Tag Archives: Design


September 13, 2019
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Disruptive Innovation…

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

Disruptive, Innovation Stages… Most brands would like to say they are a “Innovation” or “Disruptive” focused, but a reality check in sometimes needed. True, authentic disruption is difficult and very few are doing it well, but when executed properly can change the world… Take a look and see where you are…    

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August 22, 2019
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Strategic Merchandising…

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

Merchandise your product as a complete brand, reflective of the “Lifestyle”, “Look” and “Feel” your “core” consumer would like to aspire to when they exit the retailers door. Many times brands do not fully embrace the significance of ensuring that all “pieces” of the merchandising puzzle are pulled together at retail. There are significant advantages […]

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August 7, 2019
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Evolve or Evaporate…

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

Any brand must “evolve” as it grows, or become stagnant, and lose all momentum built up since its inception. This sometimes requires making a bold move to obsolete a product, even when sales would tell you to hold on longer. When moving a product out of the life cycle while still popular, creates an inherent […]

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Product Creation..
July 17, 2019
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Product Creation..

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

“Authentic” Product Creation is a process where a brand has developed such an efficient and effective system, they are able to commercialize concepts that drive or re-create product categories. This system is key to gaining their competitive advantage long term, and leaves your competition to “imitating” and not truly “innovating” in their space. By “imitating” […]

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Think Local…Act Global…
June 24, 2019
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Think Local…Act Global…

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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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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Vision must match Sourcing…
May 20, 2019
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Vision must match Sourcing…

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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Market your Evolution…
February 26, 2019
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Market your Evolution…

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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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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Innovation Pipeline…
August 20, 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 […]

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