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

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

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

communikate et al were an integral part of the King William Road upgrade team from the initial community consultation right through to completion. The brand they created fit the project perfectly. They took the time to understand the complexities and always delivered with strategic oversight, ensuring things were done with purpose and meaning. Having them on board was invaluable.

Akarra Klingberg
Former Coordinator Business and Economic Development, 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

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

We turned to communikate et al to rename and rebrand our organisation following a change in ownership. Within a tight timeframe, the team got up to speed quickly and delivered on a brand strategy that set the foundation for the new identity. From an interim website, corporate signage and collateral, merchandise, uniforms, property signage and our rollingstock, communikate were strategic, creative and responsive, and became a genuine part of our team during the transition period. We’re proud of our new brand, which is bold, confident and successfully reflects who we are today and will serve us well into the future.

Natasha Jensen
Director Commercial & Communications

communikate bring a valuable offering to project delivery mainly due to their industry experience in navigating through complex situations by providing balanced points of views with focused outcomes.

Mark Van Roekel
Capital Delivery Manager, Flinders Ports Holdings

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
Executive General Manager Customer and Community

We trust our reputation with communikate et al.
They understand our philosophy of care and strategic direction and work with our executive team to navigate complex situations to provide responsive, robust internal and external communications advice that builds and protects our brand.
They are also adept at developing content and telling stories that bring to life our point of difference in the aged care sector. Not only are they skilled at what they do, they are great people to work with.

Allen Candy
CEO, Lifecare

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