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Building bridges between people and ideas.

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Leading in a Social World was awarded The Roger Summit Award from the Association of Independent Information Professionals for “an individual who will inspire and challenge AIIP members ... an innovative thinker [who] stretches the minds and imaginations of [the annual conference] attendees.”

Aaron is one of those creative marketing types that always gets asked to lead the expert discussions at The Daniels College of Business. His branding expertise puts him out front in creating strategies for the next innovation in marketing. We love getting Aaron to speak to our executive MBA classes because he always brings the latest and best ideas.

Kerry Plemmons
Clinical Professor
Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

We invite Aaron to present whenever we can. He is seriously up-to-date and illustrates dozens of ideas with stories. Audiences love him because he is so genuine—our leaders always learn something new from Aaron. His inspired work on Leading in a Social World has had a big impact in continuing leadership education for us. Leadership has always been about relationships, but Aaron has given that concept 21st-century relevance and appeal.

Kathy Irene Kennedy
DrPH, MA, Director
Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership

Aaron has been speaking at CBCA’s Leadership Arts program for many years and its always a highlight of the year for the class.  His presentation, Leading in a Social World, brings new insights on social leadership and personal branding in an engaging and memorable way. As a speaker, Aaron is accessible, humorous and deeply knowledgeable.  He’s also been a strong advocate and positive partner for our organization over the years. In a word, he’s a rockstar.

Meredith Badler
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA)

 

Most of my blog entries can be found at my company’s website. I also do a strange little podcast about life in Denver.

But mostly I speak, present, and facilitate idea sharing.

I cut my professional teeth at graphic design software company where I presented to and trained some of the world’s leading advertising and creative agencies.

Today I present as a keynote speaker, facilitate and sit on panels, design and lead workshops and training, and do the occasional teaching engagement. Topics include leadership—social capital, influence vs. power, leading through change—and branding and marketing communications.


Leading in a Social World

My most popular presentation is Leading in a Social World: an unexpected look at social media through the lens of leadership and strategy.

Here's a video about it >

Did you know that consumers trust email marketing more than an update from a brand on social media? That’s right. The main ingredient in the malaise of our inbox, the bane of our digital lives, email marketing. (Social media does beat beloved banner ads when it comes to trust. So it’s got that going for it.)

So why are some brands making hay on the social web? Because they aren’t marketing. Savvy brands know that social systems inherently reject marketing (if you’ve ever received a telemarketing call in the middle of a dinner party you know this to be true).

Leading in a Social World is a high-level, leaders-only presentaion that aims to finally break open the discussion about our socially connected world into something meaningful and lasting. We need to stop wasting our effort and money by branding and marketing to groups who despise it. People in social systems are eager for us to lead them instead.

Audiences leave with this knowledge:

  • How to develop specific leadership skills to build an opted-in social group.
  • Why people successfully motivate others within social networks (and how they’re doing it).
  • How to use leadership acumen to build groups of people who love you, your brand, your cause.
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program: Leading In A Social World, March 2017
  • One Million Cups: Go Code Colorado, March 2016
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program: Leading In A Social World, March 2016
  • Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership’s Leadership is for Everyone conference: Influence, How to Move People, April 2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa Annual Conference: Leading in a Social World, October 2015
  • Ignite Denver: A Rhythm Runs Through It, October 2014
  • Colorado Medical Society Spring Conference: Leading With Stories – Why stories persuade us more than just facts and how leaders use them, May 2014
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program: Leading in a Social World, February 2014
  • Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado 2014 Winter Conference, Leading In Times Of Change and Leading With Stories – Why stories persuade us more than just facts and how leaders use them, February 2014
  • The Twenty-Sixth Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Leading in a Social World, May 2014
  • Ignite Denver: A Rhythm Runs Through It, September 2013
  • Colorado Association of Corporate Growth Leadership Luncheon: Leading in a Social World, June 2013
  • Anti-Tobacco Alliance Annual Kickoff, Leading in a Social World, June 2013
  • Independent Information Professionals Annual Conference, Keynote to accept the Roger Summit Award, Leading in a Social World, April 2013
  • Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership Annual Leadership Conference, Keynote, Branding for the Rest of Us, April 2013
  • Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Annual Summit, Branding for the Rest of Us, session facilitation, October 2012
  • Colorado Festivals and Events Association 18th Annual Conference, Branding for the Rest of Us, session facilitation, March 2012
  • Colorado Festivals and Events Association 18th Annual Conference, Media Relations 101, session facilitation, March 2012
  • University of Denver Marketing Association, Brand Leadership, February 2012
  • Business Marketing Association Members Only, Leading in a Social World, December 2011
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program, Leading in a Social World,
  • Creative Connections, Leading in a Social World, December 2011
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts, Leading in a Social World, February 2011
  • Colorado Festival and Events Association Annual Conference, Leading in a Social World, February 2011
  • Colorado Government Association of Information Technology Annual Conference, Leading in a Social World, June 2010

Faculty/Guest Lecture/Classroom Facilitation Engagements

  • University of Denver, Brand Strategy and Positioning, Spring 2017
  • University of Denver Emerging Leaders Program, Leading in a Social World, December 2015
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, October 2015
  • Leadership Faculty, Environmental Protection Agency Leadership Seminar with the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, April—June 2015
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, April 2015
  • Metro State University of Denver, Marketing, Winter 2014
  • University of Denver Daniels College of Business Lead Faculty for The Summer Business Institute, June 2013
  • American Medical Writers Association, Webinar, Branding for the Rest of Us, December 2012
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, May 2011
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, April 2011
  • University of Denver Summer Business Institute Faculty, Branding and Marketing, June 2012
  • University of Denver Executive and Professional Programs Recipe for Business, Branding and Leading in a Social World, April 2016
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, April 2012
  • University of Denver Summer Business Institute, Branding, June 2011
  • University of Denver Summer Business Institute, Leading in a Social World, June 2011
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, April 2011
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, May 2010
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, November 2010
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class, Leading in a Social World, May 2011
  • University of Denver Marketing Design Class, Branding, November 2008

Roundtable Facilitation/Panel Participation and Facilitation

  • American Marketing Association Regional Retreat, lead facilitation, October 2017
  • Denver Startup Week, Panel Facilitator: Our Civic Duty: Government Data Fueling Colorado’s Economy, September 2014
  • Colorado Medical Society Spring Conference, Panel Facilitator: Leadership You, May 2014
  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court Panel Participant, Social Media, November 2013
  • University of Denver Summer Business Institute Panel Facilitation, Self Employment, June 2012
  • Summer Business Institute Panel Facilitator, Self Employed Panel, June 2011
  • University of Denver Driving Innovation Summit, Panel Facilitator, The Business of Sustainability, April 2011
  • Colorado Festival and Events Association, Breakout Session Facilitator, Branding, February 2011
  • Colorado Festival and Events Association, Roundtable Facilitator, Social Media, February 2011
  • Griggs Wealth Management Member Event Workshop, Branding Roundtable, August 2010
  • State-Level Health Information Exchange Leadership Summit, Panel Facilitator, Integrated Communications, May 2010
  • Denver Bar Association Continued Legal Education Workshop Facilitator, Personal Branding, September 2009
  • South Asian Bar Association National Conference Panel Participator, Social Media, June 2008
 
 

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