SMPS membership is an investment in your career and in your firm's success. See the top ten reasons to join!  Membership doesn't cost; it pays. Join today!

Here are the benefits of an SMPS Membership: 

Chapter Activities
Members belong to both the national society and local chapter. Chapters offer local contacts and networking, educational events, client panels, local directories, newsletters, local web site, and more.

An Impressive Network of Professionals 
Through local chapter meetings, the national marketing conference and the national membership directory, you will be introduced to a vast network of clients, peers and allied firms that make up the marketplace for your firm's services. This network makes project teaming, client development and peer relations happen.

A Subscription to the Marketer Magazine
This bimonthly publication offers timely articles covering the basics of marketing as well as the latest and most successful business development techniques. Articles are written by career professionals who face the challenges of marketing for professional service firms everyday.

The National Membership Directory
This comprehensive book contains listings by individual member, by firm name, by geographic location and by service specialties. The directory is a highly effective networking resource and one of the most valued SMPS benefits.

The SMPS Web Site
The Internet connection with SMPS National is When you access the Members Only section, you will receive useful, timely information. Our local Twin Cities chapter site keeps you updated on all local activities.

Local and National Job Bank
Job seekers and job providers locate each other through the SMPS job bank. Classified ads are printed in the Marketer and may be placed in the Members Only section of the web site.


Professional Development
SMPS works with industry leaders in marketing and management to offer educational programs at fundamental, intermediate and master's levels. These programs are designed to increase your knowledge about marketing and provide you with tangible skills for your own workplace. Further, SMPS has a certification program that defines and recognizes achievement by professional marketers.

The National Marketing Conference
The annual conference is the premier national educational forum for marketers of services to the built and natural environment. This highly charged gathering fosters networking among members who come from all regions of the country.

Educational Resources
Because we realize the value of continuing education, SMPS offers a growing list of top-quality publications at a discount to our members.

Awards Programs
Several SMPS awards programs provide inspiration and insight by recognizing the "best and brightest" marketing materials and programs.

The SMPS Foundation
The SMPS Foundation promotes research and exchanges of information at the senior marketing level. 


The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is committed to being the premier source for education and information in marketing professional services in the built and natural environments. In keeping with this mission, SMPS has conducted a practice analysis of professional services marketing to articulate and confirm the profession’s body of knowledge and the skills most critical to professional competence. These knowledge and skill sets are classified under six domains.

The domains of practice are the foundation of SMPS’ Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Program.