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About Me: DAVID JAHR, APR

Not My Life Story, But Pretty Close

David Jahr, APR is a distinguished ghostwriter and public relations (PR) master reforming health through the mind, body and soul. He has worked with four New York Times best-selling authors, brands, and related websites. He has also received an ESPY Award nomination for “Most Inspirational Sports Story of the Year” by ESPN. David has helped write and/or launch 15 books, and more than 100 blogs about physical, mental and spiritual health. His most notable project was The Daniel Plan, working with Pastor Rick Warren and three celebrity doctors, which has helped thousands of people to enhance their physical, and spiritual health. The Daniel Plan was a New York Times best-seller and continues to be on many Christian best-seller lists.

David is often called to lead the ghostwriting and PR campaigns for celebrity doctors and CEOs, or to introduce new products, services and brands. His work spans the wellness arena, including the  nutraceutical industry, fitness, mental health, addiction recovery and spiritual growth.

Prior to ghostwriting, David had a 25-year career in public relations, including as a partner at a Top 10 firm in Orange County, California. David’s forte and media relations capabilities have received coverage in many of the top 25 consumer magazines, TV news / talk shows and newspapers. His firm also incorporates Media Training, preparing clients for their moment in the spotlight and monitoring feedback from the community.

David played college basketball, attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara before transferring and finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has three daughters, each with wonderfully-unique characters, and is married to Heidi, a licensed marriage and family therapist, residing in Santa Barbara.


AT-A-GLANCE

  • Award-winning writer and 25-year public relations (PR) specialist, Accredited in Public Relations
  • Expert ghostwriting / promoting the mind, body and soul.
  • Specialist in Go-To Market PR, media relations
  • Mentored hundreds of writers

EXPERIENCE

I have mentored hundreds of authors, represented some of the largest corporations in the world, familiar brand names, new company startups and high-profile celebrities and experts. The “APR” initials next to my name represent Accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), recognizing my experience and education in the field.


AWARDS

  • 2004 ESPY Award Nomination “Most Inspirational Sports Story of the Year” by ESPN
  • 2003 PROTOS Award for Best Overall Marketing Campaign “Launching Freedom Innovations”
  • 2002 Judge for numerous PRSA award nominations
  • 2001 Mercury Silver Award for Best Press Kit, Second Harvest Food Bank
  • 1991 “Best Feature Article” and “Best Business/Specialty Publication” by the UNO chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, “Best Feature Series” by UNO Gateway Alumni Group.

HOW I HELP

  • Ghostwriting
  • Book publishing
  • Author branding
  • Public Relations
  • Media Training
  • New Product Launch
  • Social Media