David Hertz

Managing Director

David Hertz – Managing Director

David Hertz draws upon 20 years of journalism experience when providing strategic communications, crisis communications and content marketing counsel to executives across the country. He heads Dix & Eaton’s Media Relations practice and specializes in national media relations, media analysis and media training sessions for senior management.

Since joining Dix & Eaton in 2006, David has served clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, financial, traditional energy and advanced energy, health care and nonprofits, facilitating media tours in New York, Washington, D.C., London and other markets. You can follow him on Twitter, @dhertz, and on Dix & Eaton’s blog.

He led a Dix & Eaton team that helped coordinate Northeast Ohio’s national and international media relations efforts in advance of and during the 2016 Republican National Convention. He shares a Bronze Anvil and two Silver Anvil awards for the communications strategy and media relations results that stem from this collaborative effort.

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.

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

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