Lego: The best toy brand with only one flaw

Lego: The best toy brand with only one flaw

Lego Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 May 2018 Lego: The best toy brand with only one flaw I adore my grandkids. Perhaps it’s because I hand them back to their parents at the end of the night — you know, when they are cranky. And my job is done. As a...
Rudeness. Women talking during a play.

Rudeness. Women talking during a play.

Female Rudeness. On Broadway. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 April 2018 Rudeness — Movies. Plays. Everywhere. Audience rudeness My wife and I were in NYC this past weekend for a quick getaway celebrating our anniversary. We bought Hamilton tickets six...
Rotten Tomatoes website survey warns advertisers

Rotten Tomatoes website survey warns advertisers

Rotten Tomatoes Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 March 2018 Rotten Tomatoes website survey warns advertisers For any self-respecting film nerd, the Rotten Tomatoes website remains a first stop in choosing movies. Usually, Film Twitter fills me on what’s...
Film critics who voted for BBC poll blew it

Film critics who voted for BBC poll blew it

BBC poll Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 August 2017 Film critics who voted for BBC poll blew it Typically, I am a hound for “Best of All Time” lists. You know, like the lists Rolling Stone puts out every so often, like the “500 Greatest Albums of...
Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie

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....
Duluth Trading Company. A brand for MEN.

Duluth Trading Company. A brand for MEN.

Duluth Trading Company. I’m in! Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 April 2017 Duluth Trading Company. A man’s brand. Duluth Trading Company commercials rock! Duluth Trading Company understands its brand. It has few, if any peers, that get IT so...
Davis Oscars speech full of heart – and misguided ego

Davis Oscars speech full of heart – and misguided ego

Davis Oscars speech full of heart – and misguided ego Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 February 2017 Acting isn’t the only profession that “celebrates what it means to live a life.” There was once a time, when as a young man, I...
Pop Culture lives on coolness

Pop Culture lives on coolness

Pop Culture Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 July 2016 The Pop Culture Fixation Pop Culture relies on fashion sensibilities Pop culture is a risky brand business. I heard a report this morning on Marketplace about Volkswagen. Basically, the report focused...
Bing It and Uncle Buck

Bing It and Uncle Buck

Bing it. I mean Google it. Go ahead and Bing it. Sounds a bit odd doesn’t it? Yet that is exactly the phrase used in the ABC Television Series Uncle Buck. Pretty obvious that Microsoft paid heavily for the endorsement. So heavily that its product placement was...
Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera

Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera

Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 May 2016 Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera Game of Thrones returned to HBO a few weeks back Like most fans of the series Game of Thrones, I could not wait to watch. I’m a fan of...
The jealousy of George Lucas

The jealousy of George Lucas

The jealousy of George Lucas Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 January 2016 Hey, Force Awakens is just fine, George. Everybody seems to enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including me. I also loved A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The Return of the...
Making a Murderer is not a documentary

Making a Murderer is not a documentary

Making a Murderer is not a documentary Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 December 2015 There are two sides to every story One of the pleasures of having a few days off around the holidays is catching up on the television and movies I had been meaning to...