Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard disaster

Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard disaster

Samsung is on fire Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 October 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard disaster The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall because of the Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard has me thinking. What if any long term effect could this Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard...
Remembering the great Steve Jobs

Remembering the great Steve Jobs

Remembering the great Steve Jobs Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 October 2016   Steve Jobs understood brand better than anyone   Today marks the fifth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death. If you are like me, it is amazing that it has been that...
Losing strategies from AT&T, Target Stores

Losing strategies from AT&T, Target Stores

Losing strategies from AT&T, and Target Stores Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 August 2016 Losing strategies from AT&T, Target Stores Is AT&T any better than Target Stores? You know a brand is failing when it gets desperate to find new...
Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo makes little sense

Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo makes little sense

Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo makes little sense   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 July 2016  The meeting of mismatched brands   My first question upon hearing that Verizon is paying $4.8 billion to buy Yahoo was: Why would Verizon do that?...
Nintendo is finally making apps

Nintendo is finally making apps

When I was young, I enjoyed arcade classics like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. Simple games that involved a joystick and a couple of buttons. These days, I am afraid I could never learn what the plethora of buttons do on a Playstation or X-Box controller. Ultimately, I...
The Samsung Chrissy Teigen ad is that bad

The Samsung Chrissy Teigen ad is that bad

Samsung and Chrissy Teigen = trainwreck Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 September 2015 The Samsung Chrissy Teigen ad is that bad Samsung has a new commercial for its Galaxy Note 5 and its S6 Edge+ phones featuring the voice of Chrissy Teigen.  Of course...
PonoPlayer review Part II

PonoPlayer review Part II

Continueation of my PonoPlayer review Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 June 2015 PonoPlayer review Part II A while back, I wrote a blog about the Neil Young brainchild, PonoPlayer. At the time, the music playing device, which is being sold for $400, was...
Advertising on Mobile Phones: Get Permission First

Advertising on Mobile Phones: Get Permission First

Mobile Marketing Advertising on Mobile Phones: Get Permission First Mobile Marketing This is an article written a while back that still has resonance despite acquisitions and mergers. Alltel is gone a a separate entity but the rules of permission still applies By Tom...
Rebranding Mobile Phones Carriers. The End User.

Rebranding Mobile Phones Carriers. The End User.

The Mobile Carriers Rebranding Mobile Phones Carriers. The End User. Rebranding Mobile Phone Carriers and the changing world This market study of Rebranding Mobile Phone Carriers is in the process of being updated. Still the lessons imparted here are still valuable...
Blackberry needs our help as much as it needed a new CMO

Blackberry needs our help as much as it needed a new CMO

I just read this: “BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday that three top executives, including its chief financial officer, are stepping down as part of a widely expected shake-up after it named an interim chief executive and shelved plans to sell itself.” But is this all that...

Taking Blackberry Seriously

Research in Motion really wanted a name change. It’s just a shame it decided to go with Blackberry. Can you take Blackberry seriously? Once home to the coolest smartphone on the planet — the Blackberry — RIM has been annihilated by the competition in recent years....

Who needs a smart watch?

Go ahead and ask. Who needs a smart watch? First the rumor mill said it would come from Apple or Google. Now, apparently, it’s Microsoft that will be first with a smart watch. What kind of impact will a smart watch have? It might be a collective shrug because most see...