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Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy

Amazon IT Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 11 July 2017 Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy I've well documented my detest of Best Buy. And the new appearance of Amazon IT may finally put the retail brand to rest. Seems to me, there isn't much of anything Best...

QVC HSN to merge, to what effect?

QVC HSN merger Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 10 July 2017 QVC HSN to merge, to what effect? Another fallout from Amazon’s continued retail dominance. One that never occurred to me. The home shopping networks, QVC and Home Shopping Network (HSN). In reaction to...

Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon

Whole Foods acquisition Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 28 June 2017 Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon For $13.7 billion, Amazon once again changes the online retailing game. With its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is no longer just an online...

Put the CNN retraction in context, please

CNN retraction Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 27 June 2017 Put the CNN retraction in context, please Dammit. I can see where this CNN retraction of a story concerning a Donald Trump confidant leads. Now, all those who believe mainstream news sources are fake news...

Twin Peaks destroys your mind, connection to reality

Twin Peaks Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 26 June 2017 Twin Peaks destroys your mind, connection to reality This is not a recap. Otherwise, that’d mean I have a greater conscious understanding of last night’s airing of Twin Peaks. For those who saw it, are you...

The Fox News brand changes for the better?

Fox News brand Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 19 June 2017 The Fox News brand changes for the better? What’s your opinion of the Fox News brand? I assume it depends on your political leaning. Those on the left believe the network is overly biased to the right....

The brand stickiness of Trump is about emotion

Brand Stickiness Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 15 June 2017 The brand stickiness of Trump is about emotion Brand stickiness is often tossed about when rebranding. The idea is to make the brand message more memorable. To say it a different way, making the brand...

Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me

Game of Thrones spinoffs Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 14 June 2017 Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me I’ve seen every episode of Game of Thrones. Some of them, like “The Red Wedding,” more than once. Which is why any Game of Thrones spinoffs seem like a bad...

Most research companies simply suck

Research companies Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 12 June 2017 Most research companies simply suck It amazes me what many research companies come up with. A recent study by Cambridge Analytica found that, huh, high quality and affordability top the list of...

OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 6 June 2017 OverDrive a haven for book readers For those who love to read, the OverDrive app might just be the greatest gift to readers of all tastes. And what’s better. It’s also keeping our libraries relevant and...

It’s official. The NBA Finals are booooorrriiiing.

NBA Finals Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 5 June 2017 It's official. The NBA Finals are booooorrriiiing. The image of Steph Curry seemingly napping on the sideline as his Golden State Warriors once again trounced the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA...

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. "Retail is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change everything will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die." Retail market study. An in-depth look at the retail category...

Dennys Demand for couch potatoes everywhere

Dennys Demand Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 1 June 2017 Dennys Demand for couch potatoes everywhere Reading about Dennys Demand reminds me of something I saw on a recent business trip. A side outside a McDonalds with this offer: Call Uber Eats for delivery! How...

Confederate Statue Removal. Abomination.

Rewriting History. Brands must be true. Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 31 May 2017 Confederate Statue Removal Confederate Statue Removal The Confederate statue removal creates a modern US brand with no basis in truth. Modern racist (1950s) history hijacked the...

Will a new Staples CMO make a lick of difference?

Staples Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 30 May 2017 Will a new Staples CMO make a lick of difference? This is not an open letter to Michelle Bottomley, the newly hired Staples CMO. Those tend to be trite. But if there’s a time for Bottomley and the Staples...

AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence.

AI Marketing Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 25 May 2017 AI Marketing. Artificial Intelligence everywhere. AI Marketing AI Marketing (Artificial Intelligence Marketing) might feel like a stretch. Brands are hesitant to believe AI can replace human thinking. Too...

Walmart employees get another bonus

Walmart employees Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 23 May 2017 Walmart employees get another bonus Shopping at Walmart doesn’t thrill me. Its stores are far too expansive for me to ever feel comfortable as a shopper. I never quite know where to go to find unique...

Political ideology ruins government

Political Ideology Creates Broken Government Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 May 2017 Political ideology. Stop the madness. Political ideology The whole world is in political strife. And I believe the root cause is political ideology. It’s not surprising. I...

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