Tag Archives: consumer marketing


March 2, 2020
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Succeed…

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

Being able to survive in the land of giants when you are a start up seems virtually impossible, but with the proper diligence you can set a course which increases your chances of success. From blatant knock offs, to direct IP violations, those with the deeper pockets inevitably win, but sometimes not. Being able to […]

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The Visionary Brand…UCI
February 5, 2020
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The Visionary Brand…UCI

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

Had a great presentation on my upcoming book “The Visionary Brand”  #TheVisionaryBrand to the inaugural UCI Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program students and faculty at the Paul Merage School of Business. Very engaging presentation, with students that will hit the ground running ! Great to see so many universities adopting this invaluable curriculum, as this […]

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January 23, 2020
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Value Management…

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

Customer Value creation, and ongoing management are the new norm for Brands wanting to sustain long term value and consistency with revenue forecast. This Customer Value analysis, unlike CRM, throws in some analytical analysis regarding Long Term Value (LTV), which prior to deploying this strategy, did not exist. While CRM still has its place, being […]

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January 8, 2020
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First Mover vs Creator…

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

Being a “First Mover” is different than be a “Category Creator”, and the distinct difference is one disrupts, while the other creates something no one knew they needed. Both are innovative and are a key metric to becoming a “Visionary” brand, but to many companies have the delusion of feeling they have either disrupted, and […]

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Brand Lifestyle…
January 2, 2020
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Brand Lifestyle…

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

A Brand IS a lifestyle choice for a consumer, not a product choice. Growth for a branded consumer products driven company is driven by your ability to create a lifestyle for your “core” customer first, and then balance it’s extension beyond this base. This is a very delicate balancing act, as a significant number of […]

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December 13, 2019
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Sustainable Growth…

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

All brands at some point face a crossroad, as to how and where continued growth will be sustained on a regional or global scale. Fortunately those who have an established a system for driving their creative engine, and have implemented an operational excellence platform allowing them to bring innovative concepts to reality will succeed. This […]

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Act Global….Think Local…
November 25, 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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November 8, 2019
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Ecosystem…

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

Creating a Brand Ecosystem is few have attempting, and even more that have either failed or followed through on their vision. It is very difficult to create, but in order to succeed, must be thought out in detail and understanding how it impacts to company as a whole. You are building the “Core” of the […]

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Think Local…Act Global…
November 5, 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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October 24, 2019
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Social Marketing…

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

The ability of a brand to connect with their “advocates” on-line, and proactively “reach out”  and interact is “key” to building a successful Social Marketing program. These “advocates” have the world within their reach, and want to be part of the brand’s lifestyle/culture. If a brand fails to embrace these advocates from a viral and […]

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