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actaccord
02-01-2011, 05:53 PM
We need people with some creative mind (not me for sure) with required tools to create good poster and pamphlets for April 2011 advocacy day.

We need to start this task asap.

gk_2000
02-01-2011, 06:02 PM
Check out one free and good resource here:

Photo editor online - Pixlr.com edit image (http://www.pixlr.com)


It is online photoshop

actaccord
02-01-2011, 07:04 PM
a team of creative mind to work on this stuff...
Thanks for providing the tool...

Check out one free and good resource here:

Photo editor online - Pixlr.com edit image (http://www.pixlr.com)


It is online photoshop

tonyHK12
02-01-2011, 07:45 PM
a team of creative mind to work on this stuff...
Thanks for providing the tool...

I can chip in limited time too, though I'm not an artist.

actaccord
02-01-2011, 07:58 PM
will count you for the creative team...:)

At this point I would like to add these stuff to poster and pamphlets

For Poster
1) Limited art/design stuff
2) Colorful to attract people to read it
3) Date and venue of the event
4) How to reach forum or local chapters (each local chapter have to update their details)
5) If possible local contact details (based on local chapters)
6) Poster should have very important contents only (in 5-10 secs anyone should have finished reading it)

For Pamphlets

1) No design or less design
2) Detailed information about IV and its achievements (in one or two paragraph)
3) Detailed information on importance of this event (April 2011 advocacy)
4) How to reach this forum
5) Details on local chapters and how to reach
6) Different ways of contribution
7) List of local members (event organizers) with their responsibilities and contact details (each local chapters have to update with their local details).


I am in VA and can cover some part of MD.

We have only 60 more days and to reach more people we need to be ready with the details and make it available at least 30days ahead of the event.

Please feel free to edit/add to the list.
I can chip in limited time too, though I'm not an artist.

tonyHK12
02-01-2011, 09:04 PM
ok here is a creative idea for a poster (thanks limoncello)

We can have the white house in the background and the desk of a congressman/Senator with the US flag next to him and a legal immigrant(s) sitting across him, probably dressed in the graduation dress. To signify immigrant we might need other pictures like world map or flags to signify he is a foreigner or color flag on each immigrants dress.

Ideas, suggestions are welcome.

desigirl
02-02-2011, 09:38 AM
This is a good idea...Post the details of advocacy day in work places, and provide a contact number of either IV or employee to answer any questions. Does this work?

actaccord
02-02-2011, 09:51 AM
can provide any help...

I am not inclined towards putting posters in work place it will not be appropriate. We don't need to be create any kind of issues in work place (kind of grouping). This event is out of our regular work so anything related to the event needs to be kept out of our work place(other than taking off on those days).

Also, we can create Google voice number (for each local chapters) to handle the communication (calls from outside members for further details) much better and efficient way. Google voice number will prevent us from sharing our personal number on public place (posters or pamphlets in grocery shops). Also google voice number has facility to transfer the call to any US numbers. So, if the main member (for local chapter) is not available (for any reason) to attend calls we can change the fwd number to next available member.

This is a good idea...Post the details of advocacy day in work places, and provide a contact number of either IV or employee to answer any questions. Does this work?

gc_on_demand
02-02-2011, 09:53 AM
ok here is a creative idea for a poster (thanks limoncello)

We can have the white house in the background and the desk of a congressman/Senator with the US flag next to him and a legal immigrant(s) sitting across him, probably dressed in the graduation dress. To signify immigrant we might need other pictures like world map or flags to signify he is a foreigner or color flag on each immigrants dress.

Ideas, suggestions are welcome.

Two reasons .. (1) All professionals are not US graduates. Graduation dress may send wrong message. P.S I have MS from US and filled under Eb2

(2) Since Dream act supporter has used it lot in past , it may send wrong first impression on some of republicans' mind that we are advocating dream act.

sukhwinderd
02-02-2011, 10:08 AM
how about if we have 'GC Illusion' as heading and bunch of people running on endless road with times mentioned in years (like we show distance in miles) for EB2/EB3 India/China.
and at the bottom 'For making Illusion a Reality' contact Immigration Voice at the bottom.

or even better, people at the beginning - full energy, at quarter point with kids, at the middle - with bald head, at end - children filing in FB category.

also, i think we should involve chinese community as well.

tonyHK12
02-02-2011, 10:34 AM
(2) Since Dream act supporter has used it lot in past , it may send wrong first impression on some of republicans' mind that we are advocating dream act.

Good point, we can replace the graduation dress with business suits with appropriate display of country flags. Or whatever else to convey high skilled professional (Aviator).
Remember the most retrogressed countries are India, China, Mexico and Phillipines and all can be covered.

how about if we have 'GC Illusion' as heading and bunch of people running on endless road with times mentioned in years (like we show distance in miles) for EB2/EB3 India/China.
and at the bottom 'For making Illusion a Reality' contact Immigration Voice at the bottom.


Yes we could probably add this too, maybe the illusion in the background instead and the family on the right background fonts. but the endless road takes away the message that we are actually meeting law makers in DC.

Full energy, at quarter point with kids, at the middle - with bald head, at end - children filing in FB category.

pretty interesting idea for the next poster


This is a good idea...Post the details of advocacy day in work places, and provide a contact number of either IV or employee to answer any questions. Does this work?
Workplace may work in certain cases, where the employer doesnt object. Its probably better to give the IV home page and our coordinator number than an employee. most cases employers may not be too keen on employees doing other work in office hours.

amitjoey
02-02-2011, 04:59 PM
There are posters already that were used last year for the advocacy day event. All we have to do is to edit for the new days.

actaccord
02-02-2011, 08:20 PM
if someone get/share the soft copy.

There are posters already that were used last year for the advocacy day event. All we have to do is to edit for the new days.

willigetgc?
02-03-2011, 11:20 AM
ImmigrationVoice.org - Immigration Voice Posters and Banners (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=36)

Changes have to be made.

blacktongue
02-03-2011, 11:21 AM
We need people with some creative mind (not me for sure) with required tools to create good poster and pamphlets for April 2011 advocacy day.

We need to start this task asap.

What is status of this?

I need poster and will put in public

actaccord
02-03-2011, 11:55 AM
Will use this poster (after little modification)...now we need to work on flyers/pamphlets.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Immigration Voice Posters and Banners (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=36)

Changes have to be made.

StarSun
02-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Members in the mid west states and south west states, please work on the poster campaign and spread the word in your states. Plan on making to DC yourself.

tonyHK12
02-04-2011, 06:58 PM
Members who spoke to StarSun about this poster, please update on the progress. Thanks.

Members in the mid west states and south west states, please work on the poster campaign and spread the word in your states. Plan on making to DC yourself.

StarSun
02-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Provide the link or upload the pdf of the poster. Please use the poster and flier to spread the word about the advocacy effort.

Also use the Facebook Event (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197404886938254) to spread the word.

NewToImmigrationVoice
02-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Good Banner ideas.


HELP US HELP YOU.
HELP US HELP US(A).
I(mmigration) means I(nnovation)

mayhemt
02-11-2011, 08:16 AM
I have this going on in back of my head...

A WANTED notice..like the old western signs generally used for convicts, escapees etc. It gets easy attention amidst of tons of ads on notice boards etc..

The photo would show a Green Card ..
Below it will read 'Extremely rare & loaded
'Known to have caused hardships for legal immigrants..' and some more problems faced by our community
'If you want to be a vigilante to capture the above wanted, join immigrationvoice.org' ...
'You will be rewarded with a dream come true..'

I will try to work on this graphic, but would need more feedback from fellow members, on more points, whether its a good direction...

keerthisagar
02-11-2011, 10:24 AM
This is a good one! Just want to ask the people working on this to provide a link or pdf for us to print and post in grocery stores and temples.

Thank you guys for doing this!

I have tried to communicate with many of my friends (don't know if they are IV members), but I can't seem to persuade them. Have other members experienced the same? How do we overcome it?

tonyHK12
02-11-2011, 03:04 PM
Another suggestion for volunteers is to hand draw/paint any of the ideas above and then scan it into an image. We can work on editing that.

tonyHK12
02-11-2011, 04:32 PM
Pamphlet for these friends:

"Beyong a certain point,
people tend to get what they work for.........on having a defeatist attitude..........a self fulfilling predicament......... for the worse.......... at least got what they expected. "

- tonyHK12




I have tried to communicate with many of my friends (don't know if they are IV members), but I can't seem to persuade them. Have other members experienced the same? How do we overcome it?

tonyHK12
02-16-2011, 01:21 PM
Members please use the existing banners and post in places frequented by immigrants. We are still short of participants and donations for this effort. The top two PDFs are for the event and the rest are website banners you can post.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Immigration Voice Posters and Banners (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=36)

I will try my best to create another poster this weekend by hand in B/W or color, if I have time.

gk_2000
02-16-2011, 11:13 PM
Members please use the existing banners and post in places frequented by immigrants. We are still short of participants and donations for this effort. The top two PDFs are for the event and the rest are website banners you can post.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Immigration Voice Posters and Banners (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=36)

I will try my best to create another poster this weekend by hand in B/W or color, if I have time.

A quick question: Is the phone number given in the poster up to date? (281) 576-7185

Please review my poster (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=395&stc=1&d=1297916442) for putting in Indian stores and places (I attached it, hope it has made it, or try here (http://pennyappware.com/myposter.pdf)

gk_2000
02-16-2011, 11:25 PM
Sorry, the IV page crashed every time I tried to submit the attachment. Please see if this works:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=395&stc=1&d=1297916442 (http://pennyappware.com/myposter.pdf)

StarSun
02-17-2011, 10:13 AM
Guys,
All that is needed is a bright way of catching the attention of people with simple information.

- Are you stuck in GC backlogs?
- Your projected GC is 2020 or beyond?

Take action. Tell your lawmakers to act.
Washington DC. April 4th and 5th

- Join 100s of fellow high skilled legal immigrants

For more info - ImmigrationVoice.org - Home (http://www.immigrationvoice.org) or 202-386-6250

Make it a pdf file that can be uploaded into the post. Members can download it and post in their local areas.

Additionally, the same poster can be used as an e-flier that can be sent to all your immigrant friends via email with a personal message and the following additional details:

Details of Advocacy Days (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1901186-action-item-advocacy-days-in-washington-dc-in-april-2011-a.html)
Be a part of the effort by contributing (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1904554-action-item-advocacy-day-contributions.html)
Help a fellow immigrant to represent you (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1904645-advocacy-day-air-miles-carpooling-and-hosting-members-in-dc.html)
ImmigrationVoice.org - Register for the Advocacy (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=36)

Come on guys, you can do this!

gk_2000
02-17-2011, 01:24 PM
Sorry, the IV page crashed every time I tried to submit the attachment. Please see if this works:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=395&stc=1&d=1297916442 (http://pennyappware.com/myposter.pdf)

Guys/Starsun, please review my poster!!!

vdesai_8
02-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Enough is Enough!

This has been used in many demonstrations and it shows that we are tired of waiting.

tonyHK12
02-17-2011, 01:40 PM
Guys/Starsun, please review my poster!!!

I tried a few times, also in the morning, URL isn't reachable. Did you use manage attachments in the post? ok I get it maybe its the firewall

StarSun
02-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Guys/Starsun, please review my poster!!!

Few changes to be made:
The calendar is frozen on Apr5th. Calendar can be taken out - if it cannot highlight Sat through Tue
The correct phone number is 202-386-6250.
IV members are meeting with both Representatives and Senators. The flier specifically says Senators.
Provide a link of Registration Form
Provide IV web address

This is a good one to circulate electronically.

Thank you for taking this project on.

gk_2000
02-17-2011, 02:53 PM
I tried a few times, also in the morning, URL isn't reachable. Did you use manage attachments in the post? ok I get it maybe its the firewall

Pls keep me updated..

actaccord
02-17-2011, 03:03 PM
5th and 6th....It should be 4th and 5th ....
Pls keep me updated..

gk_2000
02-18-2011, 01:30 AM
Few changes to be made:
The calendar is frozen on Apr5th. Calendar can be taken out - if it cannot highlight Sat through Tue
The correct phone number is 202-386-6250.
IV members are meeting with both Representatives and Senators. The flier specifically says Senators.
Provide a link of Registration Form
Provide IV web address

This is a good one to circulate electronically.

Thank you for taking this project on.

What is the link to registration form?

gk_2000
02-18-2011, 02:51 AM
Sorry, the IV page crashed every time I tried to submit the attachment. Please see if this works:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=395&stc=1&d=1297916442 (http://pennyappware.com/myposter.pdf)

Page updated. More reviews please! (Or finalize :) )

tonyHK12
02-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Page updated. More reviews please! (Or finalize :) )

looks ok as long as starsun is happy. How about a backgrount of capitol hill and green card (in green) in the corner, just to capture visual attention from afar. maybe color would work better.

Efrain
02-23-2011, 06:41 AM
Acta i totally agree with you.. A poster should be eye-catching!
First it should draw the attention of the viewer and then i should provide all the information for what it has been made.

StarSun
02-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Page updated. More reviews please! (Or finalize :) )

I have posted the link in all the advocacy threads.

newbie2020
02-23-2011, 01:32 PM
There was a Cartoon based on GC process on how you can become naturalized. Can someone modify it to suit employment based GC wait.

Here is the link to the picture.

http://reason.com/assets/db/07cf533ddb1d06350cf1ddb5942ef5ad.jpg

If we can customize it based on How EB2/EB3 I/C are suffering and how long it would take to get GC and Naturalization that would work great doesn't it..?

actaccord
02-23-2011, 03:01 PM
planning to place it in grocery shops and libraries (got some friends to cover other areas) this weekend.

I have posted the link in all the advocacy threads.

bugsbunny
02-25-2011, 05:52 PM
few suggestions
the poster seems very specifically aimed at EB immigrants...if thats the aim then ok
if you are targeting a larger Audience to come join in
then it can have a title such as
RETAIN AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST TALENT

DON'T LET OUR BRIGHT NEW ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS WAIT A DECADE

There also seems to be too many words on this poster. in the fews second glance at a grocery store i doubt i would care to read it all
Something like just 4 big points along with website and contact info would catch more attention
There is also too much Red which not a pleasant color
Red with a blue background represents the flag and also is better on the eyes

better poster colors are lime green n florescent pink which are catchy and also easy on the eyes which is why they are seen on a lot of posters

please remove "ASAP" after the phone number....yes its important they call before but i doubt we want people to stop calling after April 5 th
ASAP just sounds like a late night informercial trying to sell me magical knives :D

ofcourse all of these are just suggestions for possible improvements, they are well intentioned and not meant to criticize anyone's efforts.
Please don't take offense, use the ones u like, ignore the rest.

bugsbunny
02-25-2011, 05:55 PM
adding an email will be useful
yes you have website and phone...email just gives another medium to contact
and you can also create a special email so you know you are getting email related to the poster on that account

bugsbunny
02-25-2011, 06:10 PM
Here is the poster for those who can't see it

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5477690450_742bf8730f.jpg

gk_2000
02-25-2011, 07:13 PM
I see you are another person bitten by the "culture of taking offense to criticism" displayed here by many. But I try not to be one of them so let's cheer, and consider what you said.

few suggestions
the poster seems very specifically aimed at EB immigrants...if thats the aim then ok
if you are targeting a larger Audience to come join in
then it can have a title such as
RETAIN AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST TALENT

DON'T LET OUR BRIGHT NEW ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS WAIT A DECADE
Point taken, though I might not agree on the color..


There also seems to be too many words on this poster. in the fews second glance at a grocery store i doubt i would care to read it all
This point, also taken. Also, I felt the writing has too much of our forum environment, and the various whinings of contributors vs non-contributors are visible. Definitely, scope for freshening it up

Something like just 4 big points along with website and contact info would catch more attention
There is also too much Red which not a pleasant color
Red with a blue background represents the flag and also is better on the eyes

I would suggest taking actual print-outs and try to get a consensus. And maybe, we should enlist the help of the more artistically inclined amongst us, to finalize the formatting

better poster colors are lime green n florescent pink which are catchy and also easy on the eyes which is why they are seen on a lot of posters

Naaahhh. They will be less visible, and may be glaring and difficult to read (just opinion of course :) )

please remove "ASAP" after the phone number....yes its important they call before but i doubt we want people to stop calling after April 5 th
ASAP just sounds like a late night informercial trying to sell me magical knives :D

Where do we draw the line between this and infomercial? The fact that we are advertising is also common with them. IMO, let's worry about after April 5, after the date. For this campaign I feel we should have started much earlier, so our collections activity would have found more steam. But again that's just my opinion. But it is a fact that we are in need of funds in the immediate term, so ASAP might not be out of place

ofcourse all of these are just suggestions for possible improvements, they are well intentioned and not meant to criticize anyone's efforts.
Please don't take offense, use the ones u like, ignore the rest.
Refer to my earlier remarks..


And another thing. I suggest you to come up with your own version, since you have many valid points. Look forward to working with you

gk_2000
02-26-2011, 03:30 AM
Acta i totally agree with you.. A poster should be eye-catching!
First it should draw the attention of the viewer and then i should provide all the information for what it has been made.

few suggestions
the poster seems very specifically aimed at EB immigrants...if thats the aim then ok
if you are targeting a larger Audience to come join in
then it can have a title such as
RETAIN AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST TALENT

DON'T LET OUR BRIGHT NEW ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS WAIT A DECADE

There also seems to be too many words on this poster. in the fews second glance at a grocery store i doubt i would care to read it all
Something like just 4 big points along with website and contact info would catch more attention
There is also too much Red which not a pleasant color
Red with a blue background represents the flag and also is better on the eyes

better poster colors are lime green n florescent pink which are catchy and also easy on the eyes which is why they are seen on a lot of posters

please remove "ASAP" after the phone number....yes its important they call before but i doubt we want people to stop calling after April 5 th
ASAP just sounds like a late night informercial trying to sell me magical knives :D

ofcourse all of these are just suggestions for possible improvements, they are well intentioned and not meant to criticize anyone's efforts.
Please don't take offense, use the ones u like, ignore the rest.

adding an email will be useful
yes you have website and phone...email just gives another medium to contact
and you can also create a special email so you know you are getting email related to the poster on that account

Guys, here is another version. In this I tried to keep it brief and eye-catching. Please comment!

http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/a/a0/Myposter2.pdf

gk_2000
02-26-2011, 03:17 PM
bump?

tonyHK12
02-26-2011, 03:21 PM
bump?

looks good. Images/color do make a difference