February 27, 2018
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Act Global…Think Local…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 0 comments

The ultimate compliment for a brand is when it translates globally. However, when you act global as a brand from a positioning, imagery and lifestyle perspective, you will need to be aware of the intricacies within differing regions of the world.

The brand can and should be positioned with a single unified message, but when defining priorities or strategies for other regions around the world, you will need a clearly defined region/country specific foundation to launch from… This will entail ensuring you understand the political, cultural and geographical nature of these regions. Some countries or regions will clearly be harder to define than others, but most will have a defined culture/structure and the brand can either adapt, translate or move on to another opportunity better suited for the growing the brand.

Once defined, you can develop a clearly defined marketing strategy with a mix of components when blended together provide the biggest impact for this targeted audience. This may involve digital assets, sports marketing development (region specific sports) or traditional hard copy media mix. This “Act Global, Think Local” mindset will allow brands to secure their message, and expand the brand while being sensitive to region specific cultural priorities.

Act Global…

Think Local…

Protect & Grow the Brand…!

Enjoy the Ride…!

Bryan Smeltzer

“Product Innovation & Marketing Success Blog…”

www.bryansmeltzer.com


The author

I have a passion for living balanced life and a strong faith...each equally important for thriving and excelling…I love crushing mountain bike trails, exploring and finding ways to grow beyond the “status quo”. I am a dedicated, innovation driven team leader with a passion for establishing a disruptive vision and executing a market dominating strategy… Our industry has always been about creating innovative, market driving solutions that enhance performance or provide for a better life beyond sport. It has also been about culture, fit and passion for the brand. When these foundational pillars are removed, the brand starts to crumble. Being part of an industry that bridges talent between product creation, marketing, sales, finance and operations is formula for success, because every function is about building a foundational performance brand. It’s galvanizing when elite athletes wear and endorse our creations, but the real strength is leading the teams that combine their creative forces and technical expertise to make the engine roar. I am always passionate for defining and leading the next industry revolution… Extensive executive level experience across globally recognized brands, each number one in their respective  markets, along with having founded and successfully sold my own branded apparel company. Whether establishing new product lines, building global marketing strategies, leading design/development teams, I have a passion for building and growing brands.  Some examples; • Built Zamst from start up to achieving nationwide North American distribution, and 845% revenue growth over a 3 1/2 year period. • With Gathering Storm, grew TaylorMade/adidas Golf Accessories from $11M to $48M over 3 years. • K-Swiss, global executive management of $38M in international licensee’s and domestic apparel/accessories division. • OAKLEY, built and successfully developed “Athletic Division” NCAA licensed team eyewear/apparel product lines achieving $1.4M in initial season.

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