As Seen In ‘Voyage MIA’ Hidden Gems: Meet Aaron Gordon of Schwartz Media Strategies

Author: Voyage MIAMI, Local Stories ‘Hidden Gems’

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aaron Gordon.

Voyage MIA —
Hi Aaron, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers.

Aaron Gordon —
I’m an endangered species by Miami standards: a third-generation native who left town for college in St. Louis and returned home four years later. After serving as creative director for a marketing and advertising shop in Miami, I joined the public relations firm Schwartz Media Strategies in 2008. 

Since then, I have helped expand the firm’s service lines, recruited and retained top talent, and grown our client roster to include best-in-class brands across Florida. Today, Schwartz Media Strategies is one of the largest integrated communications firms based in Florida, according to PR Week. 

We counsel clients in five sectors critical to Florida’s economy: commercial and residential real estate, banking and finance, law firms and professional services, municipalities and public affairs, and nonprofits — with an emphasis on education, and arts and culture. 

Our current and past clients include City National Bank of Florida, law firm Bilzin Sumberg, the University of Florida, education nonprofit Achieve Miami, Walmart, real estate development firm Terra, law firm Podhurst Orseck, the Miami Downtown Development Authority, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami World Center, Lotus House shelter, Inter Miami CF, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. 

Aside from my day job, I also have the privilege of serving on two nonprofit boards which are making a tremendous impact in our community. Florida Foster Care Review is a nonprofit that ensures every foster child in Miami has a loving family, a safe place to call home, and a path to greatness in their adult life. We’re celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2024! 

I also recently joined the Board of The Miami Foundation, which is one of the nation’s most prolific community foundations. Since 1967, The Miami Foundation has been building our city’s philanthropic, civic, and leadership backbone, with more than half a billion dollars invested in the community to date. Many people are familiar with one of the Foundation’s signature events, Give Miami Day, which unites more than 1,000 nonprofits to inspire generosity across Miami each November…