Jan 22

CPSM Study Group - Free Information Session

Attend this free CPSM Study Group Information Session with an introduction to CPSM and study tips!

Register Now





January 2018 Print

Calendar of Events

February Program | Annual Infrastructure Discussion
February 15, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Jack Casino

Please join us for our perennial favorite program! 
Click here to learn more and to register. 


Killing It: Graphic Designers Share Their Secrets to Creating a Prposal That Will Knock 'Em Dead
February 27, 2018 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | The Taft Center at Fountain Square

Design Trends And Visual Tricks To Impress a Prospect
Click here to learn more and to register. 

Back to top

Save the Date for Annual Meeting 2018

Annual Meeting 2018
Don’t forget to save the date for GCSMPS' 35th Anniversary Gala on June 14, 2018.

Celebrate the success of the program year and our 35th anniversary with us. Join us for an afternoon of networking, awards, celebrations and of course good food and drinks!

We will be collecting clothing donations for the Brighton Center and Dress for Success at this event, so please bring gently used professional attire for a chance to win a prize!

Back to top

Year in Review

Just released, the SMPS Year in Review provides a breakdown of growth and achievements, as well as programs initiated within the 2016–17 fiscal year. The infographic includes a membership snapshot, statistics on professional development, and alliances that have helped to advance professional services marketing within the A/E/C industries.

Check out the full report here

Back to top

MCA Awards 2018

The 41st Annual Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) program is now open. Earn recognition for your marketing team! There are over 23 categories to choose from and the competition is now completely online: no more mailing in entries! Projects completed between January 2016 and January 2018 will be accepted for the 2018 competition. To save $75, make sure you enter by March 2, 2018. The final entry deadline is March 23. For details, visit www.smps.org/mca

If you have any questions, please reach out to Awards Program Director, Molly Dall'Erta, at molly@smps.org

Back to top

New and Renewed Members

A warm welcome to our new members and a big thank you to our renewing members!


  • Dylan DeZeeuw, PSARA Technologies
  • Carey Rennekamp, ArchitectsPlus



  • Dawn Bardone, Terracon
  • Samantha Brockfield, glaserworks Architecture + Urban Design
  • T. Shawn Campbell, Jones Warner Consultants
  • Guinette Kirk, DNK Architects Inc
  • Amanda Kladakis, Neyer Properties
  • Paul Moran, HGC Group of Companies
  • Melanie Pliskin, GBBN Architects
  • Melissa Putnick
  • Erica Schwegman, Allied Construction Industries
  • McKenzie Terry, Moody Nolan
  • Dawn Wiford, Alternate Solutions Health Network
  • Margaret Yocom, AECOM

Back to top


Hiring and Retaining Great Marketing Talent
Discover the top ten secrets to retaining excellent marketing talent.

Learn more and register here!

Back to top

Micro Volunteering Opportunities

If you want to get involved with GCSMPS but don't have much time, micro-volunteering is the perfect option for you. Without spending hours, you can still help out with running the show. Some currently available opportunities are:

  • Photography for events (Contact Communications Chair, Paridhi Vaid, at communications@greatercincinnati.org)
  • 35th Anniversary Gala planning help (Contact Outreach Chair, Jen Sturges, at outreach@greatercincinnati.org)

Back to top

CPSM Study Group

It's time to Up Your Game with SMPS! Greater Cincinnati SMPS is kicking off our next CPSM study group! SMPS offers a credential that recognizes your marketing expertise: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) and achieving this designation proves proficiency in key domains of practice and sets the bar for professional expertise and excellence. 

If you are interested in learning more about the CPSM exam, contact Katy Crossen at education@greatercincinnatismps.org. 

Back to top

#SMPSgivesback - Get Involved!

Once again GCSMPS will partner with Dress for Success and the Brighton Center. Your business attire donations, we can help individuals as they begin their journey toward economic independence. This year we are inviting representatives from these organizations to the chapter's Annual Meeting to accept donations from members. Please bring donations to these two events only. For more information, contact Jen Sturges at outreach@greatercincinnatismps.org

Back to top