Opus is a brand events and marketing agency focused on driving our customers’ success. Customer Success is our Mission statement and it drives our culture, our values, and our growth. Scroll down to see our work, meet our leadership team, and read our blog. We’d love to connect with you today!

Why Do Brands Do Events?

Increase Sales

Create Brand Awareness

Launch Products

Generate Leads

Our Services

Opus is a brand events and marketing agency. We create customer success through a unique formula we call TeamCS™—amazing people, galvanized by strong values, enabled with leading-edge methodology. We have a diverse and talented team of over 140 people—creatives and producers, technologists and strategists, events managers and client services professionals—led by an experienced group of marketing professionals. Our offices are located in Portland, San Francisco, New Jersey, New York Metro, and London.


MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

“The Opus culture is built on the foundation of Customer Success. As long as we stay focused on the customer, our growth is unlimited."

Grant Hammersley

Grant Hammersley

Vice Chairman

"When I’m finished in business, I would like to be known as someone who was accomplished at making others successful."

Monte Wood

Monte Wood

Chief Executive Officer

“This is a business where success is determined by the quality of your team; that’s my driving focus every day. Hiring, training, mentoring, communicating — all our processes are about optimizing the team for customer success."

Dena Lowery

Dena Lowery

Chief Operating Officer

“Customer Success is best defined by the customer. That’s why our most important account management skill is listening."

Kristin Waters

Kristin Waters

EVP Global Accounts

"People will forget what you tell them, but if you can create an experience that makes them feel something and think about themselves in a new way — they’ll remember that forever!"

Kerrie Sheldon

Kerrie Sheldon

EVP Event Strategy & Production

“Design drives innovation and growth — products, apps, visuals, experiences. We have to approach every aspect of our work with aesthetic fluency."

David Lemke

David Lemke

EVP Creative

“We're on the front lines with the customers, so my team is always thinking — did we meet the customer’s needs, did we make it easy, and what are they going to need next?"

Paula Grayson

Paula Grayson

EVP Events Operations

“Great experiences are built on great technology, which are powered by smart processes and brilliant people. As usual, it all comes down to the people."

Jim Snell

Jim Snell

Chief Information Officer

“Customer success is about effectiveness: articulating and quantifying the value of their marketing investment — the impact, the outcomes, the growth.”

PAT McCLELLAN

PAT McCLELLAN

Chief Strategy Officer

“Why don’t people think finance is exciting? It’s all about finding ways to save money and create new value. Our customers love that!"

DeETTE KAPUSTKA

DeETTE KAPUSTKA

Chief Financial Officer


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From The Blog

Pokémon Go: Top Tips for Becoming the Best There Ever Was!

The entire nation is in the grip of a Pokémon craze! We too have felt the draw to far corners of the city (or the office) to catch those little critters.

To help you on your path to building a formidable Pokémon army, we’ve put together a few pro tips for the other trainers out there. Gotta read ’em all!

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Opus COO Dena Lowery presents at CEMA Summit

Opus Agency COO Dena Lowery presented not once but twice at this year’s Corporate Events Marketing Association (CEMA) Summit, an annual gathering of the leading voices and thinkers in events marketing. Fresh on the heels of a Monday breakout session—co-presenting with Workiva’s Director of Global Events, Diana Cam, on best practices and growing pains for mid-sized, fast-growing companies—Lowery also presented her thoughts on building effective teams earlier today.

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Monthly Grammar Tips: June 2016

Opus is a full-service marketing agency. As such, we consider each and every member of the Opus team to have a direct hand in marketing. Every point of contact with customers, prospects, and partners presents an opportunity to further our brand. We take pride in the quantity and quality of our communication—no matter the medium—which makes it even more important for our writing to be strong and free of errors. To that end, Opus sends out weekly “Friday Grammar Notes” with the aim of raising the bar of the written word across the entire agency. Our notes should provide utility to everyone, whether you’re a fledgling scribbler or a confirmed word nerd. 

This month we differentiate between and among, make ending sentences with prepositions something to be okay with, and set the standard for nonstandard words

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Opus Tech Time: RFID versus NFC

In the spirit of our weekly grammar notes, the resident tech experts on our Event Technology team send out periodic updates on current trends in the tech world and their impact on the industry. This week, we look at the difference between RFID and NFC protocols, as well as a bonus look at Bluetooth Low Energy.

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All hail the May SUPO!

At Opus, we call our employee of the month award the “SUPO.” It’s kind of a long story, but essentially: it’s “OPUS” spelled backwards, and it sounds a little like “super.” This month’s SUPO is…

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Opus Agency Adds Vice President of Content Strategy

Beaverton, OR – June 8, 2016 – Highlighting the growing importance of content strategy to our customers’ success, Opus is pleased to announce the addition of Dana Larson in the new role of Vice President of Content Strategy.

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Monthly Grammar Tips: May 2016

Building a brand depends on every point of contact that each employee has with customers, prospects, and partners. And despite being experts within respective disciplines, everyone is still occasionally bedeviled by a common high school nemesis: GRAMMAR! To help with the challenge, Opus sends out weekly “Friday Grammar Notes,” addressing misspellings, misuses, and misnomers in everyday communication. This quickly became the source of much dialogue around the proverbial water cooler, so we decided to make it a recurring feature on our blog. We hope you find it as useful as we do!

This month we were nauseated by nauseous mixups, mustered some mnemonics for maddening misspellings, and did some wishful thinking about the subjunctive mood

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Top 3 Tips: Rock-Solid Registration

An event, no matter the size, will never get off the ground without an effective registration process. Getting people interested is one thing—getting them signed up and squared away for attendance is the real trick.

Read on for our top tips to turn your registration platform from a headache into a total breeze. For more helpful tips, check out our collection of infographics.

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Design Week Portland @ Opus HQ

Back in April, the Portland design community came together for a week of engaging events, open houses, and fireside chats exploring the many facets of the design world. Opus joined the fray, hosting an event focused on experience design. We targeted all sorts of sensory experience, including a double-decker bus ride, food carts, themed Airstreams, a color maze, and a fun panel discussion with industry leaders.

Check out our video summary:

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