After a five-year hiatus while I was working full-time on the corporate side, Anvil Chinook is officially Back in Business as of January 2017. Looking forward to working with our new clients and helping them further their communications objectives!


JOHN K. SAWYER, Writer & Communications Strategist

John is a creative and versatile senior communications professional with broad corporate and agency experience in strategic brand management, marketing, public relations, and executive/organizational communications.  He has developed and managed integrated global brand and communications campaigns while working for public companies such as Teradata, IBM, QAD, J.D. Edwards and Ardent Software, among others, and has advised senior management and marketing leadership at these and many other B2B and B2C firms from the agency side while working for leading consultancies.

John began his professional career with Hill and Knowlton/JWT Group in New York, where he worked on corporate, marketing, financial and crisis communications programs for firms in transition, in trouble or at risk. Over the course of his career he’s counseled companies through good times and bad, guiding them with an equally steady hand through periods of organic or acquisition-driven growth, or the alternative, divestiture and downsizing, even bankruptcy.  His business acumen and marketing savvy bring objectivity and innovative thinking to even the most challenging situations.

An excellent speaker, writer and strategist, John’s pragmatic work has benefited companies across a wide variety of industries including business software, IT hardware, banking, real estate, printing, food & beverage, art, energy, food, manufacturing and apparel, to name a few. John and his family make their home in  Denver, Colorado.