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Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen – and I love it

LOTR coming to Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 21 November 2017 Amazon brings LOTR to the small screen - and I love it Amazon taking on LOTR (The Lord of the Rings) is being greeted with boos. Why mess with a good thing? But I love Amazon all the more for...

Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend?

Fox News ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 20 November 2017 Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend? The other cable news networks envy the Fox News ratings but a tide might be turning. Ratings for the cable news network leader are dropping 12% in...

UCLA basketball brand, what does it mean now?

UCLA basketball thieves Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 16 November 2017 UCLA basketball brand as it stands now The UCLA basketball brand suffers a major wound. It has been many years since NCAA basketball fans talked about the BRAND of UCLA basketball. The heyday...

Daniel Lanois, best record producer you’ve never heard of

Daniel Lanois Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 November 2017 Daniel Lanois, best record producer you've never heard of When listening to music, you often keep listening to your latest obsession. My latest? Bob Dylan’s genius producer, Daniel Lanois. So much so...

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...

Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you.

Starbucks and Princi Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 November 2017 Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you. Starbucks is joining forces with the Italian bakery, Princi. Princi currently operates bakeries in Milan and SoHo in London. The new Starbucks...

Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot

Samsung v Apple Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 7 November 2017 Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot As many of you know, I reside consistently in Apple’s corner in the Samsung v Apple battle royale. For decades, I have play the dutiful pal, sticking it out with...

Wrong Veterans Day Celebration. Again.

Armistice Day Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 9 November 2017 Wrong Veterans Day? That's Right.  Why is November 11 the wrong Veterans Day? For one thing, it is not REALY Veterans Day. It is Armistice Day and solemnly honored as Remembrance Day throughout Europe...

Dilly Dilly! Well, not anymore after the second spot

Dilly Dilly! Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 6 November 2017 Dilly Dilly! Well, not anymore after the second spot Dilly Dilly! Or when it comes to Bud Light’s new ad campaign, it’s dilly dilly dilly dilly dilly dilly. You know the spot. The first ad features a...

Retail troubles go further than losing anchor stores

More retail troubles Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 3 November 2017 Retail Troubles. Rebrand.  Sad. More retail troubles Lord & Taylor is selling its flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The old landmark is lost, according to a recent article in the New York...

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 it to a perfect storm. Retailer uncertainty just heightened...

Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party?

Walmart Christmas Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 1 November 2017 Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party? Improving the in-store experience seems to be the cure-all for retailers’ woes. Or, at least, that’s what they think. In that vein, there are now...

Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV

Streaming TV Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 31 October 2017 Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV Here’s the deal. A few years ago, I cut my proverbial cable cord. And since then, I’m enjoying it and looking ahead. To be more exact, I don’t even...

Bob McNair, player protests and the real NFL problem

Bob McNair and the Houston Texans Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 30 October 2017 Bob McNair, player protests and the real NFL problem NFL players sit during the National Anthem. The Houston Texans practically revolt after owner Bob McNair says the NFL can’t let...

Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Amazon Key Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 26 October 2017 Who's afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me. Man, I’m either getting old or Amazon is taking things too far. Amazon Key allows deliverers to open your front door, place a package inside and lock it again. All the...

Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears

Sears and Whirlpool Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 25 October 2017 Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears Sears and Whirlpool aren’t getting along. Sears announces it will stop selling Whirlpool brands in its stores because prices are too high. Bizarre? Yes,...

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty poised for greatness

Fenty Beauty Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 24 October 2017 Rihanna's Fenty Beauty poised for greatness I am not pretending I know one solitary iota about makeup. What I know is that my wife spends a whole bunch of money on the stuff. She owns an assortment of...

Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Target stores Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 23 October 2017 Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little Cheers for more Target stores! Or at least, that encompasses the remarks by Target CEO Brian Cornell at a media event last week. Target spends part...

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