Marketing Team Notes – January 16th, 2019

Today’s Meeting

Slack Timestamp

Meeting Attended By: @siobhanseija, @maedahbatool, @coachbirgit, @dhruvpandya, @zetaraffix, @joostdevalk, @jenblogs4u, @harryjackson1221, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @yvettesonneveld, @meher, @jnovakfl, @sereedmedia

Notes Taken By: @siobhanseija

Leadership Changes

These changes were announced the day before this meeting:
@joostdevalk kicked off with a few words to explain why and how he plans on getting started. Read the full text here: and

Celebration/Achievements Last Week

@abhanonstopnewsuk got a very positive response on her request for quotes and picture for the “Why should you contribute to WordPress?” blog.

Task Lead Updates

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@harryjackson1221 is running into some problems using Gutenberg. He’ll create a meta trac ticket for it, @joostdevalk will look into that.

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@harryjackson1221 mentions there are two new case study submissions, he’s put them in this master card. @meher will look into starting on one of them.

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@siobhanseija says this has been tweeted three times, could use some more traction. A discussion about improving the quality and reach of our social outreach formed in the thread. Read more here: Plans will be formed and shared with @joostdevalk.

@harryjackson1221 created another tweetable blurb to promote case studies:

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@abhanonstopnewsuk and @siobhanseija finished January’s blog in the blog series using videos. Ready for publication by @bridgetwillard.

Request by Joost

As @joostdevalk is going to look into a WordPress marketing and communications strategy he’s looking for the team’s input. His request:

“Forget everything you know about WordPress marketing as it is right now for a short time, and think of what you think Marketing for WordPress should mean and what we as a project (not necessarily only this team) should be doing in terms of marketing activities.“

So to anyone reading this: if you have any ideas regarding WordPress marketing and communication, this is your chance. Share them with Joost through DM and he’ll use everyone’s input to build an overarching strategy.