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 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 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 grew up together in the business cutting our teeth in the ad network business. He came to work every day with his smile on, possessing a passion to learn, share and help anyone at any time. He always knew how to ask the right questions to uncover the key issue and to think quick on his feet to offer the best solution.
Bottom line, Aaron is someone that truly cares -- about the industry, the clients he works with, and about getting the job done right. I respect his opinion and would value his input on any sales/marketing project.
Aaron is one of the most talented sales people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He is innovative, knowledgeable, professional, and always goes the extra mile for his clients. Clients consistently told me how much they genuinely liked working with Aaron.
Ultimately Aaron is one of those rare people who always brings both personal and professional passion to the table, and it consistently shines through in his work and in his relationships.
Though I only just started working with Aaron since the beginning of 2009, it is already apparent to me that he is an exceptional talent. As Aaron's successor in new business development at Resolution Media, I have an excellent vantage point for appreciating the magnitude of his many accomplishments.
In just 4 and 1/2 years, Aaron's salesmanship has taken Resolution Media from a tiny start-up to a top 20 search marketing agency with over 85 employees and a blue chip client list. His combination of an outstanding work ethic, ubiquitous industry connections, and incredible raw intelligence have been a crucial contributor to Resolution Media's rise as an independent firm and ultimately to its acquisition by Omnicom.
I can think of no other person more qualified to help grow other interactive media companies or marketing agencies than Aaron Goldman.
I worked with Aaron at Resolution Media in assisting his strategic partnerships team with a few potential new clients. In doing so I learned that Aaron's ability to propose Search Engine Marketing and Optimization services stemmed from not only his great sales and presentation abilities, but also his deep understanding of the complex strategies that managing such accounts require. He was a pleasure to work with, extremely professional, and was always willing to go the extra mile for a client.
Aaron's is a phenomenal sales leader and natural marketeer. Early on in his career, he was able to quickly uncover the needs of customers, articulate into a business plan that met top line business needs and produced revenue growth for customers that came from multiple industries and servicing characteristics. Although it has been many years since we have worked together, I have always admired him and knew that his success early in his career was a trend for the future.