Agenda, global WordPress Marketing Team meeting, September 21, 2022

The weekly WordPress Marketing Team meeting will be held in the #marketing channel of the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. on Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. Asynchronous contribution is welcome. The GitHub ticket (#111) for this week’s meeting planning.

  1. Welcome to the team and visitors. Useful links will be shared to help those new follow along in the meeting.
  2. Getting to know each other
    a. Who is with us today – contributors attending live and asynchronously
    b. Social question of the week
  3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities
    a. Notes from the meeting on September 14, 2022. Thank you to @yashwardhanrana for writing and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.
    b. Could you volunteer to draft a future meeting note? Add yourself to 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 the week or share during the meeting on Slack. The guide is being updated – if you have other suggestions to help with 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) or to support contributors who are new to adding content to WordPress in particular, please message @nalininonstopnewsuk.
    c. Volunteer for our bi-weekly coffee break (GitHub card #23). More on helping to facilitate a coffee break (updated guide).
  4. Projects and Task Updates
    Marketing Team GitHub board and check-ins on cards.
    a. Update 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/ social media accounts
    b. Forthcoming WordPress releases and Full Site Editing
    c. Contributor Events updates – do you know of any others taking place that are planning Marketing tables?
    d. Newsletters
    e. Campaigns
    f. Any other Make WordPress events
  5. Diary/Calendar Dates
    – Next week’s meeting and planning – September 28, 2022 (GitHub #112)
    – Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
    – The team lists important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.
  6. Open Floor
    If you have an item, please do add it to this week’s planning card to help the team reps highlight your request.

How you can get involved with the planning and weekly meetings

Each meeting week has its own card on the Tasks board in the WordPress Marketing Repository.

You can add suggestions for the agenda, link to updates on GitHub tickets/ cards or Google documents.

You can give an asynchronous update on a task if you are unlikely to be able to attend the team meeting. The team works across the different time zones, and all contributions are very welcome. To add to a GitHub card, you just need to have a GitHub account, which is free to set up.


Thank you to contributors who have made suggestions and given feedback,
and assisted with updating the blog and GitHub cards this last week.

#agenda, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, September 14, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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 channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on September 14, 2022. GitHub card for the week #107
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps:  @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @eidolonnightGitHubGitHub 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/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom.
  • Meeting notes: @yashwardhanrana
  • Meeting notes Editor/Review: @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk. @webcommsat for providing additional Slack, Make post and GitHub links.
  • 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 GitHub account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  2. Social question of the week: Which sport do you most like to watch? How would you recommend it to others? Read the replies from contributors on Slack.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are available in the Marketing Team Handbook. We will be adding screenshots to help contributors less familiar with updating the blog site.

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.

Take a look at the team notes from September 7, 2022 — props to @webcommsat for drafting and @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom for reviewing.

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

14 September 2022 – @yashwardhanrana
21 September 2022 –  @santanainniss
28 September 2022 – @slspeller911

Help to facilitate a coffee break?
We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available.

With the preparation for WCUS, we will leave check-ins until next week. Please do update any cards on GitHub this week or let @nalininonstopnewsuk (‘nalini’ on Slack) know if you would like one of our GitHub support contributors to help you.

4a. Updates 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/ social media accounts and how you can help

Update from @eidolonnight.

i) @eidolonnight has a Zapier automation running to help solve Auto post published videos to YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV thread. Expect WordPress.TV videos to be published to the WordPress YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

ii) Thanks to the Training team, this will include tutorials from Learn.WordPress.org. @eidolonnight spoke to @courane01 at 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. US (WCUS) about encouraging the use of tags on these videos since these do get imported to YouTube along with the videos. So if you see opportunities there, be sure to point them out.

iii) 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 WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. Just post here and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue.

We had several great ideas for content come in on 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 WCUS. Read the workshop document for details.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update from @eidolonnight and @dansoschin

@dansoschin subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani.

4c. Contributor events update

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • A big “thank you” to all those who participated in the WordCamp US (WCUS) Contributor Day. We saw excellent contributions across a number of activities. You can review the day’s work in the WCUS 2022 Contributor Day document.
  • WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • There is a Dzongkha language onboarding video in progress – this is now set for completion including the YouTube and Learn WP work for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @ugyensupport is working on this. Please add to the GitHub ticket #59 if you can assist him with the video work on this.
  • Can you share your contributor story for WordCamp Asia?
    (this item came up under Open Floor). Update via @ugyensupport. This will be the first in-Asia flagship WordCamp dedicated to Contributors and WordPress Communities who contribute to WordPress. The team is planning to feature some stories from seasoned contributors who enjoyed their experience at contributing events. Find out more.

4d. Newsletters and series

Updates from @lmurillom, @rmartinezduque, @webcommsat, @santanainniss

i) Month in WordPress:  If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card 109 by Friday, September 30, 2022.

ii) People in WordPress series:

  • September 2022 GitHub #104 – An update interview has now been done for this and the feature will be updated. Awaiting pictures for editing. Waiting on information on WordPress Translation Day arrangements or links to tie-in.
  • Work on October 2022 photo collection and editing has started. If anyone wants to help with this, please get in touch on the GitHub card or with @meher or @webcommsat.

iii) WP Briefing: in episode 38 of the podcast, @chanthaboune speaks with @azhiyadev about the WordPress Training team and the Learn WordPress.org initiative. Please listen, share, and think about contributing time to the Training team.

Additionally, @santanainniss has shared a call for brainstorming for the Halloween Episode of the WP Briefing Podcast. Please leave your ideas in the GitHub card. Deadline: September 26, 2022

iv) WordPress Translation Day plans

There will be some events and local translation encouragement on September 28, 2022, before International Translation Day on September 30. More information to come.

4e. Campaigns

Update received from @rmartinezduque.

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card #80) for World Photography Day.

The challenge collection now has 90, and about 30 social posts about the challenge have already been published across the WordPress.org platforms. Photos from the challenge will continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms.

If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, please reach out to Reyes (ReyesMartinez on Slack).

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Update from @lmurillom

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 22 September 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. 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.
Volunteer needed to help facilitate this.

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

6. Open floor

a) Update from the Training teamSlack thread
The individual learning survey is still open for completion. Training has been talking with @jpantani about elevating stories of direct learners on social. @eidolonnight encouraged setting an end date for the survey. @dansoschin has set a social tweet to go out on September 24, 2022.

b) Marketing Team Handbook Slack thread
Update from @santanainniss who is part of the group working on some of the proposed improvements for 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and screenshots for the marketing handbook note taking page. She has run into some errors in the Make blog and has some questions on how to solve. Discussion on this took place in the meeting as other contributors have been having similar issues and started documenting the same. @meher is co-ordinating these efforts and will do the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. ticket.

Next meeting

The next global Marketing team meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 08:30 PM GMT+5:30. All welcome.

You can contribute and add asynchronous updates on the GitHub card #110 for planning for September 21, 2022.

#learnwp, #marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes, WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 7, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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 channel start at this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on September 7, 2022. GitHub card for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk @eidolonnightGitHubGitHub 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/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom
  • Meeting notes: @webcommsat
  • Notes Editor/Review: @lmurillom 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 GitHub account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  2. The team took a moment to mark and thank a contributor who had died recently.
  3. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: what is the one food you would not want to ever give up? Read the replies from the team on Slack. If you are looking for inspiration – discover some contributors’ favourite foods by visiting the WordPress Photo Directory results on food. Remember, you can submit photos to it too!

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. How to information for the team’s notes are 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 @nalini in your message.

Take a look at the team notes from August 31, 2022 — props to @laurlittle for drafting and @nalininonstopnewsuk for reviewing.

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

7 September 2022 –  @webcommsat
14 September 2022@yashwardhanrana
21 September 2022 –  @santanainniss
28 September 2022 – any takers?

Help to facilitate a coffee break?
We are looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break.
Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf 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.

i) Have you commented on the Marketing Team description discussion? You can do so on the GitHub ticket #87. @eidolonnight shared it is the final week for collecting feedback.

ii) Polyglot stories – this ticket is on hold for publication pending the schedule for WordPress Translation Day 2022 to tie in with the ongoing promotions. Have global or local events been set? If the date has not been confirmed for 2022, the stories will be resumed for the polyglots monthly newsletter.

@naoko: this post is what we have so far. Announcement: WordPress Translation Day 2022. We will start gathering links of local and global events and more details.

iii) A-Z jargon glossary updating GitHub ticket #39
@marybaum will be making this available at 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. US 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/. 2022 and running a session in the future.

iv) WordPress.org menu
There was a request from MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. on this last week. It is referenced in GitHub ticket 106. Update from the previous week from @eidolonnight: a new iteration of the WordPress.org main navigation will be launching soon. This is the result of the nav conversation in Meta. Nicholas shared the latest update can be found in this post Simplifying the admin bar in the global navigation menu. Nothing further needed from the Marketing team at this stage.

Thank you for everyone who has assisted with updating GitHub tickets and moving items on during the last week.

4a. Social media update

i) WordPress.tv videos on YouTube

@eidolonnight has a Zapier automation running to help solve Auto post published videos to YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV Slack thread. Expect WordPress.TV videos to be published to the WordPress YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

It is aimed to have a single YouTube channel with multiple playlists to have the most algorithmic success and avoid spreading our audience across multiple channels.

@eidolonnight is drafting some notes for a handbook page and will share in the Marketing team when it is available.

ii) Social media amplification

Slack thread

Background: The 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/ 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 WordPress.org social accounts and campaign contacts there.

How to get involved: This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns. You can post in the Slack thread for the social media amplification task in weekly team meetings and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of the GitHub issue.

Update from @bjmcsherry on last week’s WordPress.org social media stats and insights:

We continued our strong growth this week, especially with our key net-new subscribers objective, hitting 1,712 followers which is a near high for us. In addition, many of our campaigns including the WordPress 6.0.2 campaign plus the Website Redesign campaign looking at the upgraded NAV performed best. These scored some of the highest marks in some of our best examples throughout the week. A look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 313,761
  • Engagements: 6,343
  • Link clicks: 2,169
  • Messages received: 40

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@eidolonnight: Notice: As of December 1, 2022 the WordPress Security Team will no longer provide security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0.

WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani. The 6.1 Product Walk-through has been announced, and scheduled for September 13, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. The zoom link will be provided closer to the event. And we have several people lined up as moderator and panellists to talk about the exciting features that are set to be included in this release. Until then you are welcome to follow along in #walkthrough as we prepare.

@dansoschin: 6.0.2 shipped last week and includes some security updates as well as maintenance items. Everyone should update, as always!

Full Site Editor – the latest call for testing closed on September 2, 2022. You can follow the developments in the

4c. Contributor events update

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk.

i) WordCamp US

If you will be attending Contributor Day at WordCamp US on September 11, 2022, please visit the open GitHub ticket (#90). Let us know if you will be joining in person at the marketing table or to help welcome virtually on Slack. On the ticket you can check for updates on what is being planned. 

Openverse at WordCamp US Contributor Day – @rmartinezduque has asked to share this post for awareness.

ii) WordCamp Asia

  •  WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • Bhutanese onboarding video – the deadline has been updated for completion ready for the work associated with publication. This is now set for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @ugyensupport is working on this. Please add to the GitHub ticket #59 if you can assist him.

iv) Does anyone know of any other WordCamp or WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

4d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Newsletters

Month in WordPress August 2022 has been published! Please read and share.
If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant for the September 2022 edition, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card by Friday, September 30, 2022.

People of WordPress

Update via @webcommsat

The latest edition has been published. Last month, the series went to the US to link in with WordCamp US. Bud Kraus was featured, a WordPress trainer who has made a career in helping others learn about software. He also shares how he uses technology in order to overcome long standing difficulties with his eyesight. Please read and share!

Contributors involved in the August 2022 edition: @webcommsat, @marybaum, @sthakor, @meher, @lmurillom, @cbringmann, and @trynet for sharing his experiences.

The September 2022 edition will go to Taiwan and will feature Huanyi Chuang. GitHub ticket #104. You can follow along and volunteer to support the series on GitHub.

We had built in extra time for the September edition due to WCUS. More time has been added to this for later in the week and early the following week. If anyone wants to assist or shadow the picture process, please let @abhanonstopnewsuk or @meher know on the GitHub card by 20 September 2022. If you would like to shadow some of the work on this edition later this week to be able to volunteer to support a future edition, please add your name to the relevant GitHub card too. 

Campaigns

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day – update from @rmartinezduque
The Photos team has approved more than 70 submissions. Photos from the challenge will continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms. A high number of photos have been submitted and there are still quite a few in the moderation queue. The World Photography Day collection will grow as they are approved. In the meantime, you can enjoy the challenge submissions that have already been approved at https://wordpress.org/photos/t/worldphotographyday22/ .

If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo of the location submitted, message in Slack and include her Slack ID Reyes Martinez.

5. Diary dates

Upcoming events and meetings

Coffee breaks, Thursday 8 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, and then same time, two weeks after. 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

  • @lmurillom: we have some ongoing Handbook updates related to Guidelines for Meeting Notes.

    Notes guide: @nalininonstopnewsuk is continuing to work on the handbook guide and incorporating feedback and language testing. She has removed the references to adding a link where there is automation built into the blog site. In response to a feedback query, confirming the agenda link in the notes needs to go to the post itself and not the Slack thread mentioning it. Thanks to @meher, @majaloncar and @webcommsat who have also helped and offered to continue to assist with this. There are some color contrast issues to review. @santanainniss, @lmurillom @ugyensupport @yashwardhanrana @vimes1984 have also offered to help with some of items identified or testing. Some of the screenshots needed to assist future notetakers are:
    • how to find the thread link in Slack to use in the notes
    • how to add WordPress.org IDs and check them (the notes guidelines have been updated to make this clearer and highlight that web links do not need to be added)
    • highlighting how to preview the post and check the links
    • how to check Slack links in preview on certain devices
    • assist those less familiar with using WordPress, for example how to use Heading tags for usability and 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), for those who prefer to work in a document first how to overcome formatting issues etc
  • @rmartinezduque: The final set of style variations for the Twenty Twenty-Three theme has been announced.

The next meeting will take place on September 14, 2022 at 15:00 UTC. All welcome. The GitHub card #110 for planning for 14 September 2022.

Props to @webcommsat for the notes; @lmurillom, @nalininonstopnewsuk and @eidolonnight for preparing and running the meeting. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 31, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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 channel start at this timestamp in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @eidolonnight and @lmurillom. 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/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • Meeting notes: @laurlittle
  • Notes Editor/Review: @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 each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: in the spirit of the #WorldPhotographyDay22 initiative from last week, people shared their favorite landmarks (or those they wish to visit) in this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Take a look at the notes from August 24, 2022—thank you @ugyensupport and @webcommsat for putting them together!

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

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the GitHub ticket #23 and add your name to the list!

4. Project and task updates

GitHub links

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. Social Media

Update via: @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

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 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/ social accounts there. This is a good first task for new contributors. You can start participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

We continued our strong growth this week, including another large increase in net-new follower growth with 1,347 new subscribers. This was led by strong performance with LinkedIn. In addition, many of our campaigns including the Learn campaign and the Photo Directory campaign (which continued last week’s special themed campaign on #WorldPhotoDay), scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 321,409
  • Engagements: 5,353
  • Link clicks: 1,640
  • Messages received: 41

Along with this week’s social update, @eidolonnight is exploring possible solutions for auto-posting published videos to the WordPress YouTube channel. Conversation is ongoing in this #WPTV thread.

4b. Forthcoming WordPress releases

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

An update on WordPress 6.1 from Marketing & Communications lead, @jpantani:

  • Things are on track and work is beginning on writing announcements.
  • Save the date: there will be a live product walk-through on September 13, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. (The date and time were chosen to complement existing release party schedules.)
  • Some details about the live walk-through are still being worked out, but a formal announcement is on the way soon.

4c. Contributor events updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

4d. Newsletters, campaigns, and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom

Slack thread link

  • Month in WordPress AugustThe expected publication date for the August 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, September 2, 2022. If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card.
  • Update from the Photo Directory initiative(GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day@rmartinezduque has let us know that a few social posts were shared to announce that the challenge is now closed. However, everyone is encouraged to keep contributing to the Photo Directory. Photos from the challenge will also continue to be featured on WordPress.org’s social platforms.
    • A high number of photos have been submitted and there are still quite a few in the moderation queue. The World Photography Day collection will grow as they are approved. In the meantime, you can enjoy the challenge submissions that have already been approved at https://wordpress.org/photos/t/worldphotographyday22/
    • If any of the people who participated would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, please feel free to reach out to @rmartinezduque or add to the GitHub ticket 80 (link above).

5. Diary/Calendar dates

Our next coffee break will be Thursday 8 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. 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/Calendar Dates post.

6. Open floor

@eidolonnight mentioned that there’s still an open discussion about the Marketing team description (GitHub card 87). The discussion has been open for a while, so if you would like to offer feedback, please do so as soon as possible.

@rmartinezduque reminded that a draft of the Month in WordPress for August would soon be ready for review.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: 7 September 2022, 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week (GitHub card 107).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 24, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

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. 

2. Getting to know the team and helping to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: there are a number of campaigns in the next few months to promote reusing textiles and repurposing clothes to help the environment and promote needlework. Have you an example of clothing that you have repurposed or adapted? Or a favorite item that you discovered at a vintage or charity shop? View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Props to @ugyensupport and @nalininonstopnewsuk for drafting August 17, 2022 notes.
Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the #GitHub ticket 23 and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

The main Marketing Team task board is available in GitHubIf 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.

  • Ticket #14 has information on GitHub tags and labels standardization. @nalininonstopnewsuk is planning to work on this in the next few weeks with some of our contributors who have volunteered and the contributors who help support on GitHub. If you would like to help, please add your name in this thread or after the meeting on the card itself on GitHub.
  • We have a collection of glossary terms to describe from people’s submissions. If you have terms that would be helpful to explain, @nalininonstopnewsuk will add a link to an updated sheet on GitHub where you can add these. They can be terms on Slack, GitHub or the blog (P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.). Thank you to the contributors who asked for images and screen recordings to explain how to use a thread.
    Volunteer opportunity: If anyone would be able to make a short screen recording on threads and how to use them with different devices, this would be very welcome. Please contact @nalininonstopnewsuk.

4a. Social Media

Update via: @eidolonnight  @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

Our GitHub ticket details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts there.

This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

We achieved some excellent results this week, including the largest net-new follower growth during any week this year with 1,632 new subscribers. This was an increase of 9.5% over the previous week.
In addition, many of our campaigns including the WP.org Website Redesign, and Photo Directory campaigns (which ran a special themed campaign on #WorldPhotoDay scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Here is a look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 235,534
  • Engagements: 5,515
  • Link clicks: 1,782
  • Messages received: 23

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update via: @eidolonnight @jpantani

Slack thread link

We have a few active calls for testing for marketers to participate in and/or promote with your own social media accounts and blogs:

@jpantani shared that work is currently being done on release announcements for some time next week and there is a timeline for announcement cadences.

  • Save the date: tentatively planning a product walk-through for September 13, 2022, pending confirmation of release leads.
  • If you’re specifically interested in learning more about how announcements are crafted and to follow along this process to watch and learn, please reach out to @jpantani for the access.

Bug-Scrub Schedule for the 6.1 release. If you’re interested in leading a session reach out to either @chaion07 or @audrasjb.

4c. Contributor events updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

  • 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. US: If you will be attending 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 WordCamp US on September 11, 2022, please visit the open GitHub ticket (#90). Let us know some of the things you would like to work on. You can also check for updates on what is being planned.
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collaboration last week.
  • We are making sure that all of our new contributors are adequately supported, and have inquired whether or not there will be dedicated onboarding tables like there were at WCEU. We’re trying to estimate how much time and resources we may need to dedicate to getting people set up in Slack, 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/, etc.
  • WordCamp Asia: WordCamp Asia 2023 has announced a Contributor Day! This will take place on February 17, There will be more information in the coming weeks. GitHub card #108. Thank you to the WordCamp Asia team for the update.

4d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom

Slack thread link

Month in WordPress AugustThe expected publication date for the August 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, September 2, 2022. If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to this GitHub card.

August 2022 Polyglots Newsletter: the newsletter covers the upcoming Polyglots coffee break,
the latest stats, and more news and resources.

Photo Directory initiative: the community is invited to contribute to the WordPress Photo Directory on the occasion of World Photography Day (August 19). This is a great opportunity to celebrate the project and grow the directory’s image collection.
The initiative has been announced in the Make Photos blog with information about the theme and instructions to participate. The challenge ends on August 28, 2022.

People of WordPress – if you can help on the next few editions, please add a comment to the relevant card on GitHub. The August edition is on course. Additional photography and research help is welcome.

Reminder to fill out the Annual Meetup Program Survey (for all WP meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. participants) and the Annual Meetup Organizer Survey (for all meetup organisers), and participate in the Meetup Reactivation campaign by reaching out to meetup organisers in your region.

5. Diary/Calendar dates

Our next coffee break will be Thursday 25 August 2022 at 18:30/6:30pm UTC and will be facilitated by @dansoschin. 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

Slack thread link
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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issue for contributors using speech to text technology adding to the blogs /P2 comments.
@eidolonnight recommends the accessibility Team or MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Team for the difficulty of adding to the blog comments using dictation software or via mobile devices. 
@nalininonstopnewsuk suggest to outreach Meta Team.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: 31 August 2022, 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add any updates to GitHub card 106 for next week.

Props to @ugyensupport and @webcommsat for the meeting notes and GitHub actions, and to @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom and @eidolonnight for the meeting preparation and facilitation.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 17, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

Link to the start of the meeting on Marketing Slack to help with asynchronous 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 channel can be found at this Slack thread
  • Meeting Agenda for 17 August 2022: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • Meeting preparation and facilitation: Team Reps @nalininonstopnewsuk, @eidolonnight, @lmurillom, and thank you to everyone else who contributed items and worked on 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/.
  • Meeting notes Draft: @ugyensupport
  • Meeting notes Editor/Review: @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 helping to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: As part of the Photos team celebration of World Photography Day, what picture would you share to represent something you love about your locality? View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Props to @rmartinezduque and @webcommsat for drafting August 10, 2022 notes.
Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or by adding your name to the weekly GitHub card.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the #GitHub ticket 23 and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links

Update via : @nalininonstopnewsuk
The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available – thanks to our group of contributors who continue to support GitHub and answer queries from those new to using it.

Discussion on using the more established term of ‘tickets’ for GitHub cards going forward now that there has been some time to transition from the team using cards on TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.. Slack thread

GitHub tickets check-in (Slack thread):-

We will be bringing GitHub cards to this meeting for a regular status check-in. These are also shared on the GitHub planning card for each week. This week, can we can move anything further in these cards.

  • WordPress Planet update request (#GitHub ticket 24) – is anyone aware of an update on this or whether it needs to go back to another team? Meeting update: it has a Google TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. Manager on it. A list of inactive sources has been compiled, which needs reviewing and then the information updating. New entries for the list can email Matt. @rmartinezduque and @dansoschin are to look into this ticket.
  • Could this be one of the Five for the Future email template (#GitHub ticket 18) be a task 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. US 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/.? Meeting update: this was felt to be a good idea and will be explored further. The community team has been doing some work on Five for the Future, and the reference to the last post has been added to the GitHub card. No other updates from anyone else in marketing on this.

4a. Social Media

Update via: @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

Our GitHub issue details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts there. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

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/ saw really good performances across all social networks including a 9.3% increase in net new followers and a total of 1,491 new followers over the last week. We tested foreign language posts this week on the Learn campaign which ended up being our 2nd highest performing post based on engagement numbers. In addition, many of our campaigns including the WP 6.0 features campaign, and the previously mentioned Learn campaign (2x) scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Here is a look at some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 230,098
  • Engagements: 5,266
  • Link clicks: 1,503
  • Messages received: 23

In reply to a question to how best the team can find out more about the different campaigns, @bjmcsherry shared: the GitHub ticket 7, shows the project managers for campaigns being worked on. If there are particular campaigns the Marketing team meeting is interested in results for, any of them will be able to help.

4b. WordPress.org new design

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

In case you missed it, the new WordPress.org design is now live. Issues and additional feedback can be reported at https://github.com/WordPress/wporg-main-2022/issues .

4c. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Slack thread link

  • @dansoschin recently published version 1.0 of the Marketing & Communications Release Cycle Guide,
    from his experiences and reading previous squad updates and documentation. This will be useful in helping others take on the MarComms roles in a WordPress release team. It will be an evolving document.

Slack thread link

  • @jpantani – our first leads check-in this week and, as a result, started discussions around planning for a walkthrough sometime in the first two weeks of September.
    Apart from that, we’re getting ready to start planning the release communications and prepare additional tickets for tracking & tasks. More to come soon!

4d. Contributor events updates

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

If you will be attending Contributor Day at WCUS this year, please head over to #GitHub ticket 90 and let us know some of the things you would like to work on.

@eidolonnight @dansoschin @jpantani will be help lead the Marketing table at WordCamp US this year, and @nalininonstopnewsuk supporting virtually via Slack.

A post team meeting collaboration took place to continue planning.

d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

Month in WordPress AugustThe expected publication date for the August 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, September 2, 2022. If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to #GitHub ticket 102.

August 2022 Polyglots Newsletter: the draft is on #GitHub ticket 99, please add your comments.

Reminder to fill out the Annual Meetup Program Survey (for all WP meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. participants) and the Annual Meetup Organizer Survey (for all meetup organizers), and participate in the Meetup Reactivation campaign by reaching out to meetup organizers in your region.

Photo Directory challenge – updates via: @rmartinezduque

The initiative will be announced in the Make Photos blog with information about the theme and brief instructions to participate. [After meeting note – link to the post]

Photo Directory initiative: the community is invited to contribute to the WordPress Photo Directory on the occasion of World Photography Day (August 19, 2022). This is a great opportunity to celebrate the project and grow the directory’s image collection.

  • The initiative will start on August 18, with a Make Photos blog post. This post will include more information and instructions on how to contribute. Thank you @webcommsat and @laurlittle for providing great feedback and suggestions on the draft.
  • The photo challenge will also be announced across the WordPress.org social media platforms on Friday, August 19 (World Photography Day) and for the next few weeks.
  • Links to the blog post and social media posts will be shared in Slack and on the GitHub card when they are published so that we all can help spread the word.

4e. People of WordPress

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

@nalininonstopnewsuk mentioned with August 2022 edition is progressing well with People of WordPress articles and the issue at the moment is the availability of photographs. @marybaum is following up. #GitHub ticket 101

For the September 2022 edition, @adeebmalik has joined for this edition. If anyone wants to help and shadow on image preparation and editing, please add a comment to the #GitHub ticket 104.

If you can help with the research for the September, October, November editions, there are still tasks available to work alongside existing contributors.

6. Open floor

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

@laurlittle drafted some copy ideas and she is looking for thoughts and feedback on #GitHub ticket 87. Discussion can be read from this Slack thread.

Collaboration on content for WordCamp US Contributor Day Marketing Tables

This followed the meeting. A collaboration document can be found on #GitHub ticket 90. A zoom video and chat discussion took place.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 10, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate these notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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.

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants list is in this Slack Thread.
  2. Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: “As we come up to World Photography Day, do you have a favorite picture that always makes you smile? Remember you can submit photos to the WordPress Photo Directory too! Submit at https://wordpress.org/photos/submit/. I’ve submitted some, so can you!” View participants’ stories and photos via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Recap last week’s meeting with the notes from 3 August 2022 – thank you @laurlittle for putting them together, and the team reps for reviewing.

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

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Project and task updates

@nalininonstopnewsuk: The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in the Slack thread. There is help available.

4a. Social media

Update via: @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry.

Slack thread link.

This GitHub issue 7 details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary 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/ social accounts there. This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

Relating to WordPress.org social channels, our numbers improved again this last week, and we had a great outlook across all coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. metrics. Overall, we excelled again with our net new followers as we improved to 1,364 followers across all platforms. In particular, LinkedIn peaked on Thursday and Friday with 177 new followers alone and drove some of the highest new followers over the week overall. Many of our campaigns including the WordPress 6.0 features campaign (2x), and the Photo Directory campaign scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week. Here is a look at some of the core numbers:

  • Impressions: 322,760
  • Engagements: 5,347
  • Link clicks: 1,367
  • Messages received: 37

4b. Forthcoming WordPress releases

Update via: @eidolonnight.

Slack thread link.

Thank you to @jpantani who is the new WordPress 6.1 Development Cycle Marketing & Communications Lead. He will be assisted by the 6.0 Marketing & Communications Lead @dansoschin. Please direct questions regarding the marketing of WordPress 6.1 and its features to @jpantani.

In case you missed it, the new WordPress.org design is well underway and will launch soon.

4c. Contributor events update

Update via: @eidolonnight.

Slack thread link.

If you will be attending 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 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. US (WCUS) this year, please visit GitHub issue 90 and let us know some of the things you would like to work on. @eidolonnight, @dansoschin, and @jpantani will be the table leads at WordCamp US this year, with @nalininonstopnewsuk supporting on Slack.

The Marketing Team will be running a WordCamp US Contributor Day pre-planning session next August 17, 2022, at 16:15 UTC (after the team weekly meeting). Marketing Team members and other Contributor Day attendees are welcome to join too.

4d. Newsletters, campaigns, and event updates

Update posted via: @nalininonstopnewsuk.

Slack thread link.

  • Annual MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Surveys: they are published! Please check the announcement post. There are two different surveys: the Annual Meetup Program Survey (for all WordPress meetup participants) and the Annual Meetup Organizer Survey (for all meetup organizers). In order to gather as many responses as possible, please read and share the post. If you are a meetup organizer, please share the Meetup Program Survey with your group and announce it at your next Meetup event. This year the surveys are available in 14 different languages! GitHub card 96.
  • Meetup Reactivation Campaign: The Community Team is embarking on a global WordPress meetup reactivation project – if you’re available to help by reaching out to meetup organizers in your region, please read the post, and complete this form! Please note this is for both in-person and online meetups.
  • Giving FSE a More User Friendly Name: In case you missed it, there are efforts underway to move away from “Full Site Editing” (FSE) in WordPress’ communications. Post by Josepha for more information.
  • The July 2022 edition of the Month in WordPress was published on August 5, 2022. Thanks to all the people who contributed to this issue (they are listed at the end of the post). GitHub card 102 for the next edition.

5. Diary/Calendar dates

Our next coffee break will be Thursday 25 August 2022 at 18:30/6:30pm UTC and will be facilitated by @dansoschin. 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

@laurlittle shared some copy ideas she drafted for the Marketing description in the Handbook. Check them out and join the conversation on GitHub card 87.

@rmartinezduque highlighted that the WordPress Photo Directory project is organizing a photo challenge to celebrate World Photography Day (August 19). People will be asked to contribute photos from their local areas in accordance with the directory guidelines. More updates and opportunities to contribute will be added to GitHub card 80.

@nalininonstopnewsuk shared an update on 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 6.1. The bug scrub schedule is out in case anyone from Marketing would like to participate or observe what is involved. Thanks to @audrasjb and @chaion07 for getting this out.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: 17 August 2022, 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add any updates to GitHub card 97 for next week.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, August 3, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to its related Slack thread. This will help you join the discussions and get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with 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 channel start at this timestamp in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live.
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @eidolonnight and @lmurillom. 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/ overview in the week leading up to the meeting: @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • Meeting notes: @laurlittle
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @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 each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread
  2. Social question of the week: celebrating International Cat Day, cat owners and feline fans shared stories and photos via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Take a look at the notes from 27 July 2022 – thank you @ugyensupport for putting them together!

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

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Project and task updates

GitHub links

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. Social Media

Update via: @eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

Our GitHub issue details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary 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/ social accounts there. This is a good first task for new contributors. You can start participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

With our social channels, we had another great week this past week and once again continued to trend above seasonal averages when looking at overall net-new followers as a primary statistic. This week has been no exception with another 1,287 followers added to our WordPress.org social channels. This is again (as we saw last week) well above where we have historically been in for a non-release window. Many of our campaigns including the ‘Website Redesign’, ‘Openverse’, and the ‘WordPress 6.0’ campaigns scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:

  • Impressions: 230,891
  • Engagements: 4,779
  • Link clicks: 1,163
  • Messages received: 30

4b. Forthcoming WordPress releases

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

Thank you to @jpantani, who is the WordPress 6.1 Development Cycle Marketing & Communications Lead. He will be supported by the WordPress 6.0 Marketing & Communications Lead, @dansoschin. Please direct questions regarding the marketing of WordPress 6.1 and its features to @jpantani.

4c. Contributor events updates

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

@eidolonnight @dansoschin @jpantani will be the Marketing team’s table leads at 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. US 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/. on September 11, 2022, with @nalininonstopnewsuk supporting on Slack. These names have been submitted to the team organizing the event.

If you will be attending Contributor Day at WCUS this year, please visit the open GitHub issue and share some of the things you would like to work on.

4d. Newsletters, campaigns, and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom

Slack thread link

  • Annual MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Surveys: They are published! Please see the announcement post. There are 2 different surveys: the Annual Meetup Program Survey (for all WP meetup participants) and the Annual Meetup Organizer Survey (for all meetup organizers). In order to gather as many responses as possible, please read and share the post. If you are a meetup organizer, please share the Meetup Program Survey with your group and announce it at your next Meetup event. This year the surveys are available in 14 different languages! GitHub card (card 96).
  • Meetup Reactivation Campaign: The Community Team is embarking on a global WordPress Meetup reactivation project – if you’re available to help by reaching out to meetup organizers in your region, please read the post, complete this form! Please note this is for both in-person and online meetups.
  • Month in WordPress July 2022: The expected publication date for the July 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, August 5, 2022, and the draft is ready for review. Check it out and add your comments to the GitHub card (card 84).
  • Giving FSE a More User Friendly Name: In case you missed it, there are efforts underway to move away from the descriptor ‘Full Site Editing’ (FSE) in communications. Please read this post from Josepha for more information.

5. Diary/Calendar dates

Our next coffee break will be Thursday 11 August 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, and still needs a facilitator. 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/Calendar Dates post.

6. Open floor

@eidolonnight highlighted that there are several open GitHub tasks. If anyone needs help getting comfortable, there are a few resources available in the handbook. Specifically: 

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: 10 August 2022, 15:00 UTC in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week (card 98).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 27 July, 2022

(Updated by @nalininonstopnewsuk on 8 August 2022)

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, please contact us on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog as we may not be aware of comments you add on other sites to be able to reply or help involve you.

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

2. Getting to know the team and helping to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: wildlife stories in the news. View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Props to @majaloncar and @webcommsat for drafting July 20, 2022 notes.
Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or by adding your name to the weekly 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.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links

Update via @nalininonstopnewsuk
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

Continuing from last week, there are some tasks to highlight:

  • Marketing Team descriptor in the Handbook – if you have any suggestions, please add them to GitHub card 87.
  • Does anyone have updates on any of the other cards highlighted from last week?

Every week we review GitHub cards and help progress them. We also have a group of contributors available to help anyone get started with GitHub.I will be bringing cards that are awaiting updates to the meeting each week so we can help contributors share news and new contributors find how to update cards more easily. This week we have:

  • For awareness, there are two exciting MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. surveys coming out soon. The information is on GitHub card 96. @mysweetcate will be including something in the next Meetup Newsletter and @Reyes Martínez for Month in WordPress. We will add the links to the card too. Thank you to @Julia from the Community Team for highlighting these surveys this week.
  • Discussion: promoting mobile apps – card 93 – new. A summary from the slack thread will be added to this card later this week. So please have a look and add your ideas. Thank you @OGlekler for starting this discussion off.
  • @EidolonNight and @Reyes Martínez would update the Performance Team for social media updates. on WordPress.org and add their details to card 52 as an update and if not can close this card
  • reminder from a request opened up by @EidolonNight two months ago. There is an open call (GitHub card) for brainstorming ideas that can be used to help generate contributor interest in marketing for WordPress.

This is currently on the WCEU 2022 GitHub card. Feel free to add suggestions there this week and we can create a new list in the discussion forum when we close that card.

4a. Social Media

Update via: @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

Our GitHub issue details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress.org social accounts there. This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

Overall, we had another great week this past week and continued to trend above seasonal averages when looking at overall net-new followers as a primary statistic. In fact, we actually improved our net new followers by over 1.4K (1,455). This was an increase of 43% over the previous week. This is well above where we have historically been in for a non-release window. Many of our campaigns including the ‘Website Redesign’, ‘WP Diversity’, and the ‘WordPress 6.0’ campaigns scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.
Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:

  • Impressions: 182,116
  • Engagements: 4,757
  • Link Clicks: 1,368
  • Messages received: 19

4b. Forthcoming WordPress releases & FSE

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

WordPress 6.0.1 is now available. You can help highlight all the new features and fixes in WordPress by retweeting the social media posts tagged with #WordPress.

4c. Contributor events updates

Update via: @nalininonstopnewsuk

Slack thread link

If you have a ticket for WordCamp US 2022 and plan to attend the marketing table at 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/., please let us know by commenting on our github issue.

4d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Update via: @lmurillom

Slack thread link

Meetup Reactivation campaign: The Community Team is embarking on a global WordPress Meetup reactivation project – if you’re available to help by reaching out to meetup organizers in your region, please read the post, and complete this form! Please note this is for both in-person and online meetups.

Polyglots July 2022 newsletter has been published! It includes a reminder of the Polyglots coffee break taking place tomorrow 28 July, latest stats, WordPress.org profile updates and more. Please read and share!

Month in WordPress July 2022: The expected publication date for the July 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, August 5, 2022.
If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to the GitHub card (Card 84).

#GrowYourWordPress@jpantani has noticed that engagement seems to be a bit higher with this campaign when it’s linked to Community (WordCamps), so tying it to similar initiatives is something to keep in mind as we promote it. Additionally, engagement seems better when the nudges are less frequent.
We’ve had a total of 11 submissions, and there are already quite a few good testimonials.

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our 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

@santanainniss would like to propose for consideration that the Meeting Notes follow the same outline as the Meeting agendas.
@nalininonstopnewsuk confirmed that they should follow the same. There are some updates pending on the meeting notes information in the handbook. These need to be updated together with this reference to the meeting agendas.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team Meeting, 20 July, 2022

If you are reading these notes on a website other than the Make WordPress Marketing blog, you can add comments directly to the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or via the team’s blog.

After each item in the meeting notes, there is a link directly to the Slack thread. This will help you join in the discussions and to get more involved. The team may not be aware of comments you add on other sites which replicate the notes.

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

2. Getting to know each other

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread.
  2. Social question of the week: “If you could time travel, which decade fascinates you, and why would you like to visit it? Come and share your thoughts. It is a great way to get to know people in the team.” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notetakers and coffee break facilitators – volunteer opportunities 

These are the notes from the last meeting on 13 July 2022, thank you @yashwardhanrana !

Notetakers for coming weeks – you can join our group of contributors taking part in producing notes by volunteering when you see a call for note-takers during our meetings or adding your name to the weekly 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.

We are always looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Currently, we need volunteers for August. Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Project and Task Updates

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk:

The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHubIf you would like help using GitHub, please reply in the thread. There is help available. Thank you to team members continuing to assist with GitHub management and support.

Continuing from last week, there are some tasks to highlight:

  • Marketing Team descriptor in the Handbook – if you have any suggestions, please add them to GitHub card 87.
  • 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 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/. if you have any suggestions or comments from attending or supporting, please update GitHub card 64. @jpantani and @yvettesonneveld will add a summary, links to documents, and any learnings.
  • Marketing input into the Big Picture Goals: team reps have been asked to contribute to this and will will be working on GitHub card 91. Deadline for the team’s submission is Friday 22 July 2022.

Every week we review GitHub cards and help progress them. We also have a group of contributors available to help anyone get started with GitHub. @nalininonstopnewsuk will be bringing cards that are awaiting updates to the meeting each week so we can help contributors share news and new contributors find how to update cards more easily.

Work continues on Italian version of the onboarding video. Thanks to @matteospi, @webcommsat and @jpantani and @nalininonstopnewsukare helping progress this. More updates in a future week. GitHub card 28.

4a. Social media update

Updates via@eidolonnight and @bjmcsherry
Slack thread link

Our GitHub issue details how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. You will also find a list of the primary 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/ social accounts there.
This is a good first task for new contributors. You can get started participating in our online conversations and/or contributing content to one of our active campaigns.

@bjmcsherry gave an update on last week’s social media stats and insights:
Overall, we had some stellar performances this week and continued to trend above seasonal averages. We improved our net new followers by over 1K (1,015). This was an increase of 23% over the previous week. This is well above where we have historically been in for a non-release window.

Many of our campaigns including the ‘Website Redesign’ and the ‘WordPress 6.0.1 news post (2x)’ campaigns scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.
Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:

  • Impressions: 284,714
  • Engagements 5,928
  • Link Clicks 1,835
  • Messages received: 31

4b. Forthcoming WordPress releases

Update via@eidolonnight
Slack thread

Reminder: WordPress 6.0.1 is now available. You can help highlight all the new features and fixes in WordPress by retweeting the social media posts tagged with #WordPress.

We’re now eight weeks out from 6.0, and the social content highlighting these features continues to perform really well. Starting next week, we will simply be reporting on this as part of our social media updates.

4c. Contributor Events Update

Update via@eidolonnight
Slack thread

GitHub card for WordCamp US Contributor Day Marketing Table (Card 90)
With WordCamp US approaching in September, it would be nice to start a list of who plans to attend. General admission tickets went on sale on June 30th and have already sold out. If you couldn’t get yours, the organizing team recommends checking the site periodically to see if any become available.

Nicholas will complete the form for our team for table leads, table onboarders and team Slack reps.

About 40 registrants expressing interest in Marketing on Contributor Day, so any help here is very welcome. The “Slack Rep” does not need to be at WCUS in-person.

Table Leads: Table leads will be helping direct traffic – welcoming folks to the table and pointing them to various tables for projects or table onboarding.

Team Onboarder (Optional): Ideally, we would like to see each table have someone who will take responsibility for onboarding new contributors. While some teams might do this at the beginning of the day, new contributors might show up later.

Team Slack Rep (Optional): This person can be at WCUS in person or online remotely. They would be responsible for helping out folks in Slack by answering questions or helping folks who are participating remotely get started. So far @nalininonstopnewsukini has volunteered for this role.
If you got your ticket and plan to attend specifically for contributor day, please let us know in this thread! Also let us know if you would like to volunteer for one of the roles above on the GitHub card (link above).

4d. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Update via@lmurillom
Link to the Slack thread

MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Reactivation campaign: The Community Team is embarking on a global WordPress Meetup reactivation project – if you’re available to help by reaching out to meetup organizers in your region, please read the post, complete this form! Please note this is for both in-person and online meetups. 

Month in WordPress July 2022 Edition: The expected publication date for the July 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is Friday, August 5, 2022.
If you have any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post, please feel free to add them as a comment to the GitHub card (Card 84).

Polyglots Newsletter – the newsletter drafts from @nao are ready for revision. Please add your comments to the drafts in the Slack thread. Additionally, there are a number of short videos that need subtitling. If you can help with this and video editing of a few of the videos, please let @webcommsat know.

People of WordPress – July and August features are in progress, and pictures requested for September. October’s piece may need to swap with November due to availability. If WordPress Translation Day goes ahead on 30 September 2022, the People of WordPress feature planned may be swapped if enough information and photographs have come in by the deadline. If you would like to help with photo editing for this series, fact-checking, updates and more, please get in touch with @webcommsat or add yourself to the working spreadsheet or GitHub cards. More working updates are shared in the Slack thread (link above), and feel free to volunteer to assist. the specific fact-checking does not take place in the GitHub card to take into account sensitivity on some of the materials and to avoid sharing of contacts of those featured to the internet at large.
 

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday 28 July 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, and will be 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.

Next Marketing Meeting: Wednesday 27 July 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.
You can take part by following or adding to the weekly GitHub card, volunteering for notes, helping with GitHub updates, and more. Add items or async updates to the GitHub card for next week.

Props to: @majaloncar, @webcommsat, @lmurillom and @nalininonstopnewsuk for contribution towards these notes, and to the Marketing Team Reps for planning and running the meeting, and to everyone who contributed or worked on updates or GitHub support.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes