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Best bang for the buck


There are more ideas than money to do them.

The best evangelists focus on getting the maximum benefit from the least time, money, and risk.

[TODO: diagram here ]

The diagram above presents a scatterchart of two axes:

  • On the vertical scale, relative benefit

  • On the horizonal scale, relative cost

No hard money numbers are used because the amount can vary depending on your specific situation.

There are many ways to measure benefit:

  • Press and social media mentions
  • Number who applied for a job
  • New prospects expressing interest
  • New customers who purchased

There are several aspects to cost:

  • Time to talk about it
  • Time to do it
  • Supplies
  • Potential for damage to reputation, etc.

Items to evaluate

These are items from the

  1. Attend Conference

  2. Create video course

  3. Write to https://todobackend.com

  4. Sponsor a hackathon

  5. Update sample programs such as Hackathon-start.

  6. Get listed on directories such as apis.guru.


Generally, there is a “positive” correlation between cost and benefit. https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2016/01/guide-data-exploration/

But there are some exceptions.

The point of the exercise is to identify those exceptions for prioritization.

This is not to say that one only do the exceptions.

Guerilla Marketing

Press releases to traditional news outlets

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  • Make it easy for journalists by providing text and pictures unique to their audience. But customize text to each outlet’s needs.

  • Provide an exclusive of some kind.

More on Evanglism

This post is one of a (planned) series:

  1. Job Descriptions
  2. Resumes (mine)

  3. Evangelism dependencies
  4. Deliverables and Events Budgeting spreadsheet
  5. Evangelism Cost-Benefit analysis (Bang-for-the-buck comparion)

  6. Events and Conferences
  7. Calendar of Announcements
  8. Milestone events

  9. Social media
  10. Social media strategy
  11. Tweets
  12. Sentiment analysis (of favorable words or not)
  13. Responses to social media
  14. Tech Press mentions

  15. Competitive Comparisons (by analysts and others)
  16. Competitive Strategy
  17. Competitive Comparison Kit (for people to run for themselves)
  18. Objections, and how to handle them

  19. Target Customers
  20. Customer References
  21. Proof Points
  22. Email databases (User Acquisition)
  23. Remarketing of current or lapsed users

  24. Product websites
  25. Product wikis
  26. User Forums (Google, LinkedIn, Reddit, etc.)
  27. Surveys

  28. Product Roadmaps
  29. Release Schedule
  30. Tasks
  31. Issues

  32. Enviornments for development, testing, demos, training, etc.
  33. Demo presentation scripts
  34. Beta activities
  35. Release Notes

  36. Tutorials
  37. Live event sign-up administration
  38. Webinars
  39. Video production capability
  40. Live Video Streaming

  41. Spiffs
  42. Hackathons
  43. Participating in Conferences
  44. Running Conferences
  45. Dynamic projections of tweets, etc.

  46. Recruitment follow-up