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Jon Aston

CMO for Rent, Digital Marketing Aficionado, Social Change Agent.

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Marketing and Advertising
  1. Independent Consultant
  1. Digital Giants,
  2. Marketing Partners,
  1. St. Andrew's College
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Independent Consultant

Independent Consultant

CMO for Rent, Digital Marketing Strategist, Project Leader

– Present

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Accomplished entrepreneur, senior executive and consultant – with extensive experience in startups, corporate and agency marketing. I'm a digital innovator and enthusiastic early adopter with approaching 25 years of integrated marketing expertise, strategic and tactical marketing planning, team leadership and execution.

Where others see challenges, I see opportunity. I view every problem as containing the seeds of its own solution – and thrive on creating opportunity from adversity. I’m an intent and open-minded listener known for clarifying complex and challenging business problems. I'm unafraid to spot and tackle the elephant in the room, always with just the appropriate degree of sensitivity for the situation, and I'm equally adept and "selling" a vision as I am building consensus.

As a marketer, I offer a rare blend of knowledge, experience and wisdom for devising winning strategies – with the tactical/tech savvy, leadership and passion to drive success in an increasingly digital world.

Clifton Strengths:
“Intellection” – Thinking, reasoning, introspection.
“Restorative” – Focus on understanding problems in order to solve them
“Connectedness” – Faith in the links between all things. Every event has a reason.
“Input” – A craving to know more, to collect and archive all kinds of information.
“Ideation” – Fascinated by ideas, able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

Unquestionably my greatest professional asset:
Whatever your project demands: I'm fortunate to be able call upon a formidable network of marketing practitioners; leading experts from a variety of disciplines and experience.


CMO for Rent, Digital Marketing Strategist, Project Leader

Independent Consultant
– Present (1 year 4 months)Ontario, Canada

Senior Consultant and Co-founder

Digital Giants
(1 year 8 months)Barrie, on


Marketing Partners
(8 years 1 month)

National Marketing Manager

(7 years)Toronto, Canada Area

Key Account Manager

ND Graphics
(4 years)Toronto, Canada Area

National Customer Service Manager

ND Graphics
(4 years)Toronto, Canada Area

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board President

Children's Aid Foundation of Simcoe County
(5 years 2 months)Children

Helping abused children reclaim their childhood and reach their full potential, the Children's Aid Foundation of Simcoe County funds programs in three key areas: Education, Enrichment and Prevention.

Executive Trustee, MarComm Chair

Children's Aid Foundation of Simcoe County
(3 years 3 months)Children

This position was created for me by the Foundation board, as the President, Treasurer and Executive Director each desired my strategic, marketing and communications, and entrepreneurial counsel at Executive Committee meetings (between board meetings).

Opportunities Jon is looking for:

Causes Jon cares about:

  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

Organizations Jon supports:

  • Children's Aid Foundation of Simcoe County
  • Canadian Association For Community Living
  • YMCA of Simcoe-Muskoka
  • Amnesty International
  • The Albert Einstein Institution


Independent Coursework

  • A multitude of courses in General Management, Customer Service Management, Consultative Sales, Marketing Management, Leadership, etc


  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Online Marketing
  • Small Business
  • Marketing Communications
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Email Marketing
  • SEO
  • Advertising
  • Event Management
  • Social Networking
  • Digital Marketing
  • New Business Development
  • Non-profits
  • Web Analytics
  • Editing
  • Customer Relations
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Brand Development
  • Account Management
  • Negotiation
  • Corporate Communications
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Customer Service
  • Team Building
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Office
  • Online Advertising
  • Website Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategy Development
  • Web Development
  • Market Research
  • Budgeting
  • Direct Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • B2B Digital Marketing
  • B2B Lead Generation
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Search Engine...
  • Content Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Leadership
  • Management
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