Most funds are locked up until mainnet is live. At least the commons budget part. Once we have the mainnet and we can propost marketing plans and we can distribute funds for marketing proposal that the node holder vote on. But until then I am not sure where the funds would come from. But we need to find away thats why I suggested we do a donation drive. Until mainnet is live. Or they offer future BOS coins. But they definitely need a publisist or marketing specialist and team. But if they didn’t alot it in the original budget they don’t have the funds available for other things. That is understandable, and they said in the last news letter they would be pick it up. But I don’t know exactly to what extent. It needs to be outside of meetups and conferences, but we need to do those as well.
But I am in total agreement with you they definitely need one and should included marketing in the original budget and white paper. The probelm is many still believe that marketing and advertsing is bad for real crypto currencies, but the space is changing and to succeed on the mainstream level it is something we must do. My felling is WE NEED TO SAY IT THEN MAKE IT TRUE!!!