The Marketing team promotes WordPress to current and future users and contributors. We create and amplify campaigns to support the growth of the WordPress project.
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Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with async contributions.
1. Welcome and 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 due to timezone issues please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates.
- The meeting discussions on the Marketing team on Slack can be found at this Slack thread
- Meeting Agenda for 25 May 2022
- Meeting facilitated by Team Reps: @eidolonnight, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom
- Meeting notes: @majaloncar and @webcommsat
- Editor/Review: @lmurillom @nalininonstopnewsuk
- For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start.
2. Getting to know the team and help to take part
- Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
- Social question of the week: “What could you draw to represent your creative heart? You do not have to be able to draw to join in. ” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.
3. Notes and volunteer opportunities
Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. Please note the guidelines for Notetaking are being updated in the Marketing Team Handbook. The 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. https://github.com/ card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked below.
Please message @nalininonstopnewsuk in the channel if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week.
4. Marketing project and task updates
The main Marketing Team task board on GitHub.
If you would like specific assistance on using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available! You can also contribute to wiki information we are working on with other teams.
4a. Documentation Sprint
Update via: @eidolonnight
Docs sprint for Marketing materials on Wednesday 1 June 2022.
4b. Forthcoming WordPress Releases and FSE
Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk
- The 6.0 WordPress release went live yesterday
- You can also like, retweet and share the social posts on 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/ on this.
- Well done and thank you to all the contributors who took part. You can help by continuing to test and by sharing the social media on WordPress.org accounts.
- If you could help with end user documentation in Learn WordPress or documentation, please contact @webcommsat
4c. Newsletters, Campaigns and events updates
- #GrowYourWP campaign – @jpantani is continuing to work the campaign with weekly content, and there have been a handful of submissions. Some great news is that submissions will be a part of 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/. at WCEU. Reminder to all Make WordPress Marketing team contributors: please share your own stories!
- The Meetup Organiser Newsletter is out! It covers Releases, WCEU, WordPress’ 19th birthday, plus the newsletter itself has a new format. Please read, and share! @rmartinezduqueartínez has added a GitHub card for the Month in WordPress newsletter, please add your input.
- People of WordPress – the photo guide will be resumed in June, and the latest version of People of WordPress is well under way and photos are being sourced. (A link to the draft was re-shared during the meeting – and the feature was published on 31 May, as scheduled). Anyone who could help with the photo editing for future editions (need photoshop or equivalent) please contact @meher or @webcommsat.
4d. Contributor Events updates: 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 Day June 2, 2022)
Update via: @eidolonnight
- WCEU 2022: There is an open call (GitHub card) for brainstorming ideas that can be used to help generate contributor interest in marketing for WordPress. Please leave your idea on the GitHub card or reply in the thread, and also leave a comment there if you plan to attend WordCamp Europe (WCEU) Contributor Day! @jpantani and @yvettesonneveld are co-ordinating the table this year.
4e. Social Media status
A quick reminder that we have an open GitHub issue with details regarding how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. This applies to the latest release and other announcements as well. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress social accounts there.
Overall, we achieved some really good engagement with our followers. We earned almost 1k new subscribers across all channels, with many of our campaigns including the ‘Photo Directory′, and ‘WordPress 6.0’ announcement posts scoring high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week. Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:
- Impressions: 1,226,582
- Engagements: 6,463
- Link clicks: 1,581
- Messages received: 25
5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 2 June 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @lmurillom. This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress. Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
6. Open floor
- If you have an update on a task that is not mentioned above, please share. Anyone is able to add a comment to a GitHub task card – you just need a GitHub user ID.
- We have one for joint working across teams with Learn WP related to the release. If anyone can help with the end-user release information, particularly in cross-checking with any new docs that are out, please let @azhiyadev and @webcommsat know. They have put some help information together.
- If you are attending WCEU and would like to know more about getting involved in the community, @yvettesonneveld is hosting a chat on Saturday afternoon about this in the WP Cafe.
A reminder you can get involved with the next meeting planning on this GitHub card for the meeting on 1 June 2022.