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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

communikate were initially engaged to assist in rebranding and marketing. I was most impressed with the way they listened, interpreted our ideas and turned them into something the whole community took pride in…. Their strategy helped us to achieve strong enrolment numbers… I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a professional, innovative, talented and highly relational marketing (and more) agency.

Peter Daw
Former Principal, Mercedes College

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