The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities. Today, the association has a membership of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. Together, these professionals contribute support for the SMPS mission:
"To be the premier resource for education, information
and resources in marketing professional services
for the built and natural environment."
The SMPS Pittsburgh Chapter offers educational programs, professional development seminars and network opportunities to marketing professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction and consulting firms serving the Pittsburgh region. SMPS Pittsburgh has approximately 80 members representing more than 50 firms in the built industry.
SMPS Pittsburgh offers three different types of programs that address the varied needs of our membership.
1. Luncheon Programs: Typically held the third Wednesday of each month. The luncheon program includes topics that provide members insight into what´s happening in the A/E/C industry, as well as invaluable networking opportunities.
2. SMPS Morning Show: Typically held the fourth Wednesday of each month. The Morning Show provides opportunities for entry-level marketers to learn more about marketing in the A/E/C industry, as well as helpful information for experienced marketers and business development specialists on a myriad of topics including presentation development and coaching, strategy development, improving customer relations, as well as invaluable networking opportunities.
3. Membership Events: Held several times throughout the year (fall, holiday, spring), these special events provide opportunities to learn more about the benefits of SMPS membership, network with peers, and meet fellow SMPS Pittsburgh members.
Please visit our Upcoming Events page for more detailed information.