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How feasible is the Toys R Us return?

  Toys R Us return   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 February 2019 How feasible is the Toys R Us return? It appears the rumors of Toys R Us demise are greatly exaggerated. Tru Kids Brands announces that it has begun the Toys R Us return by reopening stores in...

Amazon FreeTime frees kids and grandparents

  Amazon FreeTime   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 12 February 2019 Amazon FreeTime frees kids and grandparents As I am living it up as a grandfather, I’m developing a fond new appreciation for kid brands. Take, for instance, Lego. I hadn’t thought about the...

BB&T-SunTrust merger just the start

  BB&T-SunTrust merger   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 11 February 2019 BB&T-SunTrust merger just the start The proposed BB&T-SunTrust merger represents the beginning of a whole new era of banking. Now, I’m under no illusion that mergers like this...

No buyers for the GameStop brand. Why?

  GameStop brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 30 January 2019 No buyers for the GameStop brand. Why? The GameStop brand is desperately looking for someone to buy it. Just come with an offer, it’s saying. Yesterday, the video game retailer...

The Goodwill brand, a retailer with an actual position

  Goodwill   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 29 January 2019 The Goodwill brand, a retailer with an actual position I am a bit of a freak when it comes to the Goodwill brand. And that’s probably taking my obsession with the consignment chain lightly....

Walmart’s success is due to others’ awful retail branding

  Retail branding   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 28 January 2019 Walmart’s success is due to others’ awful retail branding Here’s a shocker. Walmart is crushing the retail sector. No, I mean to the point where retail branding will eventually only be left with...

Best of GEICO ads highlighting the problem

  GEICO ads   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 24 January 2019 Best of GEICO ads highlighting the problem There’s a whole lotta advertising entertainment showing lately on our televisions. GEICO is showing its greatest hits, attempting to prompt watchers into...

UFC sets the future of ESPN+

  ESPN+   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 23 January 2019 UFC sets the future of ESPN+ UFC fans are ushering in the future of streaming television, and ESPN+ is reaping the rewards. The streaming app collected more than a half million new subscribers after...

Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off

  Great British Bake Off   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 22 January 2019 Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off For years, my wife and I dawdled with lackluster cooking shows. Gordon Ramsey, whose brand now reeks of cliche, leads a litany...

Toyota calls BS on Chevy ads

  Chevy ads   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 21 January 2019 Toyota calls BS on Chevy ads Ha ha ha. It’s about time someone (other than me) called bullshit on the Chevy ads that are insipid at worst, outright deceiving at best.You know the series of ads. The...

Gillette commercial only outrages the stupid

  Gillette commercial   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 17 January 2019 Gillette commercial only outrages the stupid I don’t get it. The Gillette commercial causing so much angst on social media is inspiring, if you ask me. It encourages men to take harassment...

The reasons why Whole Foods 365 died

  Whole Foods 365   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 15 January 2019 The reasons why Whole Foods 365 died If nothing else, you have to give it up to Whole Foods for seeing its mistake and not making it worse. The grocery chain announces it's discontinuing Whole...

Capital One TV ad highlights banks’ misguided thinking

  Capital One TV ad   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 January 2018 Capital One TV ad highlights banks’ misguided thinking You needn’t go any further to understand the poor state of banking today than watching the most recent Capital One TV ad. In it, a...

The Sears company should just let it go

  Sears company   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 10 January 2018 The Sears company should just let it go Sears receives a last minute reprieve from liquidation from chairman Edward Lampert and a hedge fund. Lampert submitted a revised bid of nearly $5 billion to...

The Leica name speaks for itself

  Leica   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 9 January 2018 The Leica name speaks for itself This past Christmas, I found myself in a usual kind of quagmire. What the heck am I going to buy for my wife? Know first, I tend to go on the extravagant side with my wife’s...

Progressive ad hilarious, without a point

  Progressive ad   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 January 2018 Progressive ad hilarious, without a point Humor in advertising often serves as a way to be memorable. But there are also times when it completely overshadows the point of advertising at all. The...

Vaping: An epidemic for teens and the end of an industry

  Vaping   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 19 December 2018 Vaping: An epidemic for teens and the end of an industry The US Surgeon General, the so called “Nation’s Doctor,” released a rare advisory this week calling vaping an epidemic for youth.Why this is such a...

Van Morrison remains a genius

  Van Morrison   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 December 2018 Van Morrison remains a genius I recently bought the book, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, penned by the music journalist, Ryan H. Walsh. Since reading it, I’ve been transfixed by the music...

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