Aaron Walton is co-founder of Walton Isaacson (WI), a full-service advertising agency, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami and Tokyo. Walton’s creativity and strategic acumen have made him one of the most admired executives throughout the Advertising, Brand Marketing and Entertainment Industry. Named 2015 Advertising Executive of the Year at Target Market News’ MAAX Awards (Marketing to African Americans with Excellence) and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Asian Business Association of Orange County,Walton alsowas elected by Ebony Magazine to the “2013 POWER 100” list, an award given to the nation’s most influential Americans from the worlds of religion, business, media and the creative arts and is a member of the OUT 100 list of the most influential LGBT leaders in the U.S. A past Black Enterprise and Ad Age Agency of the Year, Walton Isaacson was ranked one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. in 2014. This year Walton Isaacson was named Southern California’s Minority “Supplier of the Year” for an unprecedented five times in six years for their work with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. – Lexus Division.
WI was founded in 2005 by Walton and fellow industry leader Cory Isaacson, in partnership with NBA superstar and entrepreneurial legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Walton began his career in marketing with PepsiCo where he was quickly promoted to brand management for the Pepsi and Mountain Dew brands and then Entertainment Marketing Manager for PepsiCo and developed the entertainment marketing strategy for the entire company. After his stint at PepsiCo, Walton started his own company, Aaron Walton Entertainment (AWE), which he sold in 2001 to Omnicom’s DAS division. Walton is a Board Advisor for the HollyRod Foundation, which is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with Autism and Parkinson’s disease. He also sits on the boards of the award-winning Tectonic Theater Project and The Marcus Graham Project.