Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches

Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches

Prime Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 July 2018 Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches There are very few shopping events that get me excited. Let me rephrase that. There is only one shopping event that gets me excited — Amazon’s Prime Day. Even...
NBA branding needs fewer All-Stars for Golden State

NBA branding needs fewer All-Stars for Golden State

NBA branding Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 July 2018 NBA branding needs fewer All-Stars for Golden State Here I go again, spouting out about NBA branding. But can you blame me? What with the Golden State Warriors picking up yet another high-calibre...
2018 E3, Fortnite shows gaming is alive and well

2018 E3, Fortnite shows gaming is alive and well

Fortnite and gaming Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 June 2018 2018 E3, Fortnite shows gaming is alive and well In early 2017, Barron’s headline “Video Game Sales Are Fading and It’s Crushing Game Stop” suggests that there was something wrong with video...
IHOP should change its name to IHOB

IHOP should change its name to IHOB

IHOP becoming IHOB Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 June 2018 IHOP should change its name to IHOB So what do you think IHOB means? If you haven’t heard, IHOP is running a social media campaign, saying it’s changing its name to IHOB. For most, and most...
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...
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...
Bicycle cards owns the category – and me

Bicycle cards owns the category – and me

Bicycle cards Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 March 2018 Bicycle cards owns the category – and me We all sport idiosyncrasies, and we should embrace them. I’m no different. I obsess over collecting obscure items, such as pocket watches. Yea, I have...
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...
Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Apple batteries Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 January 2018 Charging for replacement Apple batteries? How often does Apple screw up? Enough to take a bit of the shine off its brand. Over the holidays, customers uncover Apple batteries being slowed down in...
NFL Issues: What’s the future look like?

NFL Issues: What’s the future look like?

A look at the current state of the NFL NFL Issues: What’s the future look like? All sports leagues should have these problems. While the NFL issues range from protests to falling ratings to concerns over concussions, the league still remains the most popular sports...
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),...
BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old

BlackBerry Motion Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 October 2017 BlackBerry Motion represents the same old, same old My critiques of the BlackBerry brand over the years read harshly. And for good reason. My assessment of the BlackBerry Motion phone? It’ll...