Wrong Veterans Day Celebration. Again.

Wrong Veterans Day Celebration. Again.

Armistice Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 November 2017 Wrong Veterans Day? That’s Right.  Why is November 11 the wrong Veterans Day? For one thing, it is not REALY Veterans Day. It is Armistice Day and solemnly honored as Remembrance Day...
Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Amazon Key Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 October 2017 Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me. Man, I’m either getting old or Amazon is taking things too far. Amazon Key allows deliverers to open your front door, place a package inside and lock it...
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty poised for greatness

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty poised for greatness

Fenty Beauty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 October 2017 Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty poised for greatness I am not pretending I know one solitary iota about makeup. What I know is that my wife spends a whole bunch of money on the stuff. She owns an...
Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Target stores Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 October 2017 Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little Cheers for more Target stores! Or at least, that encompasses the remarks by Target CEO Brian Cornell at a media event last week. Target spends...
Branding Positioning: Inside sandwich chains

Branding Positioning: Inside sandwich chains

Brand Positioning: Inside the sandwich chain brands Branding Positioning Think of branding positioning this way. In real estate, the most valuable property is often the one with the greatest distance away from its neighbors. The properties close together, with the...
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),...
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?...
Hmm…MSC Cruise Line. Think that works?

Hmm…MSC Cruise Line. Think that works?

The MSC Cruise Lines Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 October 2017 MSC Cruise Lines MSC Cruise Line is making a big enough spend on US television that I have seen its commercials numerous times. The problem is the NAME. I could not remember it well enough...
Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy

Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy

MARKET STUDY Frozen foods “The brands are either lazy or terrified.” Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy One thing comes clear in doing a frozen food study. The past and present frozen food business landscape riddles with irony. Most brands began as...
The American Biopharmaceutical Companies

The American Biopharmaceutical Companies

Go Boldly Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 September 2017 Go Boldly  American Biopharmaceutical Companies Go Boldly, the marketing arm of the American Biopharmaceutical Companies, has launched a new TV campaign. It is perfect branding? It just might be....
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,...
Rolling Stone magazine seeking change with sale

Rolling Stone magazine seeking change with sale

Rolling Stone magazine Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 September 2017 Rolling Stone magazine seeking change with sale Last week, my oldest son wrote a guest blog. His post, something special to his heart, highlights the music review site, Pitchfork. I...