Silvia Knoppien

Account Director

With over 17 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
  • event planning and management
  • strategy development
  • copywriting
  • project management
  • internal communication

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 a wide range of sectors, including:

  • tourism
  • health
  • infrastructure
  • government
  • not-for-profit
  • education
  • arts
  • retail

Silvia is a problem solver who creates 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:

  • Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)
  • Vodafone
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Rundle Mall Management Authority
  • Burnside Village
  • Flinders Ports Holdings
  • Partnered Health
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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, Partnered Health

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

Could not be happier with the team at communikate et al. They understand us, and that is reflected in the brand assets they crafted for our business. The positive feedback has been overwhelming.

James Kennett
Executive Director, Kennett Builders