Society and A/E/C Marketing and Business Development News.
Who We Are.
Founded in 1973, the Society of Marketing Professional Services is the only North American organization for marketing and business development professionals in architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
What We Do.
SMPS provides its 6,800 members with leadership and professional development programs, industry research, business-building events, vital marketing resources, and our vetted SMPS Body of Knowledge known as MARKENDIUM.
How We Do It.
Through SMPS, our members tap into powerful international, national and regional networks to form project teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance.
Why We Do it.
The Society is committed to validating the practice of marketing and business development as essential to the success of all professional services firms. Anyone involved in marketing, business development, and firm management is encouraged to join.
JOIN THE SOCIETY
SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. Companies tap into a powerful national and regional network to form teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. SMPS was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to build their businesses.
SMPS can help you, as a member, build your business and advance your career. SMPS membership gives you access to:
Make local, regional, and national A/E/C contacts through SMPS to build your business. Networking suggestions: Attend chapter meetings and programs or participate in Build Business, our annual conference. Join the MySMPS community, where you can share files, ask questions, and create a blog using your own experience and knowledge.
CAREER AND RECRUITMENT RESOURCES
Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, and search for job opportunities through the SMPS Career Center. Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, benchmark your salary, compensation, and firm metrics against your peers, and learn about new job opportunities by visiting the SMPS Career tab.
MARKETING RESOURCE CENTER
Take networking to another level with MySMPS, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for SMPS members. The mission of MySMPS is simple: To connect you online 24/7 with people, information, and opportunities to make building business easier. Visit the Marketing Resource Center any time for access to industry and job-related information.
Read up on trends, best practices, and relevant issues impacting professional services marketing and business development. SMPS membership includes subscriptions to the award-winning journal MARKETER, our e-newsletter; access to research and white papers funded by the SMPS Foundation; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS Bookstore, SMPS Shop, and alliance partners like DODGE Data & Analytics.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MARKETER (CPSM)
Become certified and earn your CPSM. In an industry that values certification, the CPSM program can help you build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers.
PROGRAMS AND CONFERENCES
Attend programs and conferences to explore how other professional services firms are tackling the business challenges you and your colleagues face every day. You will return to the office with innovative solutions and fresh ideas your company can put to work immediately.
Efficiently Develop and practice your leadership skills by getting involved in SMPS: Volunteer to serve on chapter committees, your chapter’s board of directors, regional conference planning committees, and Society task forces and committees.
INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONTACTS
Contacts made through the powerful SMPS network can facilitate teaming opportunities, generate business referrals, and increase your knowledge of A/E/C business practices, trends, and successes.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities to present programs, write articles and white papers, and conduct funded research are available at the chapter, regional, and Society levels. Through involvement in SMPS, your employees can demonstrate the thought leadership and expertise your firm has to offer clients and teaming partners.
A COMMUNITY FOR EMERGING LEADERS
SMPS offers emerging leaders in your organization access to the greater A/E/C community, introducing them to community leaders, exposing them to big-picture perspectives, and fueling their passion for the industry and their professions—all elements in retaining the brightest and best talent for your company.