Márton Tóth, Founder, Blackhole Media
- 12 Mar 2019 6:36 AM
He has already helped nearly 100 business owners strengthen their brand globally. He has successful clients from the USA, Spain, Israel, Sweden, the UK, Italy and even from China.
Marton had been an entrepreneur since the age of 15, he owned several businesses and also took part in different start-ups in the role of business development manager.
He is not only an expert in business, marketing and sales, but he's also a hard working and passionate professional who wants to make the world a better place by helping out ethical companies, which are based on giving true value in some forms.
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Budapest and in Veresegyház.
I went to kindergarten and elementary school in Veresegyház, a beautiful small town only about 20 kilometres away from Budapest, I had an amazing, full and adventurous childhood there, and from the age of 12 I lived in our wonderful capital, Budapest.
2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
The first rule is it must be sunny there ALL year round, so my first bet is Los Angeles, but I haven't been there yet, I'm going to visit LA this November...
On the other hand I love the weather, culture, people and pretty much everything about Barcelona!
3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?
Friends, family, clients, the eclectic night life, the breathtaking views, and our cuisine too.
4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do?
I was lucky enough to have this experience a few times already.
Apart from the popular attractions and monuments like St Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square, Vaci Walking Street... generally I suggest having a look at Budapest from Normafa at night, visiting ruin pubs and spas, also having a dinner or a party on the Danube river on a cruise ship is a unique and unforgettable experience, and I would not forget about Sziget Festival either.
5. What is your favourite food?
That's a hard one! I am always available for a salmon steak, or the nicest gourmet burger of the town, which can be found in Ring Cafe, but I can never say no to a Brassói Apropecsenye either, my favorite Brassói can be found in Szűcs Vendéglője in Szada.
6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?
I love to challenge myself in the gym, but I also like to play football and to do almost any kind of extreme sports.
7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?
I absolutely love the Balaton, and the inner city of Budapest too.
8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?
I've always wanted to change and also save the world as a special agent since when I was about 5 years old... I'm also into arts, music and photography, I wanted to be a Dj before, but I feel like I have a greater potential and purpose than that. Producing electronic music (and acoustic music too) are still on my bucket list on the other hand.
Apart from those, I love helping people, I love business in general, and I'm really good in giving advices, so I'd be glad to work as a business coach.
Actually I simply love what I do, and I would not change for anything...
9. What’s a job you would definitely never want?
I need excitement, adventure, and challenge in my career. Therefore I couldn't work in a monotonous job, I love meeting people too, so although I like learning about the new technologies and have skills, I would never choose a job in IT. Also I love to wake up with a higher purpose, which involves not only me, but other people, my clients too. I love to wake up in the morning knowing I'm helping people every day, I'm driving their business in the perfect direction to achieve their goals and vision.
10. Where did you spend your last vacation?
In the office haha. I did not have a summer vacation last year we had so many projects running at the time. But I made up for it with a random trip to Krakow and to Berlin too, and some skiing.
11. Where do you hope to spend your next one?
Somewhere out of the office. In the alluring California actually, for 2-3 months, starting this November.
12. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?
I was more into electronic music as a teen, now I prefer acoustic and rock music most of the time...
I believe I listened to the legend, Armin Van Buuren all day and all night disturbingly loudly.
I have discovered fitness as a teen, since that I'm practicing it without any pauses, it is one of my core passions.
Film is the James Bond series obviously, but I'm also into the Oceans series, and the Heat with Robert De Niro is a favorite too!
13. Apart of temptation what can’t you resist?
A random and exciting adventure, a cute dog, a fast car, a good burger, a hard workout, a meeting with a like-minded and ambitious entrepreneur...
14. Red wine or white?
Honestly, I am not a huge fan of wine, and I don't really consume alcoholic drinks, but if I must choose one, that would be white.
On the other hand I prefer Martini Dry, Gin Martini, Vodka Martini, Rose fröccs or a beer.
15. Book or movie?
Depends on what's my purpose with it.
I read professional books only, so if I'm in the mood for learning, which is about 23 hours of every 24 hour, I go for a book, but if I would like to just relax and chill out, I go for the movie.
16. Morning person or night person?
I'm such a night person, I can't even see the morning people by the time I wake up. haha
When we are running lots of projects, I usually work until 3 am, and wake between 8-9 am.
17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?
Depressed teens, who are following the wrong examples on social media, who therefore can't find their place in the world. The fading masculinity in men today. The slow destruction of the Earth.
People getting lazier year by year, as we are now literally just a few clicks away from almost everything thanks to our smart phones and apps...
I'm also disturbed by the horrible education systems.
18. Buda or Pest side?
I don't want to choose one, I love them both, but I'm spending more time in Pest.
19. Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?
My fitness results, I have been going to the gym every single week for 7 or 8 years now, I only missed a few weeks when I was ill. I have the body that I had only dreamt of before as a skinny teen.
I'm also very proud of the person that I have built myself up to: my mindset, integrity, work ethics, attitude and my great knowledge in social media, marketing, sales and the online world.
I am grateful for the successful business and partnerships I have too, and our amazing clients, whom I work with and help achieve their visions every day.
20. What would you say is your personal motto?
No matter how you FEEL at the moment, DO what you know deep inside you have to!