Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Justice Anthony Kennedy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 June 2018 Replacing Anthony Kennedy Justice Anthony Kennedy Nobody trusts government anymore. Maybe it is because we lived through Vietnam. Maybe Watergate. Might be the Clinton impeachment. For each...
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...
Too much customer service is a real thing

Too much customer service is a real thing

Too much customer service Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 June 2018 Too much customer service is a real thing I’ve said this before, but I gotta say it again. Too much customer service drives me bat-shit crazy. Not surprisingly, Best Buy kills me with...
Dow Jones kicks out GE. Now what?

Dow Jones kicks out GE. Now what?

Dow Jones ousts GE Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 June 2018 Dow Jones kicks out GE. Now what? In 1896, the stock market adds GE as one of Dow Industrial Average’s first companies. As of June 26th of this year, it will no longer be part of the DJIA. I...
Tim Cook. CEO extraordinary.

Tim Cook. CEO extraordinary.

Tim Cook is leading the way Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 June 2018 Apple CEO Tim Cook Tim Cook. Apple Act 2. Like everyone else, I worried about Apple’s succession plan. I was a died-in-the-wool member of the Steve Jobs cult. I was not sure what to...
Repositioning brands to steal share

Repositioning brands to steal share

Repositioning brands When repositioning brands makes sense Mergers and acquisitions demands repositioning brands to steal market share But, there are many other reasons brand directors and marketing executives consider repositioning brands. Certainly, acquiring...
Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 June 2018 Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand I know I sound like a screaming banshee, but when are retailers going to wake the hell up? Take Macy’s, a retailer floundering so much...
Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

AT&T Time Warner merger Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 June 2018 Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good? The potential of an AT&T Time Warner merger fascinates me. Because, in light of a district court judge’s decision to allow...
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...
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...
IHOP name change a complete disaster

IHOP name change a complete disaster

IHOP name change Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 June 2018 IHOP name change a complete disaster What?! Last week, I suggest IHOP go all the way and change its name to IHOB with the B standing for breakfast. Laying out what I consider a strong argument, it...
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...