Welcome to Six O’Clock Advisory
Six O’Clock is where corporate reputation meets customer engagement. It’s corporate and stakeholder communication of the contemporary kind, using our expertise in public affairs, media, marketing communication, journalism, online engagement and government.
Covering a range of industry sectors, Six O’Clock is engaged by large, multi-national businesses, small and medium local enterprises, government agencies and departments and non-profit organisations.
The firm is led by three directors – Siobhan Koopmans, Patrick O’Beirne and Jim Stiliadis – who, combined, have decades of experience in corporate and public affairs, strategic communications, marketing communications and journalism.
Supporting the firm’s directors – and its impressive list of clients – is a group of talented and dedicated consultants. They have varied experience, including tenures in federal and state government ministerial offices and departments, and stints in corporate and consumer communications agencies.
In the air force, fighter jets fly in a strategic formation that allows pilots to cover their colleagues’ blind-spots. It protects them from attack and enables a strong pursuit of the flight path, as well as precise execution of agreed tactics along the way.
When communicating in this formation, pilots speak to clockface parlance, with 12 o’clock referring to vision straight-ahead and six o’clock immediately behind – a blind spot from the cock-pit.
Side-by-side, pilots keep an eye on six o’clock and reassure each other with a colloquial “I’ve got your six”, which essentially means “I’ve got your back”.
At Six O’Clock Advisory, we communicate clearly (and sometimes colloquially!) to ensure we have our client’s back. In protecting and enhancing reputation, we deliver strategy and tactics that help brands soar, be it in times of adversity or in periods of strength and growth.
crisis management contact point
Should your organisation require issues and/or crisis management counsel and support
immediately, please call 03 9993 0448.
This number will be directed to a Six O'Clock representative ready to assist with your matter. You can also email