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Knox Communications helps clients plan and implement various communications projects that cannot be completely handled with internal staff, but without the overhead that often accompanies a larger agency.

Since our inception in 1989, we have taken advantage of excellent contacts with communications specialists to put together the right team for each job. Using a network of talented, creative associates in research, writing, design, photography, video production, web development, social media and proofreading, we have amassed terrific results for more than 50 satisfied clients.

John M. Knox, Principal
A seasoned professional with more than 30 years of public relations and marketing communications expertise, John founded Knox Communications in 1989. His specialty is communications strategy and implementation for clients in the health care industry.

Previously, John worked in the San Francisco office of Burson-Marsteller, the world's largest public relations firm, receiving promotions to senior account executive and account supervisor. While at Burson-Marsteller, John was a member of the agency's worldwide health care network and was responsible for management and growth of $800,000 in business, including corporate, public affairs and marketing accounts.

Prior to Burson-Marsteller, John served as director of public relations at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, where he created and implemented the first-ever overall public relations plan for the city's largest private hospital. During his seven years at St. Mary's, he counseled top management in communication strategy on key issues such as AIDS and labor relations.

John's public relations, marketing and editorial experience also includes newspaper reporting, book publishing and university public affairs. His extensive client history ranges from not-for-profit community agencies to Fortune 500 corporations.

In recognition of John's professional abilities, he has earned numerous awards from the Public Relations Society of America, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Catholic Health Association. He has served as an expert witness in civil litigation related to health care marketing. His areas of expertise include strategic communications planning and counseling, media relations, writing and editing for print and on-line vehicles, community relations, research, advertising, direct marketing and special events.

He has completed a number of post-graduate and continuing education courses and holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of California, Davis.

A fifth-generation San Francisco native, John is a past chairman of the Public Relations Round Table and the Independent Communicators Round Table. He is a Mentor in the San Francisco Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

 


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