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.
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's remarkable blend of analytics and genuine people skills immediately set him apart from the crowd. A dynamic partner and human being, Aaron will continue to lead.. and anyone with smarts will follow.
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 has been a valuable resource over the years as a thought leader in the digital realm. With deep insight into this booming business, Aaron really understands what is going on and is often ahead of the curve in many regards. I highly recommend Aaron as a very skilled marketer.
I had the opportunity to work with Aaron closely when a client of AlphaZeta's hired Resolution Media to manage their search program. The client was a Fortune 500 company that had left their previous agency abruptly.
Aaron's knowledge of search engine marketing and leadership skills made what could have been a chaotic transition, run smoothly. Aaron is a pleasure to work with and will be an asset to any organization.
Aaron brings positive energy to everything he does. He is a proven leader in the online world. Aaron was a lot of fun to work with and always pushed everyone around him to think smarter. Aaron drove Resolution Media forward with his strategic thoughts and creative ideas.
Aaron's been a thought leader for CIMA (Chicago Interactive Marketing Assn.) and a stalwart of the digital community for a decade or more- his enthusiasm, leadership and dedication to his work have provided direction and inspiration to many, many people in both his personal and professional life. A great team player and/ or leader who will continue to excel in his field.