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.
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.
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.
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.
Aaron was my first introduction into Online Advertising early in 2002. His clients revered him and you could not go anywhere without hearing his name. He was instrumental into my entering of the space and has been a mentor ever since.
I had the fortune to work with him at MaxOnline and have watched as he helped Resolution Media grow into what it is today. One of the most respected people I know in the Midwest, I have no doubt that Aaron's next venture will prove to be successful.
Having worked with Aaron for a number of years, I can confidently recommend his expertise in online marketing. His attention-to-detail and commitment to delivery validate what so many have said here. Although having spent the last few years focused on search marketing, Aaron has an amazing ability to stay in tune with the latest marketing technologies and trends in the context of his clients' needs.
Goldman's vision allows him to leverage his vast network, bringing the right solutions to his clients. A seasoned business development professional, Aaron brings vast experience expertise to each project/relationship. I look forward to the opportunity of work with Aaron again. Highly recommended.
Aaron is bright, personable, and insightful. Well-thought and well-spoken in representing Resolution Media, I believe he is a true "insider" in the online world and would provide performance-first insight to the clients that work with him.
Aaron is a pleasure to work with and delivers a top-notch business presentation to clients & potential clients. His passion for Online Marketing, especially his ability to clearly and creatively articulate complex concepts in Search, serves him well as a leader who can create an atmosphere of enthusiasm among clients and coworkers. I appreciate his contributions toward helping us move our business forward!