Tag Archives: consumer products


February 13, 2020
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IDEA…

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

Spreading an IDEA is a key ingredient to energizing the Product team to “Think Different”. An IDEA must have an impact, significantly change our daily lives, be able to “draw down” and be commercially viable (price, positioning, audience, adoption). Now, not every idea will spread quickly, or be embraced initially, but that is the plan, […]

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February 10, 2020
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by bryansmeltzer in Branding , Business Development , CRM , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Merchandising , Product Innovation , Social Media 0 comments

IP is a key component to establishing a brands “first mover” advantage, just do not become reliant a “one hit” wonder. You must fill this IP pipeline with new, commercially viable “breakaway”, disruptive products or technology. Those who deploy this strategy effectively, and evangelize the need to keep the waves of innovation flowing are the […]

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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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February 4, 2020
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Life Wisdom…

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

“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open…”                                              Life Wisdom from Mr. Bob Marley Always push forward, never looking back, eventually you will reach your Destination…!

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Personalization…
January 28, 2020
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Personalization…

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

Personalization is the “now” future, a must have and the holy grail for brands looking to establish, maintain and grow their community. Being able to communicate one to one w/ accuracy, at a granular and intuitive level is very difficult, but you must be at least laying the groundwork for implementation. The key will be […]

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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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Site Traffic…
January 9, 2020
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Site Traffic…

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

Driving traffic to your website is an integral piece of your brand puzzle, it accomplishes several objectives; 1. Drive Revenue 2 Engagement 3. Awareness 4. Brand Equity Some are obvious, but other no so much and are a key metric to determining ROI. There are many investments to be made, but those that measured are […]

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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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True Innovation…
December 3, 2019
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True Innovation…

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

Many Brands have worn out their use of “Innovation”. These are brands that feel a “Progression” beyond where they are today is “True” innovation. The idea of living in a “Bubble” while others run circles around you,  is not a reality they choose to deal with and as a result they get run over. “Get […]

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