Notes: Global Marketing meeting 28 July 2021

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1. Welcome, introduction, new contributors

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

Attendees Slack Thread

Get involved – starter tasks for new and returning contributors, and those who have pledged to support the team and need assistance to get started.

2. Meeting Notes

A big thanks to @meher and others for contributing to drafting, follow-ups, and actions from last week’s meeting notes. 

Note: Please review and add comments in suggestion mode. These notes will be updated as appropriate.

A reminder to check the draft notes is circulated at the meeting every week. Please review and check your ID is listed on collaborations that you have actively contributed to. We rely on this to update the final notes and to put them into our charts to show where we need extra contributors, and how we are having an input and impact on the work assigned/requested from other teams. 

Rota for drafting notes:


You can volunteer to contribute to notes for future meetings. Please note that the initial draft is needed by Friday 17.00 UTC each week to help with actions and follow-ups that might be needed. We are excited to continue to expand our contributors who are helping draft the notes!

3. Tasks, Working Groups, and Team Celebration

a) WordPress 5.8 and point releases updates 

Update from: Josepha, Chloe Bringmann, and Abha

  • There is a milestone for WordPress 5.8.1, and Jonathan will be publishing a blog post about it soon.
  • The team is collaborating on a media monitoring document that is aimed to help identify additional social media posts or FAQs on the release. Link to document in Slack.
  • Thank you to those volunteering to help with the social media task. We are working on improving the quality of the Images for social media and 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. promotions for 5.8
  • Meher has shared on Slack all the folders and specifications regarding the images needed, as well as task owners. 


  • If you have not already filled in it, do share with us your favorite feature of the release by answering a few questions. Link in Slack.
  • If you see anything on social media that could become actionable feedback, please send it along to Josepha. 
  • We need volunteers to work on slides to help meetups share information about the release. If you can help with this and resize pictures, please contact @meherLink to slides in Slack.

b) WordPress Translation Day 2021  

Update from: Erica

  • Every 30th September, the WordPress community celebrates the importance and impact of translators.
  • This year the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. has planned to encourage local translation events throughout September, and then have the Translation Day organizing team plan a few global events (in English) during those last two weeks.
  • There is an announcement blog post with all the details.
  • The deadline for Call for Organizers is 1 August 2021.


  • The call for organizers has been extended to make sure anyone from the Marketing team who is interested in helping has time to sign up. Please sign up as an Organizer and contact @evarlese with any questions through Slack or as a comment on the post.

c) Diverse Speaker Training Team Workshop Promotions

Update from: Abha

  • A new programme will soon be ready for promotion.  
  • Jill would like to get people from the Diverse Speaker group involved in supporting. 


  • If you are interested in this area, you can talk to @nalininonstopnewsuk, who is on both the Marketing and the Diverse Speaker Training teams. @lmurillom also has a rota for helping people get involved.

d) People of WordPress

Update from: @meher

  • We have had to reschedule a number of features in the People of WordPress schedule.
  • The People of WordPress article for July is being worked on by @webcommsat and @nalininonstopnewsuk.


  • If you are an experienced writer and can help with this task, please do reach out to @OGlekler and @meher.
  • We especially need experienced writers who can help with the drafts and interviewing of people featured to bring items up-to-date and fact check.
  • We also need someone to help with creating the featured images.
  • If you are assigned as writer or editor for one of the articles in this series, please do let @webcommsat know if you can’t make a deadline as it really helps us to alert the editors, and reschedule as needed. 

e) Short Demonstration of the Post Revision Tool 

Update from: Courtney

  • Whenever there’s a major version release, many things need to be updated.  
  • As part of that, we now have a way to stage articles being revised without overriding what is currently live. This enables us to work ahead on content that should go live with a release.
  • So a short video has been created to explain How to use Revisions Extended plugin on LearnWP.
  • It is now available in HelpHub & DevHub for #docs use.
  • Both #training and #docs will continue to work together around our audit needs.


  • Think about how the Marketing team could benefit from a tool like this, such as the idea Courtney shared on Slack.

4. Forthcoming 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 on Slack. We will try and find ways to help. We are keen to continue to try and help and promote inclusion and diversity in the team.

Upcoming Diary Dates are in this dedicated post.

A reminder about our Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities

Next Marketing meeting

Wednesday 4 August 2021, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Does your task need some time in the future agenda? Contact @meher and @webcommsat in the #marketing channel on Slack.

➤ How to get started?

We have a number of new contributors shadowing at the moment. So please do let us know if you would like some help.

If you were in the Marketing Team meeting and would like some extra help to get started to contribute to the project, contact @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld for information on future Contributors Onboarding events.

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