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Drive Growth…Invest in the FUTURE…!
June 19, 2018
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Drive Growth…Invest in the FUTURE…!

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

DRIVE Growth, Invest in the FUTURE…! Finding, defining and building a strategy around GROWTH is a key component to survival in this age of digital transformation. Those brands that call themselves “Innovation Driven”, or “First Movers” usually lack the courage to be truly “REVOLUTIONARY” (new markets/new capabilities). With an average 5% spent in this classification, […]

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Love your Life Legacy..!
May 14, 2018
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Love your Life Legacy..!

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

Love your Life Legacy… “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. […]

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Strategic Viral Marketing…
April 23, 2018
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Strategic Viral Marketing…

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

Strategic Viral, brand driven, marketing is one of the most strategic weapons available in the marketing Arsenal. This weapon, if deployed effectively and accurately, allows you to touch the “core” of your demo with messaging, imagery and a targeted “injection” that connects them with the brand. With the increasing use of digital & social media […]

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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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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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Brand or Commodity…your choice..
January 29, 2018
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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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