Mission Statement: To serve as the regional resource for professional services marketers by providing education and a networking forum for individual and organizational growth.
The Society of Marketing Professional Services was created in 1973, here in St. Louis, by a small group of professional service firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources and work together to create business opportunities. Together they created SMPS to help tackle the day-to-day complexities of marketing in a time when marketing was barely acknowledged as a separate component of professional service firms.
Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. SMPS’ mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. SMPS’ vision is for premier professional service firms to recognize SMPS as their most trusted resource for building business and achieving success. Since our beginning, the award-winning St. Louis Chapter has grown to approximately 100 members. We also continue to support the professional development needs of our members by offering educational events, biennial award programs, and regular meetings.