SmartWIN24 Speaker Spotlight: Tiffany Konenkamp – AEC Branding and Mergers

Episode 69:

Do you feel lost in the sea of mergers and acquisitions? Katie is talking with Tiffany Konenkamp, CPSM from Century Fire about branding and M&A in the AEC sector. Tiffany discusses the nuances of acquiring smaller firms, focusing on the need to balance respect for the acquired company’s brand while transitioning to the Century Fire identity. She emphasizes the critical nature of value alignment and the importance of effective communication during the rebranding phase, providing actionable advice for firms undergoing similar changes.


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Tiffany is a dynamic force in the AEC industry, exemplifying the trajectory of a marketing expert whose strategic vision and operational acumen have served her well at Century Fire Protection, one of the fastest-growing fire protection companies in the U.S. Her story is one of ascent, from her roots in marketing within the AEC sector to her current dual-hatted role as Director of Marketing and Division Manager.

At Century Fire Protection, Tiffany leads the Alarm & Special Hazards Service Division with a keen eye for innovation and efficiency. Her marketing expertise is equally evident as she spearheads comprehensive marketing strategies, encompassing everything from digital marketing to employee engagement. As a leader, she plays a key role in branding initiatives, particularly during mergers and acquisitions, aligning with Century Fire’s growth and vision.

Tiffany’s career is marked by a series of transitions, from marketing to sales and operations and back to marketing again, showcasing her versatility and deep understanding of the AEC industry’s multifaceted nature. Her expertise is further solidified by her NICET Level III certification and her recognition within Century Fire’s Sales Achievement Award for outstanding sales achievements.

As a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM), Tiffany has not only led SMPS Atlanta as Past President but has also been honored as Chapter President of the Year. Her commitment to the profession extends to her past role as Co-Chair of the national CPSM certification program, influencing the standards of excellence in AEC marketing.

An Auburn University alumna, Tiffany’s spirited “WAR EAGLE!” echoes her enthusiasm and zest, which she brings to every initiative she leads. When she’s not driving marketing and operational success, she’s devoted to her family in Roswell, GA, and can often be found cheering on her son Hayden at the baseball field.

At SmartWIN24, we’re proud to feature Tiffany as a speaker who has not only climbed the ranks within the AEC industry but has also shaped the strategic marketing landscape through her innovative approaches and dedication to excellence. Her insights into branding, digital strategy, and the integration of marketing within operations make her an invaluable contributor to our ‘Leap into the Future’ theme.



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