• About Tom Dougherty

    Tom Dougherty CEO, Stealing Share

    Tom Dougherty is the President and CEO of Stealing Share, Inc., and has helped national and global brands such as Lexus, IKEA and Tide steal market share over his 25-year career.

    An often-quoted source on business and brands, he has been featured recently by the New York Times and CNN, discussing topics ranging from television to Apple to airlines.

    Tom also regularly speaks at conferences as a keynote and break-out speaker. To find out more on inviting him to your speaking engagement and view a video of him speaking, click here.

    You can also reach him via email attomd@stealingshare.com.

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In a sea of uniformity, farmersonly.com is different

I was in my family room recently watching a basketball game when I got a text from my wife saying, “Forgive me, but I have to check out farmersonly.com.” In a matter of a minute, I got another text saying, “Damn, I have to enter an email address, but go to YouTube and watch their commercial.”

So I did. I crinkled my brow, laughed a bit and marveled in the sheer simplistic singularity of it.

Farmers only.com is a dating site for “Farmers, ranchers and country folks.”

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 10.07.41 AMIf you have never heard of farmersonly.com, there are probably two good reasons for it – they have no budget and it’s not for you. It is the latter that makes all the difference.

We say all the time how important it is for brands to be single-minded and to take a stand in saying who they are for and who they are not. I have to tell you, seeing its ad and site, farmersonly.com seems to be doing the right thing from a positioning perspective. I doubt it has hit an emotionally intensive message, but its position is at least single-minded that is leaps and bounds ahead of the vast majority of businesses today.

Kudos to you farmersonly.com, work on your message and you could really have something.

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