Recognized as a trailblazer and thought leader, Aaron Walton’s focus on innovation and cultural engagement has transformed traditional marketing and advertising strategies. As the CEO / co-founder of Walton Isaacson (WI), a full-service advertising agency, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and New York, Aaron’s focus is squarely on identifying unseen opportunities rooted in cultural insights and connections, transforming the definition of the agency model by prioritizing diversity of thinking, and encouraging strategic solutions that defy tradition. In recognition of his contributions to and ongoing impact on the industry, Aaron was inducted into the AAF Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2023, an honor only bestowed upon 275 individuals in its 74-year history.
Founded in partnership with famed NBA superstar and entrepreneurial legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, WI has built inventive and dynamic business relationships with brands and organizations such as Lexus, McDonald’s, American Airlines, Bristol Myers Squibb, PNC Bank, and Amazon. His leadership in the advertising community has led to several industry Board positions including a 2023 appointment to the Ad Council Board and to the National Board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s).
In 2023, Aaron was named Agency Executive of the Year by Ad Age. A recipient of Babson College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, Aaron also was recognized by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) as one of the 100 People Who Make Advertising Great and is member of the Ebony Magazine Power 100 list.