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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.

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Courses and Presentations

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Faculty/Guest Lecture/Classroom Facilitation Engagements

  • In development: American Marketing Association Professional Development Course, Content Marketing. To be delivered March 2018 (Chicago, IL).
  • American Marketing Association Professional Development Course, Professional Services Marketing. April 2018 (Chicago, IL).
  • University of Denver, Brand Strategy and Positioning, Spring 2017 (Denver, CO).
  • University of Denver Emerging Leaders Program, Leading in a Social World, December 2015 (Denver, CO).
  • University of Denver Executive MBA Innovation Class Guest Lecturer, Leading in a Social World, October 2008—Present (Denver CO).
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Leadership Seminar with the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, April 2015 (Denver, CO).
  • Metro State University of Denver, Principles of Marketing, Winter 2014 (Denver CO).
  • Colorado Medical Society Spring Conference, Theme and Program Creation, Keynote Address, and Panel Facilitator, Leading With Stories – Why stories persuade us more than just facts and how leaders use them, May 2014 (Vail, CO).
  • University of Denver, Lead Faculty for Summer Business Institute, June 2013 (Denver, CO)

Keynote/Facilitation Engagements

Upcoming/In Development:

  • American Marketing Association, Co-Chair (program creation, speaker selection, brand and theme development, weekend facilitation), Leadership Summit. May 2019 (Chicago IL).
  • Richmond American Marketing Association, Keynote Address, Influence vs. Power, October 2018 (Richmond VA).
  • American Marketing Association Higher Education Conference, Workshop Creation and Facilitation, Influence vs. Power, November 2018 (Orlando, FL).
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Influence vs. Power, March 2019 (Boulder, CO)
  • Oklahoma City American Marketing Association, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, June 2019 (Oklahoma City OK).

Past:

  • Michiana American Marketing Association, Keynote Address, Professional Services Marketing, August 2018 (South Bend, IN)
  • University of Denver's Daniels College of Business, Webinar Host, Having Difficult Conversations. May 2018 (Denver, CO)
  • University of Denver's Daniels College of Business, Webinar Host, Brain Dynamics for Productivity. April 2018 (Denver, CO)
  • American Marketing Association Leadership Conference, Keynote Address: Influence vs. Power. April 2018 (Chicago, IL).
  • Presenting Team, American Marketing Association's Leadership Conference, Various Panel and Session Creation and Facilitation. April 2018 (Chicago, IL).
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program, Keynote Address, Influence vs Power, March 2018 (Denver, CO).
  • University of Denver's Daniels College of Business, Webinar Host: Leaders as Coaches. February 2018 (Denver, CO).
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program, Keynote Address, Leading In A Social World, March 2017 (Denver, CO).
  • Go Code Colorado Challenge Weekend, Weekend Facilitator, April 2017 (Colorado Springs, CO).
  • American Marketing Association's Leadership Conference, Presenting Team Member, Various Panel and Session Creation and Facilitation, April 2017 (Chicago, IL).
  • One Million Cups, Keynote Address, Go Code Colorado, March 2016 (Colorado Springs, CO).
  • Go Code Colorado Challenge Weekend, Weekend Facilitator, April 2016 (Fort Collins, CO).
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program: Leading In A Social World, March 2016 (Denver, CO).
  • Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership’s Leadership is for Everyone Conference, Keynote Address, Influence, How to Move People, April 2015 (Broomfield, CO).
  • Phi Beta Kappa Annual Conference, Keynote Address Leading in a Social World, October 2015 (Denver CO).
  • Ignite Denver, Presenter, A Rhythm Runs Through It, October 2014 (Denver, CO)
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program: Leading in a Social World, February 2014 (Denver, CO)
  • 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 (Boulder, CO)
  • The Twenty-Sixth Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Leading in a Social World, May 2014 (Denver, CO).
  • Ignite Denver: A Rhythm Runs Through It, September 2013 (Denver, CO).
  • Colorado Association of Corporate Growth Leadership Luncheon, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, June 2013 (Denver CO).
  • University of Denver Business Panel, panelist recruitment and panel facilitation, Entrepreneurship, June 2013 (Denver, CO).
  • Anti-Tobacco Alliance Annual Conference, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, June 2013 (Boulder, CO).
  • Independent Information Professionals Annual Conference, Keynote to accept the Roger Summit Award, Leading in a Social World, April 2013 (Denver, CO).
  • Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership Annual Leadership Conference, Keynote Address, Branding for the Rest of Us, April 2013 (Denver, CO).
  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court – Panelist/Presenter, Social Media in the Courtroom, November 2013 (Denver, CO)
  • Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Annual Summit, Workshop Facilitator, Branding for the Rest of Us, October 2012 (Denver, CO).
  • Colorado Festivals and Events Association 18th Annual Conference, Workshop Facilitator, Branding for the Rest of Us and Media Relations 101, March 2012 (Pueblo, CO).
  • University of Denver Marketing Association, Keynote Address, Brand Leadership, February 2012 (Denver, CO).
  • Business Marketing Association, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, December 2011 (Denver, CO).
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, March 2012 (Denver, CO).
  • Creative Connections, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, December 2011 (Centennial, CO).
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, February 2011 (Denver, CO).
  • Colorado Festival and Events Association Annual Conference, Keynote Address, Leading in a Social World, February 2011 (Denver, CO).
  • Colorado Government Association of Information Technology Annual Conference, Leading in a Social World, June 2010 (Keystone, CO).
  • Open Colorado’s Gov 2.0 Camp, Keynote Address, Branding For The Rest of Us, June 2010 (Boulder, CO).
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, Branding and Values-Based Leadership, March 2010 (Washington DC).
  • Denver Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Keynote Address, Personal Branding, September 2009 (Denver, CO).
  • South Asian Bar Association Annual Conference, Panelist/Speaker, Social Media, July 2009 (Vancouver BC, Canada).
 
 

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