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Product Vision vs Reality…
February 6, 2019
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Product Vision vs Reality…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , 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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January 28, 2019
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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 […]

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Driving Brand Value
January 23, 2019
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Driving Brand Value

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

Driving Brand Value has many ingredients and each is built around the key principles of which the brand was founded. As you evolve and grow these principles can be adjusted, but not from the main positioning objective that are the origins of the brand. To stick with what made you “stand for” is difficult at […]

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Artificial Intelligence…Emotion vs Data
January 14, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence…Emotion vs Data

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

With the development of Artificial Intelligence you would think Big Data would continue to sharpen the logical reasoning of AI, but providing more data does not make AI better, human reasoning and logic is the next evolution of AI. When this happens, you will find a slow, then rapid deployment of AI on roles you […]

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Out-Innovate yourself First…
January 7, 2019
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Out-Innovate yourself First…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 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 […]

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Product Vision…to REALITY..
December 26, 2018
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Product Vision…to REALITY..

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing , Uncategorized 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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December 26, 2018
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Creative Vision…

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

Companies that try to “milk” the Vision of their origins to long, suffer being eaten alive by their competition. Case in point…although Apple continues to thrive with a product life cycle created by Steve, this will soon turn into “Vapors” unless some new “Dent in the Universe” product is created.  In addition to “milking” Steves […]

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Make a Difference…
October 22, 2018
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Make a Difference…

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

Many people say when the timing is right I will serve. However, if you wait for the right time you may never serve for a greater purpose. Recently I had the privilege and honor of learning I will serve on the Board of Directors for the “Make A Wish” foundation (www.wish.org).  This is an organization […]

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September 10, 2018
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Being RemarkABLE

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

Being Remarkable… Being remarkable has different meaning for each individual, however it encompasses many components. Each of which is unique and complementary to one another, and very few have the insight or risk taking demeanor to achieve all areas of being remarkable. Always pursue being REMARKABLE whenever and wherever you can throughout throughout your career […]

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Failure to Learn…
August 27, 2018
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Failure to Learn…

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

Everyone at some point in their career will have a failure or should have a failure, learning how to deal with this inevitable reality will be the difference between learning and succeeding, or failing and never letting go. Successful leaders move on, and learn from these failures. Others can never seem to get over the […]

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