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Product Vision vs Reality…
February 6, 2019
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Product Vision vs Reality…

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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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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Artificial Intelligence…Emotion vs Data
January 14, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence…Emotion vs Data

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

With the development of Artificial Intelligence you would think Big Data would continue to sharpen the logical reasoning of AI, but providing more data does not make AI better, human reasoning and logic is the next evolution of AI. When this happens, you will find a slow, then rapid deployment of AI on roles you […]

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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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December 26, 2018
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Creative 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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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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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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Brand  Positioning…
July 23, 2018
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Brand Positioning…

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

Brand Positioning is a key to ensuring you connect properly with your “CORE” audience… This means your positioning MUST flow through the “bloodlines” of everyone inside the BRAND for it to be authentic. It is the duty of the those “key” holders to ensure the Equity stays in tact, and you do not lose your […]

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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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