End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 October 2017 BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old My critiques of the BlackBerry brand over the years read harshly. And for good reason. My assessment of the BlackBerry Motion phone? It’ll...
AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set

AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set

AOL AIM Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 October 2017 AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set The news of AOL ending its AIM service comes as a shock to no one. Now, AOL can concentrate on…um. What exactly? The Huffington Post, which it owns?...
The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers

The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 October 2017 The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers The first quarter of the 2017 NFL season demonstrates that the Chiefs rock, the Patriots defense sucks, Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed...
Nobody comes close to Tom Petty

Nobody comes close to Tom Petty

Tom Petty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2017 Nobody comes close to Tom Petty The death of rock icon, Tom Petty, hits me hard. Going to bed, the news says Petty is clinging to life, fighting until the end. By morning, news says Petty passes over...
Equifax waits six weeks, blows its brand promise

Equifax waits six weeks, blows its brand promise

The Equifax hack Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 September 2017 Equifax waits six weeks, blows its brand promise Data breeches suck. No one appreciates it when hackers break into a company and retrieve your personal information. Then you change passwords,...
McGregor made the Mayweather fight popular

McGregor made the Mayweather fight popular

Maywether McGregor Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 August 2017 McGregor made the Mayweather fight popular Sports fans from across the world witnesses a boxing spectacle and the boxers – Floyd and Connor McGreogor – rake in the dough. There were no world...
Walmart Uber vs. Amazon Whole Foods?

Walmart Uber vs. Amazon Whole Foods?

Walmart Uber Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 August 2017 Walmart Uber vs. Amazon Whole Foods? The doubling of the number of cities for the Walmart Uber pilot partnership, in which Uber delivers groceries, demonstrates Walmart isn’t taking Amazon lightly....
Ataribox is perfect for this moment in time

Ataribox is perfect for this moment in time

Ataribox Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 July 2017 Ataribox is perfect for this moment in time I’ll repeat just as I have said in the past, “I am by no means a video gamer.” But I do know Atari and have an interest in Ataribox. But my lack of gaming...
The brand stickiness of Trump is about emotion

The brand stickiness of Trump is about emotion

Brand Stickiness Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 June 2017 The brand stickiness of Trump is about emotion Brand stickiness is often tossed about when rebranding. The idea is to make the brand message more memorable. To say it a different way, making the...
Who’s shocked Applebees sales are plummeting?

Who’s shocked Applebees sales are plummeting?

Who’s shocked Applebees sales are plummeting? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 May 2017 Applebees sales are a reflection of the state of its brand Can it get any worse for Applebees? According to yesterday’s report, Applebees sales fell 7.9% in the...
Brand Blindness. Brand Loyalty. Persuasive.

Brand Blindness. Brand Loyalty. Persuasive.

Brand Blindnes is Brand Loyalty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 April 2017 Brand loyalty and brand blindness Did you know that brand loyalty is a form of brand blindness? Even though most of us believe we act rationally, self-identification is a form of...