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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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