Prevagen is Jellyfish!

Prevagen is Jellyfish!

Cleverness in advertising stinks: Prevagen Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 August 2017 Prevagen gets stupid Prevagen. The perfect example of brand masturbation. Brands try to speak directly to the emotions of prospective customers. Anything that gets in...
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...
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...
The Fox News brand changes for the better?

The Fox News brand changes for the better?

Fox News brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 June 2017 The Fox News brand changes for the better? What’s your opinion of the Fox News brand? I assume it depends on your political leaning. Those on the left believe the network is overly biased to the...
Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. “Retail is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change everything will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die.” Retail market study. An in-depth look at the...
Research mistakes. Avoid traps. Methodology.

Research mistakes. Avoid traps. Methodology.

Research mistakes are preventable Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 April 2017 Research mistakes. No excuses. Making research mistakes is easier than ever. And these blunders can mangle and mislead brands. Especially brands that are looking for...
Can Mazda be truly different now?

Can Mazda be truly different now?

Can Mazda be truly different now? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 April 2017 Automakers, including Mazda, are in a vicious cycle There’s no guarantee, of course. But change at Mazda promises a car manufacturer finally breaking out of the industry-wide...
Ameriprise rebranding is on the right track

Ameriprise rebranding is on the right track

Ameriprise. Be Brilliant. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 April 2017 Ameriprise has a winning brand theme. In Financial Planning, Ameriprise has a brand The brand of Ameriprise stands out in a sea of financial planning companies. It’s not that it is the...
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...
Corporate Identity and an ugly misguided logo

Corporate Identity and an ugly misguided logo

Ugly logos mean an ugly brand. Who needs that? Corporate identity must agree with your brand Corporate identity and your logo Your corporate identity is all about your company and services. It creates space between your company and the competitors. When properly...
Believable advertising and Ken Fisher

Believable advertising and Ken Fisher

Believable Advertising Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 April 2017 Believable advertising must be authentic What makes advertising believable? Cleverness? Phraseology? Polish? Believable advertising may have all those elements or it might just seem REAL....
The Chick-fil-A brand, truly different and better

The Chick-fil-A brand, truly different and better

The Chick-fil-A brand, truly different and better Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2017 Chick-fil-A even understands the value of scarcity One of the most powerful brands in fast food isn’t McDonalds. In fact, Chick-fil-A is the opposite of Micky...