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 had the pleasure of meeting Aaron while learning more about Resolution Media and the role Aaron played in building and shaping the company. It was immediately clear to me Aaron was passionate about his contributions to Resolution Media and proud of what he and his colleagues had accomplished for the company in a short amount of time. As he should be!
I have also found Aaron to be an accomplished author/blogger and someone who writes about the digital marketing space with the knowledge, insight and wit of an insider. Aaron is the type of professional who you meet and immediately want to learn more about and partner with to obtain success. I look forward to working with Aaron in the future and supporting his upcoming endeavors.
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 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.
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.
I have been fortunate to know Aaron for several years. His expertise in the interactive marketing space is widely known. He is extremely personable and is one of the nicest, hardest working, insightful, fun, and results oriented people in the digital marketplace. I consider him part of a close group of people who I turn to when I'm in needs of answers to a particular marketing or business development issue.
In regard to his work while at Resolution Media, Aaron earned our business because he took the time to understand what made our business tick. He focused his team's working relationship with us around driving the results that our business objectives dictated.
I had the pleasure of working with Aaron for 2+ year's when Resolution Media managed the SEM & SEO for XM Satellite Radio, where I was the VP of Marketing. Aaron's understanding of consumer behavior, technical acumen, business savvy and creative problem solving helped us continually experiment with and evolve our SEM and e-commerce strategies, enabling us to achieve new levels of efficiency, conversion and overall direct volume.
Aaron brought an amazing combination of experience, insight and passion to every discussion, helping to push the innovation and change needed to succeed in a fast moving and constantly changing subscription-based business.