Anvil Media, Inc.
As President of Anvil Media, Inc., Kent Lewis is responsible for managing operations, marketing and business development to achieve the company’s mission: to make every client a testimonial and case study. Lewis founded Anvil Media in 2000 to help clients increase visibility, leads and sales through their Web presence. Current Anvil Media clients include American Red Cross, Cardiac Science, CreditReport.com, InFocus, Kettle Foods, Oregon State University, PC World, Pearson, Planar, ReliableRemodeler.com, Thrifty Airport Parking and TransCore. With a background in integrated marketing, Lewis left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his Internet marketing career at a Web development firm, where he also created Anvil, a free monthly lifestyle e-zine. Shortly thereafter, he built and managed search engine marketing teams at local agencies before co-founding Wave Rock Communications and later, eROI. Lewis was also Director of Marketing and Business Development at goodguys.com, an online electronics retailer.
He is Past President and co-founder of SEMpdx, a professional trade organization based in Portland, Oregon that provides educational opportunities for local businesses and individuals interested in a career in search engine marketing. In 2001, Lewis created pdxMindShare to build businesses and careers through networking and weekly emails featuring jobs and industry events. He is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University and sits on the board for Portland Advertising Federation. Lewis is actively involved in local charitable organizations including Loaves & Fishes Centers – The Meals-on-Wheels People and SMART (start making a reader today). In 2003, he founded Anvil’s Annual Get SMART Gala to raise awareness for SMART, an early literacy program. Lewis is the recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.