Agenda: Global Marketing Team Meeting 12 August 2020

Diary dates and forward planning as at w/c 12 August 2020.

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12 August 2020 at 14:00 UTC in the Global WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at #marketing channel.

If you are reading this agenda on another website and not the, please note that we may not be aware of any responses or offers to contribute you make on other sites. 

If you are reading this from promotion in other Make Teams or are not yet active in the Marketing Team, there are details below of how you can involved.


Introductions and review of notes

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance
    We encourage asynchronous contributions in Slack for the 48 hours after a meeting (until 14:00 UTC on Fridays) to help with different timezones.
  3. A special welcome to new attendees
  4. Link to notes (including a review of draft summaries and actions in the Google document – thanks to @meher for working on last week’s).
  5. Quick peek in our daily lives

Task, working groups and team celebration

6. Celebration time – let’s celebrate our WordPress Marketing accomplishments! 

This is where we also include highlights from what team members have been doing related to marketing in the WordPress community.

Updates on tasks with deadlines in the next six weeks

7. Onboarding videos 

These videos are being added to the WordPress Contributor Day Handbook on GitHub.

Update from co-ordination team member: @OGlekler

Get involved:
– if you have a strong presenting voice and can help with doing voiceovers and liaise with your local GTEGeneral Translation Editor General Translation Editor – One of the polyglots team leads in a geographic region Further information at on translated captions for these screen recording videos, please contact @webcommsat@OGlekler or @marks99
– find examples of the video guides we are working on to help new contributors set up accounts on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. and Make WordPress Slack.

7. MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. marketing updates

Update from co-ordination team member: @meher and @lmurillom

Get involved: If you are a Meetup organizer, please fill in our survey to help us help you in your marketing. Can you promote this to organizers in your network or locale?

8. Marketing team feedback on the Help Hub recategorization

Update from co-ordinating: @mikerbg
Trello card

9. Diverse speaker training working group promotions for August and September 2020

Update from co-ordinating team member: @webcommsat, @nalininonstopnewsuk

Get involved: Can you help amplify the social media promotions? Search #WPDiversity on the WordCamp on TwitterWordCamp Facebook and Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn, and share the messages.

10. WordPress 5.5 Q&As and marketing resources

NOTE: more detailed collaboration meeting will take place at 15:15 UTC, 12 August 2020.

Update from co-ordinating team members: @webcommsat , @vimes1984

Get involved: can you assist in this work? Contact @webcommsat and @oglekler

11. Staying Connected events and activities – latest diary dates

New shared calendar update: from @webcommsat and @oglekler

Updates on socials from: @meher and @nalininonstopnewsuk


12. Collaboration time

  • Diverse Speaker Training Workshop – let’s write some social media messaging
  • Video conferencing call for those supporting the Q&A tasks (from
    15:15 UTC
    Will be tasks lead @webcommsatsat – we will use Google Meet with live captioning if needed, Slack, Make coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub., GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. and Google Docs
    More on our Questions and Answers work to help promote WordPress Releases

Any other business/ awareness of other related Make WordPress tasks

13. AOB 
You can also suggest to one of the team reps the day before the meeting if you have an idea for inclusion at a future meeting.

The meeting will be formally closed at the end of the collaborations session. 

Diary dates

If you need accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( or language support to participate in any of our work and meetings, please let one of the team reps know in the marketing channel. We are keen to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Thursday 13 August 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break on video conferencing. If you need live captioning to participate, please let @webcommsat or @marks99 know and we will use an appropriate tool.

Monday 17 August 2020
– 6.15pm/ 18:15 UTC- – Marketing Q&As and social media for WordPress 5.5.

Wednesday 19 August 2020, 14:00 UTC Global Marketing Team Meeting. 
This will be followed by 15:15 UTC meeting on video continuing collaborations relating to the Q&As and Meetup resources.

Thursday 20 August 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, on video conferencing and Slack for those unable to join on video. 

Thursday 27 August 2020, 19:30 UTC – Virtual Coffee Break, on video conferencing and Slack for those unable to join on video.

Staying Connected – advance event dates

Poetry competition now open

  • Entries now open 
  • Closing date 31 August 2020, 17:00 UTC
  • Minimum two verses (stanzas), maximum four 
  • Can be song lyrics, poem or guzzle
  • Can be in another language accompanied by an English translation
  • Can work on an entry individually or with one other person
  • Fun event

Wednesday 26 August 2020, 15:30 UTC – fun social quiz for the team, organized by @majaloncar

Thursday 17 September 2020, 17:00 UTC – Around the World quiz organized by @meher and promoting different cultures and countries in the WordPress community. Followed by a short virtual coffee break.

Useful resourcesThanks