Upcoming
Events

Jul 10

SMPS Seattle | Visual Communication and Proposal Design

New to graphic design or looking for helpful hints to make your proposals stand out from the competition? Join Jane Jessen, Creative Services Lead with Transpo Group to learn about layout, hierarchy, call-outs, infographics and more!

Jul 21

SMPS Seattle | Take a Virtual Tour of Watershed

Want to see one of Seattle’s newest deep green buildings without leaving the safety of your own home? Join us for this virtual tour of Watershed, a 72,000 GSF Class A+ commercial office building pursuing Living Building Challenge Petal Certification in Se

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Aug 6

Fellows Forum | Bridging the Industry Gap II

Can we bridge the gap and find intersections where outside industries’ marketing and branding tactics can improve our AEC models? Join the Fellows and their special guests to get a peek from “outside of the jar”.

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SMPS Seattle stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

We are appalled by the patterns of police violence against Black people in our country. We acknowledge the pain, sadness, and countless other emotions that our members are experiencing. We are against racism and all forms of violence.

It’s very clear; diversity without equity and inclusion just doesn’t work. We must stand alongside one another, be present, and listen. We must commit to do better.

As marketers, we have many valuable skills that equip us to do this important work. We are strong, passionate, tenacious, empathetic, and creative. The world needs us to flex our creative muscles and work towards positive change – together.

Over the past few weeks, many SMPS Seattle Roundtables have self-selected to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and issues of race and social justice at their upcoming meetings. This is exactly what this program was designed to support. If your Roundtable has not yet discussed this topic, we encourage you to reach out to your facilitator. 

The SMPS Seattle board wants to hear your thoughts. We want to be allies for you and your firms. We want to learn how we can provide you with the programming you need to be leaders now and in the future. We will support you in this journey.  

During this difficult time, we find hope in YOU, our SMPS members, and the SMPS vision: Business transformed through marketing leadership. It is abundantly clear that now is our time to be leaders in something truly transformative.

Are you with us?

In solidarity, the SMPS Seattle Board of Directors

Build business 2020 

Build Business 2020 is now scheduled to be held from October 8–10, 2020, in Austin, TX. What does this date change—and new conference experience—mean?

  • SMPS Headquarters is reimagining the content to provide relevant and timely programming.
  • Sessions and events will focus on business continuity and transformation.
  • Networking opportunities will be transformed.
  • If you already booked your hotel, you’re all set. SMPS HQ will move your hotel reservations to the new dates.
  • SMPS HQ has been working with the venue on safety protocols.

How Is Your Firm Adapting to WFH?

We would love to learn how your firm is adapting during this unusual time. Whether it's internal or external communication, community involvement - whatever you want to share - we want to hear your work-from-home stories! Please fill out this form to send information that we may share through our social media, newsletter or blog. 

Additional Educational Opportunities

SMPS has a wide variety of educational opportunities that do not require social distancing, many of which are FREE to members. Don’t forget to take advantage of these benefits:

Message from SMPS Seattle: COVID-19

The Seattle board of directors continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our region and plans events accordingly. Please return to this section of our home page regularly, as any additional changes will be noted here.

Updated Information for Volunteers & Programs

In compliance with the 'Safe Start - Washington's Phased Reopening' plan, all SMPS Seattle meetings must use a virtual meeting or conference call format until respectives counties move to Phase 3. This includes SMPS Seattle chapter volunteers or participants in the following programs:

  • Chapter Committee/Sub-Committee Meetings
  • Roundtable Program
  • MULTIPLY Mentorship Program
  • Welcome Wagon Program
  • CPSM Study Program

Please note that SMPS Seattle has a Zoom account. If you need this for any of your committee or program meetings, please contact Megan Bergstrom.

 

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