City of Parramatta Burramatta NAIDOC


City of Parramatta Burramatta NAIDOC

BACKGROUND

NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. City of Parramatta holds an annual event with a range of free activities to celebrate the rich Indigenous culture through workshops, traditional arts and crafts, bush tucker, music and dance, heritage tours and market stalls.

City of Parramatta came to Marketing Angels as they needed assistance in a short time frame to run the event marketing. With two staff members in the Destination Marketing team on maternity leave and a hiring freeze, they needed help.  

City of Parramatta required assistance to create a marketing plan to ensure a successful event and they needed a dedicated resource working on this important cultural event.

 

THE SOLUTION

We were able to immediately work with City of Parramatta as an outsourced marketing supplier as opposed to an internal staffing cost.  We developed a marketing plan to raise awareness of the event and then managed the implementation of the marketing plan.

Marketing Angels spent time working in City of Parramatta’s offices, holding work-in-progress meetings and meetings with key stakeholders and we also worked externally to project manage all elements of the event.

 

THE APPROACH

The detailed marketing plan provided a broad media mix and strong digital focus including:

  • PR
  • Creative including:
    • Postcards
    • Press ads
    • Flyers
    • Postcards
    • Posters
    • Footpath stickers
    • Digital screens
    • City banners
    • Photographer
    • Videographer
  • Media buying
  • Advertising
    • Newspaper
    • Digital
  • Signage 
  • Social media
  • Website

 

RESULTS

Event attendance was 60% more than the target.

The media and marketing approach included a mixture of online, print and direct marketing activities as well as a strong social media campaign via the Discover Parramatta and City of Parramatta Facebook and Instagram pages.

The targeted social media campaign reached a total of 121,653 and generated 2,192 clicks the event website page.

The website page generated 2,329 page views and the media coverage reached a cumulative audience of 146,000 and an online audience of 7,474.

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Who said this?

“Thanks so much Alan for your Skype session with me and Luke yesterday. We were both very impressed with the detailed information and advice you and Michelle gave us in your presentation. Along with the workshop hours I spent with you both in your office, we definitely believe we received great value for money. As I mentioned during our talk yesterday, when my daughter Beth returns from her holiday in a couple of weeks I will fill her in on our discussion, and encourage her to contact Michelle about consulting with her regarding how to best utilize social media in our marketing.

Thanks again. I’m sure we’ll be talking again in the near future.”