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!

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Increase Sales

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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 135 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

Monthly Grammar Tips: April 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 have an extra helping of rolls and roles, turn abbreviations into verbs, explore the subject (and object) of she/her and he/him, and wrap up our list with the use of et cetera

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Opus Adds Vice President of Production

Beaverton, OR – April 29, 2016 – Opus Agency continues to add industry-leading talent and experience to its event production team, and is pleased to announce the addition of Heather Tietsort in the new role of Vice President of Production.

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Walking to Cure Arthritis

Cathy Burgess, an industry vet who’s been with Opus for over ten years, faces more than the typical challenges that face hard-working event planners. A few years ago, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder that involves painful swelling and inflammation of the joints. It affects everyone differently, but for someone like Cathy, whose days onsite at large-scale events can mean hours upon hours on her feet, the diagnosis was heartbreaking. But of course, she wasn’t going to let it stop her: 

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The 2016 Walk for Wishes

Erin Johansen, a long-time Business Financial Analyst on the Opus team, put her 20 years of industry experience to work for the Make-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” over the weekend, raising over $120,000 for the organization. While it’s certainly a worthy cause, Erin committed her time as a way to give back for everything Make-A-Wish has done for her family—especially for her daughter, Ella. Here is the Johansens’ story: 

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Hooray for our March 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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The Social Media Breakdown

Do you ever want to share something on social media, but you’re overwhelmed by options? The online ecosystem has exploded in the last few years, creating a crowded market of competing platforms.

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Three cheers for our February 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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Monthly Grammar Tips: March 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 answer your questions about quotation marks, draw the line between hyphens and dashes, serve up the difference between lets and let’s, and consider the consequences of confusing affect and effect

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Top 3 Tips: Feeding the Masses

Whether you’re creating an intimate dining experience for a group of executives or feeding 25,000 famished developers at a user conference, the catering plan can make or break your event.

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