I'm a podcasting coach & consultant with deep experience in podcasting and content creation. I built Spartan's podcast from the ground up - from an audience of 0 to over 40 million views & downloads. I've worked on a range of projects from social media advisor on a gubernatorial campaign, to creating the the documentary film "Flood Bound", to directing TV ads for Vermont Lottery. On my own podcast "Grounded Content" I explore what drives customer actions, and where the lines are between persuasion and manipulation. For 30 years I have helped businesses, organizations and individuals clearly convey their message. Today I continue to work with Spartan, am the official podcasting coach for Hubspot's creator program, and help other thought leaders, business leaders, and podcast hosts to design and elevate their podcast presence.
After studies at the Museum School in Boston and a degree in film from NYU's Tisch School, Marion started her film career on PBS specials and NOVA episodes in New York. Her stint on the Frontline show “Who Killed Adam Mann,” a Columbia-Dupont award-winning film on fatal child abuse, convinced her it was time to leave the city. Several moves later (including summers at the International Film and Television Workshops) Marion settled in Vermont to stay.
Marion Abrams was able to satisfy her passion for the outdoors specializing in shooting and editing action sports like skiing, snowboarding, running and mountain biking for network broadcast and commercials airing on PBS, NBC, CBS, ESPN, History Channel, Oxygen and Spike TV. She created Madmotion, LLC. to provided video services for a wide variety of broadcast and non-broadcast clients including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the PBS series Birdwatch, The Vermont Department of Tourism, Vermont Ski Areas Association, The Vermont Lottery, Killingon and Okemo Resorts, Farm & Wilderness Foundation and The American Lighting Association while continuing her broadcast sports work.
In 2011, after experiencing first hand the effects of Hurricane Irene, Marion created the hour-long documentary "Flood Bound," an intimate portrayal of small-town life in Vermont and the powerful reaction to the devastation caused by that hurricane. The film aired on PBS.
In 2015 Marion developed and launched the "Spartan Up" podcast and YouTube series with the Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena. Her team of podcast hosts has interviewed over 400 guests including Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, authors Steven Pressfield, James Nestor, Sebastian Junger, Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris, adventurer Sir Ran Fiennes as well as professors, fighters, CEOs. The show now boasts over 40 million downloads and views and is consistently in the top 5% of all podcasts.