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I believe the online placement of the petition, presented in 6? languages, is practical, core "marketing" strategy. The internet is the poor man's broadcast medium after all providing scale economies, coupled to volunteer labor, that cannot be duplicated by other method. What's not to love?

The petition's appeal has proven itself and benefits from promotion by ET's editor/publisher in other broadcast media. You want more signatures, given an unstated time constraint. What is that time constraint? Where are the signatures?

Driving traffic further to the petition doesn't require  custom refinements but multi-channel extension into offline venues. That means ET agents (FPers or other) volunteering (a) to accept broadcast opportunities (b) to create events sponsored by or in cooperation with local (film? klatch? partisan? health?) organizations (c) to paper local establishments (d) to recruit additional mirror sites (e) to disrupt conventional ad placement and (f) to mime ... just kidding! Sort of. But surely there are ET residents and associates with a gift for um tactical theater?

Forgive for suggesting, the model developing here is sustainable insofar as any one and more is willing to be creative, fly from the comfort zone. It is anonymity that is unsustainable.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 at 01:28:56 PM EST
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You want more signatures, given an unstated time constraint. What is that time constraint? Where are the signatures?
The Treaty of Lisbon is expected to come into force before 2009, and the plan is for the first Council President to take office on January 1, 2009. The details of the job are to be defined by the Council. There is apparently a push by Sarkozy to have the job description approved at the June Council Summit. Whether the President would be selected then or in September is an open question.

The Treaty of Lisbon will also introduce provisions on citizen petitions and legislative initiatives with a requirement of one million signatures from a number of member states.

ET would score a major, major, coup if we managed to deliver 1M signatures to the Council before the appointment is actually made.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 4th, 2008 at 06:01:27 AM EST
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