Aaron Dahmen is a multimedia entrepreneur and the CEO of TADS, a New Zealand-based digital media network utilising social engagement to create snackable and captivating content for new-age audiences.
Aaron founded the network in 2015 after seeing a gap in the new media market, quickly rising to prominence with his young and social media savvy fanbase.
The 19-year-old has appeared on Jono and Ben and TVNZ 1 Breakfast, transferring an ability to entertain, engage and inspire across thousands of viewers nationwide. In 2016, Aaron interviewed YouTube sensations Casper Lee and Joe Sugg, who have a combined total of over 15 million subscribers.
Aaron is one of the youngest multimedia entrepreneurs in New Zealand and was recognised with the CBA Media Award and Scholarship during 2017. Media outlets across the country headlined his efforts: Aaron set to make waves in media world and Aaron Dahmen’s hard work pays off.
He became politically recognised when elected as a Member of Youth Parliament in 2016, bringing his mantra of snackable media and politics further into the public eye. Aaron spoke on behalf of Auckland and the Tamaki electorate, encouraging the increased accessibility of web pages and apps as New Zealand law.
Aaron is the youngest premier-tier Spalk broadcaster, providing global commentary at the FIBA U19 World Cup to a total multimedia audience of 2.1 million. He regularly contributes as a columnist to Tearaway Magazine and is one of four TV Presenters on digital web series Under the Radar.
At the tender age of 18, Aaron was the youngest employee of New Zealand Football with his former appointment as Futsal National League Media Officer. He currently works for Auckland-based football club Ellerslie AFC as Youth Technical Analyst and Media Liaison, notably featuring on Sky Sports for his quirky social media and podcast coverage.
Aaron is the face of LIVE: TADS, a monthly interactive social media event across Facebook LIVE and audio formats, highlighting key issues in the world of current affairs and sport. He is also co-host of Black Yellow White, a groundbreaking football podcast providing local and international coverage of the beautiful game.
During the 2018 FIFA Intercontinental Playoff between New Zealand and Peru, Aaron made history by becoming the first media outlet to Facebook LIVE pitch-side at a FIFA event in New Zealand.
Aaron recently launched a new online series called LOST IN…, which follows a traditional vlog-style format, bringing together elements of adventure, comedy and iconic “shot on an iPhone’ footage to immerse the viewer in a new experience.
He is currently in his second year studying Broadcast Journalism at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, reporting for METRONEWS.