Event Recap: Marketing At Low Tide

Last week, attendees joined for SMPS TALKS: Marketing at Low Tide, presented by Allison Tivnon, Marketing Director and Partner at ECONorthwest. Allison presented on how AEC firms can prepare for market downturns and recessions before they arrive. She began with an overview of our current economic ou...

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I'm Interested in the CPSM Certification. Now What?

Does CPSM Week have you inspired and wanting to get your CPSM certification? SMPS Oregon has you covered! Here's how to start your journey toward getting those coveted four initials after your name: Make sure you are eligible to sit for the CPSM exam (check out the SMPS National website or contac...

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SMPS PRC 2019: More Than Surf and Sand!

I have attended the SMPS Pacific Regional Conference seven times, all hosted by different chapter cities. As the location changes from year to year on a rotating cycle, so does the theme of the conference and the topics they choose to focus on. This was my first PRC on a tropical island, and the set...

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What's It Like to Be in the CPSM Boot Camp?

In honor of CPSM Week (February 11-15), we're giving a shout out to all of our recent graduates of the CPSM Boot Camp program. Offered by SMPS Oregon as a free resource for members, the boot camp was led by Stacey Ho, CPSM, and helped participants study for the CPSM exam alongside a group of their p...

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Member Spotlight: Vicki Menard

What is your current role, and your favorite aspect of your job? I’m the Marketing and Communications specialist for Todd Construction, one of the top 15 commercial general contractors in the Portland Metro area. I love that our company was founded in Oregon in 1942 and some of the founder's ...

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Member Spotlight: Samantha Jordan

How did you get into a career in A/E/C marketing? What is your current role? I worked for an advertising firm and went on maternity leave in 2006 where I began taking on freelance clients. Emerick was one of my clients. Over the next few months, I worked closely with Corey Lohman (now current Presi...

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Recapping David Lecours' Storytelling Workshop

David Lecours, Principal at LecoursDesign, presented to SMPS Oregon members about the power of storytelling in the A/E/C industry in our first event of 2019. Kicking off the three-hour workshop with a story about how his firm found its focus, David continually demonstrated how story can be used as a...

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Member Spotlight: Erin Reed

As a member of SMPS for five years, what has been your favorite part about being involved? The people. SMPS offers such a unique network of marketers both locally and nationwide. I typically meet someone new at every event I attend and being the sole marketer in Deacon’s Portland office, havi...

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Member Spotlight: Kate Kearney

What do you do at your current firm, and what do you like most about your role? I am an associate at Peter Meijer Architect, and part of the firm leadership group responsible for managing: marketing research, marketing planning, client and business development, proposals, and promotional activities...

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Announcing the 2018 Winner of SMPS Oregon's Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Nicole Haman, CPSM, LEED AP for being chosen as the first recipient of SMPS Oregon’s Lynn Parsons Educational Scholarship. Nicole started her career in A/E/C marketing over 11 years ago as a marketing assistant for a local contractor. She currently works on the marketing an...

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