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State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones

NBA brand Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 13 March 2018 State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones I am a cynical old fart whenever I ponder the goings on with the NBA brand. It’s kind of comical, really. Look back over the course of my blogs on the...

Is Alexa laughing at us or with us?

Alexa Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 12 March 2018 Is Alexa laughing at us or with us? Few things I’m finding more hilarious than Alexa laughing from some Echo units. The glitches produce funny responses on social media (“It has begun”) and true fear in other...

Macy’s going out of business? You bet.

Macy's going out of business Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 8 March 2018 Macy's going out of business? You bet. Macy's going out of business? I would bet the ranch and the dog on it. As my old buddy Dave Rooney used to say, “It may not be the end of the world…...

Domino’s pizza chain with another gimmick

Another Domino's gimmick Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 7 March 2018 Domino's pizza chain with another gimmick The Domino’s pizza chain is working with Ford on a self-driving vehicle to deliver pizzas. It announces that the first round of testing shows, “there...

The Nintendo Switch nails the landing

Nintendo Switch Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 6 March 2018 The Nintendo Switch nails the landing The following blog on the Nintendo Switch comes courtesy of guest blogger and Stealing Share strategist, Mark Dougherty.  My old man, bless his heart, harbors a...

The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

Papa Johns pizza Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 5 March 2018 The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza Rest in Peace, Papa Johns pizza. Or, at least, it was (not) nice knowing founder John Schnatter. The day after NFL fires Papa Johns pizza as the pizza of...

Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls

Dicks Sporting Goods Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 28 February 2018 Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls Dicks Sporting Goods announcing it’s banning the sale of all assault-style rifles in its stores. In addition, the retailer refrains from selling high-capacity...

Why are true crime podcasts so popular?

True crime podcasts Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 27 February 2018 Belk Department Stores — Modern. Southern. Style. Right now, true crime podcasts are the best they have ever been, which is why so many people appear to be listening to them. There is no doubting...

Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 26 February 2018 Netflix spending means you can never leave Reading that Netflix spending on content reaches $8 billion, you wonder, “Why?” Reading that Amazon spending on content reaches $5 billion, you ask the...

CKE splits up two brands when it should just keep one

CKE splits brands Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 22 February 2018 CKE splits up two brands when it should just keep one CKE Restaurant Holdings is launching a Carl’s Jr only ad campaign, effectively splitting the Hardees and Carl’s Jr brands. For the past 20...

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...

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