Tag Archives: Art


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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Strategic Sports Marketing…
October 16, 2017
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Strategic Sports Marketing…

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

Whenever brands look to strategic marketing and brand “activation” , one component is always how to effectively build, manage and define metrics on sponsorships deals. With digital marketing and social media tools, athlete/team “activation” has become easier, but you must also have a cohesive, brand driven strategy to reach out to your target demographic. This […]

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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 Innovation Cycle…
October 3, 2017
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Product Innovation Cycle…

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

Driving continuous Product Innovation is a key component to a brand hitting on all cylinders. Many brands that have this mentality are at the forefront of their respective product category evolution, and other brands are content to “bleed the juice” out of their “one hit wonder”(OHW). This OHW strategy will move a product along the life […]

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Brand Creation or Destruction..
October 10, 2016
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Brand Creation or Destruction..

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

Building a platform for continual “Creative” success requires a cohesive mindset, and collective brand effort. These foundational principles ensures first and foremost those “driving” the brand are clear as to the near, and long term expectations. These expectations are built from defining “what” you as a brand stand for, “how” you are positioned, “where” you […]

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“Brand Positioning… Open Water…”
October 29, 2015
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“Brand Positioning… Open Water…”

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Sports Marketing 0 comments

When building a Brand Strategy, you must define yourself through a “unique” proposition to your target demo. Fail to make a clear positioning, and you risk entering a world that is Shark infested, and you will quickly get eaten alive. In order to avoid such a death, make sure you build a solid foundational, first […]

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“Product Evolution or Extinction…”
October 26, 2015
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“Product Evolution or Extinction…”

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Sports Marketing 0 comments

Become a Leader or become Extinct, your choice. Evolve or DIE ! These are tough choices as you move along in the development of your brand. The willingness to take “risks” becomes more and more of a challenge, as it is to easy to continuing eating from the low hanging fruit. What brands do not […]

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August 31, 2015
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Ride the Wave, or Create IT…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Sports Marketing 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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August 5, 2015
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Driving Brand Success…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Sports Marketing 0 comments

Successful Branding requires a mindset for building long term loyalty, and a DNA strategy exclusive to your “bloodlines”. The distinction between great brands that survive, grow and continue to build “brand advocates”, versus others who “draft” off others success is clear when you analyze their inherent brand equity and market positioning. When you have built […]

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May 14, 2015
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Brand Culture…

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Brand Culture… A brand IS a Lifestyle choice for a consumer, not a Product choice. Growth for a Branded consumer products driven company is driven by your ability to create a Lifestyle for your “Core” customer first, and then balance it’s extension beyond this base. This is a very delicate balancing act, as a significant […]

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