CLS Strategies 10 Questions: Dan Knight

January 11, 2017

CLS Strategies 10 Questions: Dan Knight

Name: Dan Knight
Title: Managing Associate
Time with CLS: 7 months

1. In your career, what is the best advice you’ve been given?

“Don’t be scared” (from the individual who Jim Messina called the “smartest Republican operative today”)

2. If you weren’t in the PR industry, what would you be doing?

Probably still working in campaign politics. I’ll always be passionate about it.

3. What dream client/industry would you like to work with?

I’d like to do something where I can work to promote U.S.-Greek relations. Being of Greek descent and from an immigrant family, I cherish my heritage and would like to see it promoted even more strongly within the U.S.

4. What is your favorite use of social media in PR?

Twitter. It has such an incredible reach in both organic and paid fashion, and you can influence countless people across the world. With a 24-hour news cycle, Twitter has truly changed the game. I’ve seen it in PR and politics.

5. How did you get started in PR?

I wanted to expand my skill sets and abilities and gain experience in an industry outside of political campaigns. PR has always interested me and it was a natural transition.

6. What is your favorite movie?

The Godfather (I know a lot of people say this, but I’ve seen it over 100 times and can quote most of it)

7. What was the last book you read?

Coolidge (biography of our [greatest] 30th U.S. President)

8. If you can bring one fictional character from books, television or movies to life, who would you want to work with you at CLS?

Don Draper. He was such a boss in PR/advertising and life in general.

9. Dog person or cat person?

Dog (I’ll be in the market for a German Shepherd puppy in the next 3-5 years)

10. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Magiritsa (Greek Easter stew of lamb offal, egg, vegetables, and olive oil)


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