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Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney to buy Fox Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 December 2017 Disney means business with Fox acquisition What happens when an industry evolves into chaos? You consolidate. Or least that’s what Disney is doing, announcing it’s buying most of 21st Century Fox....

Pizza Inn Express right there with C-store hot dogs

Pizza Inn Express Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 December 2017 Pizza Inn Express right there with C-store hot dogs Pizza Inn, or rather its parent company Rave, hopes its new concept, Pizza Inn Express, can be a game changer. Pizza Inn Express or PIE (isn’t...

The iRig will steal market share in stomp pedals

iRig Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 12 December 2017 The iRig will steal market share in guitar industry About a year or so ago, Stealing Share wrote a magnum opus on the guitar industry. Okay, maybe it didn’t serve as our Moby Dick moment. But it encompasses the...

Burger King flame broiled spot fails on many levels

Burger King flame broiled spot Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 11 December 2017 Burger King flame broiled spot fails on many levels Burger King flame broiled hamburgers serve as the fast food chain’s differentiator, although it’s mostly just one versus McDonalds....

Pizza Hut beer delivery coming your way!

Pizza Hut beer delivery Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 6 December 2017 Pizza Hut beer delivery coming your way! Pizza Hut beer coming to your house via delivery? It’s about damn time. The pizza chain starts with a beta test in Phoenix, then roll it out to other...

The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise

Eli Manning Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 5 December 2017 The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise The attitudes of some professional athletes cream my corn. But that isn’t the case when it comes to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. To me, he...

CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense

CVS Aetna Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 4 December 2017 CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense The CVS Aetna acquisition culminates a long transformation of CVS, starting with eliminating sales of cigarettes. (Unlike its main competitor, Walgreens.)...

NCAA Football Playoffs

The NCAA Football Playoffs dilemma Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 30 November 2017 The NCAA Football Playoffs. Sucks. The way I figure it, this is a chance to piss everyone off at the same time. Yep. The NCAA Football Playoffs does just that. Here is how I see...

Matt Lauer torpedoes the Today Show brand

Matt Lauer Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 29 November 2017 Matt Lauer torpedoes the Today Show brand Well, look out Good Morning America! The two male anchors for the other morning network shows – Matt Lauer of Today and Charlie Rose of CBS This Morning – are...

Cyber Monday rules over Black Friday

Cyber Monday Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 28 November 2017 Cyber Monday rules over Black Friday I often muse that Black Friday is slipping into a relic of the past, while Cyber Monday becomes the champion of deal days. But first. Since my crazy blog a few years...

DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting

DirecTV Spectrum Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 27 November 2017 DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting An ad war brews among TV operators prompting you to switch. The DirecTV Spectrum duel represents one of the few advertising battles where both air impressive...

Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen – and I love it

LOTR coming to Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 21 November 2017 Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen - and I love it Amazon taking on LOTR (The Lord of the Rings) is being greeted with boos. Why mess with a good thing? But I love Amazon all the more for...

Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend?

Fox News ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 20 November 2017 Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend? The other cable news networks envy the Fox News ratings but a tide might be turning. Ratings for the cable news network leader are dropping 12% in...

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 heyday...

Daniel Lanois, best record producer you’ve never heard of

Daniel Lanois Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 November 2017 Daniel Lanois, best record producer you've never heard of When listening to music, you often keep listening to your latest obsession. My latest? Bob Dylan’s genius producer, Daniel Lanois. So much so...

Airline seating tightening with no recourse

Airline seating Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 November 2017 Airline seating tightening with no recourse Airline seating is worsening and there’s nothing you can do about it. Yes, the airlines have us in a headlock and we’re all basically powerless to do...

Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you.

Starbucks and Princi Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 November 2017 Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you. Starbucks is joining forces with the Italian bakery, Princi. Princi currently operates bakeries in Milan and SoHo in London. The new Starbucks...

Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot

Samsung v Apple Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 7 November 2017 Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot As many of you know, I reside consistently in Apple’s corner in the Samsung v Apple battle royale. For decades, I have play the dutiful pal, sticking it out with...

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