“It has been a pleasure to work with Aaron these past four years in the Bar & Restaurant Group at Questex. Aaron has excelled as an editor, content strategist and manager, plus he has been a continuous source of creative ideas and solutions to any given scenario. In addition, Aaron collaborates with ease across different teams, and delivers nothing but the highest quality work.”

Tim McLucas

Vice President, Bar & Restaurant - Questex Hospitality Group

“Aaron is an absolute gem to work with. He combines great creative strategy in PR with excellent copy writing skills, and even ghost writing when needed. He brings a positive attitude that makes every meeting fun and productive.”

Jessica Kochik

Energy and Sustainability Strategic Advisor, ENGIE Impact; former Chief Marketing Officer for The Tea Spot

“Aaron Kiel exemplifies the ultimate in client delight. OutputLinks Communications Group has been using Aaron’s services for over 16 years. Our entire team is awed by his creative energy and his ‘let’s get it done’ attitude. As a privately owned firm, we are extremely cautious of outside expenditures; however, in Aaron’s case, we have always received more in return than we expected. Aaron is a great return on investment.”

Andy Plata

CO-CEO, The OutputLinks Communications Group – Publisher of American Printer Magazine, GreensheetBIZ, OutputLinks and Others

“Thanks so much for your work on our Seattle event! Wow! You did a great job and really hit a home run. That whole thing was your baby, from idea to execution, and it was a huge success. Nicely done (once again!).”

Mike Ferguson

Former Chief Communications Officer, Specialty Coffee Association of America

“Client oriented, high energy, enthusiasm, creative, high integrity, timely – these are only a few of the words that I use to define Aaron Kiel. Aaron has provided PR for EDSF for over six years. He has always been there for us, always looking for new and creative ways to promote our organization. He’s the best.”

Jeanne Mowlds, EDP

Former Executive Director, The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)

“I worked with Aaron on the SCAA Morning Cup [conference and expo] newspaper for five years, and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely detail oriented, a team player and fantastic when it comes to working within tight deadlines. He would be an asset to any company needing editorial or communications support.”

Tara Smith

Former Director of Marketing & Communications, Specialty Coffee Association of America

“You do a consistently good job of reporting and weaving a readable story together, I must say – as one writer to another.”

James Norwood Pratt

Global Tea Industry Author and Expert

“It is an absolute pleasure to work with Aaron Kiel. He is energetic and excited about our cause and he is just as excited as we are when we receive media attention. In the two years that we have been working with Aaron, the amount of publicity that our organization has received has been tremendous. Aaron is innovative and willing to go the extra mile for us always!”

Julie Fleshman

President & CEO, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)

“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Aaron Kiel as our PR agent, and I wholeheartedly recommend him. He consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of our brand’s positioning and messaging objectives, producing high-quality written content that effectively communicated our key messages to our industry audience. His attention to detail and ability to craft compelling narratives greatly contributed to the success of our PR campaigns. Beyond his writing talent, Aaron proved to be a valuable team player, always willing to go the extra mile to ensure projects were completed on time and exceeded expectations. His professionalism, creativity, and dedication to delivering top-notch work were truly commendable.”

Maria Uspenski

CEO, The Tea Spot

“I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron Kiel for over 10 years, as he’s worked with the World Tea brand for 15 years. He is professional, timely and considerate. He is actually one of the few individuals that I trust giving free editing range with my work. His attention to detail is amazing and consistent. The one huge advantage for me is his knowledge of the tea industry and its players; I don’t have to bring him up to speed on current issues and he understands how to professionally launch a media effort, issue a press release, strategically manage content, or write an article relevant to the industry. He can apply that same expertise to any B2B community or industry. With that being said, I would not hesitate to recommend Aaron for any PR or editorial work that he decides to take on, knowing that he will perform a remarkable job – always.”

FaithAnn Bailes

Conference + Content Manager, World Tea Expo, Questex

“Thank you so much for all your help, support and hard work. World Tea Media doesn’t exist without all the talented and wonderful people that help make it happen. You are, obviously, one of the best, and I am so grateful for you. You keep me on my toes, have leveraged our relationship with key media, increased our brand awareness and integrity, solidified our leadership position, secured exposure with national and international press, and so much more. I am incredibly lucky to work with you. You’ve taught me so much. Your dedication, tireless work, and countless achievements are unmatched.”

Kim Jage

Co-Founder & CEO, Jage Media, Inc.; former Sales & Marketing Director, World Tea Expo, Healthy Beverage Expo, North American Tea Championship

“We love the writing that you do for us. I mean… seriously love it. We rarely have any changes to the copy you submit – which amazes me.”

Cathy Foster

Former Vice President of Marketing, Accelerance: The Global Software Outsourcing Authority

“My most measurable skill is my ability to hire staff and vendors that continually make me look good. I can always hand something off to Aaron with the complete assurance that he will manage it with courtesy and professionalism. Whether he’s contacting our members, our staff, the public or the media, he represents SCAA the way it should be represented. Thanks for doing a great job and helping us get results!”

Mike Ferguson

Former Chief Communications Officer, Specialty Coffee Association of America

“Better than any of the public relations practitioners that I worked with in over 30 years of marketing and advertising, Aaron Kiel has a unique ability to develop and deliver imaginative and unusual approaches to publicity while maintaining a thorough-going professional and business-like management style.”

Keith Davidson, Ph.D., EDP

Past President, Xplor International; former Marketing Executive, Mattel

“We just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the wonderful articles you were able to get published surrounding the AIIM ON DEMAND trade shows, and for all the other hundreds of things you do for EDSF. Thanks again!”

Brenda Kai & Gina Lacy

Former Executive Director, Program Manager, The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)

“Aaron Kiel was one of the first people I met when I started with Tea & Coffee Trade Journal in 2012. He is an esteemed public relations and communications professional and is highly knowledgeable of both the tea and coffee industries. Aaron is also a strong writer and interviewer, which led me to ask him to become a contributing editor for Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Over the last several years, Aaron has conducted numerous interviews and written insightful articles for us. As a PR expert, Aaron has offered excellent and timely article suggestions that benefit his clients, and of course, T&CTJ’s readers. Whether contributing editorial or submitting information on behalf of his clients, Aaron always meets his deadlines. He is one of the best, and I truly enjoy working with him. It’s professionals like Aaron who make an editor’s job easier.”

Vanessa L. Facenda

Editor-in-Chief, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal

“Aaron is a first-rate writer! He has written a number of articles for me for Bar & Restaurant News, which were always well researched and well written. His work often needs little to no editing, and his command of AP Style is excellent. He also has a wealth of contacts in the industry, which results in varied and interesting sources for articles. As Editor of World Tea News for many years, he was always on top of the latest trends while being well versed in all aspects of the complex specialty tea industry. In 2023, he was a finalist for an Eddie award, which is a testament to the excellence of his work. Aaron is also a big picture thinker and can be counted on for editorial strategy and new ideas. I have often said to Aaron that I wish I had a stable of writers of his breadth and quality!”

Ashley Bray

Editorial & Content Director, Bar & Restaurant Group, Questex

“You are my rock star!”

Valerie Moon

Former Sales & Marketing Director, World Tea Expo, Healthy Beverage Expo, North American Tea Championship