Marc Raco (Head of Programming and Content) oversees MouthMedia Network’s ™ content development and production of more than a dozen podcasts focused on the business of lifestyle in verticals including fashion, beauty, content, health/fitness, travel, politics, spirituality, and more, while also co-hosting the world’s leading fashion + tech podcast “Fashion Is Your Business” (which features frequent live-audience recordings and is a common media partner for major conferences and trade shows). Raised in Rochester, NY, he also is a creative entrepreneur, media director/producer and host, actor, writer and composer, with a background in marketing and business management. Marc worked for several years as a producer/ editor in the Washington, DC area on campaigns for major brands and national associations. Marc has also hosted and produced the weekly podcast “Monkey Radio with Marc” (which received more than six hundred thousand downloads in only 100 episodes) which was carried by both RELM Radio Network and The Rocpodcast Network), created and produced an iTunes University podcast series for Yeshiva University, produced/directed the “The Extraordinary Catholic” radio show in Buffalo, NY, and developed and wrote/produced/directed an original narrative comedy branded-content podcast series for a fashion brand. He is also co-founder of the podcasting training school PodAbility. In 2016, he and his co-hosts of “Fashion Is Your Business” were invited to meet with congressional leaders in Washington, DC as expert advisors on the fashion tech industry.
Previously, as Director of Creative Content and subsequently COO for Wisejack, Marc developed the digital branding and online content, recruited and led a content team of more than fifteen contributors to deliver a comprehensive, multimedia experience for the brand’s cooking-for-men service. More recently, Marc also served as Executive Producer of The Hope Is Project, a photographic venture about hope, for which he also wrote a series of articles on the nature and power of hope for Conscious Magazine. As a writer, Marc was also a featured blogger for ComedyPop.com. Marc has been a primary player in film/video productions teams, recognized with eight Telly Awards, two Independent Horizon Awards, and a Communicator Award. As an actor, he has held roles in more than twenty-five film projects, network television programs such as “Law and Order SVU”, “Limitless”, “Blue Bloods”, “As the World Turns”, and “Onion News Network”, television pilots and commercials. Marc has also written, produced, and recorded more than seventy musical pieces, including a full-length CD, and tracks designed/used for Nortel Network’s teleconferencing system. He’s an exhibited portrait photographer, with work on permanent display in the Centennial Exhibit of Rochester Institute of Technology. Marc volunteered as an NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer for several years and was proclaimed with another state’s highest civilian honour as a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky in 2012.