The Zombie Apocalypse is REAL. Start planning.

The Zombie Apocalypse is REAL. Start planning.

Impending Zombie Apocalypse Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 January 2017 Zombie Apocalypse is possible The Impending Zombie Apocalypse The danger of a Zombie apocalypse is real. Yesterday, I read a news story in Popular Science on why scientists are...
McDonalds market share. Not hungry anymore.

McDonalds market share. Not hungry anymore.

McDonalds market share decline Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 January 2017 McDonalds market share.  — Not hungry anymore. McDonalds market share is dropping. The answer? McRib is back! How long has it been since McDonalds defined the fast food market as...
U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand

U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand

U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2017 There is a different U2 before and after Joshua Tree There are a handful of albums that hold a deep place in my heart. Perhaps the most poignant of them all...
Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day is not Veterans Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 November 2016 Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day Today is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (which includes Canada). It is a solemn pause in the work week (I hesitate to...
Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power

Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power

Cree’s Failure Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power Cree LED lightbulbs. An Example of surrendering initiative. For Stealing Share, Cree LED lightbulbs is in our backyard. I follow the company because it is great to see a local company innovate and win. I...
Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory

Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory

A Rebranding Strategy for Department Stores Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory Why talk about department store rebranding? Because the department store market and the retail industry needs a complete reset (read a detailed market study of the entire retail...
The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 The US brand. What is the United States of America?  The US brand is under siege. Is anyone else worried about the future of the US? I don’t mean in terms of...
What bank leaders can learn from Wells Fargo

What bank leaders can learn from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo What bank leaders can learn from Wells Fargo The Wells Fargo cross-selling scandal will affect more than just it and its customers. The scandal will affect the entire banking industry, which means banking leaders must be beware of simmering anger with...
Office Depot, Staples merger and new CEOs

Office Depot, Staples merger and new CEOs

Office Depot, Staples merger and new CEOs What the new CEOs should do Changes are afoot among the office supply chains with both Office Depot and Staples looking for new CEOs. This comes on the heels of the expected Office Depot Staples merger between the two...
Samsung Galaxy 7 faces a brand hurdle

Samsung Galaxy 7 faces a brand hurdle

Samsung Galaxy 7 faces a brand hurdle Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 September 2016 Powerful brands can overcome product failures. Is the Samsung Galaxy 7 one of those? Do we forget when a popular product fails to meet our expectations? What’s the one...
Insurance branding to create preference

Insurance branding to create preference

Insurance branding to create preference The purpose of insurance branding Any process of insurance branding includes questions about creating preference. How do we gain preference for our products when, basically, they are identical to that of the competition? How can...