End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set

AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set

AOL AIM Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 October 2017 AOL AIM ignored the entire competitive set The news of AOL ending its AIM service comes as a shock to no one. Now, AOL can concentrate on…um. What exactly? The Huffington Post, which it owns?...
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...
Facebook isn’t to blame for the Facebook Live killer

Facebook isn’t to blame for the Facebook Live killer

Facebook isn’t to blame for the Facebook Live killer Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 April 2017 Facebook Live was simply the venue, not the cause Few things have been more disturbing that the live feed of the Facebook Live killer in Cleveland....
WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card.

WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card.

WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 March 2017 Apple and the rest will be fine, Samsung at risk Afraid to use your iPhone now? Afraid to watch your smart TV? The WikiLeaks Vault 7 report says the CIA...
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...
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...
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...
Facebook Censorship

Facebook Censorship

Facebook censorship Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 May 2016 Facebook works under mysterious circumstances I had not really considered the idea of Facebook censorship until yesterday. I write a blog almost everyday on marketing, branding, social issues...
Facebook Politics. Keep it private.

Facebook Politics. Keep it private.

Facebook Politics are NEVER persuasive Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 May 2016 Facebook Politics. Keep it private. Facebook politics (posts about political identification) seem to be more and more commonplace today. I’m not so different from you. I have...
Facebook parental leave backs the brand

Facebook parental leave backs the brand

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with its site, but the Facebook parental leave is one idea I can admire. Facebook has made it too easy to spend a considerable amount of time on general meaninglessness. Lives are often glamorized to unrealistic levels....
Facebook dislike button, yea or nay?

Facebook dislike button, yea or nay?

Way back when I first signed up with Facebook, so long ago in digital years I can’t remember the exact year, I proposed the idea of a dislike button. In truth, the idea was just me trying to understand the rules of social media as, it seemed back then, all forms of it...