From the President
Spring has sprung!
Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and cicadas are inching closer to their big debut. With vaccines rolling out, everyone is excited to get back to what we do best: networking with our fellow SMPS members! But we recognize that everyone is approaching this time differently. The Greater Cincinnati SMPS Board would like to hear from YOU.
Next Wednesday, we will send out a survey for your feedback on how to best close out the rest of this programming year. Are you ready for in-person events? Is your company allowing you to go to in-person events? What safety precautions would you expect to see from us to feel safe?
I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you (in person) really soon.
Melanie Pliskin, CPSM
Calendar of Events
Lights! Camera! Action!
April 13, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Learn how to plan, produce, and post-production techniques for your next marketing video.
Spring Project Tour: Cincinnati Ballet
May 27, 2021
3:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Virtual / In-Person Hybrid
This behind-the-scenes tour of the brand-new Cincinnati Ballet education and rehearsal space will offer both an in-person and virtual option.
Cocktails And Commendations
June 17, 2021
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Call for Nominations
Nominations are now open for our Annual Awards! Take the time to celebrate a colleague or project that merits recognition this year. Categories are:
- Rising Star Award
- Marketer of the Year
- Business Developer of the Year
- Marketing and Communications Award
Nominations are due by May 7, to Jessica Kentrup, Outreach Chair at [email protected]
Winners will be celebrated at our annual Cocktails and Commendations, which will be held on June 17 from 4:00 - 6:00. Mark your calendars! Details to be announced as they come together.
Congratulations to the following members for their exciting news:
- Peggy Cook has been promoted to Director of Communications and PR with HGC Group of Companies.
Do you have a win you'd like to share with the world? Email Communications Chair Kate Elliott at [email protected]
New and Renewed Members
A warm welcome to our newest members:
- Amy Hollon, Pixel/Ink
- Lauren Reynolds, HGC Group of Companies
And deepest thanks to the following members for renewing their membership:
- Cindy Overshiner Jackson, CMTA
- Jessica Kentrup, Champlin
- T. Shawn Campbell, Jones Warner Consultants
- Kristin DeBord, schaefer
- Gretchen Theissen, Patterson Pope
- Lisa Koressel, Skanska
- Suzanne Parkey, Parkey Design
#SMPSgivesback - Get Involved!
Covid put a bit of a damper on our friendly competition, but you can still pass on business new or gently used wardrobe items to people eager to find gainful employment who need your support to put their best foot forward. Dress for Success is accepting donations on April 22, 2021 at 208 McFarland St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Please note that this will be their last donation day until they move into their new space.
SMPS HQ Link
With A/E/Courses, we’ve teamed up with industry experts and seasoned professionals to bring you valuable insight and resources. Each on-demand course includes 3-4 modules, which are from 60–75 minutes. In addition to the public relations course, we offer:
- Business Development Best Practices
- Proposals 101
- Marketing 101 for the A/E/C Industries
- Elements of Design for the A/E/C Industries
- InDesign Basics for the A/E/C Professional
Pick up your A/E/Courses today and make your public relations (and other marketing activities) on point with on-demand learning. CPSMs can earn up to 3 CEUs per course.