Airline seating tightening with no recourse

Airline seating tightening with no recourse

Airline seating Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 November 2017 Airline seating tightening with no recourse Airline seating is worsening and there’s nothing you can do about it. Yes, the airlines have us in a headlock and we’re all basically powerless to do...
Hmm…MSC Cruise Line. Think that works?

Hmm…MSC Cruise Line. Think that works?

The MSC Cruise Lines Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 October 2017 MSC Cruise Lines MSC Cruise Line is making a big enough spend on US television that I have seen its commercials numerous times. The problem is the NAME. I could not remember it well enough...
Uber riders affected by the behavior of Kalanick? Hardly.

Uber riders affected by the behavior of Kalanick? Hardly.

Uber riders affected by the behavior of Kalanick? Hardly. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 March 2017 The quick, easy access Uber offers is more important So, the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, argued with an Uber driver over the company’s business model....
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...
Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

Speaker at tourism conference Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference Stealing Share Keynote Speaker at MajorTourism Conference Stealing Share CEO, Tom Dougherty, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the Governor’s travel/destination conference. The...
The Zombie Apocalypse is REAL. Start planning.

The Zombie Apocalypse is REAL. Start planning.

Impending Zombie Apocalypse Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 January 2017 Zombie Apocalypse is possible The Impending Zombie Apocalypse The danger of a Zombie apocalypse is real. Yesterday, I read a news story in Popular Science on why scientists are...
Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day

Remembrance Day is not Veterans Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 November 2016 Remembrance Day equals Veterans Day Today is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (which includes Canada). It is a solemn pause in the work week (I hesitate to...
Home2 Suites by Hilton is the worst

Home2 Suites by Hilton is the worst

Can I say RAT Hole? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 October 2016 Home2 Suites by Hilton is the worst I am a Hilton Diamond member. This puts me into elite status as a customer of their brands. It also means I travel so much on business during the year that...
VisitNC and the billboard dilemma

VisitNC and the billboard dilemma

The way some billboards have been executed have been the bane of my existence. Years ago, I commuted to my advertising job in Bala Cynwyd, PA (just outside of Philadelphia) from Newark, Delaware, where the litany of forgettable billboards littered the side of the...
Thailand buddhist temple tigers. Stop it.

Thailand buddhist temple tigers. Stop it.

Buddhist Temple Tigers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 June 2016 Thailand buddhist temple tigers  Thailand Buddhist Temple Tigers The news about 40 dead tiger cubs at the Thailand Temple makes me cringe. So I ask, what is your personal responsibility in...
Marriott and Cuba

Marriott and Cuba

Marriott and Cuba Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 March 2016 The deal is all about Cuba Marriott’s purchase of Starwood overcame a bid from a Chinese company with a $14.4 billion offer, with Marriott citing the Starwood Preferred Guest asset as the main...
Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail. Brand Affinity programs and why they fail. Affinity Programs Rarely Create Affinity Almost all businesses from retailers to transportation companies have affinity programs designed to foster brand loyalty. Most work very poorly and...