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Make and Distribute DoES Mugs to Various Offices, etc. #643

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goatchurchprime opened this issue Jan 2, 2018 · 5 comments

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commented Jan 2, 2018

I was washing up the dishes and noticed how many corporate mugs advertising other institutions we have in circulation.

We ought to produce one of our own. It should bear our location, opening hours, website and could also include lists of equipment, maker night dates, etc. Maybe it should have different pictures, like the business cards.

The idea is to get the mugs into office tea rooms all throughout the city. For example, it would be very easy to hit the university and the science park once you know where the kitchens are in each building (the same place on each floor) because they are generally open. Staff tea rooms are much harder to get to because they are not used to entertain visitors.

For extra points, each one could be uniquely branded. "This mug belongs to UoL Law Department. Did you know you are only 12 minutes walk from DoESLiverpool where you will find many experts who are intricately aware of the dire consequences of software patents?" or "This mug is a gift from DoESLiverpool to the Business School. Come and find out about the tech the Internet of Things is made of from people who aren't trying to sell you their latest closed source incompatible solution, because they haven't got one."

(This could have gone in issue #480 but I think that one should be broken out into separate actions.)

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commented Jan 31, 2019

This is still a good idea, and would be great to work on. I know there has been talk of producing a new design mug for 2019, but I actually think the DoES 3 Steps mug would work really well for this.

Do we have places they could be distributed? How many do people think we should be doing?

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commented Jan 31, 2019

Could we pivot and look at designing merch. to sell at MakeFest 2019. Was chatting with @JackiePease and we felt this might be worth a go?

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commented Jan 31, 2019

Absolutely.

It would be worth using #891 to keep track of any ideas - I've just noted that we've ordered some coasters to laser etch.

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commented Jul 16, 2019

The 3 step mug looks like being the go to for our beverage holding advertising, so there's no need to design a new mug. Updated thread title to reflect new usage.

@DoESsean DoESsean changed the title Design a commemorative DoES mug to distribute to office common rooms Make and Distribute DoES Mugs to Various Offices, etc. Jul 16, 2019

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