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“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything you might as well think big. Brian Aitken also thinks big.” – Kayvan Salmanpour, NY Director of MediaPlanet
Brian is a Digital Marketing Expert, Social Media Consultant and Business Development Strategist.
As a digital marketing entrepreneur Brian has founded two successful internet marketing companies including Vertical Trips–an adrenaline travel company–and Alister & Paine–a content marketing solution.
Brian served as the Account Supervisor for Adobe DI at Edelman Digital, the digital arm of the world’s largest PR firm. Prior to that he served as a Publisher for MediaPlanet where he set numerous advertising sales records and published Special Interest Reports for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2010, Brian spearheaded business development for the digital creative agency Halo Media and from 2011-2012 he was the Director of New Media for the Foundation for Economic Education–America’s oldest free-market think tank.
As a content marketing entrepreneur and digital media consultant Brian has helped companies like Pfizer, Sony, Samsung, Island Def Jam, Toshiba, BMW, LG, Dunkin’ Donuts, Louis Vuitton, and NYU achieve their digital media and print marketing objectives.
Brian received his Executive Education, on scholarship, from the NYU Stern School of Business, was a two-time scholar at the Foundation for Economic Education and studied policy as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. In 2011 he was one of a handful of Bastiat Scholars at Cato University and was honored as the Sam Adams Alliance Reformer of the Year. He is pursuing his MBA at Manchester Business School where he is on scholarship for ‘exceptional entrepreneurship’.
“Brian has transformed the way we think and act in the social media space while building, from nothing, a HD-quality video program that produces content on a weekly basis and has dramatically expanded our presence on YouTube.” – Carl Oberg, Executive Director of FEE
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