What’s next for Kobe Bryant?

What’s next for Kobe Bryant?

What’s next for Kobe Bryant? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 April 2016 Post-career success may be difficult for Kobe Bryant I have to admit. I don’t follow the NBA all that much anymore. However, I do know that this is Los Angeles Laker star Kobe...
Blockbuster Mistakes. Too many to count.

Blockbuster Mistakes. Too many to count.

Blockbuster Screws up Blockbuster Mistakes.  Blockbuster mistakes. They screwed up Blockbuster mistakes by Stealing Share President & CEO Tom Dougherty discusses the problems of Blockbuster to Reuters news agency. New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey on...
Breaking The Rules: Blockbusters-No More Late Fees

Breaking The Rules: Blockbusters-No More Late Fees

The Blockbuster Mistake Breaking The Rules: Blockbusters-No More Late Fees   Breaking The Rules. Blockbusters makes a serious misstep with late fees No more late fees. The listing of the 10 rules for a brand promise is worth the read all by itself.   It explains why...
Lessons from the Blockbuster failure

Lessons from the Blockbuster failure

Lessons from the Blockbuster failure Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 November 2013 The Blockbuster failure signals problems for others It’s now official. Blockbuster is kaput, announcing it’s shutting its remaining 300 stores and will only exist as an...
Best Buy Mobile expands. It may not be enough.

Best Buy Mobile expands. It may not be enough.

Best Buy Mobile expands. It may not be enough. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 April 2011 Change is happening too fast for most retailers We all could see this coming. Best Buy has become the latest retailer to change its business model after technology...
Movies, movies everywhere, but not a drop of brand

Movies, movies everywhere, but not a drop of brand

Movies, movies everywhere, but not a drop of brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 April 2011 There’s little preference between downloading movie services I recently purchased a smart TV to watch movies that incorporates the new feature of built-in...
This attempt at a Blockbuster brand recovery is futile

This attempt at a Blockbuster brand recovery is futile

This attempt at a Blockbuster brand recovery is futile Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 December 2010 Because Blockbuster isn’t really fixing its brand At Stealing Share, we talk a lot about the difference between branding and using table stakes to...

Lessons to be learned from the Blockbuster demise

Never define your brand by a technology or delivery system. No one has seen, let alone watched, a “video” in to years or more. When you define your brand by what it is you are selling, you open yourselves to the risk of a change in technology that renders your brand...

Blockbuster is down but maybe not out

As I’ve mentioned before in a different context, Blockbuster is filing for bankruptcy. Honestly this comes as no surprise to me, I had been expecting it for a while now. In fact, I’ve been talking about this for more than year. So now, as the stock is...
Adapting to change: Why a brand helps

Adapting to change: Why a brand helps

Brands can change – if they are about their customers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 March 2010 Adapting to change: Why a brand helps It’s easy to pick on Blockbuster right now – and heaven knows I’ve done it. The once rental giant is facing...
It’s even tougher out there for Blockbuster than I thought

It’s even tougher out there for Blockbuster than I thought

Its going down the drain Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 March 2010 It’s even tougher out there for Blockbuster than I thought Just a quick post to expand on the Blockbuster one below. Here’s the news story from Huffington Post. Notice the ad...