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 got to know Aaron several years ago when our firms partnered on some search business. During this time I worked very closely with Aaron on account management and strategy. Although I was somewhat new to the industry, Aaron proved to be a very patient and inspiring mentor.
His knowledge of the online space is unparalleled and I still find myself turning to his weekly column for the most forward thinking ideas in search and social media.
As a new client of Connectual, we couldn’t be more pleased with Aaron’s keen understanding of the digital media space, his vast connections within the industry and most of all, his willingness to become part of our team to help breathe new life into our business development program. Aaron’s Connectual is class act—well done.
Although I've only known Aaron for a short time through mutual friends and former co-workers and also as fellow MediaPost Search Insider columnists, that's all the time I needed to realize that he's one of very few in the online media and search marketing world who are visionary in their thinking, yet witty in their approach to writing, speaking, and bantering about what makes our rapidly evolving industry go 'round.
Certain people in the industry have appealing or interesting thoughts and opinions, and whether we agree or disagree, we find ourselves coming back for more. Aaron though is eye opening in easily digestible, creative ways that make you go 'hmmm'. He always reminds us that we're on a fun, exciting ride together down digital marketing lane...more than ever, we need 'Willy Wonkas' like him helping us along towards the golden ticket.
Aaron has been a great partner while balancing his keen insight into the search industry. His feedback has always be valuable to the development of adCenter and our client offerings. As a core part of our agency council, Aaron's feedback was always valued in the development of our business.
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.
Aaron is a true star. He brings to the table industry leadership, new business results, amazing leadership skills and most of all a great spirit. A star I say...a star.
Aaron is one of the best of the 80-plus writers I edit as columns editor of MediaPost, topnotch in both style (entertaining and often witty) and substance (majoring in insightful analyses, with an eye on the big picture.).
He always turns in what editors call “clean copy.” That means he knows his grammar and can explain a complex subject with clear, expressive prose (or, on occasion, poetry, as in his haiku columns). And anyone who’s written nursery (“searchery”) rhymes about Steve Ballmer, as Aaron has, clearly has an extra helping of creativity.
He also invented the Search Insider Summit Buzz-O-Meter format, in which he uses the most popular buzzwords at MediaPost conferences to chart trends and the state of the industry. And he consistently meets his deadlines -- the way to an editor’s heart.