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SMPS Pittsburgh Blog: Creating Brand Strategies for Your Professional Services Firm

Blog  |  September 04, 2015

When you talk about the word, “brand” most think of the masters, Nike: Just Do It.; Energizer: Keeps going and going and going.; Porsche: There is no substitute. But branding is a lot more than a memorable slogan, especially for B2B firms who are selling services, not widgets. The concept of a brand and its value ...

A Letter from the President (2014-2015)

Chapter News & Announcements  |  August 25, 2015

I have been honored to serve as your Chapter President for the 2014-2015 programming year. Our chapter is comprised of a group of the most talented individuals in our industry. When we gather together, we make great thing happen. Moving forward into the coming year, I encourage each of you to become more involved with ...

Calling all CPSMs: Attend the Executives Forum

Chapter News & Announcements  |  August 25, 2014

The SMPS Northeast Ohio Chapter is offering a fantastic opportunity for Certified Professional Services Marketers to convene for a high-powered Executives Forum. The Executives Forum begins with a panel discussion featuring four industry leaders joining us from Cleveland, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and San Francisco. After the presentations, group sessions with presenters facilitating high-level discussions will follow.  This is ...

SMPS National News: Provide Your Input/Ideas for SMPS Pittsburgh’s National Build Business Conference 2015

Chapter News & Announcements  |  August 14, 2014

SMPS National News: Provide Your Input/Ideas for SMPS Pittsburgh’s National Build Business Conference 2015

Help shape next year's Build Business 2015 Conference! The planning committee wants your feedback and input on how to provide the best conference experience, and they're also looking for speakers for next year's conference....

Member Spotlight: Sharon Landau

Member Spotlights  |  July 09, 2014

Member Spotlight:  Sharon Landau

Sharon Landau is the Marketing Director for Landau Building Company in Wexford, PA. She received a B.S. in Architecture from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, working in architecture for twenty years. In 2005, Sharon joined the family business as Landau’s marketing director, incorporating her architecture background into her marketing and business development strategies. Sharon ...

The Millennial Marketer – Blog 4: Ease the Pain

Chapter News & Announcements  |  June 24, 2014

The Millennial Marketer – Blog 4: Ease the Pain

The Millennial Marketer - Blog 4: Ease the Pain (A Monthly Blog authored by Diane Landers, Ph.D. MBA, RPA, CPSM - Vice President and CMO at GAI Consultants, Inc.)...

May 21, 2014 Luncheon Program – Infrastructure Opportunities and Challenges Photo Gallery

Chapter News & Announcements, Events & Conferences, Photo Galleries  |  June 06, 2014

May 21, 2014 Luncheon Program – Infrastructure Opportunities and Challenges Photo Gallery

SMPS Pittsburgh and ASCE Transportation and Development Institute held a joint Luncheon Program on May 21st -- an informative panel discussion with leaders in infrastructure. Panelists included: David W. Borneman, P.E., Director, Engineering & Construction – ALCOSAN; Victor Defazio, P.E., PennDOT District 11-0; & Rex Woodward, Commissioner, Port of Pittsburgh Commission; Chairman of the PPC’s Wireless Waterway Committee; and Executive Director of Pittsburgh Port Technology, Inc....

Member Spotlight: Al Grasso

Member Spotlights  |  June 04, 2014

Member Spotlight: Al Grasso

Member Spotlight: Al Grasso is Director, Market and Client Strategy at Mascaro Construction Company, LP. In 2002, Al began in the A/E/C industry here in Pittsburgh. ...

The Millennial Marketer – Blog 3: The Art of Asking Questions

Chapter News & Announcements  |  May 23, 2014

The Millennial Marketer – Blog 3:  The Art of Asking Questions

The Millennial Marketer Blog 3: The Art of Asking Questions (A Monthly Blog authored by Diane Landers, Ph.D. MBA, RPA, CPSM - Vice President and CMO at GAI Consultants, Inc.)...

Q&A session: All About SMPS University

Chapter News & Announcements  |  May 19, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT In this upcoming Webinar, you’ll learn all about SMPS University: Advanced Leadership Program. Meet recent SMPS U graduates who will discuss the unique, graduate-level curriculum taught by faculty from University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. They’ll also answer your questions about SMPS ...