Tag Archives: Consumer Branding


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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Out Innovate Yourself…
January 28, 2019
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Out Innovate Yourself…

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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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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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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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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Disruptive vs Disrupting…
August 6, 2018
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Disruptive vs Disrupting…

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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Brand Product Lifecycle…
July 20, 2018
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Brand Product Lifecycle…

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

Brands who drive an effective Product Lifecycle strategy are able to survive the “Disruptive” battles that take others down. This battleground is not meant for the weary, you must have fought in the front lines before, survived the war, patched up your wounds and moved on to the next Product Evolution Cycle. These cycles require […]

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Driving Brand Value…
July 16, 2018
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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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Strategic, Brand Driven Sports Marketing…
July 9, 2018
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Strategic, Brand Driven Sports Marketing…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media , 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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The ART of Destruction..!
July 4, 2018
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The ART of Destruction..!

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

The “Art of Destruction” is key to successfully building a long term brand that brings a constant “Point of Difference” to the marketplace. With this principle in place as part of your overall evolutionary process, you will never have a shortage of creative ideas, concepts and “pipeline” of product progressions or reinventions. This “Destruction” principle […]

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