Who am I?

Digital Strategy

Brian is a Webby Award nominated marketer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He helped oversee the launch of Adobe Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 while a supervisor at Edelman Digital, was the Head of Creative Strategy at Emergent Order, and brought digital strategy to the Foundation for Economic Education as their first Director of New Media. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for three companies–including Alister & Paine Magazine–and is the Managing Supervisor of Paid Media at Ketchum Digital where he oversees paid strategy for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Chase, and MasterCard.

Digital Strategy 96%
Paid Media 91%
Alpine Climbing 78%
My Work
Managing Corporate Crisis with Paid Media

Managing Corporate Crisis with Paid Media

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Global Digital Launch of Photoshop CS6

Global Digital Launch of Photoshop CS6

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Ethnographic Research for The North Face

Ethnographic Research for The North Face

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Around the World With Lightroom

Around the World With Lightroom

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Brian Aitken

Brian attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate where he launched his first company, Vertical Trips, a social utility that connected young professionals with adventure vacations across the United States. Aitken later served as a publisher at MediaPlanet where he financed and oversaw special reports that were distributed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Washington Post.

In 2009, Aitken founded Alister & Paine Magazine which serves as a content distributor for B2B and luxury lifestyle companies. Two years later, he was awarded a scholarship for “exceptional entrepreneurship” by Manchester Business School’s Global MBA Program.

He has since earned a Statement of Professional Achievement from the NYU Stern School of Business and regularly attends summits on the Initiative on the Digital Economy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Aitken presently serves on the Board of Directors of Alister & Paine Magazine, Alpenglow, The Bridges Family Resort & Tennis Club and serves as the Managing Supervisor of Paid Media at Ketchum Digital.

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“I read the book in one setting. Searing. Infuriating. Uplifting. All at once. Brian Aitken has written a searing memoir about his experience inside a legal system that has lost it’s moral compass” – Clark Neily III, Institute for Justice

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You Can Now Find My Memoir at Duke University’s Law Library

You Can Now Find My Memoir at Duke University’s Law Library

Duke University’s Michael Goodson Law Library recently became the fourth Law Library to stock my memoir, which readers are calling “Outstanding”, “Gut Wrenching” and an “incendiary, long overdue call to action”. The memoir–which is dedicated to my father and son–debuted at #1 on Amazon for both Constitutional Law and Penology eBooks, temporarily beating out John Grisham’s The…

The Blue Tent Sky is Now Available at Portland’s Iconic Powell’s Bookstore!

The Blue Tent Sky is Now Available at Portland’s Iconic Powell’s Bookstore!

Self publishing is no easy task. I was fortunate to pre-sell 1,200 copies of my book before writing a single word but, after turning down two commercial publishing offers, I worried I might not be able to get my memoir into traditional brick and mortar bookstores without the benefit of the distribution network of a traditional publisher.…

MIT’s First-Ever Conference on Digital Experimentation

MIT’s First-Ever Conference on Digital Experimentation

I just got back from MIT’s first ever Conference on Digital Experimentation (#CODECon14). As one of the only non-academics in attendance (I was invited as the CEO of Alister & Paine Magazine) I found some of the really academic lectures weren’t all that exciting. But there were a two lectures that really stood out. They captured my attention…

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