Decades of Creativity and Experience

We are a smart, motivated team of public relations experts that bring drive, and creativity to a diverse array of clients. With experience in journalism, public relations, government relations, political campaigns, crisis management, and digital content development, The Knight Canney Group is ready and able to meet your communications needs.

The Knight Canney Group confidently solves tough problems, offering communications strategy and counsel to a variety of clients including corporations, higher education institutions, non-profits, and issue campaigns, among others. How may we help you?

crisis communications, stakeholder engagement, coalition building, media relations,

Government Relations

The principles at The Knight Canney Group’s are experts at influencing public opinion and advocating for change within government. We understand message development, coalition building, stakeholder engagement, media relations, and crisis management. Our extensive backgrounds in both journalism and state and federal government give us the experience necessary to get results for our clients. The Knight Canney Group can help you with:

  • Issue analysis
  • Issue advocacy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Influencer engagement
  • Strategic planning & communications
  • Coalition building
  • Crisis management
  • Digital strategy

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The Knight Canney Group offers a full range of public relations services (strategic communications, traditional media relations, social media management, spokesperson training, and crisis communications).

We represent and promote our clients’ best interests and protect their reputations through customized public relations relations efforts.

We’ve managed public and media relations for high-profile local issues as well as national moments. We have a proven track record of strategic communications and media relations that build mutually beneficial relationships between our clients and their intended audiences. We are experts at:

Public relations often requires a government relations component as well. Understanding when government relations also are necessary is key to a successful effort.  Our deep understanding of government, public policy, and politics butresses our public relations work, and vice-versa.


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The Knight Canney Group has worked with all of the above, as well as with higher ed consortia on projects affecting everything from federal policy to public opinion.

Whether addressing issues surrounding curricula, the effect of massive open online courses (MOOCS) on enrollment, raising the profile of select faculty, highlighting university research and development, or providing media training to faculty and staff, The Knight Canney Group is a proven and effective strategic partner.

SEO & Web Design Website design & development, social media marketing, search engine optimization


Search Engine Optimization is key to online visibility and the best SEO requires a strategy designed by experts.

The Knight Canney Group works exclusively with Kirk Communications for the latest and best in SEO. Kirk develops comprehensive SEO strategies that include everything from a complete code review of your site and key word analysis to off-page strategies.

Kirk uses a data driven approach to implement changes that increase our clients’ web presence and an analytic approach to shift efforts and techniques to make an impact where it’s needed most.

Web Design

Kirk has produced countless web design and development projects for clients around the world, created by its diverse international and local teams of seasoned design veterans and analytics experts. Through coding, design, and content development, all with built-in SEO operations, Kirk will make your website perform a fully integrated asset to your company, organization, or agency.