Jeffrey A. Davis has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience. Founder of J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, he has extensive expertise in corporate positioning and reputation management, particularly in media relations, media training, crisis communications and social media. He also serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Washington, D.C. based Capitol Communicator and co-founded a Washington, D.C. podcast company, Podcast Village. He serves as co-host of Practically Social, a weekly podcast about practical and “in the trenches” ways to use social media today.
Client experience includes the American Occupational Therapy Association, Armstrong World Industries, Baltimore Orioles, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Council of Independent Colleges, Hair Cuttery, Honeywell, Kaiser Permanente, K. Hovnanian Homes, Lucite, Major League Baseball Properties, Maryland Transportation Authority, Mental Health Association of Maryland, MinuteClinic, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industries, Park City Mountain Resort, Pfizer Animal Health, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Project work includes crisis communications in connection with the Duke lacrosse case, PR counsel for the family of Chandra Levy, national media relations for the “Intelligent Design” case (Tammy Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al.), creation of the social media policy and a social media strategy for BWI Marshall Airport, and publicity for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
He served as head of the Social Media Command Center for Star-Spangled 200, the largest tourism event ever held in the City of Baltimore. That work earned JD/PR an Award of Excellence in the PRSA Maryland “Best in Maryland” competition’s Social Media/Viral Marketing category. He also guided the social media strategy and implementation for, at the time, the largest transportation project ever undertaken in the State of Maryland, the opening of the I-95 Express Toll Lanes.
He won a national Silver Anvil award from PRSA for a social media program to promote the value of a liberal arts education on behalf of association client the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C.
Prior to entering public relations, he served as a reporter for daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland, including the Capital-Gazette in Annapolis.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University.
You can reach Jeff by calling 410-372-0827 or email: jeff@JDPRsocial.com