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Spotify should be making devices

Spotify devices Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 21 February 2018 Spotify should be making devices I arrived late as an Apple Music subscriber. But before then, I counted myself an avid user of the Spotify platform. Why did I switch? Because Apple Music integrates...

Are you finding the Winter Olympics…boring?

Winter Olympics Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 20 February 2018 Are you finding the Winter Olympics...boring? Are you watching the Winter Olympics? I’ve been watching my share because usually I love the Olympics. But I’ve got to say. These Games have been, well,...

Parkland shooting survivors call us all out

Parkland shooting Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 19 February 2018 Parkland shooting survivors call us all out It’s pretty easy criticizing Millennials. You know, they’re lazy. Have no work ethic. Growing up in the age of the iPhone, they pay attention less than a...

Upgrading to an iPhone X? Don’t use AT&T

iPhone X with AT&T Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 15 February 2018 Upgrading to an iPhone X? Don't use AT&T Upgrading to an iPhone X sports its share of problems. Especially when dealing with AT&T. Like many who upgraded, I paid a nominal fee and traded in my...

What’s to become of the LA Times?

LA Times Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 9 February 2018 What's to become of the LA Times? Do you subscribe to a daily newspaper? Judging by the state of print media, I’m guessing few of you do. That’s why the purchase of the LA Times by billionaire Patrick...

Wendys hamburgers directly take on McDonalds

Wendys hamburgers Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 1 February 2018 Wendys hamburgers directly take on McDonalds Normally, I praise brands directly taking on other brands. The only way to steal market share is to position yourself directly against the competition....

Martin guitars meet NAMM expectations

Martin guitars Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 29 January 2018 Martin guitars meet NAMM expectations Trekking out to California for the NAMM show (the National Association of Music Merchants), I saw drums, orchestra instruments, pianos, and guitars of the highest...

Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market

Amazon Go Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 23 January 2018 Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market Well, damn. Amazon completely revolutionized grocery shopping in one fell swoop with Amazon Go. Stories flooding the newswires yesterday told of a bold new...

Where does Volkswagen stand now?

Volkswagen Brand Repair Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 17 January 2018 Where does Volkswagen stand now? Brand repair often represents a daunting task because it means changing a belief system that exists in the market. That you stink. Volkswagen, after...

ALDI is unique, but is it better?

ALDI Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 16 January 2018 ALDI is unique, but is it better? There was a time in my life where consuming food was my enemy, bringing about a battle with diabetes. Since then, I work hard at keeping my food intake at bay. Nonetheless, what...

The latest Coca-Cola Diet Coke makeover

Diet Coke Makeover Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 11 January 2018 Coca-Cola's Diet Coke makeover "Millennials are now thirstier than ever for adventures and new experiences, and we want to be right by their side,” Said Coca-Cola North American Director. As a...

A mea culpa on Apple’s AirPods

Apple's AirPods Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 10 January 2018 A mea culpa on Apple's AirPods Every so often I might be wrong. Yeah, it’s true. I know. So let’s own up to a mistake. Last year, I rail on Apple's AirPods and now I'm sheepish on the matter. Then, my...

Subaru wins a major award just like Old Man Parker

Subaru Advertising Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 January 2018 Subaru wins a major award just like Old Man Parker Oh, those auto manufacturers. Give them an award and they think, “Wow. We’ve really gotten something here!” The Subaru Forester receives a 2018...

Retail Extinctions. Shopping habits have changed.

Retail Shopping Habits Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 4 January 2018 Consumer Shopping Habits. Change. Do we need an official report on holiday sales figures to see that shopping habits have changed and that the changes are permanent? I don’t think so. The...

NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 3 January 2018 NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage One look at Nielson’s NFL TV ratings for 2017, and it demonstrates that let’s just all take a deep breath when it comes to downfall of the NFL. First off, let’s not...

Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Apple batteries Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 2 January 2018 Charging for replacement Apple batteries? How often does Apple screw up? Enough to take a bit of the shine off its brand. Over the holidays, customers uncover Apple batteries being slowed down in older...

Progressive Insurance mistake

Progressive Insurance mistake Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 19 December 2017 Again. Another Progressive Insurance mistake. I never really liked the Progressive television campaign. Flo is goofy and too old. And many of the spots are trite. Some will argue with...

As a Groupon ad campaign says, “Oh shit!”

Groupon advertising Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 December 2017 As a Groupon ad campaign says, "Oh shit!" One look at our home page and you see Stealing Share remains unafraid of using words like shit. It’s the way people talk, man. And we’re not the only...

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