100% of Anvil Media Team Achieves Google AdWords Certification

Portland-based SEM agency, Anvil Media, achieves company-level Google AdWords Certified Partner (GCP) status

Online PR News – 15-March-2011 – – Anvil Media, Inc., a search engine and social media marketing agency, announced today it is one of the first SEM agencies in the nation with 100 percent of the account team to achieve Google AdWords Certification. The accomplishment of achieving Google AdWords Certified Partner (GCP) status with the entire account services team is so unusual that only a handful of US agencies have currently achieved the milestone.

To qualify for Company Level Partner Certification, participating agencies must have one employee who has passed both the new Advertising Fundamentals exam and one of the Advanced exams, reach a 90-day minimum spend criteria of $10,000 and review and be aware of the new terms and conditions. The MCC account linked to the company must have PPC spend on 60 days out of a 90-day period.

Officially, 100 percent of Anvil’s account team members passed the Google Advertising Fundamentals Exam and one of Google’s three advanced exams. In one case, an Anvil team member has passed all three advanced exams. As a byproduct of company level certification, the entire Anvil account teams are also considered Google AdWords Qualified Individuals.

“I’m extremely proud of the Anvil account team,” stated Kent Lewis, President of Anvil Media, Inc. “Once I found out we had an opportunity to be one of the first SEM agencies in the country to have the entire team achieve GCP status, I threw down the gauntlet and they delivered in a matter of weeks.”

The Anvil team is currently in process of securing Google Analytics Certification, and is always looking for additional professional development opportunities. The Anvil team is very active in the digital marketing industry, speaking at industry events, generating news coverage and authoring articles, blog posts and white papers. The net results of the training efforts include extensive client testimonials and case studies.

About Anvil Media
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Anvil Media, Inc. is a search engine marketing (SEM) consulting agency specializing in search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) management, social media marketing and online reputation management (ORM) auditing, planning and ongoing services. Anvil helps Fortune 2000 clients generate a return-on-investment (ROI) on their online marketing programs by auditing existing agencies, programs or managing SEM efforts. Current clients include AGCO Corporation, Axway, Borders Books, gDiapers, GolfNow, Icebreaker, Lucy, Moonstruck Chocolatier, Oregon Scientific, Oregon State University, Planar Systems, Provenance Hotels, Real Networks, SolarWorld, The Nature Conservancy and Travel Portland. For more information, visit www.anvilmediainc.com.