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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.”
Please click here to read the full article.

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.

Ball Consulting Group, LLC Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Ball Consulting Group, LLC Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Aug. 2, 2019 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC, a strategic communications and public relations firm, is celebrating its 15th year in business serving clients in health care, education, nonprofit and other sectors in Massachusetts and nationally.
David A. Ball, president of Ball Consulting Group, founded the firm in 2004 after long career stints in state government and the health care industry.  Since its inception, Ball Consulting Group has assisted hundreds of clients in developing and articulating messaging, building public support through media and external relations, and preparing for and managing crises.
Crisis work, in particular, has made the firm national in scope, as it has assisted major brands in dealing with significant business challenges.
“We have been honored to help some outstanding organizations with their greatest communications challenges,” said Ball.  “The trust that clients place in our firm is something we never take for granted; we are grateful for it.  We are also fortunate to have had so many talented team members over the years and the very dedicated partners who complement our work by bringing different skill sets and perspectives.”
Ball Consulting group is a proud member of PR Boutiques International, a global collaborative network of independent public relations firms, as well as an associate member of several health and human services professional associations.
About Ball Consulting Group, LLC
Ball Consulting Group, LLC, located in Newton Corner, just outside of Boston, serves a diverse group of clients in the health care, pharma/biotech, education, nonprofit and other sectors.  For more information, visit www.ballcg.com.

Preparing for a Fashion Emergency

Preparing for a Fashion Emergency

June 21, 2019 – What to do when crisis strikes a major fashion brand?  Ball Consulting Group, LLC President David Ball recently teamed with Rachel Solomon, founder of Honor Code Creative, on a Medium post walking through potential scenarios and solutions.
They write: “While hospitals, insurers, universities and other more traditional sectors might be more inclined to have a crisis plan in place, the fashion/retail industry should take recent high-profile incidents as a call to look at how well they’re prepared for a crisis and equipped to respond with brand-right, effective messaging.”
Read the full piece by clicking here.

Human Services: Get ahead of the inevitable crisis by planning for it

Human Services: Get ahead of the inevitable crisis by planning for it

May 31, 2019 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC President David Ball recently penned a piece for the Providers’ Council about planning ahead and being prepared for potential crises.
Our firm works with several human services agencies in Massachusetts that are members of the Providers’ Council, a trade association and voice of the provider industry. Members are often challenged by crisis situations involving staff and clients.
Please click here to read the piece.