Entrepreneurship , Marketing Success Stories | May 08, 2019 | Gabelli School of Business
Success Story: Marc Guberti ’20 is Named an Icon of Influence at the New Media Summit
By Kelly Anderson
Marc Guberti, BS ’20, is a finance student, a runner, a podcast host, and an author of twenty e-books. He’s been named an Icon of Influence for the New Media Summit in Tampa, Florida, and his book Content Marketing Secrets was named one of the best marketing books by Book Authority.
How does he do it all?
Guberti didn’t achieve everything overnight. In fact, his accomplishments have taken years of perseverance, ambition, and focus.
Before studying at the Gabelli School of Business, Guberti attended Fordham Preparatory School, where he ran cross country and track. In 2011 he wrote a Red Sox blog in his free time, an unusual choice for a New York native. “My dad is a Yankees fan, and my mom is a Met’s fan. There was a mutation, and I started hating the Yankees more than anything,” he says. “So what does that make me? A Red Sox fan.”
Blogging introduced Guberti to an audience of new people, and he decided to create a marketing podcast to help listeners. He started a Q&A show in 2014 that “didn’t work,” he says. He planned to launch another podcast, only to face more challenges. “I knew it was a good strategy, but I had tried it twice. It became a bucket list goal.”
Then in 2016, Guberti published his first episode of Breakthrough Success, a podcast that helps people “win at business and life.” He now has published over three hundred episodes and has interviewed big names like Seth Godin, Rory Vaden, and Perry Marshall. Guberti has also been busy writing twenty e-books about marketing, all available on Amazon.
When asked how he has time to write and record as a student, Guberti replies, “I’m very picky with what I do with my time. I watch maybe four hours of TV a week.” Guberti edits the podcast by himself from home, using Skype and Zoom to record phone conversations. An avid reader, he reads between ten and thirty books each month.
Looking ahead, Guberti hopes to speak on twenty stages in 2020 and to be an entrepreneur for the rest of his life. “I don’t think you have to wait until after graduation to start on your career path,” he says. “I think students can start right now.”