Use Nextdoor, get rid of Facebook

Use Nextdoor, get rid of Facebook

Nextdoor Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 December 2018 Use Nextdoor, get rid of Facebook About a year or so ago, I kissed Facebook goodbye. Much to my surprise, it’s making me use NextDoor more. My withdrawal from online communities probably isn’t a...
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...
TV ads using the same exact song

TV ads using the same exact song

TV ads Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 September 2018 TV ads using the same exact song Watching TV over the weekend (while ignoring Florence), the following two TV ads played back to back. Notice the similarities? (Hint: Turn up your volume.) “How...
The Twitter brand only succeeds by banning abusers

The Twitter brand only succeeds by banning abusers

Twitter brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 September 2018 The Twitter brand only succeeds by banning abusers I have to admit that, originally, the thought of Twitter banning anyone seemed ridiculous. Even Alex Jones. The Twitter brand lives on banter,...
Quora gets online etiquette right

Quora gets online etiquette right

Quora Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 August 2018 Quora gets online etiquette right I have long found issue with online public discourse, namely with interactions on Twitter. It seems users can tweet anything outlandish (see: Alex Jones) and it’ll...
Advertising mistake colors me shocked

Advertising mistake colors me shocked

Advertising mistake Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 August 2018 Advertising mistake colors me shocked If you’ve ever been on a TV advertising set, you see the careful craft that goes into everything. No matter how inane the ad might be. That’s why any...
Facebook brand meaning stands for secret and inept

Facebook brand meaning stands for secret and inept

Facebook brand meaning Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 July 2018 Facebook brand meaning stands for secret and inept The Facebook brand meaning is under siege. Its stock plummets 19% on Thursday, robbing it of $119 billion in market value. You might say,...
The Aflac duck and meaningless brand equities

The Aflac duck and meaningless brand equities

Aflac Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 June 2018 The Aflac duck and meaningless brand equities Aflac Chief Brand & Communications Officer Catherine Hernandez-Blades tells reporters that the Aflac duck is here to stay after 18 years of service. Right...
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...
Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Facial recognition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 May 2018 Can facial recognition technology save retail? How far will stores go with facial recognition? Especially in light of a dismal future for brick and mortar stores? Several retailers, including...
Thrive makes a difference for phone users

Thrive makes a difference for phone users

Thrive app Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 May 2018 Thrive makes a difference for phone users Like most of us, I have a love-hate relationship with my cell phone. This is why I know Arianna Huffington is onto something great with the Thrive app. On the...
Repairing the Uber brand falling short

Repairing the Uber brand falling short

Uber brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 May 2018 Repairing the Uber brand falling short Brand repair can be a difficult thing. Although, not that difficult. The Uber brand needs repairing after numerous scandals involving former CEO Travis Kalanick and...