Mike Smeaton

Mike Smeaton is president and CEO of the Safety Marketing Group, 16228 Flight Path Drive Brooksville, FL 34604; (352) 848-2547; Mike.Smeaton@smgna.com / www.My.SMGna.com

The Safety Marketing Group (SMG) is a buying-marketing group of 60+ independently-owned safety equipment distributors along with 50+ suppliers with “synergy,” resulting in improved distributor profitability and increased supplier market share. 

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Many of you need a “wake up call”

May 1, 2014
A few weeks ago, SMG (Safety Marketing Group) held our 26th Annual Partnership Conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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What is the future state of the Safety Channel?

November 6, 2013
Now that the economy has rebounded for some, does that mean there will be more mergers and acquisitions?


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What is your “Value Proposition”?

September 5, 2013
A few weeks ago I was in a meeting with a handful of Safety Marketing Group (SMG) distributors and I asked the question: what is your company “Value Proposition”?
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Smeaton’s Crystal Ball for 2013

January 4, 2013
Most of the Safety Equipment Manufacturers and Safety Equipment Distributors in 2012 saw a great increase in sales during the first quarter of 2012


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Winning attitude

Mike Smeaton on the Safety Marketing Group
October 8, 2012
I am writing this during the Summer Olympics in London. Are you impressed with the “winning attitude” of the Olympians? Can you imagine the personal sacrifice each individual has been committed to?


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Are you committed to a safety culture?

Mike Smeaton on the Safety Marketing Group
May 4, 2012
Who has “safety authority” at the end-user customer? Is it the safety director or the purchasing department?


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What makes you SUCCESSFUL?

Mike Smeaton on the Safety Marketing Group
January 11, 2012
Thirty or more years ago a 3M rep said to me while making end-user calls, “Mike this is no scrimmage today… every day is a Super Bowl!”


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Reenergize your business

Damn the questions, full speed ahead
October 10, 2011
What is the future state of the safety industry? 


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