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Smart glasses making a comeback. This time, with Apple.

  Smart glasses   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 October 2019 Smart glasses making a comeback. This time, with Apple. Well, maybe I don’t know everything. With the announcement that Apple will be unveiling its own smart glasses, it’s time to fess up....

The mass Sports Illustrated firings didn’t have to be

  Sports Illustrated firings   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 7 October 2019 The mass Sports Illustrated firings didn’t have to be Among all the terrible news last week (and I could list many), the mass Sports Illustrated firings of nearly half its...

The new iPadOS resuscitates the iPad

  iPadOS   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 3 October 2019 The new iPadOS resuscitates the iPad Just last week I waxed poetic about Apple Arcade. To truncate my musings, I loved the new addition to the brand, but found a few misses with the concept....

What to do about Zantac and ranitidine?

  Zantac   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 2 October 2019 What to do about Zantac and ranitidine? The FDA recently discovered a cancer-causing agent in ranitidine, the ingredient in the popular heartburn medication, Zantac.It looks like it contains some...

Why the FOX Dish dispute is so nasty

  FOX Dish dispute   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 30 September 2019 Why the FOX Dish dispute is so nasty Oh, we all know the current FOX Dish dispute will eventually find a compromise. But I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a nasty back and forth as...

Amazon Care set to transform healthcare

  Amazon Care   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 25 September 2019 Amazon Care set to transform healthcare Ever heard of Amazon Care? If you haven’t, you probably will in the near future. Amazon Care is a virtual doctor’s office offered to Amazon...

Apple Arcade is a no-brainer, but misses one piece(s)

  Apple Arcade   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 24 September 2019 Apple Arcade is a no-brainer, but misses one piece(s) I am not a gamer at all. I am in my early 60’s and my last go round with a joystick was in the late 70’s. You know, when dictating...

Which of the upcoming streaming TV services will you join?

  Streaming TV   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 23 September 2019 Which of the upcoming streaming TV services will you join? In the coming months, a whole host of new streaming TV services become available. From Disney+ to HBO Max to NBC’s Peacock to...

The new State Farm advertising makes no sense

  State Farm Advertising   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 September 2019 The new State Farm advertising makes no sense There is some bad advertising and then there is State Farm advertising with Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. The ad makes no...

The irony of much of today’s retail branding

  Retail branding   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 17 September 2019 The irony of much of today’s retail branding Here’s an example of irony in retail branding. Cost Plus World Market, or as we generally coin it, “World Market,” stands at the peak of my...

Ignore rebranding basics and you end up with the expected

  Rebranding basics   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 16 September 2019 Ignore rebranding basics and you end up with the expected Even after all these decades of marketers discussing their profession, I still don’t understand how so many of them get...

Love that chicken (sandwich) from Popeyes

  Popeyes chicken sandwich   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 11 September 2019 Love that chicken (sandwich) from Popeyes They've caused fights, rapper Quavo tried selling them for $1,000 apiece and Popeyes sold twice as many chicken sandwiches per day...

Let’s hear it for Sharpies, right?

  Sharpies   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 10 September 2019 Let’s hear it for Sharpies, right? Sharpies! Yes, big ole’ Sharpies! But first -- Our country can be a shit-storm of crazy. Beliefs - even the most superficial ones - are transcending all...

The Dockers brand: Hip or deeply unhip?

  Dockers brand   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 9 September 2019 The Dockers brand: Hip or deeply unhip? There’s a scene from an early Seinfeld episode that always cracks me up, Jerry making fun of a late 80s Dockers brand commercial. But here’s the...

New Walmart gun policy sign of market leadership

  Walmart gun policy   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 4 September 2019 New Walmart gun policy sign of market leadership In the wake of mass shootings across the country, a new Walmart gun policy puts a stake in the ground that the nation’s biggest...

The brand of Moleskin journals defines its audience

  Moleskin journals    Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 3 September 2019 The brand of Moleskin journals defines its audience I walk a meandering journey as a creative individual. There was a time when I owned an unhinged love of poetry. I studied the...

What are the challenges the new Papa Johns CEO faces?

  New Papa Johns CEO   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 28 August 2019 What are the challenges the new Papa Johns CEO faces? The new Papa Johns CEO is Rob Lynch, who left the same position at Arby’s to take over the problematic pizza chain.Things have not...

Using Google Drive is an exercise in punishment

  Using Google Drive    Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 27 August 2019 Using Google Drive is an exercise in punishment So yeah. As readers are keenly aware, I am both a tech-junkie and an Apple fanboy. Just check out a smattering of my posts on the...

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