[802SEC] On the use of press releases in general [Was: Motion to approve 802.22 press release]
Given the recent rash of press release approval requests, I wonder if we
aren't "lowering the bar" a bit on what constitutes "news" i.e. press
Carl and team have worked hard to get this far, and I'm not trying to
minimize that fact. (Same goes for Steve and Stuart whose recent
releases were approved). But as a marketing practitioner, I know that if
you crow too often, the audience (usually the press) stops paying
attention to you. Maybe I'm all wet and garnering press attention is not
the goal in this case. Maybe the goal is to simply timestamp what we
believe are important milestones.
But even so, I think we should agree ahead of time on a practice (dare I
say "policy"?) of what types of events constitute worthy "news triggers"
for an official release. I'd propose that new project approvals,
forwarding drafts to sponsor, standards approvals, etc... make the
Am I off base here?
[mailto:owner-stds-802-sec@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG] On Behalf Of Carl R.
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:26 PM
To: 'Paul Nikolich'; 'EC Reflector 802'
Subject: [802SEC] RE: [802SEC] Motion to approve 802.22 press release
Already done (reviewed, edited, and approved by Karen McCabe)...
I guess you missed my statement to that effect in my motion message -
but I know you've been busy today.
I think the text is clean and factual, but will, of course be open to
comments from my EC colleagues.
Can I start the ballot?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Nikolich [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:16 PM
> To: wk3c@WK3C.COM; EC Reflector 802
> Subject: Re: [802SEC] Motion to approve 802.22 press release
> Before you start the ballot, please have Karen McCabe review the
> release and make all necessary editorial edits to ensure it conforms
> to the style she would like to have. You may also want to collect
> some editorial comments from your EC colleagues and fold them into the
> text prior to EC ballot.
> That being said, I will delegate the conduct of the ballot to you
> --Paul Nikolich
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carl R. Stevenson" <wk3c@WK3C.COM>
> To: "EC Reflector 802" <stds-802-SEC@IEEE.ORG>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 4:54 PM
> Subject: [802SEC] Motion to approve 802.22 press release
> > Move: That the EC approve the release of the attached press
> release on
> > 802.22's progress. (The attached draft has already been
> reviewed and
> > approved by IEEE (Karen McCabe).)
> > Moved: Stevenson
> > Second: Shellhammer (Dr. Shellhammer has read the document
> and agreed to
> > 2nd my motion.)
> > I request an EC e-mail ballot starting ASAP and running for
> 10 days, or
> > until all EC members have voted, whichever comes first. If
> Paul should
> > choose to delegate the conduct of this ballot to me, I will
> be happy to
> > accept the task.
> > Informational - this DRAFT press release accurately states
> the current
> > status r 802.22 and points to the significant progress that
> 802.22 has
> > achieved by going from 10 initial proposals to a single
> merged proposal
> > between November 2005 and March 2006. I think that,
> coupled with Stuart's
> > press release indicating similar movement towards consensus
> in one of his
> > TGs, it is important to give 802 some positive press rather
> than simply
> > allowing them to feed on the occasional contentious deadlock as has,
> > unfortunately, been the case in the past.
> > Regards,
> > Carl
> > ----------
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