Jon Aston

Jon Aston

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

Location
Barrie, Ontario, Canada (Ontario, Canada)
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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Jon Aston's Overview

Current
  • CMO for Rent, Digital Marketing Strategist, Project Leader at Independent Consultant
Past
  • Senior Consultant and Co-founder at Digital Giants
  • President at Marketing Partners
  • National Marketing Manager at ND GRAPHICS
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Jon Aston's Summary

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.

Jon Aston's Experience

CMO for Rent, Digital Marketing Strategist, Project Leader

Independent Consultant

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Ontario, Canada

Senior Consultant and Co-founder

Digital Giants

January 2012August 2013 (1 year 8 months) Barrie, on

President

Marketing Partners

January 2004January 2012 (8 years 1 month) www.marketingpartners.ca

National Marketing Manager

ND GRAPHICS

19962003 (7 years) Toronto, Canada Area

Key Account Manager

ND Graphics

19911995 (4 years) Toronto, Canada Area

National Customer Service Manager

ND Graphics

19861990 (4 years) Toronto, Canada Area

Jon Aston's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Board President

      Children's Aid Foundation of Simcoe County
      • Children
      April 2007 May 2012 (5 years 2 months)

      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
      • Children
      January 2004 March 2007 (3 years 3 months)

      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).

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
    • Organizations I support:

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

Jon Aston's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

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

Jon Aston's Skills & Expertise

  1. Marketing Strategy
  2. Business Strategy
  3. Online Marketing
  4. Small Business
  5. Marketing Communications
  6. Strategic Thinking
  7. Social Media
  8. Social Media Marketing
  9. Strategic Planning
  10. Email Marketing
  11. SEO
  12. Advertising
  13. Event Management
  14. Social Networking
  15. Digital Marketing
  16. New Business Development
  17. Non-profits
  18. Web Analytics
  19. Editing
  20. Customer Relations
  21. Integrated Marketing
  22. Brand Development
  23. Account Management
  24. Negotiation
  25. Corporate Communications
  26. Strategic Partnerships
  27. Customer Service
  28. Team Building
  29. Facebook
  30. Microsoft Office
  31. Online Advertising
  32. Website Development
  33. Problem Solving
  34. Strategy Development
  35. Web Development
  36. Market Research
  37. Budgeting
  38. Direct Marketing
  39. Blogging
  40. Strategy
  41. Entrepreneurship
  42. Marketing
  43. B2B Digital Marketing
  44. B2B Lead Generation
  45. Search Engine Marketing
  46. Search Engine Optimization
  47. Content Marketing
  48. Consulting
  49. Leadership
  50. Management

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Jon Aston's Education

St. Andrew's College

19781985

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