The purpose of this handbook page is to align our marketing team on a single FY23 marketing plan, and to communicate our FY23 approach to Sales and beyond. This page and the FY23 plan are intended to be an ongoing work-in-progress, contributed to by the entire team throughout the year to foster collaboration and focus.
Everyone can contribute. See something you'd like to discuss or iterate on? Start an MR and share it in the marketing slack channel. Tag
@lblanchard for assistance with merging if you do not have access!
To view Overview Slides (Internal only), search your Google Drive for
Marketing Strategy FY23.
Timeline: Ensure marketing alignment by end of February 2022
On a monthly cadence, the Marketing Key Review will be used as the venue for tracking where we are year-to-date on the agreed upon plan.
In FY23, we will introcude new solution-focused campaigns aimed at the executive level persona, while continuing our existing capabilities-focused campaign approach for the individual contributor level persona.
We will continue our always-on and continually-optimized capabilities-focused campaigns with a deep focus on DevOps Platform. CI/CD, GitOps, and DevSecOps are capabilities-focused campaigns that will also be continued, in addition to our compete campaigns.
To view a diagram of Business Initiatives > Solutions > Capabilities, go to your Google Drive and search
Maturity Model. This is only accessible by GitLab team members. This is owned and managed by Portfolio Marketing. If you have questions about the maturity model, please direct them to the #portfolio-marketing slack channel.
View this MURAL for a visual of our campaigns and how they lead to activation strategies by segment/geo. These are owned by Marketing Campaigns. If you have any questions, please direct them to the #marketing-campaigns slack channel.
A campaign core team is comprised of teams across marketing and revenue programs, working togehter to build new campaigns and optimize ongoing campaigns. Learn more here »
When a new campaign is being developed, the campaign core team will work together to develop a campaign bundle, which is then leveraged by all teams across marketing and sales for a cohesive approach from top funnel tactics to sales conversations. Learn more here »
A value play's intended audience is sales (SALs, SAs, CSMs, SDR as applicable) to arm the sales teams as a part the outbound motion. In some cases, there will also be inbound marketing campaign component. The playbook prepares the sales person with both prescriptive actions to take as part of the outbound motion, as well as how to respond in the case of a supporting inbound marketing campaign.
Note: this section to be updated in conversation with Allison Gleisner, or point instead to her updated handbook page(s).
The Value Play should include (at minimum):
All teams play an INTEGRAL role in reaching our marketing goals, regardless if they are on the Core Team or not. Differences in team alignment (i.e. to segment/region) and approaches that will span and leverage all GTM Motions, are two reasons for teams being beyond the Core Teams.
If your team or name is not listed as part of the core team, don't worry! As part of this FY22 Marketing Plan, a keen focus is alignment and ensuring everyone across marketing is connected and collaborating. If you would like to participate on a Core Team, you may do so - connect with the Core Team of interest to learn more about getting involved! Anyone joining a Core Team will be expected to be an active contributor and participant.
The following is a single all-marketing calendar where everyone can contribute, and we can answer key questions (using filters) related to upcoming marketing plans. The calendar also lives at the top of the Marketing Handbook Page.
In your Google Drive, search for (and bookmark)
FY23 All-Marketing Calendar SSoT.**
This is where all teams will input and categorize planned activities, content production, themes, and more - with filters that align to key pieces of information (GTM Motions, Alliance Partners, Sales Segments, Regions, Funnel Stage, Language, and more).
Each GTM campaign will each have an epic, where all teams can reference plans and the issues (i.e. action items) to accomplish the plans. We will be making use of 2 week milestones (Marketing - 2022-MM-DD). The Cammpaign Core Teams themselves will decide how often to have stand-ups, whether live or through slack, as well as any other synchronous calls. See more on the Campaigns handbook page »