Repositioning brands to steal share

Repositioning brands to steal share

Repositioning brands When repositioning brands makes sense Mergers and acquisitions demands repositioning brands to steal market share But, there are many other reasons brand directors and marketing executives consider repositioning brands. Certainly, acquiring...
Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 June 2018 Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand I know I sound like a screaming banshee, but when are retailers going to wake the hell up? Take Macy’s, a retailer floundering so much...
Food Lion brand needs an overhaul, not an update

Food Lion brand needs an overhaul, not an update

Food Lion brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 June 2018 Food Lion brand needs an overhaul, not an update Who doesn’t like a good deal? In my case, I fixate on eBay, deeming myself a winner with each auction. As such, I am now the proud owner of 20-plus...
IHOP name change a complete disaster

IHOP name change a complete disaster

IHOP name change Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 June 2018 IHOP name change a complete disaster What?! Last week, I suggest IHOP go all the way and change its name to IHOB with the B standing for breakfast. Laying out what I consider a strong argument, it...
Vitaminwater brand inches further way from its power

Vitaminwater brand inches further way from its power

Vitaminwater brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 April 2018 Vitaminwater brand inches further way from its power The Stealing Share process builds preference through precepts, the belief systems that drive behavior. Ever since Coca-Cola bought it 10...
Sheetz MTO process remains sloooooooow

Sheetz MTO process remains sloooooooow

Sheetz MTO Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 April 2018 Sheetz MTO process remains sloooooooow I lay it on pretty thick in a post on Sheetz some years ago. For purposes here, I am rescinding a portion of my prior analysis, yet offer up a new critique. You...
Brand relaunching. Reposition for relevance

Brand relaunching. Reposition for relevance

Brand Relaunching Considerations Brand relaunching. How to win. Brand relaunching is an important part in repositioning a brand. And everyone knows that it is necessary to reposition a brand when its meaning has lost some of its relevance and luster. Markets decide...
NASCAR brand escaping notice anymore

NASCAR brand escaping notice anymore

NASCAR brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 March 2018 NASCAR brand escaping notice anymore So, did anyone notice yesterday’s Martinsville Cup snowed out? Probably not, because the NASCAR brand fails to attract much notice anymore. Especially when Duke...
State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones

State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones

NBA brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 March 2018 State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones I am a cynical old fart whenever I ponder the goings on with the NBA brand. It’s kind of comical, really. Look back over the course of my blogs on...
The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

Papa Johns pizza Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 March 2018 The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza Rest in Peace, Papa Johns pizza. Or, at least, it was (not) nice knowing founder John Schnatter. The day after NFL fires Papa Johns pizza as the...
ALDI is unique, but is it better?

ALDI is unique, but is it better?

ALDI Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 January 2018 ALDI is unique, but is it better? There was a time in my life when consuming food was my enemy, bringing about a battle with diabetes. Since then, I work hard at keeping my food intake at bay. Nonetheless,...
A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

Apple’s AirPods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2018 A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods Every so often I might be wrong. Yeah, it’s true. I know. So let’s own up to a mistake. Last year, I rail on Apple’s AirPods and now I’m...