Optum is a business not a brand

Optum is a business not a brand

The Optum brand is too busy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 September 2017 What is Optum? You know, I like the new Optum commercial. And I like the graphic design of the logo. Come to think of it, I also like the theme line “How well gets done” even as I...
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...
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 Those holding onto outdated business models will die.”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...
Breakfast cereal and the breakfast food market

Breakfast cereal and the breakfast food market

MARKET STUDY A market study on the breakfast cereal category An in-depth market study on the supermarket breakfast cereal and category A brief history of Breakfast Cereal Breakfast cereal, especially those loaded with sugar, are losing market share to a whole host of...
Confederate Statue Removal. Abomination.

Confederate Statue Removal. Abomination.

Rewriting History. Brands must be true. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 May 2017 Confederate Statue Removal Confederate Statue Removal The Confederate statue removal creates a modern US brand with no basis in truth. Modern racist (1950s) history hijacked...
What went wrong with 7 Up? Everything.

What went wrong with 7 Up? Everything.

What happened to 7 Up? What went wrong with 7 Up? Everything. The 7 Up brand has all but disappeared The primary directive behind building any brand is that you must be single-minded. You can’t be everything to everybody. You must put a stake in the ground and, with...
AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 May 2017 AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence everywhere. AI Marketing AI Marketing (Artificial Intelligence Marketing) might feel like a stretch. Brands are hesitant to believe AI can replace human thinking....
LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son

LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son

LaVar Ball Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 May 2017 LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son Here’s some straight truth. I’ve seen Lonzo Ball play basketball only a few times. I know the UCLA freshman has legitimate hardwood talent,...
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...
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...