2020 SMPS Oregon Marketing Excellence Awards

October 23, 2020
12:00 AM


The Marketing Excellence Awards is returning for 2020 with a brand new format! Winners will be announced through the Scoop and SMPS Oregon social media pages. We know you have been working hard this year and we are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our members. If you have already submitted/nominated in a category prior to the cancellation, you do not need to resubmit. Any questions can be directed to Brittney Weinberg at [email protected].

The awards are an opportunity for professionals to showcase their best marketing practices and to educate the industry about the critical role of marketing and business development in successful firms. We are very excited to have presidents from other SMPS chapters judging the Headliner awards along with three local industry professionals judging the Marketing Communication awards.

Click the links below to submit your nominations!



Marketing Communication Award Judges
Merryn Roberts-Huntley   Merryn Roberts-Huntley has 20 years of experience marketing global brands. She teaches graduate-level marketing at the University of Oregon and is the author of the book, “Made To Hire: How to Get the Job You Really Want”. Her clients and students call her their secret weapon. 
Christopher Hawley



Christopher Hawley is the Multimedia Strategist at DJC Oregon. As the former Sponsor Manager at Feast Portland and Account Executive at Portland Monthly Magazine, Christopher has a unique view of the regional and national marketing landscape across different verticals. He's a gardner, musician, amateur photographer and dog trainer who lives in North Portland with his dog Momotaro.


Headliner Awards Judges

Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM, is the founder/partner of Go Strategies, LLC. He provides strategic pursuit planning, market capture planning, and the functional seller/doer training to clients throughout the US. Frank is all about helping teams work more effectively and more efficiently with processes, schedules, and tools that keep A/E/C firms’ business development strategy and marketing efforts on track. Frank has worked at small, medium, large, and mega-sized engineering companies in his 30 years in the A/E/C industry. He speaks regularly at SMPS, ACEC, WTS, APWA, and SAME conferences. Frank has served as the SMPS Society chapter delegate and Society president. He has been recognized as an SMPS Fellow (FSMPS) and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).



Melanie Cochrun is Director of Marketing at GLY, a PNW general contractor whose vision is to transform how projects are delivered, create solutions that matter, and build trust that lasts. She has over 20 years of experience, has been a member of SMPS since 2004, and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). Together with the GLY marketing team, Melanie has been recognized with multiple local and national marketing awards, including three top prizes at the 2019 SMPS National Marketing Communications Awards: Best Holiday Piece, Best External Video, and Best Special Event – Digital. She was voted SMPS Seattle Marketer of the Year in 2015, and is proud to serve as 2020/2021 SMPS Seattle President.



Allison Halvorson, CPSM is the SMPS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter President and Communications Manager for McMillen Jacobs Associates, a multidisciplinary firm providing a comprehensive array of technical services to the heavy civil, underground, and water resources markets. She has over 20 years of broad-based marketing and communications experience. Always keeping the SMPS vision of Business Transformed through Marketing Leadership top of mind, she enjoys helping members and volunteers learn, grow, and connect.


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Refund requests must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event. No refunds can be given with less than 48-hour notice. No shows will be charged. 

Registration Help

If you are a new or reinstated member, please email Membership Director Leah Lukrofka at [email protected] for assistance completing your registration. 

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