Applebees brand admits failure. Now what?

Applebees brand admits failure. Now what?

Applebees brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 August 2017 Applebees brand admits failure. Now what? I’m never shy about my distaste for the Applebees brand or its stores. But I’m giving the restaurant chain this. At least it’s coming to know who it is...
The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts

The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 August 2017 The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts According to an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News last week, Dunkin Donuts is toying with the idea of removing Donuts from its name. The company...
Brand repositioning. Repositioning brands.

Brand repositioning. Repositioning brands.

Repositioning your brand.  Your brand repositioning is different from rebranding Brand Repositioning Brand repositioning and rebranding share many strategic considerations. And, one can dramatically turn INTO the other. But brand repositioning leaves many existing...
AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 May 2017 AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence everywhere. AI Marketing AI Marketing (Artificial Intelligence Marketing) might feel like a stretch. Brands are hesitant to believe AI can replace human thinking....
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...
How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell

How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell

How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 April 2017 The Burger King Google was a good idea. But it went all kablooey. Sometimes bad execution thwarts a great idea. The idea behind Burger King Google ad was fabulous....
Duluth Trading Company. A brand for MEN.

Duluth Trading Company. A brand for MEN.

Duluth Trading Company. I’m in! Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 April 2017 Duluth Trading Company. A man’s brand. Duluth Trading Company commercials rock! Duluth Trading Company understands its brand. It has few, if any peers, that get IT so...
Theme line or Tag line? What’s the difference?

Theme line or Tag line? What’s the difference?

The Difference. Theme line or Tag line. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 March 2017 Theme line vs tag line A tag line is not a brand theme line Don’t confuse an advertising tag line with a brand theme line. They serve different purposes. A tag line is a...
I’ll just stick to the original Doritos, thank you

I’ll just stick to the original Doritos, thank you

I’ll just stick to the original Doritos, thank you Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 March 2017 I mean, what are Tapatio flavored Doritos anyway? Doritos is the snack food that does me in. And that’s saying a lot, because I am not a snack food kind of...
Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Fake News and Alternative Facts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 February 2017 Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding Alternative Facts and fake news are the new headlines. (Read a blog I wrote on fake news here.) The White House has created a new genre...
Fitbit faces a new reality and must dig deeper

Fitbit faces a new reality and must dig deeper

Fitbit faces a new reality and must dig deeper Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 January 2017 What would you like to see in the next generation Fitbit? We’ll talk about the Fitbit. However, I’d like to take a moment to preface that with an anecdote about...
Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

Speaker at tourism conference Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference Stealing Share Keynote Speaker at MajorTourism Conference Stealing Share CEO, Tom Dougherty, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the Governor’s travel/destination conference. The...