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    7 Things Every Professional Services Marketer Should Know

    May 22, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road, Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Everything changed for AEC marketing in the 1970’s when the Brooks Act was passed and the AIA Code of Ethics was changed to allow most forms of marketing. Since that time two generations of marketers have learned, oftentimes in the school of hard knocks, how to win as a marketer. Come to hear the funny and engaging stories of these marketers, and walk away with 7 things you need to know about being a professional services marketer. Lessons Learned: 1) Understand a marketer’s primary objective at a professional services firm and how to use it as a litmus test for everything that you do. 2) Learn the number one way to get professionals on board with your marketing objectives and turn them into marketing and business development advocates. 3) Learn about the one factor that is more important than any other thing your firm can do to create business growth and profit. 4) Create a plan for the next twelve months, leveraging lessons learned from fellow professional services marketers.

    Speaker: Tim Klabunde

    Tim is a Fellow from Johns Hopkins University and Principal of Timmons Group, an ENR Top 500 design firm. An avid writer and speaker, Tim has been published and quoted in numerous publications including the Washington Business Journal, Engineering News Record, CE News, Business Owner Magazine, and Marketer. In his role as Director of Marketing at Timmons Group the firm has seen unprecedented growth, landing the firm on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the first time in the firm’s 62 year history. Tim is an Amazon Best Selling author of Network Like an Introvert.

    *Free parking in deck behind building. Lunch will be provided.* 

    If you have any questions, please contact Amy Jones at 704.973.6889 or

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Cancellations made 72-hours prior to the event will receive a refund. Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.


    $35.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter
    $55.00 after 9:00 am May 20

    $35.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter
    $55.00 after 9:00 am May 20

    $50.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $70.00 after 09:00 am May 20

    Future Meetings

    2018 SMPS CLT Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

    December 19, 2018
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Brewers at 4001 Yancey
    4001-A Yancey Road
    Charlotte, NC 28217

    Don we now our tacky sweaters! Join SMPS Charlotte in celebrating the most festive time of year at our annual holiday party!

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