Under Armour trips and falls

Under Armour trips and falls

Failing Under Armour Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 November 2017 Under Armour sinks What happened to Under Armour? According to an article in the Washington Post everything is wrong. The paper likens it to a perfect storm. Retailer uncertainty just...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Will a new Staples CMO make a lick of difference?

Will a new Staples CMO make a lick of difference?

Staples Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 May 2017 Will a new Staples CMO make a lick of difference? This is not an open letter to Michelle Bottomley, the newly hired Staples CMO. Those tend to be trite. But if there’s a time for Bottomley and the Staples...
Will the iPhone 8 fix Apple’s innovation problem?

Will the iPhone 8 fix Apple’s innovation problem?

iPhone 8 Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 May 2017 Will the iPhone 8 fix Apple’s innovation problem? I am going to sound like a broken record here. But that’s a risk I am willing to take. Apple must up its innovation game. And I don’t know if the...
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...
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....
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...
Ads featuring Dominos store remodels are worthless

Ads featuring Dominos store remodels are worthless

Ads featuring Dominos store remodels are worthless Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 February 2017 They are all about Dominos and not the customer Dominos Pizza is at it again. This time, it is airing ads highlighting a new Dominos store remodel. The ads...