Aaron Hanania is a social media influencer, musician, author, podcaster and communicator. He provides professional guidance as a consultant to actors, athletes, businesses and influencers to amplify their voices and public profiles in a positive and productive manner.
Aaron’s talents are based on an understanding of the importance and mechanics of professional communications, writing and messaging. Communications is the cornerstone to success in every aspect of life.
Aaron learned this beginning at a young age and it is instilled in everything he does at every level.
At the age of three, Aaron picked up a pair of drum sticks at a local music store. He instantly fell in love with the drums. Shortly thereafter, his family bought him a vintage drum set which he has to this day. He would spend the next 15+ years mastering the drums, winning multiple talent contests along the way.
For his Bar Mitzvah in 2014, Aaron decided to raise money to fund improvements to his orphanage in Russia. With over $2,000 raised in six months, Aaron was able to help the orphanage purchase five Otoscopes, one for each of the nurses. These allow the nurses to diagnose ear infections. The funds also allowed the orphanage to purchase six kitchen faucets to replace the existing ones of which most were broken.
High School Life:
During high school, Aaron set himself a goal to achieve something that could set him apart when it came time to look for colleges: publishing a book. He spent the next six months writing a science fiction novel. The book was designed to showcase the questioning of human norms and values. Aaron wrote the entire novel on his iPhone 6 during his free time.
“When I would get a break at the end of a class, or during the passing period, I would pull out my phone and instead of opening Instagram, I would open up the book to make progress,” Aaron frequently states in interviews.
After about 200 hours of writing not including the two and a half weeks spent on editing, Aaron published the novel May of 2018.
After his Bar Mitzvah in 2014, he purchased a left-handed guitar. It sat collecting dust for over four years until October of 2018 when he began to teach himself how to play the guitar. He started by learning John Denver’s song, “Country Roads.” Within a month, Aaron had taught himself how to play and write songs on the guitar and he continues to perform publicly at festivals and other events. Aaron graduated from high school in May of 2019.
By that summer, he released his first album, Deep Space, onto all streaming platforms. That was a turning point in his musical career. He describes that album as, “dipping my feet into the water.” He explains to audiences that his album is, “far from perfect, but it’s amazing to see how far one progresses and learns over time.” That same summer, Aaron participated in the Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest annual book fair in the United States. He had the opportunity to interact and network with various authors and book readers. He also signed and sold many copies of his novel, ‘The King’s Pawn.’
By December of 2019, Aaron had released three singles onto music platforms, one of which would end up being used in over 200 videos on TikTok and other platforms.
The following month, Aaron shared his first video on the popular app TikTok after his peers mentioned that he should post content on the app.
“Everyone told me I should post on Tiktok and I kept putting them off until one day I decided to see what all of the hype was about. It is safe to say to that the decision to post on TikTok changed my life.”
Moving forward to April 2020, Aaron passed the 4,000 follower mark on TikTok and by the end of the year, he had over 25,000 followers on the app. He used the global pandemic as an opportunity to spread positivity and share his motivational thoughts with his audience. In March of 2021, Aaron was nominated for and won the SWAX Most Wholesome Influencer award. His motivation was also featured in the book titled, “TikTok For Dummies” which is available online to purchase.
In March of 2021, Aaron publicly released his newest project: the ‘It’s Not So Late Show.’ He invites various guests to share their stories and experiences. He has featured individuals such as Carole Baskin, Tony Ricca, The Furrha Family and many others. Aaron’s long-term goal with the show is to land a prime time slot on television.
“The ultimate goal of the show is to put the spotlight on amazing people who are doing amazing things in the world. Mass media such as mainstream talk shows neglect to showcase everyday heroes. My goal is to fill that gap and that’s why I created the show. It’s going to be an incredible journey,” Aaron shared.
At around the same time, Aaron began pursing social media management and media consultant work. His first position was a one month internship with KRE8.TV. From there he expanded his network and client repertoire. In January of 2022, Aaron took the position of ‘Chief Marketing Officer’ where he learned how to market and leverage small startups on social media. By the end of 2022, Aaron was collaborating with multiple movie stars, mega influencers and startups.
Aaron obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in 2023. He majored in environmental science with minors in creative writing, and Geographic Informations Systems (GIS). His work at Augustana included assessing and improving the safety of roads and bike lanes in the Quad Cities. During his time at Augustana College, Aaron was the Director of the Tech team where he oversaw a group of twenty student employees. In addition, his Senior Inquiry project was a socially-based project where he served as a consultant for the City of Davenport to improve a local watershed. This program taught him fundamental social and group collaboration skills that he applies to his work.
Upon graduating from Augustana, Aaron attended Northwestern University to obtain his Masters of Science in Communications (MSC) degree. He will graduate in July of 2024.
Throughout his life, Aaron has done a series of interviews with dozens of celebrities in sports, politics and entertainment. Here are some of those interviews. The rest can be found in the Photo Gallery.