Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, 17 October 2023

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Team News

  • Proposal that we resume Coffee & Collaboration Sessions, every other Wednesdays @ 16:00 UTC.

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  • Stats provided by @bmcsherry
    • This was a good week for WordPress but also a slower week. On Wednesday, we paused a few campaigns because of the current world events, hoping to create some space with the current news and our campaigns. Despite this, we actually did have a good week performance-wise with the campaigns that ran Sunday-Tuesday. Both engagements and clicks to the website were improved with a few key campaigns highlighting the WordPress 6.4 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 release as well as the WordPress 6.3.2 release.
    • Here is a look at the numbers for the week:
      • Impressions: 200,768
      • Engagements: 3,942
      • Link clicks: 1,501
      • Engagement Rate: 1.8%

New Issues

  • Unify communication and terminology around the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor vs GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. across and associated venues (such as WordCamps, social media ++) #311

Open Issues

This is not a list of all issues from the Marketing Team GitHub in Slack. This is a compilation of items that had discussion in Slack during the week.

  • Marketing Team management – 9 open issues
    • No discussion this week.
  • Cross-team collaboration -17 open issues
    • No discussion this week.
  • Project marketing – 19 open issues
    • No discussion this week.
  • People of WordPress – 7 open issues
    • No discussion this week.

Closing Soon

  • Help create a plan for short form video on Tik Tok #114  AND Develop shortform video content and related copy with Learn Team #187
  • Add ideas to the WP Campaigns Social Content Brainstorm doc #191
  • New Meeting Notes Format testing #194
  • Get involved or Contribute tab for the About page — structure and the content #217
  • Promote Helping to Documentation team with Mobile Apps docs #219
  • #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign #220
  • WP20 Book: Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress 2013-2023 #223
  • Share and help collect #WPPhotos stories #238
  • Celebrating Pride Month and WordPress Diversity #240
  • Familiarize yourself with the WordPress Brand Writing Style Guide #241
  • Promote the #feature-notifications team’s Notification survey #248
  • Start Here! New Marketing Team Contributor Issue for 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. Kathmandu 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. #294

Recently Closed

  • None

Open Floor

  • None

Next Steps

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