Under Armour trips and falls

Under Armour trips and falls

Failing Under Armour Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 November 2017 Under Armour sinks What happened to Under Armour? According to an article in the Washington Post everything is wrong. The paper likens it to a perfect storm. Retailer uncertainty just...
Infiniti advertising fails on many levels

Infiniti advertising fails on many levels

Infiniti advertising is criminal Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 October 2017 Infiniti advertising fails on many levels The latest Infiniti advertising leaves me cold. Strike that. It makes me heated. Not that I have anything against Infinity as a brand....
Hmm…MSC Cruise Line. Think that works?

Hmm…MSC Cruise Line. Think that works?

The MSC Cruise Lines Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 October 2017 MSC Cruise Lines MSC Cruise Line is making a big enough spend on US television that I have seen its commercials numerous times. The problem is the NAME. I could not remember it well enough...
Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy

Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy

MARKET STUDY Frozen foods “The brands are either lazy or terrified.” Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy One thing comes clear in doing a frozen food study. The past and present frozen food business landscape riddles with irony. Most brands began as...
Applebees brand admits failure. Now what?

Applebees brand admits failure. Now what?

Applebees brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 August 2017 Applebees brand admits failure. Now what? I’m never shy about my distaste for the Applebees brand or its stores. But I’m giving the restaurant chain this. At least it’s coming to know who it is...
The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts

The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 August 2017 The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts According to an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News last week, Dunkin Donuts is toying with the idea of removing Donuts from its name. The company...
Brand repositioning. Repositioning brands.

Brand repositioning. Repositioning brands.

Repositioning your brand.  Your brand repositioning is different from rebranding Brand Repositioning Brand repositioning and rebranding share many strategic considerations. And, one can dramatically turn INTO the other. But brand repositioning leaves many existing...
Rebranding strategy is SOP. Not an exception.

Rebranding strategy is SOP. Not an exception.

Rebranding Strategy Development Rebranding Strategy Your Rebranding Strategy A new rebranding strategy is necessary when your brand is not as successful as planned. Now, that may sound stupid and simplistic but it’s the hard truth. Rebranding does not always involve a...
Time rebranding is fools gold with name change

Time rebranding is fools gold with name change

Time rebranding Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 July 2017 Time rebranding is fools gold with name change News reports say there’s a Time rebranding effort afoot. And I think it’s fool’s gold to think that will make the company (and its magazines) more...
Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. “Retail is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change everything will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die.” Retail market study. An in-depth look at the...
Insurance Rebranding. They sure need it.

Insurance Rebranding. They sure need it.

MARKET STUDY: INSURANCE REBRANDING The insurance market. “Insurance companies— get away from the gecko and Flo, and move into something real.” Insurance rebranding. An Insurance Market Study. Our experience with insurance rebranding began when...
AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 May 2017 AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence everywhere. AI Marketing AI Marketing (Artificial Intelligence Marketing) might feel like a stretch. Brands are hesitant to believe AI can replace human thinking....