John P. David has more than 25 years of experience in the public relations industry, serving South Florida-based and national clients. He specializes in creating and implementing media relations programs that not only build name recognition but also generate leads. He has extensive experience in most forms of corporate communications including writing news releases, brochures and newsletters. He is frequently called on by his clients for high profile, time-sensitive writing assignments as well as for marketing efforts and crisis management. He also has experience handling large-scale media events.
David frequently writes about public relations and marketing at David PR Blog, and his insights on publicity and communications are frequently published on the Huffington Post. He also serves as a partner with online reputation management firm WebFactCheck.com, a website that enables businesses to effectively respond to negative internet posts. He has been quoted on a variety of marketing and PR related topics in a number of national media outlets including NPR.org and Today.com.
David began his career as an account executive at Maizner & Franklin public relations in Fort Lauderdale (now part of Edelman). He then joined Gordon Diaz-Balart public relations in Miami where he rose to the rank of vice president. Previously, David was a group supervisor at RBB, one of the largest public relations firms in the Southeast, where he managed the firm’s corporate account team and represented some of South Florida’s leading corporations and professional services firms.
A firm believer in the hands-on approach, David is always highly accessible to his clients and the media. A Miami resident for more than 35 years, he has an extensive network of community, political and media contacts. David earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida and was an active member of the university’s leadership honor society, Florida Blue Key. He is a graduate of Leadership Miami, and currently sits on the board of the Family Resource Center. ln his spare time, David is a weekend golfer and an adult leader with the Boy Scouts. He lives in Pinecrest, Fla. with his wife and two children.
John regularly speaks about online reputation issues. More information on his speaking topics is available here.