Beats headphones moving past competitors

Beats headphones moving past competitors

Beats headphones Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 September 2017 Beats headphones moving past competitors I’m not one to shirk off a brand that pulls on my heart strings. Truth be told, if you’re an avid reader of my blog, you are well aware of the...
How a brand addresses a pacemaker recall

How a brand addresses a pacemaker recall

St Jude pacemaker recall Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 August 2017 How a brand addresses a pacemaker recall Our experience in the medical device industry reaches across many of the top brands. Branding St. Jude Medical (now Abbott), working with...
Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 August 2017 Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%? Amazon is always top of mind with me. The recent acquisition bringing together Amazon Whole Foods means goods are delivered to your door. Or it’s...
Uber CEO faces tremendous opportunity

Uber CEO faces tremendous opportunity

Uber CEO Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 August 2017 Uber CEO faces tremendous opportunity It’s not often that a successful brand has a chance to completely rebrand as though it’s starting from scratch. But new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is facing just...
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...