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Create the Wave…and Ride it !
June 20, 2019
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Create the Wave…and Ride it !

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , 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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Product Pipeline…
June 19, 2019
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Product 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 […]

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June 14, 2019
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Brand or Commodity… YOUR Choice…

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

Brand or Commodity…Your Choice, but this is a choice you will have to make with your brand or product. A unique point of difference whether through your product, market positioning or both, will give your company an edge. However, in order to stay true to your root values and survive – the better choice is establishing […]

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June 13, 2019
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Take Risks…

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

When Driving your “Go to Market” strategy, the safe vs risk component is always front and center. I say have a very cohesive brand development strategy, and one that drives home your message, but take a risk ! This is your chance to get people talking, they key is not to be something you are […]

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Foundational Brand Pillars…
June 12, 2019
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Foundational Brand Pillars…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , Sports Marketing 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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June 11, 2019
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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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Brand JUICE…!
June 10, 2019
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Brand JUICE…!

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

Driving, and building a Brand’s ID to your “core” audience is key to developing a social presence, and long term relevance. “Juicing” the Brand is a continual process, and has many components that work together to ensure you have an effective marketing strategy. In the “digital” age you are constantly challenged with not only keeping […]

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June 4, 2019
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Blending Function & 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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May 31, 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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May 30, 2019
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Live your Brand…

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

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 number of […]

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