Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 19, 2022

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1. Welcome and introduction

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

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on October 19, 2022. GitHub card #119 for the week
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight
  • Meeting notes: @kawserz. Props for his first meeting note.
  • Notes Editor/Review: @eidolonnight and @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a 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. account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: Participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: As in some countries, waterways are being celebrated this month. Do you have a waterway, ocean, river, or canal that you enjoy visiting or have liked viewing in photographs? If it is a place you can visit, could it be a photograph you submit for (#WPPhotos on social)? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Volunteer to be a notetaker or a coffee break facilitator

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. Information for the team’s notes is available in the Marketing Team Handbook.

The GitHub card for all aspects of each week’s meeting and any collaboration are linked in the list below by date. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings or have an update you can give asynchronously, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week. There are contributors available to help anyone get started with the team GitHub, message in the main Marketing slack channel and include @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

Notetakers for coming weeks – join our group of contributors who help with notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings, or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 – @vimes1984

Forward planning for the next few weeks after this – please read Nalini’s earlier message and if you would like to help on a future date too.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee break for the bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteering. More on the next coffee break in the diary dates section of the meeting.

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHub. If you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available. We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card.

4a. Social media update

Updates On Social Media Accounts and How You Can Help

Our WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary social accounts and campaign contacts there.

The latest performance stats of Social Media from @bjmcsherry – has improved week-over-week net-new follower growth gaining a total of 1,374 new subscribers. In addition, the continued WordPress 6.1 announcement campaigns scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the last week.

  • Impressions: 306,777
  • Engagements: 5,737
  • Link clicks: 2,021

For more details, check out this Slack thread.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Now Available. Updates from Marketing & Communications co-lead, @dansoschin, for any other 6.1 release updates in this Slack thread.

4c. Contributor events update

  • 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. Asia 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. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Italia is coming up in a couple of weeks. It will have a Contributor Day on November 11, 2022.

4d. Newsletters and series

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

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