Name: Joomla Australia
Project: Social Media Setup and Management
Status: Commenced June 2017
Joomla Australia is a not-for-profit organisation collectively managed by volunteers from Joomla User Groups across Australia. Joomla is a global, non profit, Open Source project working with only volunteers and their contributions. The community in Australia is small but highly experienced.
In June 2017 we located and merged more than 15 disparate Australian Joomla-related Facebook pages and merged them into a single page which currently has over 1200 followers. At the same time we created a new Twitter account and YouTube channel. The organising committee also collated email addresses from previous events to create a master mailing list.
Utilising these channels in the leadup to the 2019 conference contributed to a 71% increase in attendance numbers when compared to the previous event, and sponsor $ increased by a similar amount.
In 2020 the Joomla Australia committee created a new website which incorporated these social media channels - click here for details.