The Canadian Art FoundationFebruary 2013Matthew Akers captures the artist in 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present' film shown at the 2013 Reel Artists Film Festival (Photo: DAVID SMOLER)


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The entire team at The Knot Group has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Their media connections, expertise and experiences have benefited our Festival programs greatly across a multitude of genres ranging from fashion, to food, to red carpet events – all with exceptional results. From their very first strategy plan to their comprehensive final reports, TKG stands out as results driven, and vital to business wishing to create buzz and excitement towards various activities. - Mary Ann Farrell, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Luminato Festival (Luminato Festival) , View more work »
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Specializing in compelling, innovative and results-driven campaigns,
The Knot Group is the leading public relations and event management agency for businesses in the arts, culture, fashion and lifestyle sectors.


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Hilary Bonebakker

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Tatiana Victoria Read

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HILARY is an accomplished events management specialist who launched her career at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, where she managed everything from opening night receptions to gala events for 4,000 guests. Other accomplishments include developing experiential events for arts and culture clients in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, and overseeing an impressive 86 events over six days during 2011’s Art Basel Miami Beach. As principal of The Knot Group’s events division, she packages and produces sophisticated experiences that generate headlines and foster genuine enthusiasm for our clients. A lover of art, food, travel and surfing, Hilary is also a volunteer at Emily’s House, a paediatric palliative care hospice in Toronto.
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TATIANA, a seasoned communications specialist, founded Knot in 2009 in response to a need in the industry for a fresh and transparent take on public relations.Tatiana is an industry leader, managing campaigns for a premium portfolio of clients in hospitality, retail and packaged goods with a focus on providing innovative and results-driven communications strategies. A former competitive athlete, Tatiana coded her first website in 1996, speaks French fluently and loves to travel. Tatiana is co-chair of New Collections, the Toronto Public Library Foundation's young patrons group — a membership group for the city's literary lovers.
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