The Australian Community Managers’ community boasts over 2200 members. It is a highly active professional network and incredible resource for the community management industry.

About the Project...

The first Australian Community Managers’ Roundtable was founded by Venessa Paech, Community Strategist for Lonely Planet (BBC) and hosted in Melbourne in 2008. A professional Community Managers’ group was formed by Venessa, Alison (Quiip) and Scott Drummond as an outcome of the very successful first roundtable. The group participates in industry discussion using Facebook and Google groups as the platforms.

The professional “ACM” community has now been running for 8 years and the group has grown to include over 2200 professionals. If an organisation has a community – chances are they’re in ACM.

Our members hail from Optus, Vodafone, Oxfam, Greenpeace, Ubank, The Greens, NSW Gallery, Foxtel, Fox Sports, Sydney Opera House, JWT, McCann Worldgroup, Resonate, DDB, ABC, The Greens, AGL, Origin, SEEK, MYOB, Telstra, Coca-Cola, Sydney University, Melbourne University, Fairfax Digital, News Limited, GetUp!, NSW Transport and thousands more.

You can find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australiancommunitymanagers/

Please also consider attending our annual get-together at Swarm Conference. Held each year in September, attracting over 120 Community Managers.

Alison is the gold standard of community managers. We met at the innaugural Australian Community Managers Roundtable and her leadership, expertise and passion have been indispensible to the life of our group. Enthusiasm is the easy part. Community management demands resilience, ruthless pragmatism, extreme patience, wisdom, integrity and an authentic duty of care. Alison has these in spades. I'd follow Alison into any challenge or scenario, confident I'd emerge a victor.

Venessa Paech, Community Strategist

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