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Feeling Stuck? Get Inspired and Be Creative

August 31, 2021

As A/E/C marketers, our jobs require us to constantly create new things. Where does one continually find inspiration? With fewer opportunities to get fully enveloped into creative environments over this past year, we’ve had to Read More

Best Next Practices in A/E/C Marketing

August 31, 2021

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Often change is slow, gradually shifting the ways we work; other times a catalyst in the market causes rapid change that can Read More

SMPS Member Kim Pipkin

August 17, 2021

In our member spotlight, Kim Pipkin takes time out of her busy day to chat with SMPS. Kim is founder/principal of Black Kite Consulting and president-elect of SMPS San Francisco, and sits on the SMPS Read More

Major Steps Toward Inclusion and Racial Equality in A/E/C

August 17, 2021

Established almost one year ago, the SMPS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force has been hard at work. Thirty SMPS members from across the country have met monthly to define DEI objectives for the Read More

Being the Only Dot of Diversity

August 17, 2021

In the fall of 1967, I was bussed from the projects in Gary, IN, to a better (all-white) school several miles away in the suburbs. I was devastated—and afraid. I’d seen news reports of how Read More

A Last Look Back, Then Ahead

August 17, 2021

Your SMPS Foundation trustees met in Austin on July 21 for our annual planning meeting, our first in-person gathering since Build Business 2019. Little did I realize, as we left that 2019 interaction in D.C., Read More

SMPS Awards SMPS Inland Empire as the 2021 Grand-Prize Chapter Winner

August 6, 2021

SMPS Awards SMPS Inland Empire as the 2021 Grand-Prize Chapter Winner SMPS Inland Empire has been recognized for rising during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Alexandria, VA (August 6, 2021) – The Society for Marketing Professional Read More

SMPS Honors the 2021 Chapter Presidents of the Year

August 6, 2021

SMPS Honors the 2021 Chapter Presidents of the Year Katherine DeMercurio and Nichole Petersen set the standard, elevating the chapters to new heights, and resulting in a first-ever tie. Alexandria, VA (August 6, 2021) – Read More

SMPS Recognizes Thomas E. Smith, Jr. With Its Highest Honor

August 6, 2021

SMPS Recognizes Thomas E. Smith, Jr. With Its Highest Honor Distinguished SMPS member accepts the 2021 Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award. Alexandria, VA (August 6, 2021) – The Society for Marketing Professional Services  (SMPS) is Read More

SMPS Announces the Winners of the 2021 Marketing Communications Awards

August 6, 2021

  SMPS Announces the Winners of the 2021 Marketing Communications Awards The longest-standing program recognizes marketing and communications excellence. Alexandria, VA (August 6, 2021) – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the premier A/E/C Read More