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See you at the Reign Awards?

It’s that time of the year again, time to gather round and celebrate the very best in our region’s marketing excellence at the SMPS Seattle Reign Awards! On June 13th, we’ll pack the Georgetown Ballroom for an evening of revelry and camaraderie with our industry’s best and br...

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Why Your Team Should Consider Culture Before Strategy

By: Jessica Reese O’Rourke, Brown & Caldwell What if I told you that culture eats strategy for breakfast? That’s right, it does not matter if you are in the C-Suite implementing company-wide strategy or a marketer developing a plan of action to win a proposal, culture can qui...

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Lessons Learned: A Conversation on the Fellows Forum

On April 4, SMPS Seattle hosted one of its three annual Fellows Forums in which our Seattle Fellows share marketing and business development tips in an interactive forum. For this program titled ‘Lessons Learned’ the Fellows invited Jordyn Prince, Senior Marketing Coordinator at DCI Engi...

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Wrangling Multiple Project Managers

By: Emily SH Brandesky, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. In case you can’t tell from the photo below, I’m from Texas. And one thing I credit my home state with is an ability to wrangle chaos into order. Enter my project managers—all thirteen of them, one of whom ...

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The Path to SMPS Leadership

It takes one heck of a village to run our chapter – the board, our committees, our volunteers – they keep everything rolling along smoothly. Now that we’ve entered the mid-point of the SMPS year, this is more clear than ever. So on that note – I’d like to take a minute...

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Business Development: Thrive or Die?

By: Allison Raduziner, Pilchuck Business Consulting  One of the worst moments of my career happened while I was relatively young. A Superintendent walked into my office and said, “Where is my next job going to come from?” The problem was, I didn’t know where the next job w...

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Trivia Brings Us Together

For the first time, SMPS Seattle hosted Leverage Your Beverage with a Dash of Trivia to bring current chapter members and new members together in an entertaining, collaborative networking event on February 21, 2019. By including a quick round of trivia hosted by our regular trivia emcee and SMPS mem...

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After the Mai Tais: Takeaways from PRC

Imagine you’re sitting by the pool, ocean in the distance, tiki drink in hand, soaking up the sun and warm breeze…you’ve been waiting for this for weeks. Ahhhhh….sunshine and relaxation! Well, if that’s what you’re thinking we all did in Honolulu at the beginni...

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Career Success through the MULTIPLY Mentor Program

By Marcie Lohr, Coughlin Porter Lundeen  “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby There’s nothing quite so intimidating as immersion in the A/E/C world. To this day, after more than 25 years in this crazy busi...

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It’s time to reflect: Where can SMPS take you?

Can you believe it??! It’s already mid-December. I don’t know about you, but my year has flown by! There’s much to be thankful for during this time of reflection and planning, and I for one, am grateful to be a part of SMPS Seattle and all that our chapter has to offe...

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