The sky is not falling: Netflix subscribers still envy of industry

The sky is not falling: Netflix subscribers still envy of industry

Netflix subscribers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 July 2019 The sky is not falling: Netflix subscribers still envy of industry Fear not for Netflix. The streaming giant announces last week that Netflix subscribers grew by only 2.7 million in the US. And...
Bonus system perpetuates media struggles

Bonus system perpetuates media struggles

Media struggles Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 June 2019 Bonus system perpetuates media struggles I get the reasoning for it, but a newspaper paying bonuses to reporters whose stories drive page views is a profoundly bad idea. The recent years of media...
Game of Thrones is NOT the last TV blockbuster

Game of Thrones is NOT the last TV blockbuster

TV blockbuster Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 April 2019 Game of Thrones is NOT the last TV blockbuster Jon Snow finds out his true lineage. Jamie Lannister sees Bran Stark, whom he pushed out of a tower window in season one. And Sansa doesn’t trust the...
Hartford brand uses its equity, but messaging falls flat

Hartford brand uses its equity, but messaging falls flat

Hartford brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 April 2019 Hartford brand uses its equity, but messaging falls flat Some are calling the new campaign for the Hartford brand a makeover for that brand. It isn’t. If anything, it’s the Hartford brand...
No buyers for the GameStop brand. Why?

No buyers for the GameStop brand. Why?

GameStop brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 January 2019 No buyers for the GameStop brand. Why? The GameStop brand is desperately looking for someone to buy it. Just come with an offer, it’s saying. Yesterday, the video game retailer announced that it...
Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off

Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 January 2019 Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off For years, my wife and I dawdled with lackluster cooking shows. Gordon Ramsey, whose brand now reeks of cliche, leads a...
Vaping: An epidemic for teens and the end of an industry

Vaping: An epidemic for teens and the end of an industry

Vaping Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 December 2018 Vaping: An epidemic for teens and the end of an industry The US Surgeon General, the so called “Nation’s Doctor,” released a rare advisory this week calling vaping an epidemic for youth.Why this is such...
Media brands facing a lack of importance

Media brands facing a lack of importance

Media brands Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 December 2018 Media brands facing a lack of importance Media brands are coming a long way from arriving on your doorstep or mailbox. Because they had to. Or they’ll die.We’ve considered the plight of media...
The tragedy of the Hardees brand

The tragedy of the Hardees brand

Hardees brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 November 2018 The tragedy of the Hardees brand What has happened to the Hardees brand? A few weeks ago, I wrote that the new ad from Carls Jr (Hardees western US partner) was simply an amusement for those at...
Grocery brands and…yoga?

Grocery brands and…yoga?

Grocery brands Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 November 2018 Grocery brands and…yoga? I first thought it was all pretty stupid. Grocery brands trotting out yoga classes, on-site breweries and jazz pianists to attract customers. I mean, how desperate can...
Time magazine falters, NYT soars

Time magazine falters, NYT soars

Time magazine Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 November 2018 Time magazine falters, NYT soars I’ve been a news hound all my life. So why did I choose not to renew my subscription to Time magazine, but keep my New York Times one? I ask this question in...
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...