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 read a lot of columns, go to a lot of conferences, and learn from a lot of digital strategists, and Aaron's one of the best writers, speakers, and strategists I've come across. He's smart, engaging, and usually a few steps ahead of where everyone else is. He's also one of the most universally respected people I know.
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 is honest, humble and sincere. His work ethic and knack for putting together realistic and thought-through digital marketing solutions are second-to-none.
Whether it's rocking the karaoke mic, crafting a digital reputation management solution for a fortune 50 brand, or coordinating a panel of visionaries to tackle a tough industry topic, Aaron gets the job done. He's the support that any brand can count on when navigating the digital waters.
Aaron and I have been industry colleagues for several years. Whether sharing the spotlight of a conference panel or competing to win the same client, Aaron maintains a high level of professionalism. He never allows the competitive nature of the business to get in the way of knowledge sharing for the better good of the industry as a whole.
Aaron is one of the few individuals in online advertising that truly gets the big picture of marketing. He not only gets 'it', but he can explain 'it'. Any conversation with Aaron will leave you thinking, 'That makes sense!'
Aaron was a panelist at the Digital Marketing Symposium held at Loyola University Chicago. He offered deep insights into the area of interactive marketing and provided thoughful advice to students who were interested in the field. I'm recommending Aaron because he is a great public speaker and someone that gives back to the educational community.
Aaron is a true expert in everything search related. He is an inspiring speaker and panelist on stage, and just as interesting to talk to off the stage. I hope to have more chance working with Aaron in the future.
I met Aaron Goldman during 2007 the University of Illinois Advertising Career Night, held by the College of Media and have kept in touch with him since then. He was always glad to have the chance to talk with me and others seeking career advice. As a public speaker, he demonstrated having unique insight into the development of digital services. His lectures were easy to follow; he was sensitive to the audience’s concerns and responsive to our comments.
Besides having superb media and advertising expertise, Aaron is also generous with his knowledge and grateful to the institutions he has learned from. In my personal communication with him, he has given me great advice and continues to be consistent, encouraging, and timely. I fully believe in Aaron Goldman’s ability to lead and create a success with his new venture.