Marketing Events

Anvil is an active participant in the marketing industry, presenting at over 50 regional and national conferences and events throughout the year. Check out our upcoming presentations and the calendar for a full schedule of events.

Marketing Events Calendar

Holiday Marketing Workshop Co-Hosted with Google

WHAT: Holiday marketing is a huge undertaking and one that needs a significant amount of planning to execute. We invite you to join us for an in-person workshop, co-hosted with Google, on September 19th. We’ll be covering best practices, checklists, calendars, channel selection, and strategy for making the most of the holiday season. While this workshop will be most applicable to retail and ecommerce organizations, there will be plenty of takeaways for other industries as well.

Why do you need to start planning for the holiday season now?

  • Over 40% of people plan to start their holiday shopping by October
  • 54% of people begin researching potential gifts in September and October
  • 89% of people research products with a price point greater than $100
  • The most holiday-sensitive segments are apparel, accessories, computers, and electronics
  • 74% of shoppers search online to get ideas for their holiday gift lists

WHEN: September 19th from 8am – 10:30am at The Nines in Portland in the Barrel Room

WHO: Kent Lewis, President and Founder of Anvil Media and Nick Danford, Agency Development Manager from Google



NATDA Dealer Education Workshops

WHAT: North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) 10th annual trade show in Indianapolis, IN. The NATDA Trade Show & Convention caters specifically to the trailer dealers of the industry (not open to the public). Kent Lewis, Anvil’s Founder and President, will be a guest speaker at this event, discussing how dealers can leverage 3 marketing trends to increase their revenue.

Kent will be discussing:

The world of digital marketing continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, creating a challenge for the trailer industry. Kent Lewis will outline three digital trends that can be leveraged to increase your dealership’s revenue. According to comScore, 50% of all searches will be voice-based by 2020. YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users. By the end of 2017, 75% of online content consumption will be mobile, according to Zenith. This workshop will include opportunities to optimize your website for voice search as well as identify the latest advances in video and mobile marketing. Lewis will provide actionable steps for amping up your website, social media, and search engine presence that will create immediate revenue impact for your dealership.

WHEN: September 7, 2017

WHO: Kent Lewis


Entrepreneurs’ Organization Test Drive Event

WHAT: Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) was created 26 years ago to offer a confidential, solicitation-free environment, by entrepreneurs. Three times a year, EO Portland hosts a Test Drive event, which provides nominees an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of membership.  The top-rated EO member benefit is Forum, which is a confidential group of peers that provide critical support and insights that can help you grow your business. The Test Drive provides a mock Forum exercise that illustrates the value to business owners like you. The Test Drive will be followed by a networking reception, where you can meet current members and other nominees. We’ll also have a few other surprises up our sleeves that you won’t want to miss.

WHEN: September 20th from 9:30am – 11:30am

WHO: Kent Lewis, President and Founder of Anvil Media, and other existing EO members



pdxMindShare Workshop: The Power of Networking with Cleon Cox

WHAT: Cleon Cox, facilitator of The Job Finders Support Group for the past 25 years, will be discussing the power of networking – the benefits, results, and ideas of how to do it. If you are a Portland professional, you will want to attend to learn how to be more successful in your job search. There are 3 major takeaways from this event, 1) learn why you should consider networking more than before, 2) learn how to have fun while networking, and 3) learn how to feel empowered!

WHEN: September 20th from 5pm – 7:30pm

WHO: Cleon Cox – facilitator of The Job Finders Support Group and teacher of Social Media for Job Searching Success at several Work Source of Oregon Campuses


Senior Care Marketing Sales Summit 

WHAT: SMASH is a 2 -1/2 day summit for knowledge and idea exchange amongst your peers and industry experts. Every year, the smartest and most savvy senior living, post acute, transitional and home care providers from across North America gather to learn and share their insights and ideas – from the latest and greatest tactics to strategies that have proven the test of time.
There will be 35 sessions over the course of three days.

WHEN: October 2nd – 4th



Beaverton Business Summit

WHAT: Beaverton is growing up! This Summit will give you a look into the very near future and help you navigate ways to take advantage of growth. Workforce, entrepreneurialism, technology, social and digital marketing, and more. We start off with Pat McCaughey of – a national speaker on nurturing a workplace environment (large or small) that fosters keeping talent motivated, highly productive and loyal. 8 breakouts will follow on current and hot topics that will benefit all types of business. Lunch and an economic forecast keynote with famed economist, John Mitchell, will set us up for 2018. 

WHEN: October 26, 2017 from 7:30am – 2pm

REGISTRATION: buy your tickets here!

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