About Us

    Business transformed through marketing leadership.

    The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.

    SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. Companies tap into a powerful national and regional network to form teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. 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 build their businesses.

    Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,500+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News–Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.

    SMPS’s mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. SMPS’s vision is Business Transformed through Marketing Leadership. The core purpose of the society is to enrich knowledge and advance practices that build business for professional services firms. The core values that guide the behavior of SMPS are Innovation, Integrity, Life-long learning, Relationships, and Service.

    The SMPS Board of Directors worked during the fall of 2014 to put the finishing touches on the SMPS Strategic Plan. View the infographic of the plan for an easy-to-digest format that shows what’s in store for SMPS in the coming year. 

    Why SMPS?

    Members are the core of the SMPS and the strength of our organization. Membership gives you the knowledge, insights, network, and practical toolkit you need for success with your career and your company. With 57 active local chapters across the country, SMPS connects you with a wealth of ideas, education, and a network to make your marketing smarter.

    Member Benefits Brochure
    Below you will find a sampling of the publications, programs, tools, and resources SMPS offers its members. We invite you to try them out and to join SMPS!

    Still not convinced? Here are ten reasons why you need to join SMPS today and discover reasons why membership in SMPS benefits your company.

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    SMPS Marketer (October 2015)

    SMPS invites you to learn more about us, by downloading this free 2015 Awards Edition of Marketer. SMPS award-winning bimonthly journal, Marketer reports on current business development and marketing practices, issues, and trends in the design and building industry. The original, knowledge-based content is written by industry experts who face the challenges of marketing professional services every day.

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    Lunchtime Learning Labs: A Members-Only Program from SMPS

    SMPS invites members to join us for Lunchtime Learning Labs. This FREE educational series features hot skill-building topics to help you:

    • Work smarter
    • Advance your career
    • Build your firm’s business

     

    Led by topic experts, these 30 to 45 minute programs fit conveniently into a busy work schedule. Participate at your desk via GoToWebinar at Noon ET/9 am PT every other month.

    Sample Resources

    Visit Resources for a sampling of the hundreds of free marketing and business development tools and documents available to SMPS members in the Marketing Resource Center on MySMPS, our award-winning online community.

    Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

    Marketer QuickLook, SMPS’s weekly e-newsletter, brings you news about SMPS, member updates, chapter activities, professional development programs, leadership and volunteer opportunities, marketing and business development tips, and tools you can use. Subscribe here today for free. (SMPS members are automatically subscribed.)