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...
Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power

Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power

Cree’s Failure Cree LED lightbulbs have lost brand power Cree LED lightbulbs. An Example of surrendering initiative. For Stealing Share, Cree LED lightbulbs is in our backyard. I follow the company because it is great to see a local company innovate and win. I...
Facebook Advertising. P&G Failure.

Facebook Advertising. P&G Failure.

Facebook Advertising. P&G Failure. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 August 2016 Facebook advertising needs to be more emotional I just read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about P&G (the largest advertiser on the globe) and...
Pop Culture lives on coolness

Pop Culture lives on coolness

Pop Culture relies on fashion sensabilitites Pop culture is a risky brand business. I heard a report this morning on Marketplace about Volkswagen. Basically, the report focused on the effects of the VW settlement on the automaker’s product development pipeline....
Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 June 2016 Honey Nut Cheerios hits a home run Honey Nut Cheerios is one of General Mill’s flagship brands. The cereal market is in a death spiral (read our in-depth market study on the...
Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

 Cheerios Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 June 2016 Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts Honey Nut Cheerios hits a home run Honey Nut Cheerios is one of General Mill’s flagship brands. The cereal market is in a death spiral (read our in-depth market study on...
The Amazon Fresh will be a winner for sure

The Amazon Fresh will be a winner for sure

Amazon Fresh Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 May 2016 The Amazon Fresh will be a winner for sure Amazon Fresh. Amazon is not just a threat for retailers. Now, supermarkets will be too. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the online retail giant...
AAPL Apple sales shrink

AAPL Apple sales shrink

What is wrong with Apple (AAPL)? It still turned a huge profit (one that most brands would tout as a great quarter) but most investors are worried that the Apple magic is gone as AAPL was down 7% in after-hour trading. iPhone sales did not grow for the first time ever...
Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail. Affinity programs and why they fail. Affinity Programs Rarely Create Affinity Almost all businesses from retailers to transportation companies have affinity programs designed to foster brand loyalty. Most work very poorly and often...
Electrolux as a modern idea. A Rebrand

Electrolux as a modern idea. A Rebrand

Electrolux Rebrands Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 January 2016 Electrolux as a modern idea. A Rebrand The Electrolux Logo showed its age Electrolux is back in the news because Keith McLoughlin, CEO has resigned after the GE deal collapsed. They were in...
The danger of Hoverboards may not matter

The danger of Hoverboards may not matter

Hoverboards Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 December 2015 The danger of Hoverboards may not matter The hottest item for this holiday season may just blow up underneath your feet. Self-balancing scooters, marketed as hoverboards, are being criticized by...
The brilliance of Squatty Potty

The brilliance of Squatty Potty

Squatty Potty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 October 2015   The brilliance of Squatty Potty    This past week, I witnessed one of the strangest and irreverent, not to mention, funniest viral advertisements I have ever seen. The spot I am...