As President and Founder of Anvil Media, Inc., Kent Lewis is responsible for managing operations, marketing and business development towards its purpose of creating meaningful impact for Anvil’s clients, community and its employees through creative problem-solving, making and leveraging connections and educating others. Under his leadership, Anvil has accumulated the following awards and recognition since inception in 2000:
• Inc. 5000: Fastest growing private companies in America
• Oregon Business Magazine: 100 Best Places to Work
• Portland Business Journal: Oregon’s Most Admired Companies
• Portland Business Journal: Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies
• Portland Business Journal: Corporate Philanthropy Awards winner
• Clutch: Top Pay-per-Click and SEO Agency in America
With a background in integrated marketing, Lewis left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his Internet marketing career at a Portland, OR Web development firm, where he also created a free monthly lifestyle e-zine and acted as Editor-in-Chief for a decade. Shortly thereafter, he built and managed his first search engine marketing team at a full-service marketing agency. Lewis went on to found or co-found two agencies and two organizations, including pdxMindShare, an online career community, and SEMpdx, a trade organization for SEM professionals. Lewis was also Director of Marketing and Business Development at goodguys.com, an online electronics retailer, and Chief Marketing Officer for ToneCommand. Since 2000, he has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he currently teaches Search Engine Marketing workshops. That same year, Lewis joined SMART as a volunteer reader, then joined the marketing committee, where he created a fundraiser event known as SMART Gala. For ten years, he was a member of the board at SMART and is still a volunteer reader today. In 2007, he joined the Portland chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), where he was Membership Chair for five years. Lewis regularly advises startups and sits on advisory boards for companies like CareSpace and PacificWRO. He also speaks regularly at industry events, is quoted in the press and contributes regularly to publications including Portland Business Journal and SmartBrief. Past industry awards and recognition include Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, American Marketing Association’s Marketer of the Year, PPC Hero’s Top 25 Most Influential Pay-per-Click Experts and a BuzzSumo Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencer.