Having thousands of connections in the digital marketing space is valuable but having over a hundred of them testify on your behalf is priceless. Below are recommendations made via LinkedIn for Aaron Goldman, Managing Partner of Connectual. Browse by Tag, Last Name, or Company.
As a fellow media geek and U of I College of Communications Advertising alum, I've always had a sincere respect and true admiration for Aaron's ability to just 'get it' and relate to everything and everyone.
I first met Aaron 11 years ago when I was deciding on where to go to college and stayed in his fraternity when I was in high school. At the time and still to this day, one of the most deeming qualities on both a personal and professional level is that he just 'gets it.'
Aaron understands people and is a fantastic communicator. I've co-anchored advertising panels/career nights, in Champaign, and have crossed paths w/ Aaron numerous times over the years. Aaron is above and beyond a fantastic advice giver and truly cares about everyone he comes across.
While working as a senior media sales rep during the day, I started my own apparel company, brand and website (Kosher Ham Ventures LLC / KosherHam.com) at night and during the weekends. I had a good foundation on the branding and marketing but had very little knowledge (besides reading articles and blogs) on SEO, SEM, etc. Aaron was the first person that came to mind to call. I wanted to speak to a true expert and knew that Aaron has had such a well-versed career in digital media thus far.
Aaron was one of the first people I called to seek-out advice on digital media, search engine optimization, online marketing, and the list goes on and on. Aaron would give-up his lunch break or make time off hours to help me, an old acquaintance, chip away at the big block of ice known as online media at the cost of just 'paying it forward.'
Aaron is a born-leader, and his breadth of knowledge on digital media is hard to match. I appreciate the help and advice, and I think that as a consultant and true business leader Aaron's career is still in its infancy stages. His curiosity and wanting to learn more and more (and not just about digital media....other arms of advertising and beyond) is what makes him so successful, and I'm sure this success is just the beginning.
Aaron definitely has his thumb on the pulse of digital advertising both from a product and relationship standpoint. His extensive experience and passion for search, affiliate, social, and display advertising really sets Aaron apart as an expert in this field.
Anyone that has spent more than five minutes with Aaron knows he capable of being a tremendous asset in a conversation regarding anything digital and on top of that is just an all around good guy to boot.
Aaron was my first introduction into Online Advertising early in 2002. His clients revered him and you could not go anywhere without hearing his name. He was instrumental into my entering of the space and has been a mentor ever since.
I had the fortune to work with him at MaxOnline and have watched as he helped Resolution Media grow into what it is today. One of the most respected people I know in the Midwest, I have no doubt that Aaron's next venture will prove to be successful.
Aaron is awe-inspiring in his pursuit of knowledge and innovation in the digital marketing realm. He is able to comprehend numerous facets of the online landscape and direct actionable and profitable approaches to gaining the most value from them.
Aaron was an invaluable source of information and guidance surrounding my education on not only search marketing, online advertising, and building a web presence but creating and maintaining successful business relations.
What else can I say about Aaron? Tons - and all positive attributes. His passion is contagious. He shares his gifts with others and encourages them to grow. He is a wonderful mentor and I'm proud to call him a friend.
I met Aaron Goldman during 2007 the University of Illinois Advertising Career Night, held by the College of Media and have kept in touch with him since then. He was always glad to have the chance to talk with me and others seeking career advice. As a public speaker, he demonstrated having unique insight into the development of digital services. His lectures were easy to follow; he was sensitive to the audience’s concerns and responsive to our comments.
Besides having superb media and advertising expertise, Aaron is also generous with his knowledge and grateful to the institutions he has learned from. In my personal communication with him, he has given me great advice and continues to be consistent, encouraging, and timely. I fully believe in Aaron Goldman’s ability to lead and create a success with his new venture.