Defining communications since 1992.

“Make us known” is the most common request from clients, and that’s exactly what the firm does. Moxley Carmichael believes in putting its clients in the spotlight, saying “We stake our reputation on what we do for yours.”

In 1992, Moxley Communications was founded by Cynthia Moxley, an award-winning journalist for the Knoxville Journal and the paper’s first female city editor. She started the company in the room above her garage and grew the business to 15 clients. As the client list got larger, Moxley recognized that she needed a partner.

Moxley’s husband, Alan Carmichael, joined the firm in 1998. He was a former reporter and assistant editor at The Tennessean in Nashville from 1969 to 1980 and had served as senior vice president of communications for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

After a successful first year together, the company became Moxley Carmichael. Headquartered in downtown Knoxville, it is one of East Tennessee’s premier public and media relations firms, providing comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies and organizations.

We give back. Moxley Carmichael provides pro bono services and financially supports East Tennessee nonprofits.

We get involved. Cynthia Moxley is board chair of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and immediate past chair of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Alan Carmichael is a member of the Central Business Improvement District and the University of Tennessee College of Communication & Information boards. Our staff serves on committees and boards, and the company holds memberships in four Chambers and three economic development organizations.

We connect our clients. Moxley Carmichael helps companies and individuals participate meaningfully in important local activities, causes and events.

Moxley Carmichael has:

  • Developed tailored community relations plans
  • Helped one of Tennessee’s leading philanthropist families announce the largest single gift to the University of Tennessee
  • Created a corporate philanthropy program that became the largest single event fund-raiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville
  • Created Knoxville Restaurant Week to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
  • Assisted restaurants entering the Knoxville-area in partnering with nonprofits
  • Enhanced a large recycling plant’s relationship with the neighborhood by creating an advisory council and community newsletter
  • Launched a free colonoscopy screening day for the needy on behalf of the area’s largest gastrointestinal practice

Moxley Carmichael will connect you with your community.