ACT's Long-time Philadelphia Marketing Exec Featured in a New Book on Korean War Army Training

Bala Cynwyd, PA, March 13, 2017 --( Philadelphia advertising agency founder, publisher and radio broadcast producer, Joe Ball, President of ACT Inc., is featured in a new book pertaining to the 101st Airborne division, Camp Breckinridge, KY.

It is a paperback, 462 pages “history” of the 101st Airborne during the 1948-1953 years.

Ball did his infantry basic training there in 1951.

The book is available at Request “The John Tubinis File: 101st Airborne, Camp Breckinridge, 1948-1953 Paperback-Large Print.”

The author is Anne Audette at vic.and.anne@gmail.

Ball started his communication careers as a 17-year-old copyboy and editorial clerk in the newsroom of the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1947, following graduation from Central High, Philadelphia.

Following his infantry and leadership training at Camp Breckinridge, he was assigned to U.S army headquarters, Wurzburg, Germany in the public information section.

He served as a reporter/writer for a wide variety of media, including German newspapers, US media and armed force’s newspapers and radio.

He returned to the U.S in 1953, rejoining the Philadelphia Inquirer where he retained his former position, which also included being the first editor of “Home Edition,” the 48 page Philadelphia Inquirer employee magazine.

He started his businesses in 1956, with a $35 Royal Typewriter, which he still has.

In time, those businesses evolved into ACT Inc., which includes newspaper publishing, production of business-related radio shows, owning and producing both trade and consumer business shows, and operating an advertising agency.

Now at the age of 87 he is considering retirement…
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