Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics

Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics

Blue Apron Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 August 2017 Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics A twinge of intrigue rumbles in my ever-impressionable gut when seeing advertising for Blue Apron. The art direction for the high-end meal kit plan (recipes...
Rebranding strategy is SOP. Not an exception.

Rebranding strategy is SOP. Not an exception.

Rebranding Strategy Development Rebranding Strategy Your Rebranding Strategy A new rebranding strategy is necessary when your brand is not as successful as planned. Now, that may sound stupid and simplistic but it’s the hard truth. Rebranding does not always involve a...
Motorola finds its aha moment…sort of

Motorola finds its aha moment…sort of

Motorola Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 July 2017 Motorola finds its aha moment…sort of Well, golly gee. Someone’s actually thinking about a common mistake brands make: Putting the cart in front of the horse. Welcome to logic, Motorola. Motorola’s...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
B2B Rebranding. Business’s Greatest Asset.

B2B Rebranding. Business’s Greatest Asset.

Rebranding in B2B B2B Rebranding. Business’s Greatest Asset. B2B rebranding seems like a luxury to many. Because, so much of the business-to-business success is from direct sales. (See a Glen Guard B2B case study here). As a result, B2B marketing is often...