Tag Archives: Blue Ocean


Market Driving vs Market Driven…
April 17, 2018
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Market Driving vs Market Driven…

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 in […]

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Master Product Lifecycle Planning…
March 26, 2018
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Master Product Lifecycle 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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Creating a Masterpiece…
March 19, 2018
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Creating a Masterpiece…

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

When striving to build great products, you must always remember the “Beauty is in the Details”. Most brands look to compromise at some point when commercializing their products. This can be in form of areas not seen (internal), or items discarded (packaging). The most sophisitcated and longest lasting brands are ones who “find” a way […]

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Inspired Design…
March 16, 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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Product Sourcing must match..VISION…
March 5, 2018
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Product Sourcing must match..VISION…

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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Act Global…Think Local…
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 […]

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Effective Product Positioning…
February 19, 2018
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Effective Product Positioning…

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

In order to effectively drive your products at retail, regardless of channel, you must have a clear product positioning strategy. This strategy must allow you to not only establish a “footprint” within your targeted distribution channel, but continually build upon your success. With inventory turns being a barometer of success, it will be key for […]

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Brand Creation, or Destruction…your CHOICE..
February 13, 2018
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Brand Creation, or Destruction…your CHOICE..

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 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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Innovation Pipeline…
February 9, 2018
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Innovation Pipeline…

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

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February 5, 2018
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by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 0 comments

The Evolutionary process behind how  a product, or product line, was conceptualized and eventually commercialized is a “key” to visualizing how a brand inspires Innovation in its design process. As you show, both visually and verbally, this “product and brand evolution story”  to your customer/retailer it becomes clear the effort that goes into this process, […]

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