Knak started with a simple idea: Let's make life easier for marketers.
Now hundreds of the world's top brands and tens of thousands of marketers rely on Knak, and we set the standard for email and landing page creation platforms.
Built by marketers, designed for everyone.
We were marketers before we were email experts, so we know what teams are looking for.
Most marketers got into Marketing as an outlet for their creativity. But between needing to know HTML or coordinating with agencies or having to fill in forms to produce assets, creativity increasingly seems like a distant afterthought.
Knak exists to lead the fight for creativity in marketing. To lead the movement against robots coming for Marketers jobs, and to make sure Marketers talents are used for creativity, not for entering data into forms.
Knak at a glance
We're proud of what we've built. Our culture is rooted in our mission: to make email creation simple so great design is within reach for anyone, anywhere.
We're driven by customer success, and we work hard to find innovative ways to deliver happiness, one email at a time.
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The Knak roadmap
Here’s the history of Knak, from our first free templates, to the robust Builder and Enterprise platforms we offer today.
Knak is born
Marketo email templates launch.
Marketo landing page templates quickly follow.
Eloqua templates are introduced.
More templates are added for both Marketo and Eloqua.
Our Builder and Enterprise email platforms launch
FEATURES INCLUDE: A drag-and-drop-editor Marketo and Eloqua integrations Brand control Approval groups
Knak becomes a full time project
Our first team members are hired.
Key new features are added.
Advanced user permissions
A new user interface is released for our editor
Link review is added.
Editor restrictions become more advanced.
Our new and improved email editor launches
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
SAP Marketing Cloud
NEW FEATURES: Annotated feedback Marketo images The ability to clone a Marketo program directly into Knak The ability to deploy Marketo campaigns directly from Knak
Knak HQ opens in Ottawa
Landing pages officially launch
with the ability to create from scratch, or use modules and themes.
Stay tuned for more new features, coming soon...
AKA our secret weapon
From a small group that started in our CEO's basement to a diverse team that spans Canada, the Knak staff has grown, and our commitment to building a product-first, customer-led company remains the same. Here are the world-class people who make it happen.
Board of Advisors
Our Board of Advisors is a group of men and women who play an official mentorship role at Knak. They are some of the most innovative, pioneering leaders in the industry, and we’re so happy to have them in our corner.
Advisory Board Member,
Chief Marketing Officer,
Chief Marketing Officer,
Pascal St. Jean
Small Business Chair,
Robert Ashe is the former President and CEO of Cognos Inc. First appointed President in 2002 and CEO in 2004, he held both roles until the company was acquired by IBM in 2007 for $4.9 billion, IBM’s largest software acquisition to date. After the acquisition, Mr. Ashe served as IBM’s General Manager of Business Analytics for several years.
Currently, he is a director of ServiceSource International, Inc., MSCI, Inc., Shopify, and Halogen Software, Inc.
Mr. Ashe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Ottawa and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
As CMO at Trend Micro, Leah MacMillan is responsible for all aspects of global marketing strategy and operations, including driving brand awareness for the organization and the solutions it offers. She is passionate about high-tech innovation and storytelling, and these interests have fueled a successful career that included senior positions at Entrust and Cognos, and, more recently, an executive position at IBM.
Ms. MacMillan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and International Business from McGill University.
Mychelle Mollot is the CMO at Solace, where she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing strategy and operations. Prior to her role at Solace, Mychelle served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Klipfolio and as Vice President and CMO for the WebSphere and Business Analytics divisions of IBM, where she launched the Smarter Analytics component of IBM’s Smarter Planet.
Ms. Mollot holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Geophysics from Queen’s University.
Pascal St. Jean
Pascal St. Jean is a born entrepreneur, innovator, and life-long learner. His remarkable business achievements have earned him a respected reputation as a passionate leader, visionary, and advisor.
Pascal is the founder of many successful ventures, including Picsphere and Citadel Rock Communities, Inc., and he serves as a strategic advisor to many start-up businesses in the Ottawa region. His current focus is to establish Ottawa as a tech and business hub by championing local businesses and their leaders.
Mr. St. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
Words we live by
Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for, and how we act. At Knak, we’re committed to living out these values every day and doing what’s right for our customers, partners, and employees.