Working with Katherine is a pleasure. By consistently thinking of new ways to tackle a problem and offering creative solutions along the way, she provides a level of partnership that is hard to come by.
Kate Schmitz, Chief Marketing Officer
Veterans Green Jobs
When our organization faced a sudden change in leadership, I immediately called Katherine to help prepare our executives and board members for the tough questions we knew we’d receive from various stakeholders. Her expertise in message training and change management helped successfully guide our organization through the transition and position us for new growth. Later, I called Katherine again to help prep our new CEO for an on-camera interview with CBS Evening News. Katherine’s unique approach to media training is both effective and fun! I particularly appreciated how well she integrated with our internal team and supported our often quickly changing needs.
Linda Lidov, Director of Communication
Gaza World Cup
When organizing the Gaza World Cup – a highly unique and equally delicate psychosocial sport event for 40,000 Palestinians isolated in the Gaza Strip – there were a number of challenges that dominated our attention. Thankfully, by working with Davis Communication Strategies, securing media coverage was not one of them. Katherine fully appreciated the complexity of the issues and knew the right people at the right media outlets to effectively get the word out. Her efforts were much more effective than even the in-house PR teams of our event partners, UNDP and FIFA (the Palestinian Football Association). Katherine’s professionalism and dedication ultimately turned a regional endeavor into a much larger global event, and for that everyone involved will always be grateful.
Patrick McGrann, Co-director
Katherine was instrumental in preparing me for the launch of a major initiative for our company. Not only did she work with and train me to be able to interact at a high level with the media, she also gave me an in-depth, “insider” perspective of the industry. That understanding gave me a far better place to work from than a simple “how to” would have. She also did a great job getting media attention on relatively short notice at a major show.
Steve Byers, CEO
We have relied on Davis Communication Strategies for a variety of projects over the years. Our executives have been particularly pleased with the public speaking coaching Katherine provides. She has a knack for making people feel comfortable while identifying key areas for improvement. Katherine asks great, thought-provoking questions and knows where to look to find answers. She gets up to speed on any project quickly and has always delivered on time and often under budget. We appreciate her strategic counsel and how seamlessly she works with our internal team. Katherine has become what every organization needs: a trusted partner.
Kim Singer, Associate Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
We had our first “win” with Davis Communication Strategies before our engagement officially began, when the team secured us a last-minute invitation to present at TechCrunch50. In a matter of days, they even scripted and produced a video for the event – a video that still lives on the Relevant Security site today. From the get-go, Katherine and her team were a natural extension of our team and spoke as knowledgably and passionately about our unique technology as our founders. We trusted Davis with our various partners, including Raytheon and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as to represent us in meetings with top analysts and trade media. It’s such a relief to work with PR pros who get your business and know the industry so well they regularly bring opportunities and ideas to you – not the other way around. We were so pleased with the Davis team that our parent company – Global Technology Resources Inc. – hired them as well.
Kirk Byles, Vice President of Sales
Katherine has been a huge asset for Point B. She helped us shape and right-size our PR vision, and then led the execution of a complex strategy. I appreciate Katherine most for helping me to see situations from a journalist’s and a consumer’s viewpoint. She also has what I would call “business empathy” — the ability to put herself in our shoes, really understanding our business and translating our ideas into plans. Katherine quickly became a trusted advisor and true business partner.
Ben Burke, Senior Director
The Children’s Hospital
It has been my great pleasure to work with Katherine. The strategic communications planning and implementation support she provided during The Children’s Hospital’s move to its new medical campus and also to its electronic medical records initiatives were invaluable. Katherine is a clear and visionary thinker. When combined with her exacting attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills, Katherine is a strong thought partner in the best sense of those words.
Chuck Reyman, Director of Public Relations