Notes: Global Marketing Team – 23 March 2022

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

1. Hello and Welcome

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. The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack link. 

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 most unusual type of cake you have made or enjoyed?” You can add your response and read what other participants shared via this Slack thread (link)

3. Notes and Volunteer Opportunities

View the thread via this Slack link.

You can find a link to the notes from the last meeting at this link. Thanks @bjmcsherry.

@jpantani volunteered to take notes for the 30 March 2022 Marketing meeting.

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

  • 30 March 2022 – @jpantani
  • 6 April 2022 – @ugyensupport
  • 13 April 2022 – @bjmcsherry
  • 20 April 2022 – TBD

There was a call for volunteers for coffee break facilitators to help with the coffee breaks for the team:

More information about the coffee breaks can be found on this GitHub card, where you can share any questions or recommendations.

4. Projects Updates

4a) Newsletters and events updates

View the thread on Slack.

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk: Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: March 2022 – Translate WordPress has been published. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this month’s newsletter – their names are at the bottom of the post.

4b) Social media status

View the thread on Slack.

Updates from @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry:

We continue to ask that new contributors help with Social Media Amplification. Given the newness of our social efforts 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., liking, commenting, sharing, or otherwise engaging with content is the best way to help.

Performance stats: Our audience across all networks grew by 670 followers last week. That brings our total audience to 2,035,078 followers. We saw good engagement with several different posts: WPDiversity, Photo Directory, and Openverse in some of our best examples.

  • Impressions: 1,365,185
  • Engagements: 4,639
  • Link clicks: 1,023
  • Messages received: 29

4c) 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. updates and links

View the thread on Slack.

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk:

Note-taking process: In order to make the notes process easier, we are asking note-takers to post their drafts directly in the Make Marketing blog (you can contact a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. for access). The handbook will be updated with this new process in a few days. If you have an 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). ( need and would like to still use Google Docs, please let one of the team reps know. We will help you with this.

GitHub card for weekly meetings: After testing, we will now be using one single card for all things related to the weekly meetings, from planning, discussions, and note-taking. Thank you to everyone who helped test. From next week, you will be able to add your comments to a card for each meeting date directly on the Marketing tasks board.

Thank you to the new volunteers to work on documentation for GitHub. We will organize a doodle poll for a collaboration session next week as we have not been able to find a time slot. You can still volunteer.

4d) 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. events – 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

View the thread on Slack.

Updates regarding attendance and volunteers:

  • @jpantani confirmed he will be able to help with the Marketing table at WordCamp Europe Contributor Day.
  • @webcommsat suggested that it might be useful to have a group of volunteers as the tables can be busy throughout the day, and in the last in-person event there were three tables. @jpantani to chat with @webcommsat about the event.

4e) Updates on any other WordPress events

View the thread on Slack.

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk: We have a request from Chirag Patel and Ronak Ganatra (link on Slack) for a contributor event running company-wide at Multidots, on 31 March 2022. GitHub card for this event.
  • WordCamp Vienna may have a Contributor Day on 24 April 2022. GitHub card set up ready to support requests from the camp. In addition to supporting potentially an in-person event, the team has previously provided support by making sure we have people available in the channel.
  • @yvettesonneveld: Another Yoast Contributor Day is planned for 13 May 2022. Updates will be added to this GitHub card.
  • Thank you to @webcommsat for setting up the GitHub cards and the support to the team for GitHub.

5. Diary Dates – Upcoming Events and Meetings

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6. Open Floor

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  • @webcommsat asked to highlight bug scrubs for the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality., WordPress 6.0. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of their background, or just watch to learn. There are scrubs in different timezones and some components have regular bug scrubs too. More information can be found in the bug scrubs for 6.0 post.
  • Suggestion by @webcommsat to use a few example tickets to help contributors in marketing or #training to be able to get involved with tickets or be able to see the journey of a ticket from its initial report. For some actions on a ticket, a contributor would not need to be a developer or very familiar with TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. They may just need to check if they face the same issue when using the latest version of WordPress. More discussion on this is planned with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., training, and documentation.

The next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 15:00 UTC in the Make WordPress #marketing channel on Slack. You can add suggestions for the planning and any async updates to the meeting card on GitHub.

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