Vicki Cirillo

Account Director

Vicki is a public relations and communications practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience. She builds strategic, proactive communications programs based on a strong understanding of clients’ wider business objectives and operational challenges.

Maintaining strong client relationships, she’s guided organisations through a variety of reputational risks, from infrastructure failures, to service closures, sensitive acquisitions and mergers, redundancies, lawsuits, and community opposition to development proposals.

Vicki is equally adept in building proactive communications to align stakeholders with a common theme, from supporting organisational change to reinforcing market positioning.

Her ability to develop practical, outcome-based opportunities has helped leading organisations reinforce brand awareness amongst their target audiences.

Her skills include:

  • Communications strategy
  • Corporate communication
  • Issues and crisis management
  • Media relations
  • Speech writing
  • Event management
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Internal communication

Vicki has worked with business leaders from diverse industries to maximise the impact of their media interactions, coaching and supporting those facing a journalist for the first time, to preparing more experienced commentators. Her exceptional writing skills are sought-after for internal and external communications, award submissions, websites and marketing communications collaterals.

Vicki joined communikate et al in 2010 after 13 years in another South Australian consultancy and forms part of communikate et al’s leadership team.

Before pursuing a career in public relations, Vicki was a journalist with Messenger Newspapers.

Her current and recent clients include:

  • Rundle Mall Management Authority
  • Not-for-profit aged care provider Life Care
  • Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • SA Water
  • Epic Energy
  • Emerging Minds – National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health
  • South Australian Employment Tribunal
  • Former high tech incubator agency TechInSA
  • Kennett Builders
  • HASSELL
  • BDO SA
  • Burnside Village
  • The City of Unley
  • SMSF Association
  • RSPCA SA
  • Adelaide Casino
  • Beyond Bank Australia (formerly Community CPS Australia)
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What our clients have to say

communikate et al’s design work is visually impactful, and they partnered with us to help bring our vision to life. Our tagline ‘flourish’, is an excellent reflection of our core values, beautiful botanic campus and our genuine aspirations for every young person in our care.

communikate’e professionalism, relatability and ability to give life to our vision is commendable.

Andrew Balkwill
Principal, Mercedes Collge

The visual impact of the creative was exactly what the Local Government Association was looking for to engage audiences and drive an increase in nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups on council.

As a result of the advertising we saw a particularly strong increase in candidates identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and many more candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Local Government Association
Director, Media & Communications, LGA

I have worked with communikate et al for many years in a number of roles. They form an integral part of our team at Walara, having taken the time to understand our community and the two businesses that merged to develop a brand name and identity that reflects our shared values and vision for future growth in the lower mid-north region. communikate has created an extensive range of content and communication assets to establish us as a leading provider of aged care services in the region. We’ve received nothing short of positive feedback from our residents, their families and our staff.

Nino Di Sisto
CEO, Walara

The South Australian Museum worked with communikate on a SA Tourism Award submission. The submission is a huge task with many moving parts and communikate helped bring it all together seamlessly. Always a pleasure working with CK!

Ashleigh Glynn
Communications Lead, SA Museum

The communikate team really took the time to understand our business. They very quickly came up to speed on our products and the nuances of our very technical and specialised industry. They’ve written accurate and engaging content to be used in industry publications, our electronic newsletter, and on LinkedIn, which has performed really well.

Matthew Stead
Co-Founder and CEO, Ping Services

We have really enjoyed partnering with communikate on some key projects and appreciate their responsiveness and the quality of service they provide. communikate’s ability to be agile and quickly act on changes to strategy has been impressive and has resulted in us being confident in the fact that they keep the best interests of our campaign front of mind. The level of detail they provide in their reports has ensured we’re able to learn from our hits and misses and adapt our future strategies accordingly.

Daniel Stevens
Marketing & Communications Team Leader, City of Adelaide

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

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 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 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