A Company of Performers

About

We’re a full service creative agency that’s been delivering solutions for clients since 2000. We champion creativity and are a very client focused business. We excel at managing complex communications projects and our systems and processes are built on delivering precision and professionalism. We’re not afraid of tight budgets or working to short deadlines. Circus is not part of multi-national chain gang - we are a proudly independent Australian business. For over 15 years we’ve used our creative talents to build brands, influence attitudes and drive sales and our clients say we’re pretty good at it. A circus is ‘a Company of Performers’

...and that’s exactly how we see ourselves. 

Current Clients

Team

Mike Retter - CEO

Mike Retter - CEO

Mike spent the first 20 years of his career working in Client Service at George Patterson and DDB, which at that time were two of Australia’s most successful agency brands. Mike evolved into a classic ‘all-rounder’ with a passion for both great creative work and customer service excellence.

A stickler for perfection and ‘pain free’ agency process, Mike is now almost exclusively focused on developing effective brand and campaign strategies.

Maria Matheos - General Manager

Maria Matheos - General Manager

Not able to resist the lure of a management role and the chance to build her perfect agency, Maria joined Circus in 2005. Maria is General Manager and is a seasoned professional in agency workflow, production and procurement and financial process.

In addition to running the agency operationally, Maria personally leads all NSW Government projects and as a result would be one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ‘State Government’ agency based campaigners in NSW.

Lincoln Graham - Creative Director

Lincoln Graham - Creative Director

In addition to his creative talents and untapped creative energy, Lincoln brings a wealth of experience to his role as Creative Director. During his 20 year career Lincoln has created major multi-channel advertising campaigns for clients in both the public and private sectors. 

As a Creative Director Lincoln stands out from the crowd because he listens and collaborates. Lincoln’s open approach to the creative process is generating results producing creative work for our clients.

Paul McInnes - Art Director

Paul McInnes - Art Director

Paul’s extensive creative talents include Art Direction, Design, Conceptual Development and Visualisation. Possessing versatile creative talent, Paul is equally comfortable working in traditional, digital and new media and he has won countless national and international industry awards over the years. With a portfolio spanning a broad cross-section of industries including: Airlines, Automotive, Finance, FMCG, Alcohol, Media and Technology. The scope of his experience includes advertising, digital, POS and experiential disciplines. 

Heidi Skinner - Graphic Designer & Retoucher

Durga Jaiswal - Graphic & Digital Designer

Robyn Hanchard - Finance Co-ordinator

Rania Michaels - Account Director

Rania Michaels - Account Director

Since joining Circus 6 years ago as an Account Manager, Rania has since taken on a leadership role as an Account Director on the Hunter Douglas and Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust accounts. Rania’s successful stewardship of these extremely busy clients is due to her precise professional acumen and her ability to work well under pressure. Rania’s legendary commitment to meeting her clients’ needs is an inspiration to her colleagues and clients alike.

Debra Salmons - Account Director

Debra Salmons - Account Director

Debra joined the Circus team recently to take on a key leadership role within the agency. With over 20 years working in the marketing and communications industry [on both sides of the fence] Deb brings strategic expertise, project management acumen and an infectiously calm confidence to the agency.

Deb has worked on global accounts such as PepsiCo, YUM! Restaurants, Reebok, Novartis and SKINS and is currently heading the Elanco Animal Health account at Circus. 

Liz Kerr - Account Executive