Posts Tagged ‘Honolulu Advertiser’

Laying the groundwork

November 13, 2010

One of the things I did this week, to start to lay the groundwork for an IBOL3D, was to actually reach out to the media. Well, sort of.

I contacted my alma mater, specifically the alumni folks who publish the nice, polished, glossy magazine. It’s very nice, very slick. I sent them a short note, told them that there may be an IBOL3D in the works, and that if they take a look, they might find that the project reflects a lot of the things that the school holds in high regards. Their initial feedback from both positive and enthusiastic.

I also reached out to the national office of my fraternity. Same deal — alumni, polished magazine, etc. I said that IBOL3D might actually happen, but I also pointed out links between the Army values and the fraternity values (yes, the fraternity as well-defined values). They were positive and enthusiastic, and have asked questions, asked for photos, etc. I am confident that they’ll publish something in the next couple of months.

But that’s it so far. I think these are good things — laying the groundwork now for an effort in the spring or summer. Should I draft something generic, for people to use in their guild newsletters? Should there be a deliberate once-a-month type update thing about IBOL3D, where it stands, what’s coming up, so that people can blatantly copy and paste it and send it around?

Honolulu Advertiser, Part II

September 21, 2009

The local hometown newspaper, the Honolulu Advertiser, has another piece in on IBOL today, here. Very nice article, and excellent use of the IBOL Guy shirt photos, too. Pretty cool.

Oh, and as promised, jam photos.

I went with the Black & Blue jam — which sounds much more violent and war-like than, say, peach. I’m still hoping a jar of Rocker Preserve or Angry Ferret Jam shows up — that would be ideal.

Hmmm. Angry Ferret. Angry Ferret Pale Ale. That has a nice ring to it, too.