Joel Kessel is an advisor, content creator and speaker on the topics of strategic communications and working with the media. He helps authors, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, side hustlers, and small businesses understand how to leverage publicity so they can step onto a bigger stage, amplify their message and further fuel their marketing communication and lead-generation efforts.
A native of Ohio, Joel started his career in Chicago where he worked with professionals such as Chris Ruys Communications, Durk Rion Public Relations, and Golin Harris. He has worked with large and small organizations, such as National Runaway Safeline, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Weber Grills, and Master Lock. Joel also managed the marketing communications efforts for the Northern Illinois chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Over time, Joel developed a specialization in PR strategy and media relations, which he has leveraged to garner attention for his clients through media outlets such as USA Today, New York Times, Associated Press, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and Columbus Business First, among others.
Joel's Maturepreneurial Endeavors
Today, Joel speaks, advises and writes about public relations and communications for the purpose of helping leaders of organizations that are doing meaningful work share their story in a meaningful way.
Fun Facts About Joel
Joel is a member of The Ohio State University’s Varsity “O” Men’s Alumni Association and the Public Relations Society of America. He is a founding member of the Ohio chapter of the Association for Strategic Planning. He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations.
Joel currently lives outside Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Cathy, and their two children.