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The Firefox 3 T-shirt design contest has finished, and we’re excited to announce the winners! Congratulations Tracie Andrews from the UK. Here’s her wining design which will be featured in the Mozilla Store as the official Firefox 3 T-shirt:

Firefox 3 t-shirt winner

The runners up were Kevin Weagle, Ali Riyaz, Mathew Anderson, and Brett Rex Cannell.

We received an incredible 2,000 submissions from all around the world. Thanks again to everyone for your support and creative contributions. Well done to all the winners!

As Mozilla continues to achieve great success in Europe – we are looking to further expand our EU Marketing team!

Are you a seasoned marketeer looking for a new challenge? Excited about open source marketing, and passionate about the open Web? We would love to hear from you!

Take a look at the Marketing Manager job requirements below, and apply to before April 30th 2008.

Please note the location for this role is flexible throughout Europe, you would most likely be home based, and working remotely with your team colleagues already spread across Europe and the globe. We are looking for you to speak excellent English and also be fluent in at least one other language (we particularly are keen to find Italian, Spanish and German speakers).

European Marketing Manager
(Location Flexible; Based in the EU)

Reporting to the Director of European Marketing, the European Marketing Manager will be responsible for the promotion and adoption of Mozilla products and the Mozilla vision throughout Europe. Collaborating as part of a global marketing team and working directly with external agencies, and local communities across Europe, primary responsibilities will include defining and implementing both regional and pan-European marketing campaigns and activities, market research, and day-to-day marketing efforts in order to drive regional brand awareness, demand generation and user retention.

Position Description:
•    Budgeting, managing and executing marketing programs to drive brand awareness and adoption throughout Europe
•    Develop, implement and measure marketing retention programs to increase user loyalty and activity
•    Establish EU reports dashboard & prepare reports concerning downloads, activity, web traffic
•    Set up, monitor and adjust SEM activities
•    Oversee market, competitive, and customer research to understand customer needs and opportunities
•    Serve as an internal and external evangelist for the product line
•    Manage key external partner relationships
•    Support European community marketing campaigns
•    Where necessary organize and participate at key tradeshows, conferences and industry events
•    Assist with other marketing related activities

Position Requirements and Qualifications:
•    3-5 years of experience of planning and executing marketing programs for consumer software products or online services
•    BA in Marketing. MBA or equivalent experience preferred.
•    Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research, and an ability to translate analytics into business and strategic requirements
•    Broad knowledge of Web applications and underlying technologies
•    The ability to speak effectively with product and development team
•    Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills
•    Ideally fluent in at least one European language, plus English
•    Strong character, ethics, and a high standard of performance
•    Ability and willingness to travel internationally
•    Experience with open source software and graphic design a plus

Great news!  We have started a search for an EU Community Marketing Manager to join Mozilla in Europe.

Its an exciting position where the ideal person will have a mixture of marketing and community/community management experience. And of course you need to be passionate about technology, the web and open source!  Below is the job overview, the location base is flexible in Europe. If you are keen, or have someone in mind I would love to hear from you!

Should you be interested in this position, please write to and use “EU Community Marketing Manager” as the subject of your e-mail.

We are excited to find a great person to help us with community marketing in Europe!!

EU Community Marketing Manager – (Location Flexible; Based in the EU)
Reporting to the Director of European Marketing, the European Community Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing and supporting Mozilla’s open source communities throughout Europe, whilst enabling and assisting communities to promote and spread Mozilla products and vision.  Collaborating as part of a global marketing team and working directly with local communities across Europe, primary responsibilities will include defining and implementing regional community campaigns and activities, market research, and day-to-day efforts in order to support community growth and effectiveness.

• Develop and implement new community programs
• Communicate across a diverse community of project contributors and product advocates
• Define and help implement European community marketing campaigns
• Encourage and support communities’ organic/grassroots marketing campaigns
• Conduct and assist with regular community surveys
• Work closely with product team to manage promotions and programs designed to deepen community engagement
• Oversee market, competitive, and customer research to understand customer needs and opportunities
• Review, share and provide information on Spreadfirefox, forums and blogs
• Manage key external partner relationships where necessary
• Where needed, participate with company presence at key tradeshow, conference and industry events
• Assist with other marketing related activities

Position Requirements:

• Bachelors /B.Sc degree. Fluent in at least one European language, plus English
• 3+ years professional experience in online community management and/or working on the marketing of a consumer-focused web property
• Expert in encouraging communication within social media applications (forums, blogs, etc.)
• The ability to speak effectively with product and development team
• Prior high-tech experience preferred and/or a deep love and appreciation of the internet and technology
• Ability to think, plan and execute resourcefully, with minimal supervision
• Outstanding planning, communications, skills, result focused
• Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally
• Experience with open source an asset

About Mozilla

Mozilla is focused on creating great software and maintaining choice and innovation in key Internet applications such as the highly acclaimed Mozilla Firefox web browser. We also provide a framework for the creation of web-enabled applications.

Mozilla is one of the largest open-source software development projects in existence. It includes paid and volunteer contributors numbering in the thousands, a range of spin-off projects, and a set of companies using Mozilla technology to build products. Mozilla guides the technical direction, development, testing, quality assurance, project management, software release, and infrastructure-building activities for this diverse group.

Mozilla employees work within a unique structure that combines open source DNA and development methodologies with extensive commercial involvement. We lead a highly invigorated community; our products garner worldwide attention; our technology touches the heart of the web itself. Successful employees are quick learners driven by the goals of innovation and choice on the Web, excited by change, unbothered by ambiguity, motivated by personal excellence, happy when doing many things and highly dedicated to the success of the project

Today I would like to introduce you to the folks who look after Mozilla marketing in Europe. We’re a mixture between a small compact team of only 4 folks and hundreds of people who in various ways take care of marketing related activities across multiple locales in Europe.

Our central team is based in Paris, and being a small team we need to fit together well to make things happen. As you will learn each person has their own unique area of expertise.

Tristan Nitot – Mozilla Europe’s President has played and continues to play a huge part in the success of Firefox in Europe. Tristan is a former Netscape employee and has worked with browsers for more than 12 years, creating Mozilla Europe in 2003. He’s one of the most natural public speakers and over the years has wooed many a journalist or skeptic to follow open source with passion, become a Firefox contributor and at the very least an avid user. I’ve never seen anyone with Tristan’s public speaking charm coupled with a deep understanding of the Web, open source and technology. His passion spills over, and all those around him are captivated, converted and often join the quest to evangelize the open web! Is it any wonder Tristan is our spokesperson for Mozilla in Europe! He travels often several countries at a time, speaking on Firefox, Mozilla and open source. conducting press interviews and makes himself always available to share his knowledge. Tristan compared to me is a long time blogger (since July 2002), and has one of the most read and applauded blogs in France.

Anne-Julie Ligneau – has been working in technology public relations for many years. Previously working for Streamezzo (mobile), and also for Netscape. Anne-Julie has a wealth of International experience which is necessary when coordinating Mozilla press and events across Europe. Mozilla works with 6 PR agencies throughout Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, France, and the UK, and Anne-Julie has a hard job dealing with the many requests from journalists around Europe, organizing press tours, events and speaking engagements. Anne-Julie has been working with Mozilla for 2 years.

Pascal Chevrel – served as a Mozilla volunteer contributor for many years before joining Mozilla to work full time on localization (L10N) and community development in 2006. Pascal plays an integral part between Mozilla development and marketing as he is responsible for coordinating the localization of Firefox from a content perspective. Actually, Pascal isn’t only coordinating Europe, but works with more than 40 different mind boggling language versions around the world. Pascal also speaks fluent Spanish and since some months has been working actively on growing Firefox market share in Spain and conducting press and radio interviews.

Jane Finette – that’s me. I joined Mozilla only a few months ago in October 2007. Previously, I worked at eBay in the UK, Sotheby’s and ChannelAdvisor in mostly marketing consumer and small business areas. I’ve come on board to help Mozilla in Europe work on more marketing strategy and campaigns to reach further audiences for Firefox. I’ll also be working on growing our team. I have been based in Berlin, Germany for the last 5 years and shall be moving back to London at the end of January.

You – introducing these few people above is really only a small insight into the many marketing activities which go on in Europe. Every day there are scores of people who have organized themselves into groups to help spread and promote Mozilla projects. This ranges from attending open source events on our behalf, printing leaflets and distributing them and much more, to the thousands of you who have recommended Firefox and helped install it for someone.  As mentioned, the activities we do are only a small chunk of the marketing which goes on every day and in every place – we couldn’t do everything and are grateful to the many of you who spread the word of Firefox and Mozilla in your own ways!  If you are someone who has helped Spread Firefox, and have a great story to share – please get in touch as I’d love to feature you on this blog.

That’s it for now, hope you feel you know us a little better,and I’ll keep you updated on our team progress as well as community marketing stories.



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