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10 Jan, 2018

President's (b)log: January

Pipper Mosley

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Happy New Year! During this time of year, many people start January by setting new resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. And while SMPS may not be able to help you lose a few extra pounds, the organization is a great resource when developing and achieving personal career goals. Consider investing in your personal and career growth through becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)!

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate professional marketing standards and influence best practices. Furthermore, the CPSM designation serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers, raising their standing with their employers and industry peers. The CPSM is more than just four letters on your business card – it’s a sign of your commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.


Some of the unique benefits of earning the CPSM accreditation include:

  • Heightened potential for career advancement and compensation

  • Enhanced credibility with employers, clients and industry peers

  • Increased knowledge in the six domains of practices

  • Public recognition of the roster of current CPSMs on both the DC chapter and HQ websites

  • CPSM-only perks, including discount pricing for many DC chapter events


Pursuing your accreditation as a Certified Professional Services Marketer is a crucial step in your career and the SMPS DC chapter wants to help you achieve this personal milestone. Each year, the chapter facilitates a free CPSM Boot Camp for all interested members who intend to pursue their certification.

This 11-week study group program is designed to provide the study support you need to prepare for the exam process, including open discussions, learning activities and mock exams. Our annual boot camp is tailored to a variety of learning styles with a combination of online lunchtime webinars and in-person review sessions; it also covers all six domains of practice, which include marketing research, marketing planning, client and business development, proposals, promotional activity and management. Sign up today for our CPSM Boot Camp Kick-off Event on January 31 or reach out to our Career Advancement Committee to learn more.


National CPSM Week starts on January 29, and offers a week full of on-line activities to celebrate all things certification! To learn more, visit Make this year, the year you take your career to the next level. Earn your CPSM accreditation with SMPS DC in 2018!

Pipper Mosley CPSM, LEED Green Associate
President, SMPS DC