ajax loader

An Uncommon Agency

Launched with an unwavering commitment to challenge the status quo, Anchor18 is an award-winning, full service strategic marketing, branding and events agency.  Versatile and multi-faceted, Anchor18 applies a holistic approach to each client’s marketing, communications and experiential programming mix to seamlessly achieve game-changing outcomes.

Using a synergistic blend of strategy, best practices and leading-edge thinking, we help our clients create impactful campaigns and experiences that leave lasting impressions and deliver tangible results.

Whether launching, repositioning or refreshing a brand, developing and implementing an integrated marketing strategy, or producing a highly-engaging event or conference, the hallmark of Anchor18 – as our name suggests – is to ensure that every element is anchored in a powerful and pervasive strategy.  We always begin with the end in mind and develop a unique ‘signature’ for each of our projects and events, something fresh and unexpected that is both distinctive and defining.  We never settle for the status quo….and we don’t believe our clients should either.

  • Combined 60+ years experience in marketing, branding, strategy, communications and event management
  • Award-winning expertise in marketing strategy, branding, communications, PR, business development, event management and production
  • Our approach is always strongly anchored by a thoughtful and consistent strategy
  • An unwavering passion for growing businesses and delivering bottom-line results
  • Guided towards excellence, thinking differently and executing flawlessly
  • Our clients’ goals and dreams truly become ours

Who we are


Dawn Curtis Hanley

Dawn Curtis Hanley brings over 20 years of experience as an award-winning marketing and communications executive, with a particular expertise in the fields of integrated marketing, brand strategy and innovative event strategy and production. Her background includes 12+ years’ experience in strategic marketing, communications and events for luxury hospitality brands, and 6 years as Executive Director of Marketing for Boston Magazine, where her team produced 75+ events each year including the annual Best of Boston, crafting high-profile events that draw Boston’s most esteemed business and community leaders. Dawn has worked with dozens of clients in media, hospitality, real estate and non-profit sectors to develop strategic plans, create or refresh brand strategy, launch companies, build and execute integrated marketing plans and plan annual galas.


Amy Kimball

Amy Kimball brings an exceptional event and design background to Anchor18 as an accomplished event designer and producer.  Having lived in Cork, Ireland, Los Angeles and New York City—gives Amy a unique and worldly view, understanding and appreciating different environments, distinctive points-of-view and sophisticated senses of style.  Based in Boston over the last ten years, Amy has worked with the “best of the best,” including Rafanelli Events and has produced more than 100 events in Boston, France, Palm Beach, The Hamptons, Hawaii, Mexico, British Virgin Islands, Argentina and beyond.  Amy is often tapped by local news television and print media as an expert to share event trends, ideas and inspiration.


The Anchor18 team is a consortium and wealth of strategic marketing, communications, events and branding talent, with demonstrated success in launching, growing and building companies and non-profits—offering a full suite of strategy, marketing and event services to lift companies and their brands to new heights.

Our award-winning expertise in marketing, strategy, branding, communications, PR, business development, event management and production—coupled with an unwavering passion for growing businesses and delivering bottom-line results—guides us towards excellence, thinking differently and executing flawlessly.

Dawn and Amy, the principals of Anchor18, began collaborating to create captivating and exceptional events in 2006, when the duo transformed Fenway Park to host the much-anticipated Best of Boston event for Boston Magazine.   Both pride themselves on designing marketing programs, events and experiences that delight and inspire to create moments and assets that bring client’s companies to life in meaningful and memorable ways.  Their expertise, both collaboratively and individually, offers clients a rare combination of unparalleled strategy, creativity and execution.