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Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie

Soderbergh Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 21 August 2017 Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie If you’re a film director of a certain reputation, take heart in the business decisions made by Steven Soderbergh and his newest release, Logan Lucky. The...

Prevagen is Jellyfish!

Cleverness in advertising stinks: Prevagen Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 17 August 2017 Prevagen gets stupid Prevagen. The perfect example of brand masturbation. Brands try to speak directly to the emotions of prospective customers. Anything that gets in the way...

Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Amazon Instant Pickup Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 16 August 2017 Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat? Amazon is doubling down on its push into traditional brick and mortar with its new Amazon Instant Pickup service for Prime and Student Prime members. The...

Disney streaming bursting the bubble

Disney streaming Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 15 August 2017 Disney streaming bursting the bubble I'm a steaming content kind of guy.  A few years back, I cut the proverbial cord, diving headfirst into the likes of Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go. Truth is, there...

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 for and...

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 says...

Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics

Blue Apron Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 August 2017 Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics A twinge of intrigue rumbles in my ever-impressionable gut when seeing advertising for Blue Apron. The art direction for the high-end meal kit plan (recipes and...

The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

Six-second commercial Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 7 August 2017 The six-second commercial is here as brands fret It’s inevitable, I guess, watching a six-second commercial on live TV. What with streaming becoming the accepted mode of viewing and Millennials...

Arbys brand and “We have the meats” reigns supreme

Arbys brand Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 2 August 2017 Arbys brand and "We have the meats" reigns supreme Fast food sales are slowing down. Even McDonalds struggles to recapture some of its past glory. Yet, there stands one simple winner. The Arbys brand and...

A Chipotle drive thru just makes it Taco Bell

Chipotle drive thru Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 1 August 2017 A Chipotle drive thru just makes it Taco Bell Hard to believe but it was not that long ago when I deemed Chipotle the future of fast food. The fresh ingredients and experience make for an aesthetic...

Who watches the MLB anymore? You?

The MLB Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 31 July 2017 Who watches the MLB anymore? You? Believe it or not, I was watching SportsCenter this morning. The main topic concerned Adrian Beltre, becoming the first Dominican Republic native to reach 3,000 hits in a...

Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku

Apple TV Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 27 July 2017 Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku Here’s something catching me off guard today. An eMarketer report says Roku is the nation’s most used streaming device. But that’s not the only shocking part. Apple...

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 VP of...

The ego of Kyrie Irving needs a basketball team of its own

Kyrie Irving Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 25 July 2017 The ego of Kyrie Irving needs a basketball team of its own I'll put this bluntly, Kyrie Irving, the #2 superstar on the Cleveland Cavaliers, is losing his ever loving mind. Kyrie Irving is one of those...

The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

Kenmore Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 24 July 2017 The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made Oh my. Sears announces it’s selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon as part of a new deal. And experts believe this is a major step forward for the retailer. Holy crap,...

Ataribox is perfect for this moment in time

Ataribox Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 July 2017 Ataribox is perfect for this moment in time I’ll repeat just as I have said in the past, “I am by no means a video gamer.” But I do know Atari and have an interest in Ataribox. But my lack of gaming skills...

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 relevant....

Boston Scientific TV spot doesn’t create preference

Boston Scientific Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 July 2017 Boston Scientific TV spot doesn't create preference There are few, if any, companies that brand products and companies in the medical device category more than Stealing Share. We’ve worked with...

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