Category: Digital Marketing


Market Driving Strategy….
January 15, 2018
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Market Driving Strategy….

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

  Ever try driving down the road while looking in the rear mirror without crashing.? Probably do not want to try this, as you are likely to crash and burn. Even with this common sense knowledge, you will find this analogy going on with companies every day, even though they know this will likely result […]

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Inspired Design…
January 12, 2018
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Inspired Design…

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

Inspired Design… Every brand aspires to blend creative designs with the most innovative, market driving concepts. This objective and “true” brand foundation starts with inspiring your design team, and allowing the freedom to be creative beyond reality. Eventually, reality is brought to life in these designs, but it always starts with what is thought to […]

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Disruptive Innovation…
January 8, 2018
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Disruptive Innovation…

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

In order to set a course where you are considered the market leader, and one by which all standards within a respective market are measured, you must at times be “Disruptive“. In its purest sense, a “Disruptive” innovator is one who sets off on their own course, not always knowing where it will lead, but […]

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Viral Marketing…
January 2, 2018
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Viral Marketing…

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

Strategic Viral, brand driven, marketing is one of the most strategic weapons available in the marketing Arsenal. This weapon, if deployed effectively and accurately, allows you to touch the “core” of your demo with messaging, imagery and a targeted “injection” that connects them with the brand. With the increasing use of digital & social media […]

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Out Innovate yourself First…
December 11, 2017
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Out Innovate yourself First…

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

The ability to out-innovate yourself is a managed skillset carefully crafted into the mindset of truly “product driven” companies. This is neither a want or need, but a “must have” if you are to be an “authentic” leader within your product category. Many companies find this mindset difficult, if not impossible to follow through on, […]

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Social Marketing Success…
November 15, 2017
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Social Marketing Success…

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

The ability of a brand to connect with their “advocates” on-line, and proactively “reach out”  and interact is “key” to building a successful Social Marketing program. These “advocates” have the world within their reach, and want to be part of the brand’s lifestyle/culture. If a brand fails to embrace these advocates from a viral and […]

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Innovate, don’t IMITATE…
October 23, 2017
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Innovate, don’t IMITATE…

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

It is always easier for a company/brand to imitate competitive products than it is to truly reinvent their respective product or category.  As a result, progressive improvement is attained, but nothing truly innovate comes out of this type of product strategy. When  a brand is looking to build a  product strategy, at the forefront of […]

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Sourcing must match Design Vision…
October 13, 2017
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Sourcing must match Design Vision…

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

When selecting a primary source to produce your product overseas, you must ensure that the “core” compentancies/capabilities of  the factory match the “vision” of the Design team and brand as a whole. This many times is where brands fall short, and compromise happens, whether in construction, materials or both. In falling short, you risk alienating […]

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Product Life Cycle Planning…
September 25, 2017
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Product Life Cycle Planning…

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

A key formula to assuring you are able to realize your goal of being an “Innovation” driven brand, is to assure the innovation hits the market at the right time, in the right markets with the right consumer. This is all achieved by ensuring you have a cohesive Product Life Cycle Planning system in place. […]

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Product Pipeline…
September 18, 2017
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Product Pipeline…

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

A “Product Innovation Pipeline” is built from foundational brand positioning principles, and driven by a defined process execution. As I have mentioned previously, it is much easier to “imitate” than it is to “innovate” in your market space. However, if you have a defined process for ensuring “Innovation” is always part of your overall brand […]

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