Nothing has been set in stone yet. Im imagining just a community of marketing people working for coops.

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Graham Fri 21 Jun 2019

I read this as an interest in the idea of a networking forum for people with an interest in marketing within the co-operative economy. On that basis it could cover a fairly wide spectrum of subject matter.

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Leo Sammallahti Mon 24 Jun 2019

So tomorrow at 5 oclock we shall have the call?

I also invited Iwan Doherty, the editor in chief of The Peoples News to join the call. He has done great job setting up and running the publication.

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Graham Mon 24 Jun 2019

Actually something's come up that I can't avoid - I can't make 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday). Really sorry. I understand totally if you want to push ahead regardless, but if it is OK to re-schedule I'd be up for that.

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Leo Sammallahti Mon 24 Jun 2019

No problem. Made a new poll.

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Leo Sammallahti started a time poll Mon 24 Jun 2019

A call with Dan Shipley Closed Sun 30 Jun 2019

Call with Dan Shipley on starting a network of people involved in marketing coops.

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Leo Sammallahti Mon 24 Jun 2019

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Leo Sammallahti Mon 1 Jul 2019

Thursday 4th of July would be good 4 PM @graham2 could you set up Zoom? Dan and probably Iwan will join.

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We already have a P6 Directors meeting scheduled for 4pm on Thursday. Is that still happening?

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Graham Tue 2 Jul 2019

My error for not spotting that as I didn't have the meeting in my calendar. Can I suggest that we combine the two, and invite Dan and Iwan to a 30 minute call at 4pm to talk about the marketing group idea, and then we follow that with a brief drekters' meeting?

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Leo Sammallahti Tue 2 Jul 2019

Good idea I am for that. When can I confirm to Dan whether we gonna do that or not?