Meeting/Event Information

SMPS 2019 Reign Awards

June 13, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Georgetown Ballroom
5623 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

The Reign Awards is SMPS Seattle’s Annual Awards Gala. This event is an opportunity for marketers to showcase their work over the past year and a half. Attendees will have the opportunity to view submissions in categories including: Marketing Collateral, Website, Digital Media Campaign, Brand Experience/Identity, One Time Marketing Piece and Marketing Campaign. Category winners are decided by a select panel of judges who present the awards at the gala. Gala attendees have the chance to vote for their favorite submission for the coveted People’s Choice Award, which will be tallied and revealed at the event. Other special awards will be given to outstanding entries that meet qualifications for the Small Business, Outliers and Joint Marketing Effort categories. Additionally, the panel of judges will select one favorite entry overall.

Individual Merit Awards
In addition to project awards, outstanding individuals will be recognized for their contributions to their firms, the industry and SMPS. New this year is a ‘Marketing Advocate’ award which recognizes a Principal or other industry leader who makes significant contributions to marketing efforts, but whom is not specifically a marketer.

Come ready to celebrate the amazing work of our region’s professional services marketers. It’s our biggest event of the year!

Food and beverages will be provided.  This event is open to SMPS members, non-members, colleagues, friends and family. 

2019 Reign Awards Gala Schedule:

5pm: Doors Open 
Entry boards displayed for viewing, bar open, food served

6:30pm: Seated Award Program Begins
Opening remarks, awards ceremony begins
Note: Program is expected to end around 7:45pm

8:15pm: Last Call
Entry boards displayed until 8:30pm

8:30pm: Event Ends

Note: Schedule subject to change. 

About the Speakers


Erin Hatch, CPSM, Weber Thompson
SMPS Seattle 2018/2019 President
Erin Hatch is currently SMPS Seattle’s President, and served as the chapter’s Director of Marketing from 2016-2017. In 2016 she gave the Reign Awards an identity refresh, and was thrilled to work with Hansen Belyea to update it again this year. She’s passionate about helping others be their best and is a sucker for parties, which explains why the Reign Awards tickles her fancy. When she’s not volunteering with SMPS, Erin is the Marketing Director at Weber Thompson, a 70-person, Seattle-based architecture, interiors and landscape firm.
Paula Welly, OAC Services, Inc.
SMPS Seattle 2018/2019 Director of Special Events
Paula Welly has been the SMPS Seattle’s Director of Special Events since 2017. She previously served as a Special Events Committee member from 2016-2017.With a background in mentoring and event planning, Paula has empowered her SMPS Special Event Committee to work together to elevate the events they lead. This year we celebrated our tenth Trivia Night where we raised the most money for our scholarships to date. Paula has also led major upgrades to the Reign Awards event, including digitizing print submissions to streamline logistics. When she’s not volunteering with SMPS, Paula is on the marketing team at OAC Services, Inc., a 150-person, Seattle-based construction management and forensic architecture firm.


About the Judges


Gabriela Denise Frank, Olson Kundig
Gabriela oversees Olson Kundig’s strategic marketing and communications team. With more than two decades of experience in real estate development, architecture, and construction, she brings a deep-rooted interest in community design and urban placemaking. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Thriving Communities Taskforce and serves on the Arts Advisory Committee for 4Culture.


Amy Golden, Paxson Fay
Amy is the co-owner of Paxson Fay, a Seattle-based marketing and communications firm specializing in architecture, design and art. After five years of working in advertising in New York and Los Angeles, Amy returned to her hometown of Seattle in 2015 to pursue a MBA and certificate in marketing from Seattle University’s Albers School of Business. Amy co-launched Paxson Fay in 2015 and serves clients in the architecture and design industry across the country.


Jessica Hickey, 1029 Consulting
Jessica is passionate about helping businesses work better. Her consulting work offers strong support to the C-Suite in everything from practice management and operations through to business process related activities. Her holistic view and simple implementation plans help companies run smoothly and increase retention of the bottom line.


Scott Johnston, Johnston Training Group
As a principal at Johnston Training Group, Scott leads programs that enable technical professionals to present powerfully, write purposefully, and facilitate seamlessly. He helps A/E/C firms differentiate themselves and win more work. Prior to joining Johnston Training Group, Scott spent more than 20 years communicating complex ideas and services in senior business writing positions at Slalom Consulting, F5, Microsoft, and several advertising agencies.


Michelle Linden, Atelier Drome
Michelle is an architect and interior designer at Atelier Drome. She is proud to act as a role model and mentor in the design industry through promoting independence and design leadership throughout the studio. Michelle’s passion lies in community-centric design with a focus on creating positive impacts on families, businesses, and neighborhoods.


Getting to the Venue
Parking is available free on-site in these lots and street parking is also available. Note, the train tracks in Georgetown are active, so for your own safety please do not park on the tracks.  

If interested in sponsoring the Reign Awards, click here to view options to showcase your firm at the Gala!

Project & Merit Entries
Call for entries is open until May 9 - Deadline Extended! Learn about the submission process here.

Questions about the Reign Awards? Contact Jackie Corley, The Walsh Group, this year's Reign Awards Chair at [email protected] or 206.394.7306.


$75.00 SMPS Member

$90.00 Non-Member

$0.00 Reign Awards Donation