In 2016, Karla Dawes decided to strike out on her own. She moved into a tiny shopfront in Crossley Street in Melbourne’s CBD with one staff member, three clients, a neon sign and a bucketload of ideas.

Today, KDPO has more clients, a bigger team and a larger, fancier office but we’ve never lost sight of where we began; creating something fresh, original and exciting in a little shop under neon light.

KDPO became the little company that could. Clients big and small arrived, attracted by our innovative communications solutions that capture our clients’ essence, and our unfeigned enthusiasm for lifestyle and culture.




PR & Communications Strategy development. Key messaging and brand identity workshop. Media relations. Media material development. Talent management. Key Opinion Leader Outreach & Management. Evaluation and reporting. Copywriting and editing. Content development.

Events Conceptualisation and execution – brand and consumer activations. Guest list development. Media and Stakeholder Management.

Collaborations & Partnerships Brand collaborations and partnerships. Event sponsorships and partnerships.