Luminato FestivalJune 2013Viktor&Rolf Dolls exhibit, part of Luminato Festival's 2013 fashion program (Photo: GEORGE PIMENTEL)


Adelaide Club
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Analogue Gallery
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Andrews logo
Arts & Crafts
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Arts Brookfield
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Aveda logo
Avenue Road Arts School
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Bau-Xi Gallery
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Biko logo
Birks logo
Bluenotes logo
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Burgundy Asset Management
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Business for the Arts
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Cambridge Club
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Cambridge Group Of Clubs
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Canada's National Ballet School
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Canadian Art Foundation
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Civello logo
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Culture Days
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Elsa Corsi
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ET Canada
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Fashion Week Awards
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Generation Capital
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Il Fornello
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INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair
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iQ Food Co.
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Jessica Jensen
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Karir Eyewear
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L'unita logo
Luminato Festival
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Mark Fast
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Mexx logo
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Parts & Labour
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Peter Lehmann Wines
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Plutino Group
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Red Canoe
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Reel Artists Film Festival
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Templar Hotel
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The Canadian Journalism Foundation
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The Canadian Opera Company
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The Freeze Clinic
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Tori's Bakeshop
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Toronto Athletic Club
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Toronto Life
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Town Shoes
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Victoria Radford
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The Knot Group’s intelligent and impactful public relations strategies and event management and production division break down barriers between clients, journalists and influencers.

Service icon Our Media Relations strategy is simple: we give editors good ideas, and we provide them with the collateral materials to make their stories come to life—quickly. Our clients are our richest resource, providing us with deep insights to develop the most creative story ideas, pitch the best angles and deliver exciting preview experiences.
Service icon Media Relations
Service icon The Knot Group was founded just as the media landscape began to respond to the demanding and fast-paced reality of social media. As a result, we deliver strategic planning that accounts for an evolving media industry. We work with you to understand your long-term goals, assess the competitive market and captivate your target audiences and target media.
Service icon Strategic Planning & Counseling
Service icon We align clients with strategic partners to enhance brand profile and recognition. We develop mutually beneficial relationships that enrich your public relations story and extend exciting new opportunities to your stakeholders.
Service icon Brand Partnerships
Service icon Influencers, thought-leaders and early adopters generate buzz and excitement for brands. Our influencer seeding services are designed to create brand ambassadors out of influencers and catalyze brand advocacy. Our vast network engages with the public at large by relaying unique brand experiences via word-of-mouth.
Service icon Influencer & Ambassador Seeding
Service icon We create a strong, visible platform for your leadership team, creating profile opportunities for key talent, executives and stakeholders. We establish your brand ambassadors as leaders in their fields and gain positive exposure and credibility for the organization. We provides backgrounders and media training for media appearances and interviews.
Service icon Brand Ambassador Profiling
Service icon We understand the business of media; we build and maintain relationships with editors and producers, developing media lists for events that reflect their individual beats and areas of interest. From personalized follow-ups to onsite relationship management, our team works with clients to coordinate media experiences that leave lasting impressions.
Service icon Media Events
Service icon MRP, short for Media Relations (Rating) Points, is a system developed by the Canadian Public Relations Society for detailed media relations reporting. The Knot Group uses MRP to report on outcomes and establish client benchmarks to foster ongoing improvement. All numbers provided in MRP reports are audited and guaranteed through the authority of News Canada and CPRS.
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Service icon Our Media Monitoring service is tailored to meet our clients' evolving needs: from as-it-happens alerts to regular custom reporting options.
Service icon Media Monitoring
Service icon We understand the importance of keeping relevant in a media landscape in which technology is ever-evolving. We develop tailored social media and digital strategies that align with client goals to drive social engagement, and propel conversations amongst targeted audiences in the most effective way possible.
Service icon Digital & Social Media Strategy
Service icon We represent and work with talent to develop premium experiences, staying attuned to strategic opportunities for growth. We fuel your success through our unique connections, developing and fostering key relationships through services such as media training and managing talent needs.
Service icon Celebrity Relations
Service icon Our team understands the importance of developing and maintaining a consistent brand voice, and having all communications speak with this distinct tone. Whether it is writing press releases, e-blasts, or speaking notes for media opportunities, we develop creative content that strengthens bottom lines.
Service icon Writing Services & Content Development
Service icon Our events management and production division develops bespoke experiences that ensure maximum exposure to targeted audiences. Click for more information.
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Latest Work

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  • VIEW 1
    November, 2015

    Brookfield Place Presents Latest Installment of Snowfall Project

    Arts & Culture, Arts Brookfield
  • 0786 – Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners with COC Music Director Johannes Debus, 2014.Michael Cooper Photographic
Office- 416-466-4474
Mobile- 416-938-7558

66 Coleridge Ave.
Toronto, ON
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    October, 2015

    Eight Canadian Singers Take Centre Stage in COC Vocal Showcase Competition

    Arts & Culture, Canadian Opera Company
  • 0260 - Ensemble Studio Competition First Prize and Audience Choice Award Winner tenor Charles Sy, 2014.
Michael Cooper Photographic
Office- 416-466-4474
Mobile- 416-938-7558

66 Coleridge Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4C 4H5
    October, 2015

    COC’s Centre Stage Supports and Showcases Young Opera Talent

    Arts & Culture, Canadian Opera Company
  • November 14 , 2014.
    September, 2015

    2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards Sets The Stage For Inaugural Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award

    Arts & Culture, Business for the Arts
  • Andrews Sherway Gardens Rendering (1)
    September, 2015

    Canadian Success Story: Andrews Celebrates 25 Years with Retail Expansion

    Fashion & Beauty
  • Look 15
    September, 2015

    KAELEN Spring / Summer 2016: Designer Kaelen Haworth introduces versatile ties, trimmings and suedes

    Fashion & Beauty, KAELEN
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    September, 2015

    TIFF Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film Dazzles at Shangri-La Hotel

    Birks, Fashion & Beauty
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    September, 2015

    Aveda Launches Hair Cleansing Shampure Dry Shampoo

    Aveda, Current Clients, Fashion & Beauty
  • Best_Dressed_4042
    September, 2015

    Toronto Life Kicks Off TIFF in Style with Best Dressed Red Carpet Event

    Current Clients, Lifestyle, Toronto Life
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    September, 2015

    Birks Expands Its Iconic Designs With New Muse Ribbon Collection

    Birks, Fashion & Beauty


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 »
The Knot Group was the perfect partner for The CJF Annual Awards. They went beyond our expectations offering creative ideas, personalized attention and used their extensive network and knowledge of social media to promote our annual fundraising event. Knot invested time to understand our event, our audience and our goals. The 2015 CJF Awards gala attracted our largest number of guests and high-profile media and we're grateful for the efforts of this skilled team. We highly recommend this accomplished team. - Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (The Canadian Journalism Foundation)

About Us

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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Amy Burstyn-Fritz

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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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AMY specializes in nurturing relationships and fostering growth, providing long-time clients with fresh, creative communications plans and introducing new clients to the power of fully developed public relations strategies. Amy launched our arts and culture portfolio and has expanded our services to include talent management for such notables as Marina Abramovic, Kehinde Wiley and Viktor & Rolf. A champion of Toronto’s cultural initiatives, she currently sits on the committee for the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Circle, and in 2015, is on the jury of the Canadian Screen Awards, and co-chairs the 10th anniversary of the Book Lover’s Ball, the Toronto Public Library’s gala fundraiser.
Toronto Life - August 29 2013 - PrintFashion - June 1, 2011 - PrintFASHION - March 7, 2012 - OnlineThe Globe and Mail - October 20 2012 - PrintWeddingbells - Spring:Summer 2014 - Print

Our Staff

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Kara Hughett

PR Director usa
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Megan Leahy

PR Director canada
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Kathleen McDonald

Account Coordinator canada
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Rachelle Saevil

Graphic Designer canada
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Caleigh Borthwick

Events Coordinator canada
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Alex McGill

Account Coordinator canada
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Erika Mercado

Events Director usa
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