About Aaron Jones
Aaron joined Development Counsellors International in 2017 after moving to New York from Sydney, Australia. At DCI, Aaron serves clients from Columbus, Ohio to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Aaron has secured exceptional top-tier and trade media results for clients, including in TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg, Forbes and Inc.
Prior to DCI, Aaron worked as a media analyst for Australia’s leading public affairs and financial communications counsel, as well as leading the media relations efforts for a non-profit, Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation.
Aaron has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology Sydney, where he studied Public Communication, majoring in Transnational Media.
Aaron’s Passion for Places:
Aaron’s passion for places began soon after high school when he traveled to New Zealand in search of white water rapids and bungee cords.
During college, Aaron studied abroad in London, where he took full advantage of the UK’s close proximity to many beautiful European and North African cities. While waiting for the semester to begin, Aaron spent the summer working in the Greek Islands as a kayak and paddle board instructor where he led tours around the island’s beautiful coastline and hidden caves.
- Aaron secures both top-tier and trade media results for clients, including in Thrillist and the Associated Press.
- Aaron spearheaded the media outreach efforts for the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation during their summer 2015 and summer 2016 road safety campaigns, landing an array of coverage across national and local Australian news outlets.
- Developing a relationship between government agencies and the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation, Aaron helped coordinate and launch a state-wide online road safety program that was used by more than 500,000 Sydney students in 2016.
Where you’ll find Aaron on the weekend:
Since moving to New York, Aaron has used his spare time to explore the endless hidden treasures tucked around every corner in his new Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick.
Born and raised on the other side of the world, he tries to take every opportunity he can to immerse himself in New York’s vibrant music and creative art scene.
Places that Aaron has called home:
New York, New York
Surprising facts about Aaron:
On the Tikka trail: Aaron was born in Australia, but his Dad’s side of the family is originally from India. Using his heritage as an excuse to explore new places, Aaron decided to spend a college gap year backpacking solo through India in search of the world’s best Tikka Masala – he wasn’t disappointed.
Jumping for Joy: Aaron spent his younger (more athletic) years as a trampolinist, competing at a national level. While somersaults were his thing as a 10-year-old, his flipping is now solely reserved for book pages and Netflix channels.
Captain Jones: Developing a talent for talking from a young age, Aaron was student body president in primary school and again in high school. His ability to get students organized led to an increase in the number of school social events and changes to the incredibly important lunch menu.