Event Recap: Responding to RFPs

Whether we like it or not, the world of proposals is constantly changing as graphics capabilities evolve and reviewers hone in on what is most important to them. Since responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) is a huge part of our job as marketing professionals in the A/E/C industry, this constan...

Read More

Event Recap: GROW with SMPS 2019

SMPS Oregon kicked off their first event of the year on September 26 at Chown’s Eleanor event space. We hosted 75 marketing and business development professionals from the A/E/C industry, welcoming chapter members and future members to the 2019/20 season. McKenzie Richardson, SMPS Oregon Presi...

Read More

September Favorite Five

We have scoured the internet so you don’t have to. Check out our five favorite A/E/C marketing articles from September 2019.  7 Steps to Successful A/E/C Project Pursuit | Scott Johnston, Assoc. DBIA “Time is the enemy of project pursuits. Client demands, project schedules, a...

Read More

Daily Journal of Commerce Names Two SMPS Members as the 2019 DJC Women of Vision

The Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon (DJC Oregon) recently announced their 2019 Women of Vision honorees. The Women of Vision Awards event will recognize 44 women who are shaping the built environment through outstanding leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry...

Read More

Key Takeaways & Review of SMPS HQ's Business Development for the A/E/C Industries Workshop

SMPS HQ recently hosted a full-day Business Development for the A/E/C Industries Workshop in Portland, OR. Led by Karen O. Courtney, AIA, FSMPS and Laurie A. Buckman, CPSM, the workshop focused on five main topics within Business Development: Defining Business Development, Lead Generation, Business ...

Read More

Recap 2018/19: The Year of New Beginnings

If I could put a name on my year as SMPS Oregon Chapter President, I would call it “The Year of New Beginnings”. The Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) runs on an academic calendar, commencing the new term in September and 2018/19 came with exciting changes and challenges,...

Read More

Join us at DJC Women’s Business Conference, A Better Workplace

Join your fellow SMPS Oregon members at the Daily Journal of Commerce’s first women-focused educational event, A Better Workplace: Tools to Improve the Work Environment for women in the building industries. Over the past half-decade, the DJC has seen unprecedented growth with their annual Wom...

Read More

Event Recap: Negotiating Your Next Salary

Contributed by Adrienne Lindsey, Marketing and Business Development at Geo Engineers. To negotiate or not to negotiate? Should that even be a question? Our panel discussion on June 25 about salary negotiation and researching the topic leads me to think that the answer should be yes. It was sur...

Read More

Key Takeaways from our BD Live Event

SMPS Oregon recently hosted BD Live – a business development learning experience with live conversations between three business development professionals and Mark Fujii with Portland State University. Participants saw each professional demonstrate how they would converse with Mark to learn mor...

Read More

Spotlight on the Senior Marketer Roundtable

Contributed by Melissa Newton, Portland Marketing Manager at DKS Associates This is my third year as a participant in the SMPS Senior Marketer Roundtable. Since I have been involved I have gained invaluable insights from other senior marketers, built strong relationships with those in similar ...

Read More