Our Story

Born To Influence Podcast Album Cover Born To Influence started as a daily podcast in 2013 in Los Angeles, where we interviewed Entrepreneurs and Tech Founders about their stories and marketing strategies. Our passion for helping our interview guests build media awareness for their brands, and our genuine desire to contribute to their success lead to connecting them with countless other podcasts. Over time, we found ourselves organizing interview opportunities for them in magazines, business publications, TV shows and other mainstream media outlets. As word got out, we started getting inquiries to design and execute full-scale media campaigns for book and SaaS product launches to help Founders establish thought leadership in their industries, and generate buzz for their new offerings. Born To Influence, the PR and marketing agency was born.
Born To Influence Podcast Album Cover Born To Influence started as a daily podcast in 2013 in Los Angeles, where we interviewed Entrepreneurs and Tech Founders about their stories and marketing strategies. Our passion for helping our interview guests build media awareness for their brands, and our genuine desire to contribute to their success lead to connecting them with countless other podcasts. Over time, we found ourselves organizing interview opportunities for them in magazines, business publications, TV shows, and other mainstream media outlets. As word got out, we started getting inquiries to design and execute full-scale media campaigns for book and SaaS product launches to help Founders establish thought leadership in their industries, and generate buzz for their new offerings. Born To Influence, the PR and marketing agency was born.
Born To Influence Podcast Album Cover Born To Influence started as a daily podcast in 2013 in Los Angeles, where we interviewed Entrepreneurs and Tech Founders about their stories and marketing strategies.

Our passion for helping our interview guests build media awareness for their brands, and our genuine desire to contribute to their success lead to connecting them with countless other podcasts.

Over time, we found ourselves organizing interview opportunities for them in magazines, business publications, TV shows, and other mainstream media outlets.

As word got out, we started getting inquiries to design and execute full-scale media campaigns for book and SaaS product launches to help Founders establish thought leadership in their industries, and generate buzz for their new offerings.

Born To Influence, the PR and marketing agency was born.

Born To Influence Client TV AppearancesIn our nearly decade-long history, our clients have been featured on national TV, in newspapers, magazines, and on some of the top podcasts in the world, resulting in national bestselling book campaigns and millions of dollars in additional sales for their brands.

Client TV Appearances _ Born To Influence
In our nearly decade-long history, our clients have been featured on national TV, in newspapers, magazines, and on some of the top podcasts in the world, resulting in national bestselling book campaigns and millions of dollars in additional sales for their brands.

Today, our agency is proud to be the go-to PR firm for entrepreneurs, founders and brands that aim to challenge the status quo through their innovative approach, products and services. All of our team members have at least a decade of experience and solid relationships with members of the media.

We are inspired by the loyalty and long-term relationships we’ve been able to build with our clients and hope to welcome you to our exceptional inner circle soon. We look forward to introducing you to our network of established, influential entrepreneur clients, and top level media contacts: TV producers, magazine editors, journalists at important business publications, popular podcasters and other important media relationships.

About Our Founder: Esther Kiss

Esther Kiss HeadshotEsther Kiss is an entrepreneur, speaker, PR educator, and the founder of Born to Influence, a boutique PR and marketing agency specializing in helping entrepreneurs and founders get more publicity, leads, and sales. With over twenty years of experience in marketing, Esther’s unconventional approach bridges the gap between cutting-edge digital marketing strategies and traditional PR. Beyond just increased brand awareness, Esther’s unique take n PR has resulted in her clients becoming New York Times bestselling authors, sought-after speakers, and regularly featured guest experts on TV, radio, in business magazines, and top-tier podcasts.

Esther Kiss HeadshotEsther Kiss is an entrepreneur, speaker, PR educator, and the founder of Born To Influence, a boutique PR and marketing agency specializing in helping entrepreneurs and founders get more publicity, leads, and sales. With over twenty years of experience in marketing, Esther’s unconventional approach bridges the gap between cutting-edge digital marketing strategies and traditional PR. Beyond just increased brand awareness, Esther’s unique take on PR has resulted in her clients becoming New York Times bestselling authors, sought-after speakers and regularly featured guest experts on TV, radio, in business magazines and on top-tier podcasts.

About Our Founder:
Esther Kiss

Esther Kiss Headshot

Esther Kiss is an entrepreneur, speaker, PR educator and the founder of Born To Influence, a boutique PR and marketing agency specializing in helping entrepreneurs and founders get more publicity, leads and sales.

With over twenty years of experience in marketing, Esther’s unconventional approach bridges the gap between cutting-edge digital marketing strategies and traditional PR.

Beyond just increased brand awareness, Esther’s unique take on PR has resulted in her clients becoming New York Times bestselling authors, sought-after speakers, and regularly featured guest experts on TV, radio, in business magazines, and on top-tier podcasts.

Esther has studied Business and Media at Webster University in The Netherlands, and she graduated magna cum laude in in Business Administration, with a specialization in Media. After moving to Los Angeles, she earned an additional degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood.

Esther has studied Business and Media at Webster University in The Netherlands, and she graduated magna cum laude in Business Administration, with a specialization in Media. After moving to Los Angeles, she earned an additional degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood.

She has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, FastCompany, Forbes Magazine, the entrepreneur documentary Inspired By Eleven, and many top-level podcasts.

The Huffington Post named her as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs, and Influencive Magazine listed her amongst 27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income.

She has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, FastCompany, Forbes Magazine, the entrepreneur documentary Inspired By Eleven, and many top-level podcasts. The Huffington Post named her as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs, and Influencive Magazine listed her amongst 27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income.

She has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, FastCompany, Forbes Magazine, the entrepreneur documentary Inspired By Eleven, and many top-level podcasts.

The Huffington Post named her as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs, and Influencive Magazine listed her amongst 27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income.

Esther’s clients have the unique advantage of benefiting from her expertise in PR, marketing and on-camera talent training, resulting in compelling media interviews. When designing publicity campaigns, Esther and her team pride themselves on driving meaningful business results.

Originally from Hungary, Esther has lived in six European countries before moving to the US fifteen years ago. Today, she lives in the Palm Beach area with her cat, Cooper.

Esther In The Media

Esther is regularly interviewed in both traditional and online media outlets. Given her extensive experience as a communications expert and as a successful entrepreneur, she is routinely asked to share her insights and expertise related to current events, business strategies, and her international experience.

TV Interviews

United Airlines Scandal – What Next?
Pix11 New York City

When the video of a passenger being forcefully dragged off the plane went viral, United Airlines found itself under a lot of scrutiny. In this interview, Esther shares her insights and advice on what the company can do to address the issue and rebuild trust with its customers.

Using Social Media Responsibly
ABC Los Angeles

In the wake of President Trump’s controversial tweets,  Esther shares her insights on how public figures and persons of influence should use social media in a responsible manner so that their impact and body of work will garner support and stand the test of time.

Finding Happiness In Your Job
Fox San Diego

The Holidays are meant to be celebrated in high spirits, but drinking too much alcohol can lead to conflicts with colleagues and family members. In this interview, Esther shares practical tips and advice to prevent conflicts with others, and connect in a meaningful way, leading with authenticity, generosity, and playfulness.

Keeping Thanksgiving Drama Free
CBS San Diego

Thanksgiving is a time when members of our extended family (often with opposing points of view on controversial topics)  gather around the dinner table. Esther shares her advice on how to connect and keep the conversation drama free during the holiday season.

Surviving Christmas with Relatives
NBC Palm Springs

Over 80% of Americans hate their jobs, and the impact on our society and our happiness is monumental. In this interview, Esther shares her tips on how to bring meaning and fulfillment to our careers through five simple strategies that anyone can implement today.

Founder Story Featuring Esther Kiss
Business Rockstars, BizTV

Veteran TV personality, New York Times best-selling author and radio host, Pat O’Brien has been interviewing celebrities and business moguls for decades. On Business Rockstars, he dives deep into the story of Esther Kiss and her unique approach that make her client campaigns at Born To Influence so successful.

United Airlines Scandal – What Next?
Pix11 New York City

When the video of a passenger being forcefully dragged off the plane went viral, United Airlines found itself under a lot of scrutiny. In this interview, Esther shares her insights and advice on what the company can do to address the issue and rebuild trust with its customers.

Using Social Media Responsibly
ABC Los Angeles

In the wake of President Trump’s controversial tweets, Esther shares her insights on how public figures and persons of influence should use social media in a responsible manner so that their impact and body of work will garner support and stand the test of time.

Finding Happiness In Your Job
Fox San Diego

The Holidays are meant to be celebrated in high spirits, but drinking too much alcohol can lead to conflicts with colleagues and family members. In this interview, Esther shares practical tips and advice to prevent conflicts with others, and connect in a meaningful way, leading with authenticity, generosity, and playfulness.

Keeping Thanksgiving Drama Free
CBS San Diego

Thanksgiving is a time when members of our extended family (often with opposing points of view on controversial topics)  gather around the dinner table. Esther shares her advice on how to connect and keep the conversation drama free during the holiday season.

Surviving Christmas with Relatives
NBC Palm Springs

Over 80% of Americans hate their jobs, and the impact on our society and our happiness is monumental. In this interview, Esther shares her tips on how to bring meaning and fulfillment to our careers through five simple strategies that anyone can implement today.

Founder Story Featuring Esther Kiss
Business Rockstars, BizTV

Veteran TV personality, New York Times best-selling author and radio host, Pat O’Brien has been interviewing celebrities and business moguls for decades. On Business Rockstars, he dives deep into the story of Esther Kiss and her unique approach that make her client campaigns at Born To Influence so successful.

Print Publications

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The Real Reason Your Marketing Plan Isn’t Bringing In Business
FastCompany 

Esther was interviewed in FastCompany Magazine about her unique approach to bridging the gap between cutting-edge digital marketing strategies and traditional PR.

“Kiss was able to add $1.8 Million to her client Ryan Levesque’s business during the launch of his 2015 best-seller, Ask, and she says it largely came as a result of podcast interviews.”

50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs
The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post chose Esther as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs.

“There’s a new breed of entrepreneurs out there who are forging their own paths and building businesses online. They’re creating their own brands… breaking through the glass ceiling, and closing the gender gap.”

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What Travelers Need To Know Before They Wire Money
Forbes Magazine

Esther was interviewed in Forbes Magazine about the pitfalls of sending payments overseas via wire transfer.

“Esther Kiss, who runs a marketing agency in Palm City, Fla., says traditional wire transfers are expensive… These fees are almost entirely unwarranted, since the bank’s cost to send money is almost zero.”

27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income
Influencive Magazine 

Influencive Magazine chose Esther as one of 27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income.

“There comes a point where making money is no longer an entrepreneur’s primary motivator for being in business. They begin to define success as making an impact in the world. Making a positive difference. Leaving a legacy.”

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The Real Reason Your Marketing Plan Isn’t Bringing In Business
FastCompany 

Esther was interviewed in FastCompany Magazine about her unique approach to bridging the gap between cutting-edge digital marketing strategies and traditional PR.

“Kiss was able to add $1.8 Million to her client Ryan Levesque’s business during the launch of his 2015 best-seller, Ask, and she says it largely came as a result of podcast interviews.”

FastCompany Logo

Click on the FastCompany logo
above to read the article

50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs
The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post chose Esther as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs.

“There’s a new breed of entrepreneurs out there who are forging their own paths and building businesses online. They’re creating their own brands… breaking through the glass ceiling, and closing the gender gap.”

Huffington Post Logo

Click on The Huffington Post logo
above to read the article

What Travelers Need To Know Before They Wire Money
Forbes Magazine

What Travelers Need To Know
Before They Wire Money
Forbes Magazine

Esther was interviewed in Forbes Magazine about the pitfalls of sending payments overseas via wire transfer.

“Esther Kiss, who runs a marketing agency in Palm City, Fla., says traditional wire transfers are expensive… These fees are almost entirely unwarranted, since the bank’s cost to send money is almost zero.”

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27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income
Influencive Magazine 

Influencive Magazine chose Esther as one of 27 Entrepreneurs That Are Making A Positive Impact With Their Income.

“There comes a point where making money is no longer an entrepreneur’s primary motivator for being in business. They begin to define success as making an impact in the world. Making a positive difference. Leaving a legacy.”

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Notable Podcasts

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Esther was interviewed on the award-winning show Entrepreneur On Fire, one of the largest business and entrepreneurship podcasts in the world. In this episode, podcast host John Lee Dumas asks Esther for her advice on effectively selling business services, building relationships and growing profitable businesses through connecting with others.

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In this interview on SvenCast, billionaire SaaS entrepreneur Sven Platte, the founder of Digistore24, Europe’s largest online marketing technology platform interviews Esther about all things personal branding, publicity, and leveraging the media for meaningful business results. It’s a fun conversation that also touches on investments, cutting-edge technology, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and more!

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Check out this interview with Esther on Hustle and Flowchart, one of the top business podcasts hosted by Matt Wolfe and Joe Fier. In this episode, Esther shares her advice on how to get on TV, radio, and high-profile podcasts, how to build thought leadership, and how to make the most of your press features and other media appearances.

Speaking

Scaling Your Brand
Thrive: Make Money Matter 

Esther spoke at the famous business conference Thrive in Las Vegas in front of 600 people. She shared her tips on how entrepreneurs and founders can scale their brands through influence and publicity. This clip gives an insight into her strategies on building relationships with journalists and business leaders alike.

Millions From Podcast Interviews
Archangel Summit

Esther gave a talk to an audience of New York Times bestselling authors and seven and eight-figure entrepreneurs about how Born To Influence successfully used podcasts as a vehicle to drive an additional $1.8Million in revenue for Ryan Levesque’s business during the book launch campaign for his first book, Ask.

Scaling Your Brand
Thrive: Make Money Matter 

Esther spoke at the famous business conference Thrive in Las Vegas in front of 600 people. She shared her tips on how entrepreneurs and founders can scale their brands through influence and publicity. This clip gives an insight into her strategies on building relationships with journalists and business leaders alike.

Millions From Podcast Interviews
Archangel Summit

Esther gave a talk to an audience of New York Times bestselling authors and seven and eight-figure entrepreneurs about how Born To Influence successfully used podcasts as a vehicle to drive an additional $1.8Million in revenue for Ryan Levesque’s business during the book launch campaign for his first book, Ask.

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