Marketing Team Notes – October 17, 2018

Marketing Team Vision

Our vision for the Marketing Team is to be the go-to resource on strategy and content for other WordPress teams. We reiterate our mission each week so that everyone who is new to the team understands what our goals are. This helps with onboarding.

We’d love you to join the Marketing Team. If you have any questions or feel lost (all of us do at some point), please feel free to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” any of us in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at We’re here to help guide and mentor you. xoxo ~ Bridget (@gidgey on Slack)

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. And, yes, you can add yourself to any Trello Card you’d like to work on.

Today’s Meeting

Slack Timestamp

Today’s notes taken by: @abhanonstopnewsuk

Meeting attended by@mcdwayne, @gidgey, @harryjackson1221, @breann mcdede, @siobhanseija, @joshb, @maedahbatool

This week’s meeting started with a welcome from @mcdwayne.

Celebration (2018/10/17)

  • Updated the Jargon Glossary thanks to a contribution from @g.allegretta.
  • Welcoming @breann mcdede who has also attended the first WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. in Vancouver.
  • User testing on setting up a business website blog card been successful and added to blog for @gidgey for final approval. Well done to everyone involved on this card: @joelobo, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @mcdwayne, @harryjackson1221

TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: (2018/10/17)

Social media card (2018/10/17)

  • Version with final questions to check for @gidgey.
  • New Facebook rules coming out on how pages can post which will affect WordCamps. This will need to be added post-publication.

Guide/ Article: How to create a business website (2018/10/17)

Trello Link

  • Article by @joelobo and @abhanonstopnewsuk. This has been tested by potential users and tweaks to some of the description language are being made. @joelobo has added in some text on email from previous feedback. @mcdwayne has checked the new order and given advice on some of the technical aspects. Screenshot pictures bring finalised. Thanks everyone!
  • This is scheduled to be with @gidgey for final check before Friday and then onward publication!
  • Some of the feedback from the user testing will be useful for the follow up tutorials and some of the work in the area of end user persona. @joelobo is working on the scoping of the tutorial.

Savii Case Study (2018/10/17)

Trello Link: 

  • This is with @gidgey who is actioning it.

First Time at WordCamp – Here’s What You Need to Know (2018/10/17)

Trello Link

Submission Form and Blog for WordPressers and Pets Campaign (2018/10/17)

Trello Link

  • More work on this was done to develop information needed for the form and the blog.

Marketing Videos Blog and List (2018/10/17)

Trello Link

  • Task lead: @abhanonstopnewsuk
  • One blog ready and another finishing to start a series of published blogs highlighting videos on WP TV useful for marketing WP or highlighting the community. New cards will be set up for each blog.
  • We will maintain and continue to update the list of videos on the Google sheet. A number of WordCamps are highlighting it to encourage WordPress people to add to it or for it to be used as a task in a Contribution event.
  • Thanks to Phil Jenner who has contributed by suggesting 12 videos on WP TV.

New People: 

  • All welcome to add to this curated list. Instructions are at the top of the Google sheet or contact @abhanonstopnewsuk or @siobhanseija if you need some assistance.
  • There is a priority list for videos to be subtitled. This can be done easily. Please notes on the sheet or ask for tips to @abhanonstopnewsuk or @siobhanseija on the Marketing Slack channel.

Polyglots Infographic Copy (2018/10/17)

Trello Link 

  • This needs contributions following work on it at WC024. @gidgey to follow up.

Statistics on usage of Marketing team’s blog (2018/10/17)

  • These were shared by @gidgey.

New Business

Trello Card for WCUS Contribution Day WordCamp (2018/10/17)

  • This will be set up for ideas for the marketing table.

Blog on Tips for Those Thinking of Setting Up A WordCamp (2018/10/17)

  • Suggestion from Phil Jenner, who is working on the curating marketing video cards. He suggested a blog with tips for those thinking of setting up a WordCamp. @mcdwayne to look at it being added to the wish list.