Events Calendar

Mar
13
Tue
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB

All members are welcome to join SMPS Alaska in our monthly board meetings. Hosted at one of the volunteer’s boardroom’s, our board meets every second Wednesday of the month.

Mar
14
Wed
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB

All members are welcome to join SMPS Alaska in our monthly board meetings. Hosted at one of the volunteer’s boardroom’s, our board meets every second Wednesday of the month.

Mar
29
Thu
Succession Planning: Risk & Reward @ The STRIVE Group
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Succession Planning: Risk & Reward @ The STRIVE Group | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

With 6.2 Million open jobs in the US economy, employers are struggling to fill their job openings. Leading organizations are renewing their focus on employee development and succession planning to attract and retain top talent that will lead their organizations into the emerging market.

This course will explain how to determine what percentage of placements should come from internal promotions versus external sources as well as equipping learners with talent mapping tools, and cost-effective employee development systems. We will also discuss the difference between succession planning and contingency planning, and teach leaders how to mitigate risk in their contingency planning efforts.

Mar
30
Fri
March Coffee Meet Up – Adobe: Part 1 @ SteamDot, Downtown
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
March Coffee Meet Up - Adobe: Part 1 @ SteamDot, Downtown | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

Join us for a coffee and a round table discussion about tips and tricks for Adobe. Bring your laptop (not required) and questions about InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and more!

Apr
5
Thu
BD/Marketing Hackathon Mini-Conference @ Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
BD/Marketing Hackathon Mini-Conference @ Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

Business Development & Marketing Hackathon

Join SMPS Alaska Chapter for a half-day conference on Thursday, April 5th.Tap into secrets of industry experts from around the country who will reveal techniques and methodologies they have used to help their firms succeed.

SMPS Mini-Conference Flyer

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Apr
11
Wed
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB

All members are welcome to join SMPS Alaska in our monthly board meetings. Hosted at one of the volunteer’s boardroom’s, our board meets every second Wednesday of the month.

Apr
19
Thu
Learning Lab: 10 Things You Need to Know About Promoting Your Business Online @ The Chariot Group
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning Lab: 10 Things You Need to Know About Promoting Your Business Online @ The Chariot Group | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

Please join David Harper, Online Media Strategist for Brilliant Media Strategies, for this live presentation focusing on the best practices for social media. Dave will discuss choosing the right social networks, online advertising, email marketing and getting the best ROI for your firm. This presentation includes a clear plan for promoting your company online and takeaways that you can start using immediately.

May
1
Tue
City-Wide Clean Up: SMPS Chapter @ Cuddy Family Midtown Park
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
City-Wide Clean Up: SMPS Chapter @ Cuddy Family Midtown Park | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

Join SMPS on Tuesday, May 1 from 3-5pm in support of Anchorage City-Wide Cleanup Week!

For 50 years, the Anchorage Chamber has helped preserve the cleanliness and beauty of its city through the City-Wide Cleanup Week in Anchorage and Eagle River.  Each year, thousands of volunteers collect millions of pounds of trash and dispose of it in landfills.

We will be meeting at Cuddy Family Midtown Park (201 E 40th Ave, Anchorage AK) on the amphitheater stairs, and will have orange trash bags and plastic gloves. We will be picking up trash around midtown!

Email Cythia Oistad to volunteer or more details!

May
9
Wed
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMPS Board Meeting @ TDB

All members are welcome to join SMPS Alaska in our monthly board meetings. Hosted at one of the volunteer’s boardroom’s, our board meets every second Wednesday of the month.

May
10
Thu
Confessions of a Content Whisperer @ The Chariot Group
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Confessions of a Content Whisperer @ The Chariot Group | Anchorage | Alaska | United States

SMPS ALASKA CHAPTER 

Webinar: Confessions of a Content Whisperer

Session Description

Didn’t make it to PRC 2018? Want to hear from the most talked-about speaker from this conference? Join us for a webinar and learn how to crack the code to extracting data from your technical team. 

Marketers constantly juggle proposals, presentations, external marketing campaigns, and whatever else their team throws at them. However, in the A/E/C industries, marketers need our technical experts for input to get these tasks done.

In a world of continuous proposals and other materials, marketers don’t have time to beg for content, and they shouldn’t have to. There hasn’t been much insight into how to actually get that content from a technical team … until now. If you’ve heard, “I’m too busy,” “I don’t know what to write about” or “Why can’t you do it?” when asking for content from your technical team, our November webinar is for you.

This extraction (sometimes referred to as pulling teeth) has easily become one of marketing’s toughest challenges. This session equips you with tools to get content from your technical team that will help complete proposals, project data sheets, blogs, case studies, papers, and other content marketing pieces. We’ll discuss how to gain leadership buy-in, by working with specific internal personas and five methods marketers can use to extract quality content.

Session Learning Objectives

During this webinar, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify what your team needs to know before contributing content
  • Identify several subject matter expert (SME) personas and their motivations
  • Outline five methods to extract content from your technical team

Hear valuable insights plus tips and recommendations for improving writing and presentation skills. Examples will include proposal and presentation successes and failures. “Little Piggy Proposals,” “The Cram,” and “Death by PowerPoint” are all covered with insight and humor to drive home the point that proposals and presentations need to be about the client, not the presenter.

During this webinar, attendees will:

  • Better understand the selection process
  • Learn what selection committees typically look for
  • Discover what can influence the selection of professional services firms
  • Explore how to write better proposals that will get noticed
  • Learn techniques for more effective presentation