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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 Times. My...

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...

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. It...

Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry?

Coach becomes Tapestry Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 October 2017 Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry? Coach changing its name to Tapestry means nothing no matter what CEO Victor Luis says. He tells The New York Times that the iconic leather bag company is...

Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine

Curb Your Enthusiasm Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 17 October 2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine Few television shows claim the mantle of genius. Oddly enough, those that I deem worthy of that distinction have all come from HBO. My elite list...

Time Inc cuts issues, and it’s the right thing to do

Time Inc Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 16 October 2017 Time Inc cuts issues, and it's the right thing to do Well, this can’t be good for the publishing industry, can it? Time Inc announces it’s reducing the number of issues for Fortune, Sports Illustrated,...

Shock advertising Lexus, DirecTV, Enterprise

Shock Advertising Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 October 2017 Why Shock TV Fails. Paper-cuts. Shock advertising by Lexus and Direct TV Commercial effectiveness is in decline. Advertising agencies try anything to get you to notice the ad. However, it doesn’t...

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss), a...

USMNT loses out on World Cup. How did this happen?

USMNT Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 11 October 2017 USMNT loses out on World Cup. How did this happen? The US Men’s National Soccer Team fails to qualify for the World Cup in a devastating loss to Trinidad and Tabago. What does this man for the USMNT? The USMNT...

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