Spotlight Tag: #communications

The Learning Lab | Today + Beyond (Part II)

How can we measure the impact of design? What is the economic value proposition of the work that we do? Tom Jacobs of Krueck Sexton Partners and Marjanne Pearson of Talentstar joined Michelle Wempe for her Contemporary Design Seminar at Kansas State University (Part II) asking, “What will the design professions look like in 2030 and beyond?”

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Communications Catalyst

It’s my pleasure to welcome Brien McDaniel to the Talentstar braintrust of collaborators. Brien is, himself, like a gemstone — with a bright and sparkling personality as well as great depth of character, expertise, and resonance.

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A Woman of Substance

During #womenshistorymonth, I’ve been telling stories about women in leadership within the A+D realm. Initially, I focused on the design professions, and then I profiled one of my long-term friends and business partners, Nancy Egan of New Voodou. Today, I’m shining my #spotlight on Gail Gabriel, who has been both a close friend and business partner for more than 50 years.

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A Celebration of Marketers

As a coda to our recent stories about Weld Coxe and SMPS, let us all celebrate the tremendous evolution that has occurred within our professional over the past four decades. In a 1973 survey of more than half of ENR’s Top 200 firms, only six companies reported having full-time marketers on staff. Today, SMPS is the network for more than 7,000 marketing and business development professionals representing 3,250 firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting business throughout the USA and Canada.

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#PayAttention

In December 2018, in the New York Times Opinion Section, Allison Arieff asked, “Where Are All the Female Architects?” In The Architect’s Newspaper, Julia Gamolina said, “We’re right here.”

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