Dave Oates

25 years of strategic public relations experience

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Experience You Can Trust

When you hire Public Relations Security Service, you get founder, Dave Oates, as your primary contact for any Crisis Communication issue. These include Online Review Management, Social Media & Online Reputation Repair, Crisis PR Management, Planning & Training, and Workshop and Speaker Services.

Dave possesses more than 25 years of strategic public relations experience dealing with a wide array of adverse public events. Starting as a U.S. Navy Public Affairs Officer and later as a Corporate Chief Marketing Officer and Non-Profit President, he excels in expertly addressing a myriad of crises spans military, government, corporate, charity, and start-up environments. His Crisis Communications experiences, including handling employee and executive misconduct, cybersecurity attacks, product recalls, mass layoffs, large-scale accidents, criminal investigations, and civil litigation matters.

A sought-after speaker, Dave served as a lecturing professor teaching the semester-long PR Media & Messaging program to upper-division undergraduates at San Diego State University. He actively gives back to others through his role as Past President of the Rotary Club of San Diego, the fourth largest service club in the world. Dave previously served on leadership roles that raised tens of thousands of dollars for organizations that include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Operation Homefront, Free to Thrive, and others. 

Dave authored three Amazon e-Books and co-produced two LinkedIn Learning courses, Crisis Communication for HR, and HR Communication in Today’s Fluid Workplace. He is an accredited PR specialist (APR) who received his MBA from San Diego State University in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1991.

Dave Oates

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Schedule a free, 15-minute call with our founder, Dave Oates, to discuss your crisis issue, planning needs, or upcoming event. Take a look at his video blogs and podcast interviews and feel free also to download some of his eBooks and online courses in the meantime.

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10601G Tierrasanta Blvd. Ste. 345
San Diego, CA 92124

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