ADHD Digital Marketing Disrupter Aaron Perlut
Aaron Perlut is a cool ass dude. He is the founding partner of St. Louis-based integrated communications firm Elasticity, with some 25 years of diverse experience in journalism, public relations, digital marketing, yet perhaps is best known as the world’s foremost freedom fighter for people of Mustached American descent. A modest pants enthusiast and former senior counselor for FleishmanHillard, as well as a communications executive for two of the nation’s largest energy companies, he has helped a range of organizations – Fortune 500s, state governments, professional sports franchises, economic development authorities, well-funded startups and large non-profits – manage their reputation and market brands across diverse channels in an evolving media environment. Today we talk about his experiences growing up with ADHD, academics, medication, getting through college, fighting stereotypes, and how he feeds his non-stop hunger & curiosity. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter & Aaron discuss:
1:09- Intro & welcome back Aaron! Check out his agency: www.GoElastic.com
2:06- So when were you diagnosed?
3:04- What was growing up like for you, pre and post meds?
4:45- What are some of the toughest things you had to deal with, that the medicine didn’t necessarily cure or “fix”?
5:58- About “normal” behaviors and social acceptance ref: definition of “cancel culture”
9:05- On the challenges of helping neurotypicals to understand important stuff about ADHD
11:20- Tell us about the agency that you run
13:30- On how being neurodiverse can be liberating!
14:42- Please tell us about your upcoming book
17:50- Real quick- what’s it like to own a bar and not drink? His bar in St. Louis is: Tiny Bar
18:50- Thank you Aaron for joining us! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
19:11- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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