Global Marketing Team Meeting Notes March 11th, 2020

Introduction: 

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates.

The meeting discussions on the Marketing team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. can be found at: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1583334051185200 

Attended/Participated Asynch

Meeting led by: @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat, @harryjackson1221

Meeting notes: @maedahbatool

Attended: @maedahbatool, @harryjackson1221, @darls, @megphillips91, @webcommsat, @yvettesonneveld, @antialiasfactory, @passoniate, @chaion07, @fayazgabol, @kashifgabol, @JillianSMaxwell, @oglekler, @nullbyte, @pmbaldha, @sharaz, @gkibria69, @abdulwahab610, @artisticasad, @larrisa

WordPress Celebrations/Successes of Past Week in the Marketing Team 

Task: People of WordPress

Update provided by: @yvettesonneveld

Article link: https://wordpress.org/news/2020/03/people-of-wordpress-mary-job/

Updates

  • Last Friday, the People of WordPress team published another feature, this time on Mary Job, one of the projects’ long time contributors.
  • We would really appreciate it if you could help us distribute this content by posting about it on social media or mentioning it in owned media.
  • Huge props to @webcommsat, @topher1kenobe, @chanthaboune, @maryojob, and @yvettesonneveld for getting this piece shipped.
  • The next story will feature Mario Peshev. The task lead will create a card on the People of WordPress board.

Task Updates

Task: Component Maintainers Post on WordPress Marketing

TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card: https://trello.com/c/H6sis4Az/320-component-maintainers-post

Update provided by: @JillianSMaxwell

Draft component maintainers post

Updates and actions

  • First of all, we’d like to thank all those who provided feedback on the initial post. We have gone through the feedback and created a new draft within the same document title “Second Review Draft”.
  • There are a few technical questions that @francina is working with the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to answer. Once we have the appropriate feedback we will releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. the draft for another review with marketing. 

Call for Help!

  • We would love to have anyone on-board who would like to participate in the 2nd round of edits.
  • We are looking for component maintainers to highlight the component maintainers’ handbook post. Likewise, we would love to interview a current component maintainer as well for better reference.

Task: Content Marketing Strategy

Task lead: @megphillips91

Trello card: https://trello.com/b/0ZCUIw4V/2020-content-marketing 

Updates

  • We hit a bit of an unexpected stall this past week, because the task team were not able to have the planned working session. Once this working session has taken place we will come back to the team on any items where we need help.
  • When things are sorted, we will post on the marketing channel so others can attend and pitch in.

Task: Contributor Events

Update provided by: @webcommsat

Updates

  • We have been updating slack with the postponement or cancellation information for WordCamps and contributor events. You can find a thread to the earlier message about this at: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1583915445313500
  • Also, the Community team published a new recommendation today. The long and short of it: if there is any evidence of Covid-19 in your area, postpone the event and consider offering a virtual event.
  • You can read the detailed post here.

Task: Release Leads Post for the Core Team

Update provided by: @miker

Updates

  • Mike is working on the release leads post for the Core team. He will add an update in the coming week.
  • Indeed it will be a great task for our tech-based members too.

Task: Video, Audio, and Lighting Tips for 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. Interviews

Update provided by: @webcommsat

Trello link: https://trello.com/c/5Y0pAgJM/235-blog-video-audio-and-lighting-tips-for-wordcamp-interviews

Updates

  • A collaboration exercise is planned on this for a future meeting.
  • Thanks to @Leo Mindel for his ongoing assistance with this.
  • This is now in the final review stage.
  • If you have any further comments, please add a note to the Trello card.
  • You’ll find the working document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14N1MMLUnNkRh4jU1JIXNldxUWZX1D7A51ovatt917Xk
  • Moreover, please make sure you’re logged in so your name shows when commenting. That will help us find out who contributed and give you proper attribution.

Task: Contributing to WP Marketing

Update provided by: @webcommsat

Updates

We are lucky to have a lot of interest in contributing to marketing from both team members and other teams. We do want to encourage active and long term contributing to the team. If you are unsure of how to get started or want the next task to get involved with, please reach out to the team reps or ask in our new contributors’ thread in our weekly meetings. It would be wonderful to increase the number of active contributors and continue to develop opportunities for team collaboration. We particularly need help with a number of tasks. Here are a few:

  • our video marketing resources
  • subtitling of key videos
  • contributor story interviewers and write-ups
  • showcase
  • content marketing proposal
  • language buddies
  • onboarding documents

Come and get involved. Let’s make the WordPress, open-source project even more amazing.

Proposed agenda next meeting 

  1. Opening
    • Welcome and attendance
    • Review of notes/ actions from the previous meeting
    • A special welcome to new attendees
    • Celebration time (let’s celebrate our WordPress Marketing accomplishment!)
    • Daylight Savings Time schedule
  2. Task lead updates including
    • Contributor Events updates
    • Release leads page
    • Component maintainers post
  3. Collaboration time
    • tba
  4. New business

If you would like to suggest something for the agenda for this week’s meeting, please contact @yvettesonneveld on Slack.