Silvia Knoppien

Account Director

With over 14 years’ experience in strategic communications across Australia and Europe, Silvia brings a highly varied skill set to our team including:

  • public relations
  • marketing
  • stakeholder engagement and communication
  • business management

Silvia started her professional career in communikate et al’s intern program in 2005. Since then she has worked in agencies in South Australia and Germany, developing, implementing and managing integrated communications campaigns for clients in the not-for-profit, tourism, retail, arts, education and construction sectors.

Silvia is a problem solver with a passion for creating integrated campaigns that effectively combine the right communications elements to deliver outstanding results for clients. Her project management skills – paired with strategic and forward thinking – have played an important role in managing stakeholder engagement and communication in complex infrastructure projects.

A born organiser, Silvia has a strong eye for detail and excellent time management skills.

Over the years Silvia has contributed to and successfully managed campaigns for brands such as:

  • Vodafone
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Rundle Mall Management Authority
  • Burnside Village
  • Flinders Ports Holdings
  • Adelaide Festival of Arts
  • Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre
  • Beyond Bank (formerly Community CPS Australia)
  • Janesce
  • Dendy Films
  • Leukaemia Foundation
  • COTA SA
  • RSPCA SA

While working for an international agency in Berlin, Silvia managed a significant campaign for a German Government department to attract skilled workers from a range of countries to start a new life in Germany. Coordinating graphic design and collateral production, media buying, translating services, copywriting and movie production has provided Silvia with strong project and people management skills.

Silvia also brings valuable experience in business management and administration, rounding out her skills as Account Director at communikate et al.

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What our clients have to say

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

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
Coordinator Business and Economic Development, City of Unley

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

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

We've worked with the communikate et al team for 18 months and they've played a pivotal role launching the Mineral Swim brand. They have successfully driven our influencer programme, managed our social media programme and generated leads resulting in sales. They are dynamic and professional, and it’s been a pleasure working with them and seeing our brand flourish.

Daena Bougoure-Latchford
Water Treatment - Business Development Manager, Maytronics Australia

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 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

It has been excellent working with communikate. They have been very professional throughout our project and their creativity has delivered a unique product that captured our needs in an exciting and unexpected way. I look forward to working with them more in the future.

Matthew Thomson
Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Uniting Country 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.

Nino DiSisto
Former Chief Executive Officer, Clayton Church Homes

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