Nintendo Super Mario Run a failure?

Nintendo Super Mario Run a failure?

Nintendo Super Mario Run a failure? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 January 2017 Is it a simple fix? I am not much of a video gamer. What I am is a brand enthusiast. Moreover, I am intrigued when a brand whiffs badly. And Nintendo Super Mario Run is doing...
Super Mario Run unavailable for Android

Super Mario Run unavailable for Android

Super Mario Run unavailable for Android Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 December 2016 Super Mario Run is just another issue for Android. Super Mario Run won’t be available for Android, as if the news couldn’t get any worse for Samsung and its...
UBER Taxi. Differences vanish.

UBER Taxi. Differences vanish.

UBER Taxi. Differences vanish. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 July 2016 What’s in store for Uber? UBER Taxi is not a typo. It’s the reality of what all too often is a brand migration from competitive redefinition to equal and alternative. What made...
Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business

Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business

Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 July 2016 How long will this last? On Monday, I wrote about the popularity of the new Pokemon Go app and how its popularity both befuddled me and intrigued me. “The power...
A market study in the era of Peak TV

A market study in the era of Peak TV

Peak TV A market study in the era of Peak TV The winners and losers of Peak TV, and what Apple TV can do about it We are living in the world of Peak TV, a term coined by FX President John Landgraf a few years ago – and he was right in many ways. We are living in an...
What is the deal with Pokemon Go?

What is the deal with Pokemon Go?

I am the last person to comment on the mania surrounding a Nintendo game, but the immediate popularity of Pokemon Go is too immense to ignore. And too interesting to leave alone, too. Reports are that the game has been downloaded more than a million times since its...
The mistake of the Fitbit Blaze

The mistake of the Fitbit Blaze

As a gadget guy, I’ve dabbled in the world of wearable technology and have looked at everything from the Apple Watch to the new Fitbit Blaze. For a time, I gave the original Fitbit a shot. I liked it enough, but soon found the charging and syncing process to be a few...
NFL Yahoo live stream a success

NFL Yahoo live stream a success

The numbers are in and it looks like the NFL Yahoo live stream was a success, foretelling what could be the future for all sports – and a potential blow to the cable TV giants. The NFL reported that the Buffalo-Jacksonville game, played in London and streamed for free...
Spotify mixtape a fear-based decision

Spotify mixtape a fear-based decision

I’m one of those people who must have his music playing whenever I’m working, driving or lounging around the house. I feel connected with the music I listen to; it makes me feel a bit more lucid and creative. Spotify, Tidal and now Apple Music have all been a part of...
Amazon Music, less is more

Amazon Music, less is more

Amazon Music, less is more Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 March 2015 Amazon Music sports focus Today’s blog begins with a music search. A few nights ago, I couldn’t fall asleep. As is usual on nights like these, I took refuge in my iPhone, hoping that...
Flipboard has changed this blog

Flipboard has changed this blog

Flipboard has changed this blog Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 February 2015 Flipboard is my go-to in the morning I always find it interesting how the patterns of our life evolve into new patterns. My job, as a brand guy, is to take notice of those...
The Smart TV is doomed

The Smart TV is doomed

I’ve had a TV that’s been connected to the Internet for about five years. It’s in my bedroom, probably because it’s my least favorite TV in my family’s household. When we bought it, I was sold on it’s ability to do two things — provide me with apps, like Netflix and...