Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 23, 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 & Introductions

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel on Slack start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live or for its full duration. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card on 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/ tasks board. This is the main project tracking area for the team. 
  • The meeting Agenda followed for the meeting on November 23, 2022. GitHub card number #124 for the week.
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom and @eidolonnight 
  • Meeting notes: @bjmcsherry
  • Meeting notes editor/ reviewer: @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 to add a comment or update to a relevant card/ ticket.

2a) Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.

2b) Social Question

In this part of the agenda, we focus on team building. It is open to existing team members, new contributors and people from other teams that come to marketing regularly.

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

a) Notes

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 @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

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

30 November 2022 GitHub #125 – @slspeller911

Opportunity: You can volunteer to be on the rota/ roster by adding your name and the week to the notes planning card #138. There are some slots available in December.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for November and some dates in December. There are still opportunities to volunteer. You can find the rota at this GitHub card #138. The meeting on 28 December 2022 will not take place.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

The team is looking for contributors to open the virtual coffee shop in the bi-weekly coffee break. Facilitating is easy, and we even have an updated guide to help. Check out the GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list if you’re interested.

The team is also exploring restarting an alternate timezone coffee break to enable more people from different time zones to participate. This could be alternating between an early and a late UTC coffee break. We use UTC as WordPress.org is a global open-source project. You can add comments and if you would be interested in an early UTC coffee break to the discussion on GitHub card #137.

The alternatives times suggested so far and in previous discussions are alternating between 09:00 UTC and 18:30 UTC. Another time suggested was alternating three time cycles, 09:00 UTC (or earlier), 14:30 UTC and 18:30 UTC. @santanainniss offered to host a coffee hour on December 1st at 11:00AM UTC.
@jpantani also offered to experiment a future iteration of Coffee time. Suggesting to host one that’s friendly to the western part of the Americas and Eastern regions of APAC, at 00:00 UTC (4pm Pacific.)

4. Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Nominations

A reminder that the team is recruiting team reps for 2023. You can read more about it in the article on the Marketing blog site.

Please do read this and think about volunteering or nominating someone who could do this role for the next year.

A recap of the timetable from the article.

6 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: close nominations and confirm with those who have been nominated, if they wish to be considered for 2023 before making an announcement on election nominees or results if no election is needed.

Share a list of nominations in the Slack and update this post. A link to how to vote, if needed, will be shared during the global Marketing Team meeting. This will give anyone unable to attend an opportunity to vote after the meeting.

14 December 2022, 09:00 UTC: if an election is needed, this will run until this date and time. Results will be announced in the team meeting on 14 December at 15:00 UTC.

Team social, date tbc: invite all the previous and 2023 team reps to a social and thank you on behalf of the team and community. Previous year team reps will also be invited to this. The event will be a creative doodle and sharing of favorite places session, suggested from the year’s social questions.

1 January 2023: New reps will start their role for the year at the beginning of 2023.

Team social
Help share a date for a team social for January – would you suggest first or second week of January, and have any comments on date and time?

5. Marketing project and task updates

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. Thank you to everyone who has been helping progress and update cards.

5a. 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

The 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 if you would like to help craft content.

This week specifically, State of the Word 2022 has been officially announced and will take place on December 15, 2022, 1–2:30 P.M. EST (18–19:30 UTC). Please share with your personal networks and help spread the word. The announcement posts are linked below:

There are a couple open discussions you can get involved with.

WordPress.org had a very strong week over the past week with our social campaigns. Our coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. metrics rose across the board with a solid stream of content that engaged our audience quite a bit. Our strongest campaigns of the week continue to be focused on the features and benefits of WordPress 6.1 release plus a news post about the 6.1.1 maintenance update. It was that continued discussion with our audience that provided us with the top three posts/campaigns of the week.

Some of the performance numbers for the last week.

  • Impressions: 328,915
  • Engagements: 6,429
  • Link clicks: 1,748
  • Follower Growth: 1,177

5b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Last week was the WordPress 6.1.1 Maintenance Release. @dansoschin added that other than the 6.1.1 update, there’s general work happening and planning for upcoming releases.

5c. Contributor events update

  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Kolkata is coming up in December and has a contributor day. No further details on what is needed from marketing as yet.
  • Does anyone know of any other WordPress Contributor Days that are having a marketing table?

5d. Newsletters and series

Polyglots Outreach Effort: The first post in the Polyglots outreach program has been published, which includes a call for volunteers to help reach out to a series of locale teams. Check if your locale was mentioned! If you want to help promoting this initiative, check GitHub card #139.

Month in WordPress October 2022 has been published! Read it to learn more about what has been happening in WordPress. @eidolonnight highlighted the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2022 live event in this newsletter.

5e. WordPress.org Redesign

Design has most recently shared some mockups for developer.wordpress.org and the enterprise page. You can follow this and other redesign updates on Make Design using the #redesign tag.

6. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

The next Coffee break will be, Thursday, December 1, 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. Important dates are listed in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post too.

7. Open floor

@rmartinezduque shared that social posts were shared to celebrate the 5,000 photo mark in the WordPress Photo Directory. Link to the update in WPPhotos on Slack

Help share the social posts on the following WordPress.org channels:


You can read a retrospective on reaching 5,000 photos.

@nalininonstopnewsuk suggested having 10 minutes at a future meeting dedicated to encouraging people with pictures they may take at any end-of-year holidays. 

Useful information and links to discover more about WordPress Openverse (wordpress.org/openverse):
– to search for audio files to use or remix in their content, videos, podcasts, or other creative projects, all available for free use under Creative Commons licenses.

In fact, they can search not only for audio, but also for openly-licensed images. :slightly_smiling_face: 

In the latest episode of WP Briefing, @chanthaboune talks about Open erse and the Photo Directory.

Handbook page may also be useful to understand the differences between Openverse and the Photo Directory.

8. Next Meeting

Next week’s meeting will be on November 30, 2022, at 15:00 UTC (GitHub card #125).

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wpphotos

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, November 9, 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. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on November 9, 2022. GitHub card #122 for the week
  • The meeting was facilitated by Team Reps: @lmurillom, @eidolonnight and @nalininonstopnewsuk.
  • Meeting notes: @robinwpdeveloper and @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • 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. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  •  In this part of the agenda we focus on team building. It is open to existing team members, new contributors and people from other teams that come to marketing regularly.
    Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk. If you had an extra day each week, what would you do with it? This does not have to be about your work. It could be a hobby you had always wanted to do, or cooking a particular dish, visiting somewhere. If there is an image that can illustrate what you would do, is this a picture you could take for #WPPhotos. For example, a location you would like to visit, the end result of a special cooking activity, something to illustrate a hobby that might inspire someone else. Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

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

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. 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 @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message.

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

16 November 2022 GitHub #123 – @majaloncar

23 November 2022 GitHub #124 –  @ugyensupport

30 November 2022 GitHub #125 – @slspeller911

Opportunity: You can volunteer to be on the rota/ roster by adding your name and the week to the notes planning card #138. There are some slots available in December.

Give feedback: December will be finalized once we can confirm what meetings will be taking place. It will be useful if people can indicate if they are likely to be around for a live meeting on December 21 and 28, 2022 with any end of year holidays. Please add to this thread or comment on the notes post to help the team plan how best to have these meetings so that people can contribute.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

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

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

The team is exploring restarting a coffee break to enable more people from different time zones to participate. This could be alternating between an early and a late UTC coffee break. We use UTC as WordPress.org is a global open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. You can add comments and if you would be interested in an early UTC coffee break to the discussion on GitHub card #137.

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

Updates from @nalininonstopnewsuk

i) Discussion: Mobile apps promotion GitHub card #93 – check-in if there is a suggestion for next steps. @eidolonnight welcome back this week. Would you have any suggestions for this discussion or what might be useful for it to explore before sharing with the mobile team? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

ii) 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. events social promotion planning – status check-in/ contribution opportunityGitHub card #46.

  • Twitter: @WordPressEvents As this is not being updated now with the change of focus onto WordPress.org accounts, is this account still needed or could it be used by the Training team for Learn WordPress which has been discussing Twitter accounts recently?
  • Facebook @ WordPressEvents – the above could apply to this too.
  • LinkedIn Marketing Team – are events still being added to this. If so, how can contributors get involved? @lmurillom do you have an update on this please. Thank you.

Slack thread – summary: @eidolonnight confirmed that these Twitter and Facebook accounts can be retained by the project, but do not need to be used at the moment. Training have been encouraged to provide materials for the main 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/ channels and not create new accounts – discussion on Slack. @lmurillom advised the LinkedIn Marketing Team page has events shared periodically only, at present there is not an opportunity to get involved. These updates will be added to the GitHub card.

Note: best way to get involved currently is to share the items on the WordPress.org social channels. @eidolonnight highlighted the focus is on building the audience across the official WordPress accounts listed on GitHub card 7 gives details of how you can amplify these channels.

iii) Discussion on Marketing Team description
GitHub card #87@eidolonnight will summarize the discussion into a blog post soon as conversations seem to have tapered off on the card.

iv) Marketing Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nominations for 2023

It is the time of year when we start discussing the team reps for next year. As we have been highlighting last month too, you can find out about the preparations for this on GitHub card #38.

Later this week, we will post on the Marketing blog (also known as the 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/.) about the process and timetable. We had been waiting for Josepha’s post or update on team rep elections across the project so that we could be consistent with that and highlight what is happening across the project. Josepha is kindly going to post on this and we will add the link to the marketing post.

Each Make WordPress team has two or three team reps. A Team Rep is a role focused on co-ordination and administration. There is an article about what it means to be a Team Rep.

The marketing current team reps are: @lmurillom, @eidolonnight, and @nalininonstopnewsuk.

On the GitHub card above, there is also a spreadsheet where you can add your interest. The spreadsheet is still being updated to make it easier for people to use. Team members can from this meeting add your name to this or to the GitHub card itself if you would like to express an interest or if you would like to suggest someone. Please note, that nominations will be checked with the person who has been nominated, to make sure they are happy to go forward for election.

The GitHub card also has a provisional timetable from a few weeks ago. This will be updated in the coming week and incorporated into a post.

At this stage, we want to keep raising awareness about the team rep nominations, encourage all contributors to consider putting themselves forward or nominating someone on either the GitHub card or the spreadsheet.

If you are interested in being a team rep or would like to have an informal chat about your personal situation, please do contact one of the current team reps.

This is a commitment of time on a weekly basis and it is open to both contributors who are sponsored for their contribution and those who are not sponsored and give their time voluntarily.

The above together with some of the information put together for the 2022 elections from the previous team reps will be included in a post on the marketing blog. During this year, we have also continued to build on the documentation about the team to help future team reps.

4a. Updates on WordPress.org social media accounts

Update from @eidolonnight:

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 if you would like to help craft content.

Also an open conversation about potentially using TikTok in the future: Help create plan for short form video on Tik Tok #114

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Update from @bjmcsherry: “WordPress.org had one of the strongest weeks of the year over the past week with the launch of WP 6.1. Users seemed to be excited to finally see it launch, and engaged with us over the excitement of the release. While we had several successful campaigns, it was the release of  WP 6.1 campaigns which led all of the top campaigns for the week, including the top 3 posts of the week on each platform.”

Some of the performance numbers for the last week:

  • Impressions: 416,373
  • Engagements: 9,888
  • Link clicks: 2,322

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Update from @eidolonnight

Reminder: WordPress 6.1 “Misha” is now available. Media outreach is being organized (WordPress 6.1 Media Outreach #135). @jpantani and @dansoschin are traveling and will add any 6.1 release updates async.

4c. Contributor events update

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Italia 2022 Contributor Day, November 11, 2022. Is anyone going to this event? You can share on the GitHub card 134.
  • WordCamp Kolkata 2022 Contributor Day, December 17, 2022 – GitHub card #136
  • Are you aware of any other WordCamp or WordPress Meetup contributor days/ events which are likely to have a marketing table?

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

4d. Newsletters and series

Update from @lmurillom

Month in WordPress: The estimated publication date for the October 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is November 15, 2022. You can help by collecting any news or Make team updates that would be valuable and relevant to the post. Please add them as a comment to this GitHub card #131 with its relevant link and a brief description by Friday, November 11.

Starting a Polyglots Outreach Effort: @evarlese has shared that she will be starting a Polyglots outreach program, which will include monthly posts with a call for volunteers to help reach out to a series of locale teams. Monthly posts will also have opportunities to develop and share new resources that locale teams can use to build their translation communities or to support new translation teams if a locale is inactive. Please read the post to see ways you can help, and leave a comment! Erica, is there any way we can help? Would you like assistance from the Marketing team in getting the word out?

Read replies from the team on this Slack thread

Update from @nalininonstopnewsuk

People of WordPress November 2022 – pictures are some fact-checking updates are awaited. Updates are on GitHub card #133.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Updates by @eidolonnight

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday, 17 November 2022, at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC.Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open floor

There were no queries raised.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #123 for next week’s meeting on November 16, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 26, 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. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on October 26, 2022. GitHub card #120 for the week
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, and @eidolonnight.
  • Meeting notes: @vimes1984
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate live or asynchronously.
  • Social question of the week: These questions are to help us get to know each other a little better and help introduce new people to the team too. If you have a suggestion for a social question, you can add it to the weekly meeting preparation ticket on GitHub too.
    This week’s question. There are various celebrations about podcasts, and initiatives to promote 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) in this media form. Do you listen to podcasts? What’s your favorite podcast? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

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

a) Notes

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

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

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

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 – @vimes1984

2 November 2022 GitHub #121 – @robinwpdeveloper

9 November 2022 GitHub #122 – @robinwpdeveloper

@slspeller911 volunteered for December 7 and 21 if no one has already volunteered.

Forward planning for the next few weeks after this – please read Nalini’s earlier message and if you would like to help on a future date too. A rota is being set up on GitHub – temporary card #138.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

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

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

@nalininonstopnewsuk: We have some interest in restarting an occasional coffee break at an earlier time of day and potentially alternating between timezones. I will be starting a GitHub discussion on this – card #137

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

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

At the meeting on the November 9 (to avoid when people seem to be away), we will be sharing initial information about the Team Reps elections for 2023. Once any information is available for how 2023 elections will be handled across the Make Teams, this will be added to the GitHub planning card #38.

4a. Social media update

Updates on WordPress.org Social Media Accounts and How You Can Help

@eidolonnight: 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.

We also have a couple of open social media projects:

The latest performance stats of Social Media from @bjmcsherry: week-over-week net-new follower has increased, gaining a total of 1,630 new subscribers.

In addition, many of our campaigns saw improved performance, however, it was the ‘WP 100 Million Downloads’ campaign that provided some of our best results during the past week including the top 3 posts as our audience engaged heavily with the announcement campaign.

We also saw great performances with the 6.1 campaign leading up to the release and a few others that scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the last week.

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

  • Impressions: 367,860
  • Engagements: 9,622
  • Link clicks: 2,108
  • Messages received: 57
  • Impressions: 306,777
  • Engagements: 5,737
  • Link clicks: 2,021

For more details, check out this Slack thread.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Slack thread

@jpantani shared that RC3 is now available. The general release is on target to be released 1 November 2022, and a dry-run will take place on October 31st to ensure things go well for the launch of the 6.1 release.

4c. Contributor events update

Slack thread

  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of 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/. awareness: 17 February 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. @ugyensupport and colleagues at WordCamp Asia team will need some contributors from the team to assist with this in person. There will be support from those who have already indicated, including @jpantani@webcommsat@meher (to be confirmed), @nalininonstopnewsuk and others via Slack.
  • WordCamp Italia 2022 Contributor Day is on 11 November 2022. Is anyone going to this? You can share on GitHub card 134.
  • WordCamp Kolkata Contributor Day awareness: 17 December 2022. GitHub ticket #136. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and could potentially join or help the marketing table.
  • Are you aware 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 and series

Slack thread

  • Month in WordPress: please add your suggestions for the October 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress by 2 November, 2022. There are more instructions on GitHub card: #13.
  • October 2022 Polyglots Newsletter: The Polyglots monthly newsletter for October has been published! Please read and share (and subscribe!).
  • People of WordPress@nalininonstopnewsuk shared that the scheduled October edition is on course. If you can help with the images for the November edition, please let Nalini know. There may be a slight change in the timetable to accommodate the originally planned September edition, which was ready but has been delayed publication due to external factors. Chloé and Nalini are looking at this. @meher noted that google docs do not always work for people with accessible needs and other communication methods have been needed with certain features to ensure inclusiveness.
    Note from Nalini: it is important to note that this series which is inspired by personal HeroPress articles and there may be sensitive personal information in the original research and preparation for the People of WordPress feature which may need appropriate handling by those working on the feature and confirm what personal information is shared 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//news. Personal email and phone numbers should also not be shared on GitHub.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

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

5.  Open Floor

Slack thread

@rmartinezduque shared some updates regarding the WordPress Photos campaign:

  • Reyes was able to recently collect some data about the World Photography Day challenge. The Photos team approved 100 submissions from 47 contributors, of which 29 were first-timers. 25 countries were represented in the photo contributions. Thanks to all of you who participated! 
  • In addition, Reyes would like to try a new format (probably a short questionnaire) to help gather photo stories from contributors.
  • GitHub card #80 has been updated with this information

@nalininonstopnewsuk shared a thank-you to all those who take a moment to answer the weekly social question in our meetings, and encouraged everyone to continue, especially new contributors as it is a good way to get to know each other better.

Next meeting

Join us for the next Global Marketing Team meeting: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 15:00 UTC  in the #marketing channel on Slack. Add any updates to GitHub card #121 for next week.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes, #wpphotos

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 19, 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 contributions to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please join the discussion threads after the meeting and send your updates.

  • The meeting discussions on the Marketing team channel start with this message in the Make WordPress Slack. You can add to the threads if you were unable to attend the meeting live. If an update relates to a task, please also update the relevant GitHub card which is the main project tracking area for the team.
  • The agenda followed for the meeting on October 19, 2022. GitHub card #119 for the week
  • The meeting was prepared and facilitated by Team Reps: @nalininonstopnewsuk, @lmurillom, @eidolonnight
  • Meeting notes: @kawserz. Props for his first meeting note.
  • Notes Editor/Review: @eidolonnight and @nalininonstopnewsuk
  • For those new to the team, the New Contributor Orientation section of the Handbook can be a good place to start. You can also visit the team’s GitHub task board and join any card you are interested in. All you need is a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ account, and then you can add a comment to the relevant card.

2. Getting to know each other

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

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

a) Notes

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

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

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

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 – @vimes1984

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

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

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

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

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

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

4a. Social media update

Updates On WordPress.org Social Media Accounts and How You Can Help

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

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

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

For more details, check out this Slack thread.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

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

4c. Contributor events update

  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of 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/. awareness: February 17, 2023 – GitHub ticket #108. Please add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table. If you would like to help organize the table, you can volunteer too.
  • WordCamp Italia is coming up in a couple of weeks. It will have a Contributor Day on November 11, 2022.

4d. Newsletters and series

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

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

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: Global Marketing Team meeting, October 12, 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.

2. Getting to know each other

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: What is your favorite tree or one that is often seen in your locality? Could you submit a photo of it to #WPPhotos? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

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

a) Notes

Thank you to our notetaking volunteers for the next few weeks. 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 @nalininonstopnewsuk in your message. 

The team notes from October 5, 2022 — will be linked once published.

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

12 October 2022 GitHub #117 –  @robinwpdeveloper

19 October 2022 GitHub #119 – @kawserz

26 October 2022 GitHub #120 –  @vimes1984

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

Thank you to @webcommsat for running the APAC-time session for new notetakers. Attendees commented on its usefulness and welcome.

b) Help to facilitate a coffee break?

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

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

4. Marketing project and task updates

GitHub links and check-ins

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

4a. Social media update

i) WordPress.tv videos on YouTube

WPTV content is now automatically uploaded to YouTube. It will be reviewed and scheduled alongside our other social content every week.

ii) Social media amplification

@eidolonnight: The WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7) details how you can help share and amplify 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/ 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 comment here and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue. Content and fresh ideas welcome.

@bjmcsherry: Facebook is having some issues with their stats this week, so tune in next week for an update on social performance.

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Now Available. Marketing & Communications co-lead, @dansoschin , for any other 6.1 release updates in this thread.

Update provided via @dansoschin:

4c. Contributor events update

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia

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 and series

Month in WordPress: The draft for the September 2022 edition of The Month in WordPress is ready for review. @rmartinezduque is hoping to publish it on Friday, October 14, 2022. If you have any suggestions, please share them before the end of the day tomorrow (October 13, 2022).

Annual WordPress Meetup Survey reminder: The Community Team is doing another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey, which is available in 14 languages. The deadline for responses is October 15, 2022.

People of WordPress: update from @webcommsat: Awaiting a revised date for publication due to the volume of other items scheduled for this month with the release. Work continues on the People of WordPress post scheduled for later this month, which @meher has been leading.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday October 20, 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. We still need 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 Dates post.

6. Open floor

No additional GitHub or cross team updates were advised.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #119 for next week’s meeting on October 19, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 28, 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 live due to differences in time zones and other commitments, please do join the discussion threads after the meeting and give your updates. If you are working on a task, please also update the relevant 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/ ticket in the WordPress Marketing Team repository.

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 from @nalininonstopnewsuk: In the spirit of WordPress Translation Day, what is your favorite language, and do you watch films in other languages? 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.

Team notes from 21 September 2022 — props to @santanainniss 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.

05 October 2022@adeebmalik
12 October 2022@Robin
19 October 2022 – (update) @kawserz

Help to facilitate a coffee break?

We are seeking contributors to volunteer to open the virtual bi-weekly coffee break.

Check out GitHub card #23 and add your name to the list! Read the updated guide on facilitating a coffee break and volunteer. Free versions of Zoom and Google Meet can be used, you do not need to have a pro account.

4. Marketing project and task updates

Update from @eidolonnight

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

Also, if you’re a member of the WordPress Github organization and have 2 Factor Authentication disabled, please enable it on your GitHub account, as it will soon be required. You can enable it here: https://github.com/settings/security

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

A reminder from @eidolonnight, you can find details for helping share and amplify WordPress news on social media in the WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub ticket #7). 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. You can post in this thread and tag any of the people listed in the “Process” section of that GitHub issue.

We had several great ideas come in from new contributors 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/., 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). Read our brainstorm document for more info: WCUS Social Content Brainstorm

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@dansoschin subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani, for 6.1 release updates. Dan noted WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 shipped on 27 September 2022 and is now available. He will be sharing links in the #marketing channel to start work on the About Page later in the week. (More on this later in the notes)

4c. Contributor events update

  • WordCamp Asia’s Contributor Day is 17 February 2023. If you will be at Contributor Day and involved in the marketing table please add to GitHub ticket #108.
    • For anyone who would like to act as table leads, the table leads from WCEU and WCUS can certainly help.
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk inquired if anyone knows 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 and series

  • 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, 30 September 2022. Note that this edition could go out on 10 October 2022.
    • @rmartinezduque will keep us informed on her progress and the final publication date. 
  • Annual WordPress Meetup Survey: The Community Team would like to conduct another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey (available in 14 languages). The deadline has been set as October 15, 2022.
  • People of WordPress: Copy editing for the current edition is in progress, there is a delay due to the geographic situation in the country of the person to be featured. This is likely to be published in a few days.

4e. Campaigns

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

Please continue to submit your photos, and if you would like to share a story behind the photo you sent and the place it represents, please feel free to reach out to @rmartinezduque on the #marketing or @photos channel on the Make WordPress Slack.

These are some examples of photo stories shared on Twitter as part of the #WPPhotos campaign. These were also shared across other WordPress.org social platforms:

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be Thursday October 6, 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC. We still need 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 Dates post.

6. Open floor

Suggestions for social media posts: @amitpatelmd has some ideas/suggestions for social media posts, specifically around hashtags that may be relevant to WordPress topics and their various audiences. He sees great content being published—both on the WordPress.org official account and posts shared by community members—and wants to help extend the reach of this content to audiences via organic content SEO as opposed to only relying on promoted ads. Amit will draft some bullet points for Marketing’s review and discussion.

@eidolonnight asked Amit to share his ideas/suggestions in the WordPress Social Media Amplification card (GitHub card #7) to help ensure these ideas/suggestions don’t get lost and so that contributors get the credit they deserve.

Next meeting

Join the GitHub card #116 for next week’s meeting on 5 October 2022 at 15:00 UTC in the Marketing Team channel on the WordPress Slack.

Post meeting

  • @dansoschin shared the draft to WordPress 6.1 About Page and welcomes edits. A few notes:
    • Many thanks to @annezazu for her work in the exploration of 6.1 and for seeding a lot of the copy.
    • The About Page is not seen by all WordPress users. It’s seen by users after they have upgraded and if they have access to the dashboard. More promotional content/copy about features/benefits will go into the news release that will be created in a few weeks.
    • This doc is a starter, so it is not meant to be complete. If you worked on something that is compelling enough to be included, please add it even if you are not comfortable with writing copy, as the team can help refine it for you. The same for features. If you feel another feature should be included, please add it. 
    • Please track any changes using the Suggest Edit mode. 
    • Major edits will close on 06 October 2022.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes

Notes: WordPress global Marketing Team meeting, September 21, 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 21, 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 @eidolonnight
  • Meeting notes: @santanainniss
  • Notes Editor/Review: @nalininonstopnewsuk. Thanks to @webcommsat for the support on GitHub.
  • 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

  • Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack thread. We welcome people from across all time zones to participate.
  • Social question of the week from @nalininonstopnewsuk: to celebrate creativity, what are your favorite two colors to put together? Read replies from the team on this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Thank you to our note-taking 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, send a message in the main Marketing slack channel and include Nalini (for her Slack ID write the ‘@’ sympbol followed by her name ‘Nalini’, no space).

Team notes from September 14, 2022 – props to @yashwardhanrana for drafting and to @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.

September 28, 2022 – GitHub #112 –
October 2, 2022 GitHub #116 – Adeeb Malik
October 9, 2022 GitHub #117 –

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 @eidolonnight

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.

If you’re a member of the WordPress GitHub organization and have Two-Factor-Authentication disabled, please enable it on your GitHub account, as it will soon be required. You can enable it at: https://github.com/settings/security

  1. Five for the Future Email Template for Contributors (GitHub #18). Several contributors at WoordCamp US (WCUS) drafted this template. We just need to do some copy review and package these up. More templates are still welcome as well! If you would like to help, comment here and/or in the issue.
  2. Create plan for short-form video content on Tiktok (GitHub #114). Several contributors at WCUS put together some wonderful thoughts on the how this can be done. Let’s discuss next steps in the GitHub issue and put together some pilot content.
  3. We also had several ideas come in for the #WordPress, #WPPhotos, #LearnWP, #WPOpenverse, #GrowYourStoryWP, and #WordCamp campaigns during WCUS 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/.. I’ve updated the WordPress Social Media Amplification (GitHub #7).
  4. We have an open brainstorming doc from WCUS with several ideas. Call for contributors to review and create Github issues as needed.

4a. Social media update

  1. Social media amplification. 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.
  2. Weekly social media stats reported by @bjmcsherry: We managed another strong week for our social campaigns, especially with our key net-new subscribers objective, hitting 1,380 followers as we continue to drive higher than expected weekly numbers from previous performances. In addition, many of our campaigns including the 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. follow-up and the Photo Directory campaign performed best. These scored high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.
    • Here are a look at some of the overall performance numbers for the last week:
    • Impressions: 291,564
    • Engagements: 5,964
    • Link clicks: 1,318
    • Messages received: 40

4b. Updates on forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

Dan subbed in for WordPress 6.1 Marketing & Communications Lead, @jpantani, at the meeting for any 6.1 release updates.

  • BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 ready for general/public testing on September 21, 2022
  • After Beta 1 ships, we will begin work on the About Page which will detail key features/updates that are included in 6.1. Follow along in this channel for more information.

4c. Contributor events update

Updates from @eidolonnight

  • WordCamp Asia contributor day awareness, February 17, 2023 – GitHub #108. Please can you add to the card if you intend to be at the contributor day and involved in the marketing table.
  • Just a reminder from last week. There is a Dzongkha language onboarding video in progress – this is now set for a month before WordCamp Asia 2023. @Ugyen is working on this. Please add to the GitHub #59 if you can assist him with the video work on this.

4d. Newsletters and series

  • 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 GitHub #109 by Friday September 30, 2022.
  • WP Briefing@Santana.Inniss has shared a call for brainstorming for the Halloween Episode of the WP Briefing Podcast. Please leave your ideas in GitHub #113. Deadline: September 26, 2022
  • Annual 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. Survey: The Community Team would like to conduct another outreach effort to encourage meetup organizers and members to complete the Annual WordPress Meetup Survey (available in 14 languages).

4e Campaigns

Photos directory initiative (GitHub card 80) for World Photography Day. Please continue to submit your photos, and if you would like to share a story behind the photo they sent and the place it represents, reach out to @rmartinezduque.

5.  Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Updates by @nalininonstopnewsuk

Our next Coffee break was held on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC facilitated by @laurlittle.

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

No additional items shared during the open floor.

Next meeting

You can join the GitHub card #112 for next week’s meeting on September 28, 2022. The meeting will take place in this channel at 15:00 UTC.

Post meeting

Polyglots will be updating wptranslationday.org for the event for 2022. @eidolonnight confirmed they will use @TranslateWP on Twitter with updates and sharing some items 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 channels too.

#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 @rmartinezduque 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 @rmartinezduque 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: Marketing meeting, June 22, 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.

Start of June 22, 2022 meeting in the #marketing channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

1. Welcome and introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and assist with an asynchronous contribution to 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/ 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 help to take part

  1. Meeting attendees: participants and those new or rejoining the channel this last week can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week. This month, there are some themed celebration days highlighting the variety of fruit and vegetables and their goodness. Do you have a recipe which combines together the goodness of both? – View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes, volunteers and coffee break facilitators

Thanks to @ugyensupport for last week’s notes. Each week the meetings have a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ card where you can add suggestions for the agenda and add a link to a task card where you are adding any asynchronous updates if you are unable to attend the meeting live.

22 June 2022 –  @webcommsat
29 June 2022 –  @rmartinezduque
6 July 2022 –  any takers?

Could you volunteer to open the virtual coffee shop for the bi-weekly coffee break. Currently, we need volunteers for 30 June 2022. Check out the GitHub card and add your name to the list!

4. Marketing project and task updates

The main Marketing Team task board is available on GitHub. This is where we log Marketing Team and cross-team activities. Anyone can comment on a card, you just need a GitHub account.

4a. Forthcoming WordPress releases and FSE

@eidolonnight: We continue to support efforts to share the latest 6.0 release and new features across social media. Look for posts with the ‘#WordPress’ tag highlighting the release and new features, like this recent Twitter post.

@dansoschin:

  • no date yet set for 6.0.1 (the next release – a minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. consisting of patches/fixes). Follow progress on 6.0.1 in core
  • 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. is 6.1 and there have been some bug scrubs scheduled. No date yet on 6.1, but that will not be for a few months
  • some initial planning for 6.1 you can review for addition roadmap insight. Follow the 6.1 tag for additional details
  • 6.0 release content (organized by Lauren) continues to perform quite well. So even a few weeks out from the official release, we continue to see strong interest
  • asked for contributors in this and other teams/channels to retweet/share those posts to help spread the word and amplify the release. It introduces some wonderful content/editor/publishing tools, as well as improvements in performance, 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 site building flow.

4b. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

4c. Contributor events update

We have an open discussion about sharing 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. updates on social media over on Discussion: Promoting WordCamps with the official WordPress social accounts. Please comment on that post with your thoughts, especially if you have helped organize WordCamps in the past. 

@nalininonstopnewsuk suggested contributors could also promote the discussion with WordCamps in their area? @eidolonnight agreed this was a good idea.

4d. Social media status

GitHub issue detailing how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. It has a list of the primary WordPress social accounts.

@bjmcsherry: last week’s social media stats and insights.

  • overall, we continue seeing strong results from the WP6.0 release on social media for .Org
  • some excellent performances, but the biggest performances again came from our WP6.0 and photo Directory campaigns
  • extremely high engagement and dialogue again with our followers
  • earned just under 1,000 new followers (932), for a total of 2,043,026, across all of our channels, with many campaigns scoring high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week
  • Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:
    • Impressions: 1,054,754
    • Engagements: 4,790
    • Link clicks: 887
    • Messages received: 25
  • @dansoschin: suggested to follow the #announcements channel to find all the WordPress tweets to share and like.

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

  • Next Coffee break will be Thursday 30 June 2022 at 18:30/ 6.30pm UTC, and needs a facilitator. This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests from other teams. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.
  • Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities.
  • Important dates can be added to this Forthcoming Diary Dates post. If anyone would like to help keep the forthcoming diary dates post up to date, please let me know. Thanks to @webcommsat for updating it last week.

GitHub card for next week’s Marketing Team meeting on 29 June 2022.

6. Open Floor

  • Learn WordPress survey tools – GDPR enquiry. Discussion thread from @hauwa in the Marketing channel on Slack. @dansoschin to tweet the Learn WP survey this weekend. Please retweet.

#marketing-team, #wolfram-embeds-support

Notes: Global Marketing Meeting, June 15, 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 async contributions.

1. Welcome and introduction

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

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

  1. Meeting attendees: participants can be viewed in this Slack Thread
  2. Social question of the week: “I hear it is National Fudge Day and Fudge Celebration Week in some places. What is your favorite sweet treat?” View participants’ responses via this Slack thread.

3. Notes and volunteer opportunities

Props to @santanainniss for drafting June 8, 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.

Please message @nalininonstopnewsuk in the channel if you are unsure how to add comments to the GitHub card. If you have suggestions for the agendas for these meetings, you can also add them to the card for the relevant week.

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

The main Marketing Team task board on GitHub.

If you would like specific assistance on using GitHub, please reply in this thread. There is help available! You can also contribute to wiki information we are working on with other teams.

4a. Forthcoming WordPress releases & FSE

Update via: @eidolonnight @dansoschin

Slack thread link

We continue to support efforts to share the latest 6.0 release and new features across social media. Look for posts with the #WordPress tag highlighting the release and new features:

We’re up to about 22.6 million downloads. We’ve been posting about 6.0 on the main WP social media accounts at least once, but sometimes 2x per week and these posts have been performing above-average with regards to engagement.

  • What’s in store for WordPress in the months to come? You can read this early planning article from Matias Ventura: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/06/04/roadmap-to-6-1/
  • Did you know that the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ editor, which is the foundation of Full Site Editing, has new releases every-other-week? Here’s what’s new in the latest release, 13.4. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/06/10/whats-new-in-gutenberg-13-4-8-june/.
  • Did you know that Gutenberg is not just for WordPress? It can be used as an editor for almost anything since it is open-source too. In fact, it is being used as the main editor for Tumblr and Day One (https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-editor-now-in-testing-on-tumblr-and-day-one-web-apps).
  • There are some folks working on the Gutenberg page for a refresh in messaging and design and the hope is to include information on how to leverage the Gutenberg code base for other projects, including providing examples. Dates for 6.1 and beyond are not set, but there is some work in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and other teams happening on this topic.

4b. Newsletters, campaigns and event updates

Update via: @eidolonnight

Slack thread link

  • The Month in WordPress June 2022 Edition:  If you have news or any 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, or share them on the Make Marketing Slack channel and tag @rmartinezduque for awareness by Friday – July 1, 2022.
  • Documentation Sprint: Friday 24 June: Once a month, @EidolonNight spends a day focused on writing and documentation. If you would like to join, this GitHub card is a running list of documentation tasks needing attention and encourages notetakers to participate.
  • Wolfram embeds promotion: The HelpHub article on the Wolfram embed was published last month. The collab with the Wolfram team was delayed a bit but hopefully we’ll be able to promote it on social soon.
  • #WPPhotos campaign:
    • There’s a call for photo contributions on the occasion of Nature Photography Day, which is celebrated today.
    • The Photo Directory passed 3000 photos yesterday!
    • We also keep sharing stories behind some of the contributed photos, anyone is welcome to share any stories. Please contact @rmartinezduque if interested.
    • #NaturePhotographyDay reminds us to care for our surroundings and preserve them for future generations. Join us in celebrating the natural world by contributing your photos to the WordPress Photo Directory. #WPPhotos Here are some to inspire you!

4c. Contributor events updates: WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe (Contributor 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/. Jun 2, 2022)

Update via: @eidolonnight and @yvettesonneveld

Slack thread link

  • @jpantani, @santanainniss and @yvettesonneveld hosted some 20 contributors.
  • @santanainniss onboarded 10 new contributors. Her group collaborated on some marketing tasks that did not require a lot of historic knowledge of the product or community. They came up with lots of great suggestions to improve onboarding and training.
  • @santanainniss along with 10 new contributors shared their impressikons on what is currently going on the official WordPress channels and started engaging with some of that content.
  • @jpantani hosted a group that went out on a field trip. They chatted with other contributors to find out what their favorite WordPress features were and how these impacted their lives. In order to group those in a helpful way, we also asked which user group described the respondents best. The same group was requested to ask around for websites and platforms that deserved a spot on the WordPress Showcase, so we now have some additional suggesgtions for that too.
  • @yvettesonneveld hosted a group that worked on microcopy for some WordPress 6.0 related content on the Learn.WordPress.org platform.
  • @dansoschin will go through the drafts this week, they will be edited if needed and will hopefully be shining on the channels soon.
  • @jpantani, @santanainniss and @yvettesonneveld will plan a retro meeting soon, to chat about what worked and what could be improved for future live sessions.

4d. Social media status

Update via: @eidolonnight & @bjmcsherry

Slack thread link

  • A quick reminder that we have an open GitHub issue with details regarding how you can help share and amplify WordPress news on social media. This applies to the latest release and other announcements as well. You will also find a list of the primary WordPress social accounts there.
  • Overall, we continue seeing strong results from the WP6.0 release on social media. We had some excellent performances, but the biggest performances again came from our WP6.0 campaigns. We saw extremely high engagement and dialogue again with our followers. We earned over 1k (1,023) new subscribers, for a total of 2,042,403, across all of our channels, with many campaigns scoring high marks in some of our best examples throughout the week.

Overall, the numbers for the week look like this:

  • Impressions: 11,219,545
  • Engagements: 4,696
  • Link clicks: 760
  • Messages received: 17

5. Diary dates – upcoming events and meetings

Our next Coffee break will be tomorrow, Thursday 16 June 2022 at 18:30/6.30 pm UTC, facilitated by @megphillips91. This bi-weekly social coffee break is held by the Make Marketing team for all WordPress Marketing contributors, and occasional guests. Stop by and meet some of the friendly faces marketing WordPress.Follow this Google Calendar with meetings, collaborations, and social activities. We also list important dates in this Forthcoming Diary Dates post.

6. Open floor

If you have an update on a task that is not mentioned above, please share. Anyone is able to add a comment to a GitHub task card – you just need a GitHub user ID.

As a reminder, you can get involved with the next meeting planning on this GitHub card for the meeting on 22 June 2022.

#marketing-team, #meeting-notes