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 digital marketing agency specializing in search engine and social media marketing for Fortune 2000 companies. 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 ABCInvesting, Fulcrum Fitness, Journey Fitness, NeutralSpace and Tixie. Lewis speaks regularly at industry events and has been published in books and publications including Business2Community, iMedia Connection, Online Marketing Connect 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), Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), Oregon Creative Industries, PDC Neighborhood Economic Development (NED) Leadership Group and CascadeFusion. Industry recognition and awards include Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, Top 25 Most Influential Pay-per-Click Experts, Top 40 Digital Strategists in Marketing and 2012 Marketer of the Year by American Marketing Association Oregon Chapter.
Married with children, Lewis enriches his personal and professional life by co-hosting a weekly Internet radio show, DadsUnplugged.
Kent teaches the Search Engine Marketing course as part of the Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate.