Your uniqueness is your greatest strength, not how well you emulate others.

Simon Tam

Simon is best known as the founder of The Slants, an internationally recognized performing arts organization. Simon’s unique approach to marketing and activism has resulted in features on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the American Express Business OPEN, Myx TV, The Oregonian (front page) ELLE Magazine (Spain), and thousands of radio and television shows, websites, and trade journals. His work has appeared in over 80 countries across six continents.

As a professional musician, he’s coordinated and performed at over 1,200 events around the world, including major festivals such as SXSW, MusicFestNW, and Asian Street Heritage Fair. He’s worked with the United States Department of Defense on “Operation Gratitude,” a series of concerts to uplift the spirits of military stationed overseas during the holidays.

Simon’s music has won multiple “Album of the Year” and “Editor’s Choice” awards from The Los Angeles Times, Comcast/Xfinity, City Beat, and others.

As a marketing consultant, he’s helped dozens of organizations find their niche marketing voice and empowered other aspiring entrepreneurs. Simon also serves multiple non-profit organizations as a board member, leader, and volunteer. His marketing projects and volunteerism has earned several innovation and service awards.

In 2012, Simon was nominated as one of the “50 Most Influential Portlanders.”

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