Re: [Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-09-02 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Heather, I posed only three questions. It is possible to easily make inroads on all three subjects if they are important to us. I have said repeatedly that we can achieve a much higher number of readers of finished Wikisource content (exponentially) when we market what we have. The first

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-09-01 Thread Heather Walls
Hi Gerard and all, This is a great topic, and one we think about often as the Communications team. In the past 2 years in fact, the Communications team has intentionally grown to better support Wikimedia project awareness and usage, including through new hires and approaches. We generally use

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-09-01 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I have followed what the WMF does for years and if proper marketing was done, it would be known what the effect is of the information you refer to and there would be an idea on how and why this information is available and what we can achieve with it. Consider, when I write 10 new articles,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-09-01 Thread Nikola Kalchev
Hi, when you write "we do not inform them how many reads were done for new articles" you don't include all wikis, I hope. In the history section of the articles on Bulgarian Wikipedia [0] there is a link to a pageviews analysis [1] where everyone can see how often the article was read in the last

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-08-28 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Yes. It is indeed another area where we could do a lot better. We do not show how effective the work is that people do. We do not inform them how many reads were done for new articles. All things that are really easy to do when we think of it. But we do not. So yes we need marketing to get

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-08-28 Thread David Goodman
Marketing can get someone to buy a product once; the problem is to get them to buy another, and that depends on the quality of the product. It is much easier to get new first time editors than to give them the encouragement and satisfaction to keep them going. On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 5:38 AM,

[Wikimedia-l] Marketing jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-08-28 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, At the research mailing list two relevant activities were mentioned that do not adequately take place. * *Gamified interfaces for microcontributions à la Wikidata game* ** **Ubiquitous outreach, supported by dedicated technology* The notion exists that it is possible to do all kind of