Tony Pec is known as the Godfather of Instagram, and co-founder of Y Not You Media, a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping clients get real & targeted instagram followers, branding strategy & development, Instagram & Facebook ads, website design, & content creation. He has an office in NY with a team of 12 & is also a motivational, mindset, & business speaker.
Tony’s Background Story
Tony Pec is a 25-year old Mogul from the Bronx, NY who will not stop until he becomes a dual billionaire. He wants to make a billion dollars, and more importantly, impact a billion lives! Tony attended Fordham Prep high school, and went on to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree at Manhattan College. He then graduated in 2016, and took an unconventional route by not accepting an engineering job.
Instead, Tony began day-trading penny stocks on a whim and decided to start an Instagram in hopes that he would be able to market himself and any future courses he planned on selling to anyone wanting to learn about day-trading. Tony was able to strategically develop a method to grow his account, and then extended his methods to growing other accounts. He created 13 accounts for himself & in 4 short months amassed over 250k followers across them. He then began getting reached out to grow other’s accounts & became referred to as The Godfather of Instagram.
Tony Pec has spent the last three years establishing himself as an Instagram & branding expert and perfecting his speaking abilities, where he has been able to speak at prestigious companies such as BMW, NY life, Keller Williams, Harvard and more. He has earned the nickname “The Godfather of Instagram” and been able to leverage his following to starting his own Social Media and Marketing agency.
Through his expertise, he has been able to aid businesses from every market, establish their presence, mission, and vision. Having consulted with top businesses and offered his input in their daily operations, Tony has helped them achieve their purpose, increase their customer satisfaction, and raise revenues by helping them drive more attention to the business. “My business is my life, and I am proud to have self-published two different books, one about Instagram growth strategies, and one about branding.” -Tony Pec
If someone would want to emulate your career, what would you suggest are the most important things to do?
Work harder then anyone else. But especially work harder then you did yesterday. I strive daily to become a little better, do a little more, or grow a bit further then the day before. I do not have talent, I do not come from money, I wasn’t given a network or opportunity or had anything handed to me, & that is ok. You can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it & put your head down & put in the work. Make sacrifices. Your ambitions need to be matched by your actions. If you have big goals, you shouldn’t be wasting your time watching tv, or going out partying. You need to sacrifice & put in the work.
My ultimate super power is being able to sacrifice not going for the short term pleasure to achieve my long term goals. It’s not easy, but it is possible & necessary. Aside from hard work, you need to be known. You need attention. To get attention you need to network. Your network will take you where you want to go but it requires more time then most think. Not just effort in building a network but effort to keep the relationships you have & allocate time to deepen those relationships. If you have work ethic, can sacrifice, & network, you will be able to achieve what you want, not a matter of if but when.