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 communikate team really took the time to understand our business. They very quickly came up to speed on our products and the nuances of our very technical and specialised industry. They’ve written accurate and engaging content to be used in industry publications, our electronic newsletter, and on LinkedIn, which has performed really well.

Matthew Stead
Co-Founder and CEO, Ping Services

I have worked with communikate et al for many years in a number of roles. They form an integral part of our team at Walara, having taken the time to understand our community and the two businesses that merged to develop a brand name and identity that reflects our shared values and vision for future growth in the lower mid-north region. communikate has created an extensive range of content and communication assets to establish us as a leading provider of aged care services in the region. We’ve received nothing short of positive feedback from our residents, their families and our staff.

Nino Di Sisto
CEO, Walara

The communikate et al team played a crucial role in bringing the vision of the SA Philanthropy Network to life, thanks to their strategic marketing expertise and creative solutions. Their support delivered significant attention across South Australian media and fostered meaningful community connections.

I am incredibly grateful for their own dedication to giving back and supporting causes in our community. I would highly recommend communikate to anyone looking to make a meaningful impact with their organisation - because they get people and purpose!

Kay Burton
CEO, SA Philanthropy Network

We came to communikate et al with a specific need to update our brand. We needed to refine our brand’s visual touchpoints to make sure we were resonating with our customers and engaging a wider audience. This was the first step of our broader branding and business strategy to execute with communikate et al.

There was an instant clarity and understanding of where we needed to go; both from a creative perspective, but also tangible outcomes for the business and our customers. The delivery of our updated branding was considered and beautifully executed. We couldn't be happier with our next chapter.

The depth of talent in their team makes them truly a full-service agency ready to jump on any project that you can dream up... Not to mention the good vibes and great attitude.

Mello Bouwmeester
Founder / CEO, Friday Trailer Co

I had the pleasure of collaborating with the exceptional team at communikate et al on our inaugural old scholar publication, and I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism and expertise. They demonstrated a profound understanding of our vision and brand, and their dedication to excellence was evident in every aspect of their work.

Their attention to detail and commitment to thorough research ensured that the final product not only met but exceeded our expectations. We have enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response to our publication and look forward to working with the team again. Their genuine care for their clients makes communikate et al a truly standout agency.

Isabella Barila
Communications and Publications Officer, St Mary’s College

communikate et al have provided a very clear marketing framework for Dockside Port Vincent, confidently and masterfully clarifying the vision and character of development. The developed Brand Story crafted by the team for the project inspires every stage of the development. The skill sets of the individual team members is legendary and the seamless working connectivity between the team functions provided a great business experience. I'm very happy to recommend the abilities and the work of communikate.

Peter Villis
Development Director, Dockside Port Vincent SA

The visual impact of the creative was exactly what the Local Government Association was looking for to engage audiences and drive an increase in nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups on council.

As a result of the advertising we saw a particularly strong increase in candidates identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and many more candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Local Government Association
Director, Media & Communications, LGA

It has been great working with the team at communikate et al, they use a different thought process and approach that brings all stakeholders on the journey and gets you thinking about the bigger picture.

As a membership body we need to make sure we are serving the interests of our membership and the wider community that we support. We now have a positioning for Master Builders SA that is reflective and representative of our entire membership base and an updated logo and collateral that is cohesive. l would highly recommend communikate et al to any business considering a brand refresh.

Marissa Hankinson
Former Chief Operating Officer, Master Builders SA

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