About the Sponsor Booth
This time, we advertised by piggybacking on the sponsor booth put out by mgn Co., Ltd.
Since the booth was a great success, I would like to share some knowledge about it.
Strange. It’s not normal. Originally, mgn Co., Ltd., led by Mr. Ogushi, who also participated in the panel discussion at WordCamp Asia, sponsored WordCamp Asia as “Themes Park”.
The booth was intended to “introduce Japanese themes and plug-ins to the world,” so mgn approached Vektor,Inc. I am so thankful. By the way, Vektor,Inc. does not pay a single penny to mgn Co., Ltd.!
If I don’t say anything, some people might misunderstand that “Vektor,Inc. is also contributing to WordPress with the sponsorship fee,” so I dare to write it, but it’s all thanks to the contribution of mgm. Such a proposal is not normal. For me, it’s nothing but profit. Thank you.
However, although the Lightning theme is registered in the WordPress official directory, there is no document for overseas, and it is difficult to maintain and support the document for overseas deployment of multi-functional themes. Therefore, this time, rather than appealing for Lightning, I decided to participate by promoting the plugin “VK Filter Search”, which allows you to easily set up a filter search in the block editor.
Strategy at The Booth
Measures taken at the booth
AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT
I have to study English more…
I’m probably the only person who writes this kind of thing because it’s too obvious… but if you can’t speak English, you literally can’t talk about it.
Yeah, that’s right. About four years ago, I started studying English little by little every day (on average, it was only about 20-30 minutes a day). Even so, I was able to feel that my English skills had improved, and I was able to provide simple guidance using dubious fixed phrases in English. However, when the conversation progresses to technical questions, I can generally understand what the visitor wants to ask me, but it is also possible that I have misunderstood. In the end, I asked Asuka-san from mgn to interpret for me because I didn’t want to give an irrelevant answer. It was like that, so I think I’ll try to be able to have a proper conversation by next year.
Number of swags (novelties) and leaflets
The number of participants this time was about 1,300 people, but mgn’s Swag disappeared a little past noon on the first day. Based on that, it’s a rough feeling, but I thought it would be better to prepare something for nearly half of the participants. It is difficult to balance quality and quantity….
I prepared 300 flyers, but I was able to distribute roughly 160.
In the case of regular advertising flyers, in my past experience, I could not distribute even 1/10 of the number of visitors, so I think I did a much better job than usual by adding tourist information and coupons… However, if I could speak English and advertise well, I could have given out more…
Anyway, Mr. Ohgushi who invited me, the staff of THEMES PARK (mgn) who made various arrangements and took care of me, and everyone who came to visit our booth! I’m really thankful to you! See you next year in Taipei!