Global brand building

Global brand building

BUILDING GLOBAL BRANDS Global brand building There are an art and a science to global brand building. If you manage or own a multi-national brand, you need a global branding agency skilled in that science. But if your brand is smaller than global, you need it too....
Brand Design Agencies

Brand Design Agencies

Brand Design Agencies   Brand design agencies Think for a moment about why you searched for brand design agencies. You are looking for someone to create a logo or design support pieces for your brand. Some are looking at brand design agencies because they need to...
T-Mobile TV ad: Missing an opportunity

T-Mobile TV ad: Missing an opportunity

T-Mobile Super Bowl ad By Tom Dougherty T-Mobile TV ad: Missing an opportunity I wish I could say the publicist-driven T-Mobile not-quite Super Bowl ad deserves its social media popularity. But like all but one of this year’s Super Bowl ads, it ruined its opportunity....
A case study in marketing research strategy: Old Spice

A case study in marketing research strategy: Old Spice

A case study in marketing research strategy: Old Spice By Tom Dougherty A case study in marketing research strategy: Old Spice In the upcoming Old Spice TV spot, owner Proctor & Game employs a marketing research strategy few actually try. Let alone accomplish....
The Snickers brand: Does humor really work?

The Snickers brand: Does humor really work?

The Snickers Brand and Humor By Tom Dougherty The Snickers brand: Does humor really work? Have any of you ever thought about the Snickers brand name? It suggests humor. A snicker at some joke or comment. In reality, it was named by the Mars family after a beloved...
COVID-19 advertising: What works and what doesn’t

COVID-19 advertising: What works and what doesn’t

COVID-19 Advertising: Nothing’s changed COVID-19 advertising: What works and what doesn’t The question many marketers are asking themselves during this time is this: What tone should we adopt in our COVID-19 advertising? Should it be soft and warm? Comforting...
Effective marketing: How to be noticed

Effective marketing: How to be noticed

Effective Marketing By Tom Dougherty Effective marketing: How to be noticed Mars, the maker of so many products it could go toe to toe with giant P&G, conducted a study that found marketers have about two seconds to grab someone’s attention. If that’s true, then...
Using foul language in marketing

Using foul language in marketing

Foul Language in Marketing By Tom Dougherty Using foul language in marketing There have been times when we at Stealing Share haven’t been afraid to use foul language in our own marketing. “Don’t use the same old shit” was a slogan we used once. We think we’re no...
Mazda ad with smart tagline for COVID-19 era

Mazda ad with smart tagline for COVID-19 era

Mazda Ad By Tom Dougherty Mazda ad with smart tagline for COVID-19 era – but little else Yesterday, Stealing Share published a report on advertising during the COVID-19 era. Our conclusions were that brands were simply doing the expected, and we made...
Beyond Meat ad shows progress, but miles to go

Beyond Meat ad shows progress, but miles to go

Beyond Meat Ad By Tom Dougherty Beyond Meat ad shows progress, but miles to go A little more than a year ago, I wrote that the new Beyond Meat ad was interesting but failed to include the customer in it. It seems the vegetarian meat producer was listening. “The...
Logistics – Parcel delivery market study

Logistics – Parcel delivery market study

Logistics and the parcel delivery market LOGISTICS MARKET STUDY “No one in the space has given anyone any reason to care…In short, they all work.” Logistics – Parcel delivery market study Logistics, particularly as it relates to the consumer delivery...
Marketing Major Appliances – A Market Study

Marketing Major Appliances – A Market Study

A market study of major appliances MARKET STUDY: MARKETING MAJOR APPLIANCES “Aligning with a belief, now that is something different and in marketing major appliances. Brands would be wise to pay attention, because the opportunity is there to steal market...