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Walmart delivery idea represents a great opportunity

  Walmart delivery   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 15 November 2018 Walmart delivery idea represents a great opportunity Buried deep inside a report that Ford and Walmart delivery are teaming up sits an interesting tidbit. The service, now in pilot stage in...

A company changes its name to RTW Retailwinds?

  RTW Retailwinds   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 November 2018 A company changes its name to RTW Retailwinds? The women’s apparel retailer, New York & Company, changes its name to RTW Retailwinds. And I think the new name sucks.Greg Scott, Chief...

Fake Facebook friends, just like MySpace

  Fake Facebook friends   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 November 2018 Fake Facebook friends, just like MySpace For a short while, I was becoming a Facebook junkie. Er, perhaps the word junkie is too intense. Rather, my use of the site had become routine in my...

Grocery brands and…yoga?

  Grocery brands   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 12 November 2018 Grocery brands and…yoga? I first thought it was all pretty stupid. Grocery brands trotting out yoga classes, on-site breweries and jazz pianists to attract customers. I mean, how desperate can you...

Carls Jr brand only amuses itself

  Carls Jr brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 November 2018 Carls Jr brand only amuses itself In the world of fast food, I’ve always been impressed with the Carls Jr brand (along with its East Coast counterpart, Hardees). It’s been a no apology, eat it like...

AT&T brand screws its DirecTV NOW customers

  AT&T brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 7 November 2018 AT&T brand screws its DirecTV NOW customers AT&T ends its $15 credit on DirecTV NOW for its unlimited wireless subscribers, once again demonstrating that the AT&T brand doesn’t...

Kia cars make strides, but not the Kia brand

  Kia brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 6 November 2018 Kia cars make strides, but not the Kia brand Several years ago, I titled a post with a proclamation: “Kia is taking the next step.” That was five years ago, and since, the Korean automotive manufacturer...

Time magazine falters, NYT soars

  Time magazine   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 5 November 2018 Time magazine falters, NYT soars I’ve been a news hound all my life. So why did I choose not to renew my subscription to Time magazine, but keep my New York Times one? I ask this question in...

Kellogg brand represents cereal industry’s failings

  Kellogg brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 1 November 2018 Kellogg brand represents cereal industry’s failings Look no further than at what the Kellogg brand says now if you need further proof that breakfast cereals are in trouble. And that it...

The craziness of the Kanye West brand

  Kanye West brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 31 November 2018 The craziness of the Kanye West brand Let me first say that I am not a big fan of rap. To put it mildly. But you would have to be living under a rock if you have not heard more than you need to...

Libby gets right what Audible doesn’t

  Libby   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 30 November 2018 Libby gets right what Audible doesn’t I have been a book worm my entire life. Call me a nerd. I’ll happily own that identity. Being the voracious reader that I am, I have unlocked my choice genre:...

The demise of FilmStruck signifies a cultural tragedy

  FilmStruck   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 29 November 2018 The demise of FilmStruck signifies a cultural tragedy Of all the streaming services available, FilmStruck stood as the one I most worried about. Yes, worried. The service, a partnership between the...

The medical world loses a true pioneer: Earl Bakken

  Earl Bakken   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 24 October 2018 The medical world loses a true pioneer: Earl Bakken If you have a pacemaker or know someone who does, you can thank Earl Bakken. Mr. Bakken, who invented the first modern pacemaker in the late 1950’s,...

Netflix cancellations improve the experience

  Netflix cancellations   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 23 October 2018 Netflix cancellations improve the experience Here is something that I am super stoked about: Netflix cancellations. It’s about damn time. It’s probably because I lambasted entertainment...

Nebraska tourism campaign kicks ass

  Nebraska tourism   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 22 October 2018 Nebraska tourism campaign kicks ass Oh, the poor people of Nebraska. The Nebraska Tourism Commission unveils a kick-ass campaign, and residents think it sucks. “This’ll get folks flocking here in...

The Video Advertising Bureau recommends crap

  Video Advertising Bureau   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 October 2018 The Video Advertising Bureau recommends crap Can you sing the Wayfair jingle? The Video Advertising Bureau wants you to believe it’s so important.   "Is the future uncertain? Nope. It’s...

The Target brand takes advantage of an opportunity

  Target brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 17 October 2018 The Target brand takes advantage of an opportunity The Target brand is planning to create a new toy initiative in stores and online as the retailer enters into the Christmas selling season. Spurred...

A Palm device is back. Yay.

  Palm device   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 16 October 2018 A Palm device is back. Yay. Here is a novel idea. How about all these aging tech companies — you know, those unwilling to give up the ghost — just send me their extra cash. That way, they won’t need...

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