Ben Smeaton

Account Manager

Ben is a public relations and social media professional with more than five years’ experience in agency and state government roles.

He is a trusted advisor to some of Australia’s biggest brands and has led accounts for clients in industries such as:

  • banking
  • insurance
  • property
  • education
  • tourism
  • not-for-profit
  • mining

He uses his established network of local and national journalist contacts to secure strategic media outcomes that help his clients uphold their reputation, raise their community profile, and build their business.

Ben’s knowledge of social media and digital practices ensures his clients are provided with a modern, integrated approach to their marketing and communications.

His current and past clients include:

  • COTA SA
  • Mercedes College
  • Sportsmed
  • NAB
  • Stockland
  • Terri Scheer Insurance
  • Australian Science and Mathematics School
  • Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland
  • South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy

Ben is a South Australian Councillor for the national industry body for PR and communications professionals, the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), and holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from the University of South Australia.

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What our clients have to say

communikate et al has been our trusted partner for strategic communications and advice over a number of years. The team is always responsive and reliable, and the quality of work is first rate.

Anita Harvey
Head of Brand & Marketing, Fullerton Health Australia

Working with the talented team at communikate we have the very best communication, marketing, design and digital expertise and resources at hand. Our brand is now integrated and seamless across everything we do.

Kristen​ Pellew
Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

We have been hugely impressed with the way communikate et al have immersed themselves in learning our brand and respecting our approach. It felt like they just ‘got us’ from the start! It has been such a pleasure working with their professional, smart and dynamic team.

Jocelyn Marsland
Manager – Communications and Marketing, Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health

We've worked with the communikate et al team for 18 months and they've played a pivotal role launching the Mineral Swim brand. They have successfully driven our influencer programme, managed our social media programme and generated leads resulting in sales. They are dynamic and professional, and it’s been a pleasure working with them and seeing our brand flourish.

Daena Bougoure-Latchford
Water Treatment - Business Development Manager, Maytronics Australia

It has been excellent working with communikate. They have been very professional throughout our project and their creativity has delivered a unique product that captured our needs in an exciting and unexpected way. I look forward to working with them more in the future.

Matthew Thomson
Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Uniting Country SA

communikate et al has become an important and trusted partner... They share our passion. We greatly value their flexibility, their responsiveness, their turnaround times, their honest appraisal of projects and their collegiality. Most of all we love the fact that they have supported our focus on achieving outcomes for older people.

Jane Mussared
Chief Executive, COTA SA

communikate et al understood our uniquely commercial and political landscape to quickly become a valued member of our team. They’ve supported our major events and activations with great results… and navigated and mitigated risk when needed. Put simply, they’re responsive, supportive and just as invested in Rundle Mall’s success as we are.

Johanna Williams
Former General Manager, Rundle Mall

Following the successful development of our new website, communikate et al has maintained a proactive approach to the refinement and improvements of content and key messages in collaboration with our team. They embraced and supported us in all communication relating to the impact of COVID-19. They’re a friendly and responsive team with all requests being eagerly supported.

Chief Executive, Clayton Church Homes

We love the Daily Moves branding that communikate et al created. It is friendly, flexible for different applications, and our marketing collateral stands out from the rest. We have received a lot of compliments from participants and stakeholders who love it just as much as we do.

Alyssa Hill
Daily Moves Program Coordinator, City of Unley

Bec, Henry and the team understood our brand from the get go and it showed from concept to delivery. During an intensely busy time for our team, they worked seamlessly with us to develop and manage an integrated campaign... The results were outstanding and put the hotel in an excellent position to launch into a competitive market, with strong occupancy experienced. We really value our partnership.

Chris Curran
Director of Hotel Openings & Operations, Pro-invest Hotels Group