• Cast Your Vote!
  • Friday, May 29th, 2015
  • Voting period is from May 18, 2015 to June 18, 2015
  • Make a difference, vote today!

  • The 2015-2016 Call for Nominations has closed and we are pleased to present you with this slate of qualified candidates who are willing to serve on the 2015-2016 SMPS/LA Board of Directors. Board members serve for 2-year terms and the board positions that are open for election this year are President-Elect, Director-at-Large/Membership, Director-at-Large/Sponsorship, Director-atLarge/Communications, Director-at-Large/Special Events, and Director-at-Large/Professional Development.

    Voting begins on Monday, May 18, 2015 and will close on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM (the day of our annual Leonardo Awards Banquet).

    We encourage you to let your voice be heard by casting your vote. All you need to do is complete the form below and return to the SMPS/LA office by emailing info@smps-la.org.

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  • SMPS/LA CPSM Study Group
  • Monday, June 1st, 2015
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • GLUMAC
    707 Wilshire Blvd., 23rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. SMPS, the recognized leader in education and information for marketing professional services, offers a credential that recognizes the marketing expertise you have achieved: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

    The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. Furthermore, the CPSM designation serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers, raising their standing with their employers, peers, and the public.

    A CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and has demonstrated their knowledge of the practice and related disciplines through a thorough examination of marketing competency. This individual further adheres to the ethics and responsibilities of the profession as outlined in the CPSM Code of Ethics.

    When you apply for the CPSM program, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

    Demonstrate your professional excellence! Resolve to become a certified professional services marketer. Join the SMPS-LA CPSM Study Group to establish a support group of like-minded peers and help prepare for the examination.

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    Cost:
    $50 Members
    $75 Non-Members

    Schedule:
    The CPSM Group weekly meetings are on Monday evenings from 5:30pm - 7:30pm starting the week of June 1, 2015 and concludes on Monday, July 6, 2015.

    Domain 1: Market Research
    Date:  June 1, 2015
    Speaker: Juanita Martinez

    Domain 2: Marketing Plan
    Date:  June 8, 2015
    Speaker: Brandy Little

    Domain 3: Client and Business Development
    Date:  June 15, 2015
    Speaker: Paula Stamp

    Domain 4: SOQs/Proposals
    Date:  June 22, 2015
    Speaker: Tonya Dooley

    Domain 5: Promotional Activity
    Date:  June 29, 2015
    Speaker: Maria Marzoeki

    Domain 6: Information, Resource and Organizational Management
    Date:  July 6, 2015
    Speaker: Maia Hampson

    All meetings take place at GLUMAC's offices located at 707 Wilshire Blvd. 23rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

    For more information, contact SMPS Los Angeles CPSM Chair - Fawn Radmanich, CPSM at fradmanich@pcl.com or (818) 265-5360.

    To learn more about the CPSM process and eligibility, go to www.smps.org/certification.

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
    12248 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90025

  • Check-in at 11:45am, with event starting at noon.

    Marketing is becoming less focused on the sheer volume of leads generated, and more concerned with building a database of qualified leads. The size of the lead database matters less than the measure of value it can yield. So how can marketers working from an outdated “batch and-blast” playbook improve the quality of their leads and the rate at which they nurture potential clients?

    Seminar participants will hear first-hand how marketing automation can provide one solution to this potentially troubling marketing question. Automation allows you to transform your “leads” funnel from an abstract, inefficient cost center to a more targeted revenue-generating machine, reimagined with the latest technology and data.

    When it comes to building leads from initial contacts to an actual contract, Marketing Automation may be your answer!

    Speaker:
    Danny Roberts

    Cost:
    Members: Free
    Non-Members: $20.00 (event attendance only)
    Bring your own lunch and drinks.

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

    Parking:
    Metered and free street parking located on adjacent streets

    QUESTIONS?

    SPONSOR THIS EVENT

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

  • Leonardo Awards
  • Thursday, June 18th, 2015
  • 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • City Club Los Angeles
    555 South Flower Street, 51st Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • On Thursday June 18th, 2015, SMPS/LA will celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of its Leonardo Awards Program at the City Club Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles. The evening will feature the presentation of the celebrated Leonardo Award to Kimberly Tanouye of Englekirk Structural Engineers and recognition of the Industry Honor Award to Los Angeles World Airports represented by Roger A. Johnson. This signature event will serve as a celebration of the A/E/C industry’s best and brightest.

    Don’t miss the festivities—secure your registration tickets and sponsorship package today!

    About SMPS/LA's Leonardo Awards Program
    Inspired by the Renaissance inventor, writer, printer and sculptor, the coveted Leonardo Award has been presented each year since 1981 to recognize an individual that has demonstrated excellence in marketing creativity and innovation as it relates to
    the built environment. As the industry has evolved since the inception of this program, so too has the event platform; SMPS/LA thought it appropriate to recognize other facets of the profession and has added the Industry Honor Awards, which is presented to a client that has made significant contributions to the built environment.

    Schedule:
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cocktail Reception

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Dinner Banquet & Awards Presentation


    HONOREES AND SPECIAL GUESTS:


    2015 Leonardo Award Recipient:

    Kimberly Tanouye | Englekirk Structural Engineers

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    To read Kim's full bio, click here:
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    2015 Industry Honor Award:
    Los Angeles World Airports represented by Roger A. Johnson

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    To read Roger's full bio, click here:
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    Parking:

    515 South Flower | $8 flat rate after 4:01PM at entrance on 5th or Flower Street. Follow red signs for underground visitor parking. Valet parking is available.

    Take elevators to lobby, check-in at security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.

    Price:
    $175  Member ticket
    $225  Non-member ticket

    For sponsorship opportunities, click here:
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    A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

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    Gold Sponsor

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    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours, but more than 24 hours prior to the event, will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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  • Catch The Wave! 2016
  • Monday, August 3rd, 2015
  • Book your hotel reservations to the conference NOW!
  • Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    44-600 Indian Wells Lane
    Indian Wells, CA 92210, US

  • The 2016 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference will be held February 10-12, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Palm Springs. This year, ten SMPS Chapters will come together and spend three dynamic days of networking, learning, and developing relationships with industry partners. The Conference has previously attracted over 300 marketers, business developers and firm principals from A/E/C firms.

    Registration will open in August 2015.

    Don't wait, book your hotel reservations now!
    Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    44-600 Indian Wells Lane
    Indian Wells, CA 92210, US

    We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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  • SMPS LA/OC Joint Chapter Social Event!
  • Friday, August 21st, 2015
  • 5:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Venue: Members-only club in Los Angeles, CA
    7001 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028

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    Dear SMPS Members:

    The Academy of Magical Arts presents you with this exclusive invitation to enjoy a night of fine dining, history, art and elegance at the most extraordinary private club in the world!

    The venue is a members-only club with magical shows and is a must-see in Los Angeles. We have a limited amount of tickets available, so make sure to sign up now before we sell out!

    From your local chapters,
    SMPS LA/OC

    Why:
    Exclusive private club, invite only
    Network with colleagues
    World class magic!

    Come join us for an evening filled with food, drinks, fun and enchantment at this Los Angeles historic-cultural monument!

    Schedule:
    Friday, August 21, 2015
    Dinner Start Time 6:00pm
    Bus leaves JW Marriott at 5:00pm
    Bus leaves Magical Venue at 10:30pm and 11:30pm

    To learn more about SMPS Build Business:
    http://www.smpsbuildbusiness.org/

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    SPONSOR THIS EVENT

    To register, use Eventbrite Registration Password: SMPSMAGIC2015

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

  • Client Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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  • SMPS/LA Holiday Party
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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