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Disruptive Innovation…
January 8, 2018
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Disruptive Innovation…

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

In order to set a course where you are considered the market leader, and one by which all standards within a respective market are measured, you must at times be “Disruptive“. In its purest sense, a “Disruptive” innovator is one who sets off on their own course, not always knowing where it will lead, but […]

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Out Innovate yourself First…
December 11, 2017
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Out Innovate yourself First…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media 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 on, […]

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Creative Vision…
November 13, 2017
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Creative Vision…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , 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 Driven Product Marketing…
November 6, 2017
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Brand Driven Product Marketing…

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

Brand Driven Product Marketing is key to making the connection between your “brand” message to the “core” consumer, and attributes of your product. This is the juice behind your brand, and what allows you to achieve cohesive positioning in the marketplace. To often brands do not “connect” with their “brand advocates” or send an inconsistent […]

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Viral Marketing Strategy…
November 1, 2017
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Viral Marketing Strategy…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Sports Marketing , Uncategorized 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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Innovate, don’t IMITATE…
October 23, 2017
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Innovate, don’t IMITATE…

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

It is always easier for a company/brand to imitate competitive products than it is to truly reinvent their respective product or category.  As a result, progressive improvement is attained, but nothing truly innovate comes out of this type of product strategy. When  a brand is looking to build a  product strategy, at the forefront of […]

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Strategic Sports Marketing…
October 16, 2017
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Strategic Sports Marketing…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , 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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Drive Traffic to your Brand…
October 9, 2017
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Drive Traffic to your Brand…

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

Whether looking to drive customers to your brand on-line or in-store, you must find creative, unique ways drive consumer traffic. This has become easier, and at the same time harder for brands with the evolution of the internet and digital interaction with your customer. As you look to find unique ways to drive traffic,you must always […]

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Product Pipeline…
September 18, 2017
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Product Pipeline…

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , 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 Commodity or Equity.. your Choice..
September 11, 2017
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Brand Commodity or Equity.. your Choice..

by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , 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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