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    February Breakfast | Marketing at Low Tide – Preparing for Market Downturns & Recessions

    February 28, 2017
    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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    Washington Athletic Club
    1325 Sixth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101


    Work is booming in the Puget Sound region. With its abundant agency contracts, RFPs flowing on tap, and cranes decorating the skyline, it is easy to get lulled into a sense that these times of great bounty are the new normal. But as in nature, the cyclical tide of the economy will recede. Preparing for market downturns and recession before they arrive will determine the firms that hold steady during “low tide” and those that will find themselves looking for ways to cut overhead—cuts that often affect marketing and administration first.

    7:30 – 8:00 a.m. | Registration + Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Presentation

    During this program, you will learn about:

    • Current economic metrics and forecasts

    • Indicators and historic trends that tell us when we can expect our next market downturn

    • Ways to bolster your marketing and business development strategies now to prepare for market uncertainties.

    About the Presenters:

    Dr. Mike Wilkerson


    Dr. Ralph Mastromonaco is the Director of Analytics and a Senior Economist at ECONorthwest. He is responsible for producing the firm’s economic forecasts and oversees the firm’s data analytics staff. Ralph is an expert in econometric methods and is fluent in modern scientific computing techniques. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Ralph was an Assistant Professor of economics at the University of Oregon, where his research focused on evaluating policy. Ralph’s research has been published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Environmental and Resource Economics. Ralph is a member of the American Economic Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and received his doctoral degree in Economics from Duke University.

    Presenter Allison Tivnon

    Allison Tivnon is the Marketing Director for ECONorthwest, with offices in Seattle, Portland, and Boise. She oversees internal and external marketing operations, branding and messaging, and guides firm-wide strategy for business development and outreach. Allison draws on an extensive network of colleagues within the A/E industry to create meaningful connections with teaming partners and agencies, and serves on the Board of Governors for City Club of Portland.


    ECONorthwest is an economics, finance, and planning firm located in the Pacific Northwest—a regional firm with a national reach. Everything in life is a scarce resource—except humans. ECONorthwest studies policies developed to manage the scarce resources a community uses to survive and thrive—whether that be land, housing, tax dollars, water, or our transportation networks). We dig into the data to determine what’s working and what isn’t. It’s about so much more than math—though we do that, too.



    $55.00 SMPS Member
    $45.00 Earlybird rate before February 22

    $65.00 SMPS Member Firm
    $55.00 Earlybird rate before February 22

    $75.00 Non-Member
    $65.00 Earlybird rate before February 22