About This SEMPO Chat
Presented by the SEMPO Education Committee and Industry Experts, SEMPO Chats cover topics in an open question-and-answer format live on YouTube. This month the theme
is Marketing to Millennials. Our committee members and guest speakers will tell us about themselves, dive into the details of the monthly topic, and encourage questions from the audience throughout. If you're not camera shy, you can join on-air through Google+ during the live event. Otherwise, you can watch below, watch on YouTube
, or watch on Google+.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11 AM Pacific, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern
We encourage everyone to chime in to make a great conversation! To submit questions you can use the feature on Google+ or you can chime in on twitter by tagging #SEMPOChat
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Kent Lewis, President & Founder, Anvil Media, Inc.
Follow Kent on Twitter: @kentjlewis
As President and founder of Anvil Media, Inc., Kent Lewis is responsible for ensuring the company is living its mission and vision by managing overall corporate strategy including operations, business development, sales and marketing. Specializing in analytics, search engine and social media marketing services, Anvil is an integrated marketing consultancy which provides measurable marketing that moves clients’ businesses forward. Under his leadership since 2000, Anvil has accumulated the following awards and recognition:
- Inc. 5000: Fastest growing private companies in America
- Portland Business Journal: Oregon’s Most Admired Companies
- Portland Business Journal: Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies (for five consecutive years)
- Portland Business Journal: Corporate Philanthropy Awards winner
- Clutch: Top Pay-per-Click Agencies in America
Since 2000, he’s been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he teaches an SEM Workshop. Lewis also regularly contributes to industry publications like iMedia Connection. Lewis is co-founder of a variety of organizations, including career community pdxMindShare, eROI and SEMpdx, a search engine marketing industry trade association. Lewis’s industry recognition and awards include Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, Top 25 Most Influential Pay-per-Click Experts and American Marketing Association Oregon Chapter Marketer of the Year in 2012 and Top 20 Digital Marketing Strategists 2015.
Samantha Kretmar, Social and Research Analyst
Follow Samantha on Twitter: @sammykret
As Samantha’s work and life experiences reflect, she has always been passionate about technology, marketing, and culture. In her most recent agency work, she has been helping clients develop effective digital media strategies and ecosystems that utilize technology to reach consumers at all relevant touchpoints, especially millennials. Previously, Samantha was engaged in robust scholarship working to obtain a Master’s degree in Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and authoring a Masters thesis detailing the impact of social media on cultural communication and consumption, with millennials and electronic music as a case-study example, garnering over 10,000 downloads. Samantha’s comprehensive understanding and experience with the technologies and tools that govern the modern, technology-driven business landscape have allowed her to achieve success across a range of clients and verticals.
Aaron McDaniel, CEO
Follow Aaron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrbiz
Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, speaker and author with a passion for helping organizations better engage their millennial customers and empower their millennial employees. He was one of the youngest ever to serve as Regional Vice President at AT&T (at age 27), leading an organization of over 60 people. Aaron was a graduate of AT&T's flagship MBA-only Leadership Development Program as an Undergraduate, and was part of AT&T's Diamond Club. He taught a highly rated course on leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Aaron is also an accomplished entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful companies, including 2 that were acquired. Aaron is the author of The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World and The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing (both printed in multiple languages) and has been written about in Forbes, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek and US News & World Report. He has also been heard on NPR & CBS Radio, seen on ABC’s Shark Tank and has spoken to groups at top companies and organizations like Wells Fargo, UnitedHealth Group, Deloitte Consulting, Ritz Carlton Leadership Center & the United Way. Check out http://www.aaronmcdaniel.co/and find Aaron on Twitter @MrBiz
Steve Plunkett, Sr. Search Scientist
Follow Steve on Twitter: @steveplunkett
Steve is an accomplished SEO scientist responsible for diagnosing trends in all aspects of search engine optimization and Internet-user behavior. His areas of expertise include keyword research for psychological relevance, online reputation management, Internet conversion strategy, and digital and analog asset search optimization. He also specializes in organic SEO and user behavior in social networks. He has been involved in the strategy and execution of over 500 websites for both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He has spoken for the State Bar of Texas, SearchExchange, BlogWorld, PubCon Dallas, PubCon Las Vegas, and both district, national and regional conferences and conventions for the American Advertising Federation. Additionally, he has served on the board of directors for the Dallas Ad League, was President of the East Texas Ad Federation, and was the Internet privacy advisor for the 10th district of the American Advertising and National American Advertising Federations. Steve studies user behavior across multiple devices and need states, his daily focus is on brands in search, (voice, organic, mobile) and social.