Advertising & Public Relations


In 1991 Frank Knapp started The Knapp Agency with one small client and two month's rent. Today the agency is housed in its own office building with a solid base of long-term satisfied clients. The Knapp Agency maintains its successful formula as a small, maneuverable powerhouse with full service capabilities.

Prior to forming The Knapp Agency, he was Associate Director of Public Information for South Carolina Educational Television and later a partner in a political consulting group. He has held planning positions in the public and private sectors and provided governmental relations services to statewide advocacy organizations.

Knapp is a tireless advocate for small businesses. In 2000 he co-founded The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce, an organization dedicated to promoting the general interests of small businesses at the state and local government levels. He serves as that organization's president and CEO providing management and governmental relations for the organization.

Today Knapp serves on a number of committees including the American Sustainable Business Council steering committee, the DHEC Commissioner's Advisory Council for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the USC Small Business Development Center Advisory Board and the SCE&G Demand Side Management Advisory Group. He has previously served as Chairman of the Palmetto State Registered Apprenticeship Council and the City of Columbia's Small Business Regulatory Review Committee.

Knapp's experience also includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania ('73) and a Masters of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the University of South Carolina, ('76). His research and work has been published in academic and professional journals. He is a frequent contributor of opinion editorials for newspapers. He has produced public affairs television programming and written\produced a syndicated radio commentary. Knapp is the creator and host of a 2-hour talk-radio show called “U Need 2 Know” which airs weekdays in Columbia. He is the recipient of a 1988 PBS Advertising and Promotion Award and a 1985 graduate of Leadership South Carolina.