Tag Archives: Art


February 13, 2020
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IDEA…

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

Spreading an IDEA is a key ingredient to energizing the Product team to “Think Different”. An IDEA must have an impact, significantly change our daily lives, be able to “draw down” and be commercially viable (price, positioning, audience, adoption). Now, not every idea will spread quickly, or be embraced initially, but that is the plan, […]

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February 7, 2020
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by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation 0 comments

Now with ’19 behind us, and ’20 here, what next…? There are many strategic opportunities for those brands willing to put forth the effort to migrate their Legacy systems, products, processes and procedures, and adopt and/or implement new ways to maximize ROI in our New Age. Those brands who are proactive vs reactive will also […]

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January 23, 2020
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Value Management…

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

Customer Value creation, and ongoing management are the new norm for Brands wanting to sustain long term value and consistency with revenue forecast. This Customer Value analysis, unlike CRM, throws in some analytical analysis regarding Long Term Value (LTV), which prior to deploying this strategy, did not exist. While CRM still has its place, being […]

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Site Traffic…
January 9, 2020
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Site Traffic…

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

Driving traffic to your website is an integral piece of your brand puzzle, it accomplishes several objectives; 1. Drive Revenue 2 Engagement 3. Awareness 4. Brand Equity Some are obvious, but other no so much and are a key metric to determining ROI. There are many investments to be made, but those that measured are […]

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November 19, 2019
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Disruption…

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

Brands that classify themselves as “Disruptive” have a clearly defined a market opportunity, drive towards bringing this “vision” to reality and understand the risk that comes with this “Creation” process. Brands that “think” they are “Disruptive”, are just “Disrupting” while they figure out what they are trying to accomplish, take “incremental” steps towards design/product progression […]

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Create the Wave..or Ride It !
November 11, 2019
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Create the Wave..or Ride It !

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

As I have previously discussed, brands can either “ride out” their success, or they can create a “new wave”. Most prefer to ride their wave out, or catch someone else’s. It is the fearless brand that takes chances, and some may hit the rocks occasionly, but when they “catch” a wave it is usually a […]

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November 8, 2019
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Ecosystem…

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

Creating a Brand Ecosystem is few have attempting, and even more that have either failed or followed through on their vision. It is very difficult to create, but in order to succeed, must be thought out in detail and understanding how it impacts to company as a whole. You are building the “Core” of the […]

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November 4, 2019
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Social Marketing Success..

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , 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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August 28, 2019
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Brand Pillars…

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

When looking to establish yourself within a specific market, whether locally or globally, establishing your brand “Pillars” are crucial to building a long term strategy. These “Pillars” are what anchor your company from the top, and liquify the entire company on a daily basis. If you do not know what you “stand for”, then how […]

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Blending Function w/ Design…
August 12, 2019
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Blending Function w/ Design…

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

As simple as it sounds, building functionality into a beautiful design is not always easy. At times you will need to sacrifice design aesthetics to achieve the need in functionality. The ultimate goal of any product team is to achieve the “hybrid” formula of “simple” sophistication with a “functional” design. Great brands have established a […]

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