UCLA basketball brand, what does it mean now?

UCLA basketball brand, what does it mean now?

UCLA basketball thieves Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 November 2017 UCLA basketball brand as it stands now The UCLA basketball brand suffers a major wound. It has been many years since NCAA basketball fans talked about the BRAND of UCLA basketball. The...
The NFL protests by its players risk disaster

The NFL protests by its players risk disaster

The NFL Protests Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 September 2017 NFL protests. The stakes are high. The NFL protests may be a danger to the US itself. What on earth is going on? Do you disagree with the NFL protests by many of the players? The ones where...
Political ideology ruins government

Political ideology ruins government

Political Ideology Creates Broken Government Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 May 2017 Political ideology. Stop the madness. Political ideology The whole world is in political strife. And I believe the root cause is political ideology. It’s not surprising....
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...
Facebook lies. Lies, lies and more lies.

Facebook lies. Lies, lies and more lies.

Lies on Facebook Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 February 2017 Facebook lies. Lies, lies and more lies.  All too often Facebook lies. I’m not talking about the Facebook company. I’m speaking of the content. If you read my blog at all then you...
Super Bowl problem. Super Bowl 51.

Super Bowl problem. Super Bowl 51.

Super Bowl Problem #51 Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 February 2017 Super Bowl problem. Super Bowl 51. The Super Bowl Problem The Super Bowl problem is a new one but it is not the only one. The NFL has a lot of problems on its docket. CTE. Falling...
Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News and Survivalists. I’m Scared. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 January 2017 Fake News and The End of Everything Survivalists have always seemed on the outside looking in to me. Fake news and alternative facts never seemed really dangerous...
Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 July 2016 The news industry is not doing us any favors The word ignorant gets its root from the word ignore. Someone who is ignorant is someone who ignores. Because we ignore, we are...
Facebook as news. Where will it stop?

Facebook as news. Where will it stop?

Do we now view Facebook as news? Is it a news source? After a live, 10-minute video of a police officer shooting a black man (Philando Castile) in Minnesota was posted on Facebook, there is a great deal of chatter about Facebook’s role in news and its responsibility...
Bodyform. Bloody, real, important?

Bodyform. Bloody, real, important?

Bodyform. Bloody, real, important? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 June 2016 Have you seen the new Bodyform TV commercial? Bodyform got me thinking. I started my career in brand building and advertising many years ago with Saatchi & Saatchi in London....
Thailand buddhist temple tigers. Stop it.

Thailand buddhist temple tigers. Stop it.

Buddhist Temple Tigers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 June 2016 Thailand buddhist temple tigers  Thailand Buddhist Temple Tigers The news about 40 dead tiger cubs at the Thailand Temple makes me cringe. So I ask, what is your personal responsibility in...
ESPN shuts down Grantland

ESPN shuts down Grantland

Sad news: Grantland is no longer. The biggest disappointment of my day so far is not being able to visit the Grantland website and see what stories are waiting for me this morning. That’s because parent company ESPN pulled the plug on the sports/culture site on...