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 8 June 2022
- Meeting facilitated by Team Reps: @eidolonnight and @lmurillom
- Meeting notes: @santanainniss
- Editor/Review: @eidolonnight @lmurillom
- 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 is your favorite fruit and why?” – 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. Forthcoming WordPress releases & FSE
You can continue to support efforts to share the announcement and new features across social media. Look for posts with the `#WordPress` tag highlighting the release and new features. Like this recent post:
If you are curious for a little bit about 6.1 and the roadmap, there’s a good post here.
4b. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates
Update via: @lmurillom
- #GrowYourWP Campaign: One submission was received during 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/. to the Grow Your Story campaign. Content is scheduled to go out June 6-17. The content will then be translated.
- The Month in WordPress is out! Please read and share. It covers WordPress’ 19th birthday, Five for the Future updates, new guidelines for in person events, and more.
- The People of WordPress is out! Please read and share.
4c. 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 Jun 2, 2022)
Update via: @eidolonnight
- @yvettesonneveld will give an async update.
4d. 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, this was a strong week for .Org on social. We had some excellent performances, but the biggest performances again came from our WP6.0 campaigns. We saw extremely high engagement and dialogue again with our followers. We earned almost 1k (964) new subscribers across all of our channels, with many campaigns scoring high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.
Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:
- Impressions: 1,307,358
- Engagements: 7,974
- Link clicks: 2,020
- Messages received: 30
5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings
Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 16 June 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, facilitated by @megphillips91. 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.
A reminder you can get involved with the next meeting planning on this GitHub card for the meeting on 15 June 2022.