The New York Times runs ad, takes on lies

The New York Times runs ad, takes on lies

The New York Times runs ad, takes on lies Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 February 2017 The New York Times effort is a direct reaction to Trump Other than Envelope-gate, the Oscars unveiled something truly extraordinary last night. The New York Times ran...
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...
Online news has become un-newsworthy

Online news has become un-newsworthy

Online news has become un-newsworthy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 February 2017 Ultimately, though, it’s because of us, the readers Is there anything taking more of a branding hit than the media? I think not, thanks to the lunacy of alternative...
Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding

Fake News and Alternative Facts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 February 2017 Alternative Facts and Newspaper Rebranding Alternative Facts and fake news are the new headlines. (Read a blog I wrote on fake news here.) The White House has created a new genre...
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...
Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America?

The US brand. What is the United States of America? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 The US brand. What is the United States of America?  The US brand is under siege. Is anyone else worried about the future of the US? I don’t mean in terms of...
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...
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...
MSNBC and its lack of brand personality

MSNBC and its lack of brand personality

Love it or hate it, Fox News has a brand and that’s the single reason why it leads in the cable news ratings by a large margin. With news that MSNBC will shake up its primetime lineup to jump start its lagging ratings, it would behoove the network to think less about...
Flipboard has changed this blog

Flipboard has changed this blog

Flipboard has changed this blog Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 February 2015 Flipboard is my go-to in the morning I always find it interesting how the patterns of our life evolve into new patterns. My job, as a brand guy, is to take notice of those...
The State of the CNN network

The State of the CNN network

The State of the CNN network Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 January 2015 I won’t watch CNN again I tuned into Tuesday’s President’s State of the Union Address and found myself totally disappointed. Not in the speech itself, that value judgment...