Rachel Borek Kessler’s experience in both journalism and public relations make her ideally suited to successfully handle your company’s public relations needs. After graduating from Boston University, she joined the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal and then wrote local news at WUSA-TV (CBS) in Washington. Kessler subsequently landed at the ABC News investigative unit in New York.
Prior to launching Kessler Communications, LLC in Manhattan, Kessler’s first public relations job was handling press relations for Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. There, she met the top national healthcare reporters in the country and the most experienced, esteemed physicians and surgeons. Her rolodex grew to a shimmering, golden encyclopedia of the most esteemed scientists in the world and the most coveted, hard-to-reach reporters. She then worked at leading global public relations firms Manning, Selvage & Lee, Chandler Chicco, and Inventiv Health, where she learned to deploy a multi-dimensional strategy for her clients, leveraging word-of-mouth marketing, public relations, media relations and milestones to return exponential results on her clients’ investment. After gathering New York City public relations agency experience, she launched her own company in Manhattan, Kessler Communications, LLC.
Kessler’s portfolio speaks volumes and features enviable coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Oprah, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, WWD, InStyle, Women’s World, and local outlets across the country and around the globe. For more examples of recent media coverage, go to the Recent News tab on this website. She also focuses on corporate and business press.
Kessler’s successful track record with brands like Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Roche, Bayer, ZO Skin Health by Dr. Obagi, Botox, Latisse, Abbott, Amgen, Medtronic and Covidien make Kessler Communications a long-standing agency of choice. Kessler has provided public relations counsel and secured global press coverage and business counsel for clients in a variety of fields including biotechnology, digital health, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospitals, beauty products, start-ups, luxury products, wealth management, financial and corporate, health+ wellness. From high-profile, high-pressure FDA approvals to intimate one-on-one editor presentations, Kessler and her team handle all aspects of media strategy and public relations to elevate a company and their brand. She worked on the launch of the blockbuster drug Cialis, as well as the launch of Listerine Pocketpaks, Botox and countless other iconic brands.
Kessler has also worked with luxury brands like Leading Hotels of the World, The Asia Society Gala and handled book and movie PR launches, including public relations for the Angelina Jolie movie “A Mighty Heart.” She has worked with wealth management firms and counseled clients with strategic vision from a corporate perspective and investor perspective through financing to acquisition, as well.
In addition, Kessler has worked on celebrity campaigns with stars such as Nick Jonas, Summer Sanders, Angelica Houston, Noah Wylie, Joe Montana, Bart Connor, Gabrielle Reece, and Jennifer Esposito.
Kessler Communications provides clients with focused, strategic counsel, deep and thoughtful media insight and public relations power.
In her spare time, Kessler enjoys writing about health, beauty and wellness for Reader’s Digest , writing for the medical device publication MedGadget and writing about the luxury lifestyle for the glossy magazine South Florida Opulence. She has done the”polar bear plunge” in the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Camp Sunshine annually since 2007. She also annually competes in the Tunnel to Towers Foundation run to benefit the Stephen Siller Foundation, a hero firefighter on 9/11. To benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she competed in the New York Triathlon- which includes swimming a mile in the Hudson River – twice. Kessler is a proud member of Science Writers of New York.