The medical world loses a true pioneer: Earl Bakken

The medical world loses a true pioneer: Earl Bakken

Earl Bakken Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 October 2018 The medical world loses a true pioneer: Earl Bakken If you have a pacemaker or know someone who does, you can thank Earl Bakken. Mr. Bakken, who invented the first modern pacemaker in the late...
Netflix cancellations improve the experience

Netflix cancellations improve the experience

Netflix cancellations Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 October 2018 Netflix cancellations improve the experience Here is something that I am super stoked about: Netflix cancellations. It’s about damn time. It’s probably because I lambasted entertainment...
Nebraska tourism campaign kicks ass

Nebraska tourism campaign kicks ass

Nebraska tourism Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 October 2018 Nebraska tourism campaign kicks ass Oh, the poor people of Nebraska. The Nebraska Tourism Commission unveils a kick-ass campaign, and residents think it sucks. “This’ll get folks flocking here...
The Video Advertising Bureau recommends crap

The Video Advertising Bureau recommends crap

Video Advertising Bureau Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 October 2018 The Video Advertising Bureau recommends crap Can you sing the Wayfair jingle? The Video Advertising Bureau wants you to believe it’s so important. “Is the future uncertain? Nope....
The Target brand takes advantage of an opportunity

The Target brand takes advantage of an opportunity

Target brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 October 2018 The Target brand takes advantage of an opportunity The Target brand is planning to create a new toy initiative in stores and online as the retailer enters into the Christmas selling season. Spurred...
A Palm device is back. Yay.

A Palm device is back. Yay.

Palm device Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 October 2018 A Palm device is back. Yay. Here is a novel idea. How about all these aging tech companies — you know, those unwilling to give up the ghost — just send me their extra cash. That way, they won’t need...
Sears branding spells its doom

Sears branding spells its doom

Sears branding Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 October 2018 Sears branding spells its doom Scan through our website or this blog and, no doubt, you’ll find many articles on the downfall of Sears branding. So this will seem like piling on with the news...
Today’s mean politics

Today’s mean politics

Mean politics Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 October 2018 Today’s mean politics You know what? I’m tired of today’s mean politics. What about you? It does not take a single brain cell to ridicule a political opponent. Not a drop of creativity to...
The Google brand doomed Google+

The Google brand doomed Google+

The Google brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 October 2018 The Google brand doomed Google+ Google+ was doomed from the start. There are only so many social networks one can prefer. And, more importantly, there exists the little problem of the Google...
Airbnb brand brings home to travel

Airbnb brand brings home to travel

Airbnb brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 October 2018 Airbnb brand brings home to travel If there is one thing my family and I do a lot of, it’s travel. Frankly, the gang and I just can’t help it. It’s in our blood, er, well, maybe we’re just addicted...
Hulu TV taps into a strong emotion

Hulu TV taps into a strong emotion

Hulu TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 October 2018 Hulu TV taps into a strong emotion The new Hulu TV ad campaign reminds me of a strategy we employed for a client not long ago. Conducting its main business at trade shows, we developed a brand focused on...
Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon.

Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon.

Minimum Wage Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2018 Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon. Call it a response to critics of its labor practices or call it a response to a tight labor market. Amazon increasing its minimum wage in the US to $15 an...