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.
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 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.
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've known Aaron since our early days in the digital media business and witnessed his sheer determination and passion from the onset. He was always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and his team, not only meeting whatever goal given to him but also making the process enjoyable along the way.
Whether it's his charismatic personality, his genuine dedication to your business or perhaps his spontaneous rapping & rhyming, Aaron is simply one of those people you meet that leaves a mark.
Aaron's genius is his uncanny ability to leverage his rolodex and open doors for up and coming media selling organizations. Aaron is hard working, creative, high energy and most importantly honest, ethical and trust worthy. It is a pleasure working with him.
Aaron and I entered the work force together many years ago. We quickly formed a great personal and professional relationship that continues today.
It was clear to me early on that he was working towards being one of the most respected and hardest working individuals in the digital media space and his performance to date has proven me to be correct. He is truly passionate about his work and I look forward to seeing Aaron continue building on his past achievements.