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.
Aaron and I have served together on the CIMA Board of Directors since 2005 and in that time I have been continually impressed with his natural leadership abilities, his keen sense for scoping out new opportunities, his strategic vision, and his drive and dedication to the CIMA brand.
Aaron’s efforts as VP Sponsorships have been intstrumental in fueling CIMA’s unprecedented growth and have given Aaron the unique luxury of expanding his professional network to literally thousands of senior executives in interactive marketing.
If you study Aaron’s immense network on LinkedIn alone, you’ll quickly come away concluding that he’s the most-connected expert in the interactive industry – regardless of the geo. Aaron will no doubt build his new company - Connectual - into a powerhouse digital practice in record time. I look forward to watching Aaron fulfill on his promise to himself and the community with his bold new venture.
I first worked with Aaron when I worked on the agency side of media. Even with my move to the client side, Aaron has remained a valuable resource for all things media. He truly exemplifies a great business partner! He is personable, trustworthy and consistently demonstrates expertise within the field. Aaron is a hard worker who goes above and beyond for those with whom he works. He is truly a joy to work with!
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.
I had the pleasure of working with Aaron for the past 6 years or so...first as a business partner when Aaron was at Max Online and next as an agency partner at Resolution Media/OMD collaborating on Apple's worldwide search business. Aaron has always impressed me with his robust knowledge of digital strategy; he is an expert!
He always delivers more than one would expect and brings value to the conversation. Additionally, Aaron's a true professional and is very passionate about his work and relationships. I look forward to working with Aaron for many years to come!
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.
I worked with Aaron for 5 years while I was on the agency side and he exceed expectations each and every time. From everything from expertise to client service, our account team was extremely comfortable knowing that Aaron was stewarding our clients' business and helping them meet and exceed their objectives.
As an industry colleague, I've always looked to Aaron for advice, networking help, etc. Through his tireless work ethic combined with this vast knowledge of the online landscape, he's gained the trust of the entire marketing community.
Having worked with Aaron for a number of years, I can confidently recommend his expertise in online marketing. His attention-to-detail and commitment to delivery validate what so many have said here. Although having spent the last few years focused on search marketing, Aaron has an amazing ability to stay in tune with the latest marketing technologies and trends in the context of his clients' needs.
Goldman's vision allows him to leverage his vast network, bringing the right solutions to his clients. A seasoned business development professional, Aaron brings vast experience expertise to each project/relationship. I look forward to the opportunity of work with Aaron again. Highly recommended.
Aaron is visionary thinker who constantly challenges the current day's conventional thinking in the digital space. The leaders in the search and general digital industry respect his opinion and value his insight. That very same insight has been instrumental in the growth and success of Resolution Media. His extensive rolodex is just as impressive as his digital prowess. This guy knows everyone and everyone knows him.
His new venture could not be more appropriately named ... "Connectual". As testament to Aaron's expertise and value, I am proud to say that Resolution Media is his very first client. My only reservation about recommending Aaron is that he will likely have less time to spend with Resolution Media as a result.