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...
Shock advertising Lexus, DirecTV, Enterprise

Shock advertising Lexus, DirecTV, Enterprise

Shock Advertising Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 October 2017 Why Shock TV Fails. Paper-cuts. Shock advertising by Lexus and Direct TV Commercial effectiveness is in decline. Advertising agencies try anything to get you to notice the ad. However, it...
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),...
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...
Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the understanding of brand

Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the understanding of brand

Hugh Hefner Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 September 2017 Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the understanding of brand Sometimes, we did read the articles. Sometimes, that was the reason why we open a Playboy magazine. Sure, the nude pictures attract even the...
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....
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...