One contribution that I'm very excited about is the last one on Mike's list:
Advertising for top contributors. Acquia will buy advertising on Drupal.org, and use said advertising to highlight the 10 Acquia partners that contribute to Drupal the most.
These partners will have the option to advertise their expertise and use cases on Drupal.org industry pages or Drupal.org feature pages for the remainder of 2020. Given that Drupal.org sees two million unique visitors and 15 million page views per month, it should drive more awareness and new business to these valued Drupal contributors.
It's a win-win-win-win: the Drupal Association gets advertising revenue, Drupal's top contributors get more business, and Drupal can grow faster. All of this is obviously good for Acquia as well. It's a nice way to give back.
Promoting the companies that contribute to Drupal is always a good idea, but in an economic downturn, it's even more important. I'm proud that Acquia continues to support Drupal in a big way, and I'm excited that Acquia is experimenting with ways to promote some of Drupal's top contributors.
— Dries Buytaert
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