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A Crisis Communications Lesson From ‘Succession’

A Crisis Communications Lesson From ‘Succession’

Oct. 5, 2021 – David Ball’s expertise in crisis management was featured in a recent article published by PR News, a leading source of information for public relations pros, agencies and other organizations.
The thought leadership piece provides a crisis communications lesson from HBO’s popular drama series “Succession,” noting that threats rarely work as a PR strategy against media outlets that are about to publish a negative story. Addressing bad stories directly, promptly and truthfully is really the best route to take.
Please click here to read the article in PR News.

David Ball Elected President of PR Boutiques International

David Ball Elected President of PR Boutiques International

July 23, 2021 – David Ball, founder and president of Ball Consulting Group, was elected president of PR Boutiques International (PRBI), a global collaborative network of independently owned boutique public relations firms.
Ball leads a diverse slate of new executive committee and board members from PR firms in locales ranging from Chicago and Los Angeles to India and Latvia. Ball Consulting Group has been a member of PRBI since 2017.
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David Ball’s Take on White House Press Secretary’s Debut

David Ball’s Take on White House Press Secretary’s Debut

Jan. 22, 2021 – Ball Consulting Group President David Ball penned a blog post for O’Dwyer’s magazine about the debut of the new White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, on Inauguration Day.
“Her handling of that [first] briefing signaled to the media and the world that change had come to the White House,” wrote Ball, noting that the role is “the world’s toughest public relations job.”
Please click here to read the blog post, “Five Takeaways from Psaki’s First Day.”

Forbes Quotes David Ball on U.S. Capitol Crisis

Forbes Quotes David Ball on U.S. Capitol Crisis

Jan. 8, 2021 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC President David Ball was quoted in a Forbes article exploring the crisis management lessons from this week’s U.S. Capitol siege.
“The first thing to remember about crisis management is that preparation can, in fact, avert many crises,” said Ball. “The protest—which became an insurrection—had been planned for weeks. A stronger line of defense could likely have prevented the breach.”
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O’Dwyer’s PR magazine features Ball Consulting Group

O’Dwyer’s PR magazine features Ball Consulting Group

Oct. 9, 2020 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC is featured in the annual health care PR issue of O’Dwyer’s magazine, the No. 1 publication for public relations and marketing communications professionals.
The firm’s expertise and capabilities are profiled as a go-to PR firm in the magazine. O’Dwyer’s also published a guest column by President David Ball about COVID-19 in nursing homes and the crisis PR challenge presented by the pandemic.
Please click here to read the profile and here to read the guest column.

Nursing Homes: A COVID-19 Case Study

Nursing Homes: A COVID-19 Case Study

Sept. 21, 2020 – All of our clients have been impacted to one extent or another by the coronavirus pandemic. Heath care, human services, education, technology and community-based organizations all quickly adapted to school closures, social distancing, work-from-home guidelines, and strict quarantine orders from authorities.
Skilled nursing facilities – also known as nursing homes – would face their greatest challenge ever. We recount how we helped nursing navigate the darkest days of COVID-19 crisis in this case study.
Also, Ball Consulting Group President David Ball recently penned a piece for McKnight’s, the business news magazine serving the long-term care field, particularly skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
Please click here to read about the “6 communications lessons learned from the SNF response to COVID-19.”

Ball Consulting Group Lights the ‘Lamps’

Ball Consulting Group Lights the ‘Lamps’

Aug. 5, 2020 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC has received a Lamplighter Award from NESHCo, the New England Society for Healthcare Communications.
With 285 submissions vying for more than 60 major awards, the 30th Annual Lamplighter Awards recognizes the best of the best in healthcare communications across the region. NESHCo judges honored our firm in the Excellence in Writing category for an op-ed with Sherrill House, “Nailing a rung into the nursing home career ladder,” published in CommonWealth Magazine.