End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
Climate Change

Climate Change

Deny Climate Change Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 August 2016 Rethinking Climate Change Is everything in this world today political? Why is climate change a political issue? It is time that we realized that our political bent may very well blind all of...
Believable advertising and Ken Fisher

Believable advertising and Ken Fisher

Believable Advertising Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 April 2017 Believable advertising must be authentic What makes advertising believable? Cleverness? Phraseology? Polish? Believable advertising may have all those elements or it might just seem REAL....
Frequent Flyer Programs. Backwards.

Frequent Flyer Programs. Backwards.

Frequent Flyer Failures Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 February 2017 Frequent Flyer Programs. Backwards. Frequent flyer programs are so much a part of my life that I can recite from memory my United, American, and Delta identifier numbers. It happens...
Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News. Survivalists. No thank you.

Fake News and Survivalists. I’m Scared. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 January 2017 Fake News and The End of Everything Survivalists have always seemed on the outside looking in to me. Fake news and alternative facts never seemed really dangerous...
Recession. Navigating Downturns and Winning

Recession. Navigating Downturns and Winning

Navigating Economic Downturns Recession. Navigating Downturns and Winning Remaining Calm Around The Recession The “R” Word Recession? One cannot turn on the business news, visit a web portal, or read a newspaper or magazine. Not without being reminded that...
B2B Rebranding. Business’s Greatest Asset.

B2B Rebranding. Business’s Greatest Asset.

Rebranding in B2B B2B Rebranding. Business’s Greatest Asset. B2B rebranding seems like a luxury to many. Because, so much of the business-to-business success is from direct sales. (See a Glen Guard B2B case study here). As a result, B2B marketing is often...
Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business

Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business

Pokemon GO and PokeStops a boon for business Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 July 2016 How long will this last? On Monday, I wrote about the popularity of the new Pokemon Go app and how its popularity both befuddled me and intrigued me. “The power...
Brexit succession means nobody wins

Brexit succession means nobody wins

Brexit Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 January 2016 Brexit. EU Demise The unthinkable happened with Brexit Brexit was a bloodless civil war. We have come along way (or have we?). Time was an obscure Archduke could be assassinated in Bosnia and the whole...
US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 February 2016 US Government vs Apple. Nothing is more American than Apple®pie A brand is a means of identification. The world’s best brands represent the highest aspirations of its adherents. The...
Predicting marketing success. A marketing metric.

Predicting marketing success. A marketing metric.

Predicting The Success of Marketing   Predicting marketing success   Marketing Success and The Human Model | Motivators | Challenges | Desire | Familiarity | Leadership | Affirmation | Scope | Comfort | Change | Community | Summary Predicting Marketing Success....