Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash

Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash

Build-A-Bear Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 September 2018 Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash Let’s take a moment and chat about the biggest rip-off there is, the Build-a-Bear workshop. This Labor Day, I gave my son and daughter-in-law a morning...
ROLI Songmaker appeals to a songwriter’s craft

ROLI Songmaker appeals to a songwriter’s craft

ROLI Songmaker Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 April 2018 ROLI Songmaker appeals to a songwriter’s craft The following blog on the ROLI Songmaker Kit is being written brand strategist (and music gear hound) Mark Dougherty. I am not going to lie. I...
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...
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...
The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise

The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise

Eli Manning Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 December 2017 The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise The attitudes of some professional athletes cream my corn. But that isn’t the case when it comes to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. To...
Matt Lauer torpedoes the Today Show brand

Matt Lauer torpedoes the Today Show brand

Matt Lauer Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2017 Matt Lauer torpedoes the Today Show brand Well, look out Good Morning America! The two male anchors for the other morning network shows – Matt Lauer of Today and Charlie Rose of CBS This Morning –...
DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting

DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting

DirecTV Spectrum Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 November 2017 DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting An ad war brews among TV operators prompting you to switch. The DirecTV Spectrum duel represents one of the few advertising battles where both air...
Nobody comes close to Tom Petty

Nobody comes close to Tom Petty

Tom Petty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2017 Nobody comes close to Tom Petty The death of rock icon, Tom Petty, hits me hard. Going to bed, the news says Petty is clinging to life, fighting until the end. By morning, news says Petty passes over...
Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the understanding of brand

Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the understanding of brand

Hugh Hefner Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 September 2017 Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the understanding of brand Sometimes, we did read the articles. Sometimes, that was the reason why we open a Playboy magazine. Sure, the nude pictures attract even the...
Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 August 2017 Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%? Amazon is always top of mind with me. The recent acquisition forming Amazon Whole Foods means goods are delivered to your door. Or with its somewhat off-base...
The lunacy of the North Carolina bathroom bill

The lunacy of the North Carolina bathroom bill

The lunacy of the North Carolina bathroom bill Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 March 2017 It was really just a political stunt Deadlines spur action. And that’s why a repeal of the North Carolina bathroom bill is on the docket for today’s state...
U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand

U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand

U2’s Joshua Tree was the epitome of the band’s brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2017 There is a different U2 before and after Joshua Tree There are a handful of albums that hold a deep place in my heart. Perhaps the most poignant of them all...