How many entries do you have? One last chance to earn another!

Did you know that every time you attended a SMPS Fort Worth event this season you were entered to win a free registration to Build Business?

"July 30–August 1, Build Business will bring together 800+ clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers in beautiful San Antonio to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business."

That’s right, SMPS Fort Worth has been collecting entries all year (Sept ‘13 - May ‘14) and we will draw a WINNER during our May 21st program "Transform Your Firm Into a Content Marketing Powerhouse."

Don’t miss your last chance to enter - register for this program today!

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Transform Your Firm Into a Content Marketing Powerhouse

What is content marketing, and why is it essential to your success? What are the best content strategies to extend your reach into the marketplace? Where do most content marketing approaches fail? How can you get your entire team on-board and excited to participate?

We'll talk about the latest content marketing strategies and tactics for nurturing relationships that turn into leads. We will take time during the session to think through a few practical worksheets that you can also share with your firm. Finally, we’ll allow time for healthy discussion and Q&A.

Program learning objectives:

  1. What is content marketing?
  2. Why should your firm be doing it?
  3. How can you create great content?
  4. Who are the firms doing it well today?
  5. What are concrete ways I can get started with content marketing today?

Holly Bolton and Josh Miles have presented this content all around the country, including the SMPS Southern Regional Conference in Tulsa. 

 
 

Holly R. Bolton, FSMPS, CPSM

A self-proclaimed word nerd, Holly Bolton, FSMPS, CPSM is Director of Marketing at CE Solutions, a structural engineering firm. In addition to leading the business development and marketing initiatives for the firm, Holly provides marketing communications consulting to outside clients. Her 15 years of experience also include fulfilling several roles at a newspaper, marketing for a transportation engineering firm in Kansas City and directing public relations and marketing communications for an Indianapolis architecture and engineering firm. Active in the Society for Marketing Professional Services at the chapter, regional and national level, Holly is a past national board member and a current member of the 2013-2015 SMPS Foundation Board of Trustees. Holly co-authored the SMPS Foundation White Paper, “The Client’s Use of Social Media and Social Networking” and has presented around the United States on marketing, communication and business development topics. She has a bachelor of science in public relations and a creative writing minor from the University of Central Missouri.

 

Josh Miles

Josh Miles is a caffeine and Twitter addict, and the principal and founder of Indianapolis-based branding firm, Miles Design. His role at Miles Design consists of driving brand strategy, business development, and firm-wide marketing. Josh was honored as one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Josh is the author of Bold Brand: The New Rules for Differentiating, Branding, and Marketing Your Professional Services Firm. Josh lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two ridiculously cute kiddos.


 

Last chance to win a registration to SMPS Build Business. power:play

Attend this program for your last change to enter your name in our drawing for a registration to the 2014 SMPS National Conference!

We have collected names throughout the year at all of our events and will draw the winner on May 21st during this program.

Walk-ins are welcome (limited number); however, a $5 administration fee will apply. Credit card, cash or check will be accepted at the door.

Cancellations are fully refundable with 48 hours or greater notice. Once registration closes, you will be responsible for the full cost of the event, even if you cannot attend.

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, please contact Cindy Sears-Clemmons

 

 

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Summer Tool Box Series

SMPS Fort Worth invites you to join us as we sharpen our marketing tools this June and July at our Summer Tool Box Series. Back by popular demand, this training at night series is designed to give you the tools every A/E/C marketer needs. Whether this is a refresher course or brand new information to you, every level of marketer is encouraged to attend.

The series will open on June 12th with a session on “Proposal Strategy Best Practices,” followed by a June 26th session on “Proposal Design Best Practices.” These sessions will be led by industry experts Ginger Williams and SMPS Fort Worth President Julie Shaffer.

In July we will take a look at some topics you told us you are interested in knowing more about. July 10th brings us “Copyright Law” with expert Paul Storm, and on July 24th we will wrap up the series with two mini-sessions: “Conducting Effective Red Team Reviews” with Cindy Sears-Clemmons, CPSM and “Evaluating ROI” brought to us by Courtney Kearney, CPSM and Amy Amaya.

Seating for the Summer Tool Box Series is LIMITED! Register now so you don’t miss out!

Register for the Series before June 12 and Save!

Date Topic Presenter
June 12 Proposal Strategy Best Practices Ginger Williams
June 26 Proposal Design Best Practices Julie Shaffer
July 10 Copyright Law Paul V. Storm
July 24 Effective Red Team Review and Evaluating ROI

Cindy Sears-Clemmons, CPSM

Courtney Kearney, CPSM

Amy Amaya

 

 

 

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