Notes: Global Marketing Team, 23 February 2022

Encouraging asynchronous contributions

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Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.

1. Welcome, Introduction

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 for whatever reason please join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates there. 

2. Getting To Know Each Other

  1. Meeting attendees can be viewed via this Slack Thread with WordPress IDs
  2. Social question of the week: “ What is the book you would recommend to others and why?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link). 

3. Notes from The Last Meeting

Notetakers for coming weeks – please volunteer to contribute to creating these notes where there is a call for note-takers during our meetings!

4. Projects and Task Updates

Here are the outlined updates:

4a)  Polyglots Newsletter

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk 

Slack Thread Link 

  • @nao published the Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: February 2022 earlier this week – props to everyone who made valuable contributions. 
  • If your locale has a news page on your site where WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ news stories are or could be translated, please share the details on this form. This will help future polyglot and WordPress Translation Day contributions. There are details and more contribution opportunities in the newsletter.

4b) Social Media 

 Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link 

We have an open task for those who would like to help grow our social presence: WordPress Social Media Amplification

  • Performance : Our audience across all networks grew by 989 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,032,867 followers.
    • Impressions: 1,431,415
    • Engagements: 6,639
    • Link clicks: 2,422
    • Messages received: 1,485

4c) GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ Updates 

Updates via @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack Thread Link 

  • The team’s new GitHub main marketing board is ready for adding campaigns, now conveniently in one central location.
  • We encourage all who can to get involved. As long as you have a GitHub account, you should be able to add comments to cards on this board as well as take part in meeting planning in the weekly Marketing meeting discussion

4d) WPDiversity

Updates via @lmurillom

Slack Thread Link

5) Important Dates

Updates via @eidolonnight

Slack Thread Link 

  • Reminder for the bi-weekly Coffee break on Thursday 24 February 2022 at 18:30 UTC. It is an event held by the Make Marketing team and an opportunity to meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Check out the Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations and social activities  
    • If you are using Microsoft Outlook, follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar on your own.
    • If you have difficulties or a need to embed our calendar into other tools, please share this and we will try to help. 
  • Important upcoming dates are in this dedicated post.
  • The global marketing meeting will continue to take place on Wednesdays at 15:00 UTC going forward. If you are unable to make the meeting live due to your timezone, you are very welcome to contribute to it asynchronously.

6) Open Floor

Slack Thread Link 

  • @eidolonnight: call for any task and projects updates for this week not covered. 
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk Thanked those who participated in the prior week’s celebrations of the team and sending messages in of their favorite memories of contributing. It is hoped to produce a post using these messages to encourage attendees at 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. Europe Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. in Porto in June 2022. 

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 2 March 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the Make WordPress #marketing channel on Slack. To contribute to the next meeting’s agenda join in the discussion on GitHub.

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