Be My Guest is a podcast outreach and booking service led by Erik Jacobson and Jonathan Barshop.
We help B2B & B2C brands grow their audience, generate qualified leads, and drive revenue growth by getting them featured guest appearances on podcasts. We also help podcasters produce a world-class experience for their guests.
Erik Jacobson, Co-Founder & CEO
I've spent the last 3 years learning everything there is to know about the power that podcasting can have on your business (as a guest and as a host). I've worked for many successful podcasters like Tim Ferriss, Jason Calacanis, Jerry Colonna, and more.
Be My Guest was inspired after seeing the results many guests were able to achieve through strategic "Podcast Tours" - proactively seeking out and getting featured on podcasts over many months in order to grow their audience and drive sales. This strategy is incredibly effective, but incredibly time consuming and hard to break in to.
You've done the hard work of developing your product or service, and we built Be My Guest to generate the momentum you need through Podcast Tours.
Jonathan Barshop, Co-Founder & VP Talent Relations
I like to think of myself as a die-hard fan who’s managed to sneak his way backstage. I became obsessed with podcasts while working my first job out of college, where I’d sometimes do real work but mostly listen to podcasts and let them do what they do best - teach me something invaluable, shift my perspective and take me on a journey out of Cube Landia.
It was while listening to an episode of The Tim Ferriss Show that everything changed for me:
"Focus on your obsessions. If you're not obsessed, if you don't have that excitement, you're not going to be any better than mediocre in any field."
I know the power of this medium because I’m a case study of the profound impact it can have.
Kelly Dundon, Copy Creative
I remember the first time I started getting into podcasts. It was during my first semester of undergrad finals, eyes burning from endless hours of reading textbooks and staring into my computer screen. After a friend’s recommendation, I started picking up a few podcast episodes here and there as a much needed reprise from studying.
I was fascinated by the sheer breadth and depth of shows available to me — and all for free! From storytelling and biographical pieces, to news, technology and the arts, podcasts have become some of my greatest teachers and entertainers.
When I had the chance to join the Be My Guest team, and help others get in on the fun, I knew I was in the right place.