Why Join SMPS

SMPS Membership includes these exciting and dynamic benefits:

  • Impressive network of professionals. Through local chapter meetings, the National Marketing Conference and the National Membership Directory, you will be introduced to a vast network of clients, peers and allied firms who make up the marketplace for your firm's services. This network makes project teaming, client development, and peer relations happen.
  • A subscription to the Marketer magazine. This bimonthly publication offers timely articles covering the basics of marketing as well as the latest and most successful techniques. Articles are written by career professionals who face the challenges of marketing for professional service firms every day.
  • A subscription to the Forum newsletter. Chock-full of SMPS member, chapter, and national announcements, this bimonthly newsletter is your connection with the Society. The Forum contains articles about upcoming meetings, the annual conference, awards programs, chapter news and member achievements.
  • The National Membership Directory. Published annually, this comprehensive book contains member names and addresses alphabetically, catalogued by firm name, geographic location, and services offered. The Directory is a highly effective networking resource, and one of the most valued SMPS benefits.
  • The SMPS Web Sites. The Internet connection with SMPS National is www.smps.org. When you access the Members Only section, you will receive useful, timely information about hot markets, job opportunities, a user-friendly member directory and professional development information. SMPS is constantly focused on the future of the industry and SMPS Online will grow to meet your emerging needs. The SMPS Alabama web site also offers similar information and more that is specifically targeted for area members.
  • Career Opportunities. SMPS - National publishes a list of job openings for firms looking for professional marketers and business developers across the nation. These openings, updated daily, provide members and posting firms with a timely medium to connect to new employment opportunities.

 

SMPS delivers opportunities...

As a member of SMPS, you have the option to share in a wealth of career-enhancing opportunities:

  • Professional Development. SMPS works with industry leaders in marketing and management to offer educational programs for our members at chapter and national levels. These programs are designed to increase your knowledge about marketing and provide you with tangible skills for your own profession.
  • The National Marketing Conference. The annual conference is the premiere national educational forum for marketers of services to the built and natural environment. This highly charged gathering fosters networking amongst members and strengthens relationships of members who come from all regions of the country.
  • Educational Resources. Because we realize the value of continuing education, SMPS offers a growing list of top-quality publications and audio cassettes at a discount to our members.
  • Awards Programs. You have several opportunities to be recognized by your peers with the local and national SMPS awards programs. Members gain inspiration and insight from the "best and brightest" marketing materials and programs produced by you and your firm. Awards programs include: The National Marketing Communications Awards; the Chapter President of the Year Award; the Striving for Excellence Awards; and the Marketing Achievement Award.
  • The SMPS Foundation. The SMPS Foundation promotes research and exchanges of information at the senior marketing level.