David Hertz

Managing Director

David Hertz draws upon 20 years of journalism experience when counseling Dix & Eaton clients on media relations, media training, crisis communications and corporate communications strategy. Since joining Dix & Eaton in 2006, David has assisted such clients as KeyBank, Forest City Enterprises, Parker Hannifin and the Cleveland Plus marketing initiative communicate their stories to journalists around the world. 

Previously, David helped lead the Akron Beacon Journal’s coverage of some of the most significant stories that arose during his 15 years at the paper. He also proposed and helped organize the newspaper’s Pulitzer-Prize winning investigation into race relations after the Rodney King-based riots of the 1990s.

As the newspaper’s business editor, David oversaw award-winning coverage of B.F. Goodrich’s decision to leave Akron, as well as the sales of Maytag and the Hoover Co. He also planned and edited a lengthy special report examining Northeast Ohio’s economy. As metro editor, David coordinated the Beacon Journal’s coverage of Sept. 11 and its fallout.

David’s efforts as enterprise editor and writing coach are chronicled on the Neiman Foundation for Journalism’s website at Harvard University.

David also worked for Knight Ridder’s Boca Raton (Fla.) News for five years. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. David is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Akron Signature Program and serves on a variety of community boards.

Specializes in:

  • Media strategy
  • Coverage analysis
  • Media training
  • Crisis communications
  • Corporate communications
  • National media outreach
  • Traditional media/social media interaction

Community involvement:

  • Cleveland Jewish News - Executive board member
  • Copley Water Warriors Swim Team - President
  • Volunteer at children’s school

Recent Posts from David

Snapshots from downtown

These past several days, a Dix & Eaton strategic communications team fanned out across the city to represent clients, support Cleveland and maximize the communications…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like…

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Snapshots from downtown

Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like…

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