The Knight Canney Group honored with 2018 Best of Portland
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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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Higher EducationThe Knight Canney Group, Higher Education, public research universities, private colleges, technical schools, community colleges

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.