SMPS Triangle Blog

Member Spotlight: Jerry Blow

Jerry is an active member of SMPS Triangle who has been involved with the A/E/C industry for over 35 years. Before launching his own architectural photography company, Jerry was an aerospace engineer with the defense department, and managed the development and testing of submarine-launched nuclear warheads. Jerry recommends that newcomers to the industry learn as much as they can about the actual work of architects, engineers, and construction professionals to give themselves a good grounding for marketing and business development.

Program Recap: Clients Talk Back! A panel discussion.

The last program of the SMPS year – Clients Talk Back.  Always a well-attended event with great networking  and a stellar panel line up! This year the panel included Todd Manning, Director of Design and Construction at Wake Tech, Cameron Smith, Director of Capital Project Management at NC State University, and Brian Conklin, Senior Director of Facilities Design and Construction for Wake County Public Schools.  In case you missed it, below are a few take-aways from the panel discussion.
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A Marketer’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…and How I Got Through It

By: Amy Burlin, CPSM, Brown and Caldwell

We’re marketers, and we’re human. We all make mistakes, our team members make mistakes, and we all have those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days we read about as kids. This is a short post about one of those bad days I had and how I was able to get past it. My hope is that you’ll be able to take this story of another flawed human marketer and use it to get …Read More »

Member of the Year Award

Pat Perkins, 2014-2015 Member of the Year with 2014-2015 President Kim Fowler, CPSM
Do you know an outstanding SMPS Research Triangle Chapter member? Would you like to see them recognized for their contributions to the organization? Now is your chance! Nominate a member for the Chapter’s Member of the Year Award. Nominees and the winner will be announced at the End of Year Social. Simply submit your nomination via the link below by COB Thursday, May 5th.

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Program Recap: Activate Your Content Marketing Savvy

By: Jessica Lambe, CPSM | WK Dickson
Buzzing around in the back of my mind is a perpetual to-do list. Things I know I should do, things that I know would make me a better person, but I keep procrastinating on. Some are big, some are small, some are personal, and others professional. Most are easy enough for me to ignore: Eat more green things. Learn what a burpee is and start doing them. Call my mother-in-law. Read professional journals. Give …Read More »

2016 Membership Drive

SMPS Triangle has kicked off its 2016 Membership Drive: SMPS Derby! We are racing against all other large SMPS Chapters across the nation to sign up the most new members by May 31st!
Help us cheer on the Research Triangle’s horse, Isosceles the Great! Since the beginning of March, we’ve had 2 new members join and are currently in 7th out of 13th place for our “Large” chapter category! Our next goal is to have 6% member growth by the end …Read More »

Recap: SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference

By: Megan Garrett, Marketing Coordinator, Clark Nexsen
As a first time attendee to SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference, I was blown away by the amount of information presented throughout the conference. From networking to workshops, SERC had so many opportunities to connect with my fellow marketing professionals throughout the region.

Program Recap: Industry Networking Event

Our annual networking event at the AIA NC Headquarters had a great turnout this year. Folks from several different industry organizations attended the event eager to network and hear from Patrick Pettit on the Art and Science of Relational Development.

Thoughts on Work-Life Balance

By: Justine D’Andrea, CPSM, Marketing/Human Resources Manager, Ramey Kemp & Associates
Two years ago I felt I had a pretty good handle on balancing work and life. But, at the beginning of 2015 everything changed; I had a baby girl who was just a few months old and my responsibilities increased at work.

Communiqueso – “the hot, delicious marketing + communications insight you crave.”

By: Kim Fowler, CPSM, Marketing Manager, Falcon Engineering
If you haven’t heard about Communiqueso , I suggest you “grab a chip and dig in.” Communiqueso was created by two fellow SMPSers and marketers, Kate Attilio, CPSM and Laura Ewan, CPSM. Their vision was to create a community “to share the people, the voices, and the passion that keep us inspired.” And that they are doing! This is not just a website and podcast with a super catchy title; it’s a place to …Read More »