Tag Archives: Strategic Marketing


Blending Function w/ Design…
August 12, 2019
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Blending Function w/ Design…

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

As simple as it sounds, building functionality into a beautiful design is not always easy. At times you will need to sacrifice design aesthetics to achieve the need in functionality. The ultimate goal of any product team is to achieve the “hybrid” formula of “simple” sophistication with a “functional” design. Great brands have established a […]

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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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Human to Tech…
August 5, 2019
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Human to Tech…

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

With the ever increasing use of technology across all functional areas, we need to assure that the inherit “creative value” that humans provide is brought into synergy with these technological advances. This will be crucial, and critical as we continue evolve and adapt over time. Finding this balance within each company should be a primary […]

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Market your Product Revolution…
July 22, 2019
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Market your Product Revolution…

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 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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July 2, 2019
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Product Innovation Cycle…

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

Driving continuous Product Innovation is a key component to a brand hitting on all cylinders. Many brands that have this mentality are at the forefront of their respective product category evolution, and other brands are content to “bleed the juice” out of their “one hit wonder”(OHW). This OHW strategy will move a product along the life […]

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June 27, 2019
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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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Start Up Team…
June 25, 2019
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Start Up Team…

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

Adaptability and Independence are Key traits when you are building a Start up team, and the two hardest to determine. Start ups are a unique animal, and very few are cut out to succeed in this dynamic, ever changing environment. Being able to adapt, take on roles where you are needed, and adapting quickly to […]

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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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Integrity…
June 21, 2019
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Integrity…

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

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively…”                                                           […]

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