Kent Kent Lewis
President & Founder
“ As President & Founder of Anvil Media, Lewis oversees strategic direction of the company, with a focus on sales and marketing. He was recently named a Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencer by BuzzSumo and was also named Marketer of the Year by AMA. ”
With a background in integrated marketing, Lewis left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his career in search engine marketing. Since then, he’s helped grow businesses by connecting his clients with their constituents via the Internet. In 2000, Lewis founded Anvil Media, Inc., a measurable marketing agency specializing in search engine and social media marketing. Under his leadership, Anvil has received recognition from Portland Business Journal and Inc. Magazine as a Fastest Growing and Most Philanthropic Company. In 2008, Lewis created Formic Media, a sister agency to Anvil, providing a similar set of digital marketing services to small businesses and strategic partners. He’s co-founder of a variety of organizations, including career community pdxMindShare, eROI and SEMpdx, a Portland-area SEM professional trade association. As a long-time entrepreneur, Lewis is an investor and advisor to a host of emerging Portland-based companies, including Nutrigardens, Read-2-Hear, RISEcx, ShoeBio, Syndical, Tixie and ToneCommand. Lewis speaks regularly at industry events and has been published in books and publications including Business2Community, iMedia Connection, Online Marketing Institute and Portland Business Journal. Since 2000, he’s been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he teaches an SEM Workshop, and also tours nationwide with Online Marketing Institute as lead instructor for the Digital Marketing Essentials Workshop. Active in his community, Lewis is currently involved in non-profit charity and professional trade organizations including early literacy program SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE). Industry recognition and awards include Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, Top 25 Most Influential Pay-per-Click Experts and 2012 Marketer of the Year by American Marketing Association Oregon Chapter. In 2019, Lewis was named a Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencers by BuzzSumo.