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 has the valuable combination of fully understanding the traditional world of marketing and media, and the opportunities that entertainment and technology present for a new paradigm. This combination has led to powerful partnerships which bridge these two worlds, and press clients to be more innovative and impactful.
Aaron gets digital. He gets branded entertainment. Aaron gets brand power. He has the whole package.
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.
There are a few people out there who 'get it' like Aaron does. He clearly knows his space very very well but more importantly he understands the business issues as well.
Aaron and I have been industry colleagues for several years. Whether sharing the spotlight of a conference panel or competing to win the same client, Aaron maintains a high level of professionalism. He never allows the competitive nature of the business to get in the way of knowledge sharing for the better good of the industry as a whole.
Aaron is one of the few individuals in online advertising that truly gets the big picture of marketing. He not only gets 'it', but he can explain 'it'. Any conversation with Aaron will leave you thinking, 'That makes sense!'
Aaron has an amazing ability to energize the people around him. In a very short time, he sets direction and motivates people to "get it done." He is also a rare breed in our industry - very talented, capable, and aggressive from a business point of view, but also very collaborative.
He is results driven and always willing to take the time with the client to help them make the most of their campaigns from a tactical and strategic angle.
Aaron gets it. Plain and simple. The guy gets Digital Marketing Strategy through and through. Have him go deep in search, and you will be thrilled.
I have worked with Aaron in 2 different capacities over the past five years; first as a client of his, and as of late, as a fellow executive at Resolution Media. Both experiences have been tremendously enjoyable and inspirational for me.
As Aaron focuses on consulting, I am glad that I am able to continue leveraging his insights, knowledge, and all around valuable thinking since he will still consult for us at Resolution Media.