About AKvertise

We are an award-winning social media advertising agency based in Paso Robles, California. Our expertise lies in ecommerce, event marketing, mobile apps, and lead generation, by way of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest Ads.

About Our Founder, Akvile DeFazio

As someone who lives for connecting people, bringing together consumers and brands is what Akvile DeFazio does best. Born in Lithuania, she later emigrated to Toronto to escape the Cold War, grew up in the land of the original chicken wing in upstate New York (Team Duffs!), lived in a few other amazing cities along the way such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Long Beach, and has since planted roots with her family on the beautiful central coast of California.

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Akvile founded AKvertise in 2014 as the culmination of her passions for social media, advertising, and helping businesses reach their goals by means of online marketing. In the past six years, AKvertise has earned multiple accolades, including winning the best small agency award from the annual U.S. Social Media Awards in 2020 and being short-listed for three others.

Akvile’s favorite part of being an entrepreneur and small advertising agency owner is the people and brands that she has the opportunity to connect with and assist. She particularly enjoys developing creative and innovative strategies to reach the right prospective customers through audience research and development as well as providing creative direction when collaborating with designers and photographers for visual assets.

Prior to launching AKvertise, she spent more than a decade working in-house at a variety of companies, ranging from outdoor gear and apparel ecommerce, to pet health insurance, online publications, and global events, overseeing all paid search, paid social, and organic social media marketing efforts. As a conversion-driven marketer, Akvile is passionate about helping businesses expand their online visibility and reaching their goals.

Say hello! Connect with her on Twitter at @AkvileDeFazio and @AKvertise or on LinkedIn.

Speaking Engagements and Events

Below, see where we’ve spoken and come see us at an upcoming event, virtually or in a city near you.

If you are hosting an upcoming event and are in search of speakers to present on social media advertising, please reach out using our contact form. If we aren’t the right fit, we are happy to connect with you with a variety of other talented speakers and seasoned marketers in our network.

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Upcoming Appearances

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Past Conferences

Online and offline events we attended, presented, and sponsored.

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In the Press

Publications we were referenced or quoted.

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Articles we composed for external blogs, news sites, and more.

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