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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Member Spotlight: Kim De Alba, CPSM

What is your favorite aspect of your current role? My favorite aspect of my current role is the diversity of projects. Along with my marketing duties, I’m involved in employee experience, which encompasses recruiting, onboarding, and retention. I feel like I work with the most intelligent and...

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May Favorite Five

We have scoured the internet so you don’t have to. Check out our five favorite A/E/C marketing articles this May.  12 Key Features Your A/E/C Website Could Be Lacking | Tim Asimos, published by Circle S Studio “A/E/C marketing is evolving—and now leading firms are using...

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Spotlight on the Business Development Roundtable

Contributed by Allison Tivnon, Partner and Marketing Director at ECONorthwest This year’s BD roundtable has been a wonderful experience for me personally, and I hope that the membership would also agree. We spent the first meeting last year white boarding topics that we were al...

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Spotlight on the Mentorship Roundtable

Contributed by Alexi Meuwissen, Director of Marketing at Bremik Construction  SMPS Oregon’s Mentorship Program pairs senior marketers with members who are new to the field or are trying to grow from an entry level to next level position. In addition to engaging in one-on-one meeting...

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Congratulations to our SMPS Oregon 2019 Award Winners!

On Wednesday, April 10th, SMPS Oregon hosted the 2019 Marketing Excellence Awards. Thank you to those who joined us for this event! We had such a wonderful time celebrating all of the individuals in the building industry and the wonderful work your companies have produced this past year!   We ...

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