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...
Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 May 2018 Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible Here’s the goddamn truth when it comes to most companies rebranding. They get half pregnant. They don’t go all in with their rebranding. The change...
Brand relaunching. Reposition for relevance

Brand relaunching. Reposition for relevance

Brand Relaunching Considerations Brand relaunching. How to win. Brand relaunching is an important part in repositioning a brand. And everyone knows that it is necessary to reposition a brand when its meaning has lost some of its relevance and luster. Markets decide...
The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

Papa Johns pizza Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 March 2018 The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza Rest in Peace, Papa Johns pizza. Or, at least, it was (not) nice knowing founder John Schnatter. The day after NFL fires Papa Johns pizza as the...
Under Armour trips and falls

Under Armour trips and falls

Failing Under Armour Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 November 2017 Under Armour sinks What happened to Under Armour? According to an article in the Washington Post everything is wrong. The paper likens Under Armour situation to a perfect storm. Retailer...
Infiniti advertising fails on many levels

Infiniti advertising fails on many levels

Infiniti advertising is criminal Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 October 2017 Infiniti advertising fails on many levels The latest Infiniti advertising leaves me cold. Strike that. It makes me heated. Not that I have anything against Infinity as a brand....
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...
Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy

Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy

MARKET STUDY Frozen food study “The brands are either lazy or terrified.” Frozen Food study: The brands stay lazy One thing comes clear in doing a frozen food study. The past and present frozen food business landscape riddles with irony. Most brands began...
Applebees brand admits failure. Now what?

Applebees brand admits failure. Now what?

Applebees brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 August 2017 Applebees brand admits failure. Now what? I’m never shy about my distaste for the Applebees brand or its stores. But I’m giving the restaurant chain this. At least it’s coming to know who it is...
The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts

The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 August 2017 The meaningless name change of Dunkin Donuts According to an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News last week, Dunkin Donuts is toying with the idea of removing Donuts from its name. The company...
Brand repositioning. Repositioning brands.

Brand repositioning. Repositioning brands.

Repositioning your brand.  Your brand repositioning is different from rebranding Brand Repositioning Brand repositioning and rebranding share many strategic considerations. And one can dramatically turn INTO the other. But brand repositioning leaves many existing...