Thanks for raising some concerns, I'm always happy to answer any questions. You're right to presume that one of us is studying marketing (though I don't believe it makes me any kind of expert on it, but at least it gives me a good understanding of some of the theory and strategies to aim for).
I can't speak for what happened with CompMC. I remember partnering up with you guys on Zildith (back when that was a thing), so I'll assume timeline wise all this happened prior to me joining the Stratus staff team. Feel free to message me some of the details on Discord.
The media role very much is focusing on outreach through our social media platform(s). Currently all we have is Twitter, but we have discussed adding a YouTube channel and posting little recap videos for community events that we don't stream. We might look into posting some tournament related content on YouTube as well, once that's all set up.
amactus and I haven't discussed opening applications, since we pretty well hand picked staff members who expressed interest in specific areas of the marketing team and/or its responsibilities (and who we thought made a good fit in those roles). We're not opposed to recruiting outside of the staff team, as you can see with Lucas. We might consider open them further down the road, should we feel it's needed or that we're lacking in certain ares.
In regards to your other comment, we had intended to announce this a few weeks ago, but things came up with the holidays and we postponed it. We have certain projects in the works that'll greatly help out our team members with finally having a rank and that "official" recognition of their role and what they do. We felt it was time to release the team.