There was little Toys R Us could do

There was little Toys R Us could do

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2018 There was little Toys R Us could do Were you a Toys R Us kid who didn’t want to grow up? It saddens me that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down. It really does. Toys R Us stood as a retailing icon. For many...
Upgrading to an iPhone X? Don’t use AT&T

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...
Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Charging for replacement Apple batteries?

Apple batteries Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 January 2018 Charging for replacement Apple batteries? How often does Apple screw up? Enough to take a bit of the shine off its brand. Over the holidays, customers uncover Apple batteries being slowed down in...
Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot

Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot

Samsung v Apple Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 November 2017 Samsung v Apple heats up with new spot As many of you know, I reside consistently in Apple’s corner in the Samsung v Apple battle royale. For decades, I have play the dutiful pal, sticking it...
Apple’s mistakes make me mad

Apple’s mistakes make me mad

Apple’s mistakes are making me mad Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 December 2016 Apple’s mistakes are bad for the brand I am beginning to detest this new fad coming out of Apple Inc. – and Apple’s mistakes are making me mad. With every...
Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard disaster

Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard disaster

Samsung is on fire Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 October 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard disaster The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall because of the Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard has me thinking. What if any long term effect could this Galaxy Note 7 fire hazard...
Remembering the great Steve Jobs

Remembering the great Steve Jobs

Remembering the great Steve Jobs Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 October 2016   Steve Jobs understood brand better than anyone   Today marks the fifth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death. If you are like me, it is amazing that it has been that long. And...
The Apple AirPods won’t succeed

The Apple AirPods won’t succeed

The Apple AirPods won’t succeed Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 September 2016 The Apple AirPods — More than just new. The problem is that I don’t want to pay that $159 price for the new Apple AirPods. I am a died in the wool Apple guy, as you know....
AAPL Apple sales shrink

AAPL Apple sales shrink

What is wrong with Apple (AAPL)? It still turned a huge profit (one that most brands would tout as a great quarter) but most investors are worried that the Apple magic is gone as AAPL was down 7% in after-hour trading. iPhone sales did not grow for the first time ever...
Ho-hum. Another Apple event.

Ho-hum. Another Apple event.

Ho-hum. Another Apple event. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 March 2016 Apple may be a victim of its own success Just yesterday, another Apple event was held and there wasn’t a single device that was introduced that I covet. That’s a problem....
BlackBerry Failed. Marketing lessons to be learned.

BlackBerry Failed. Marketing lessons to be learned.

The Failure of Blackberry BlackBerry Failed. Marketing lessons to be learned. BlackBerry Failed.  The world truly changed in 1999. We saw Europe introduce the Euro.Then, the tragedy at Columbine, the world was dealing with Kosovo and SpongeBob SquarePants debuted....
Think Kodak Failure. Think You Sell What You Make.

Think Kodak Failure. Think You Sell What You Make.

The Demise of Kodak Think Kodak Failure. Think You Sell What You Make. Kodak Failure. A case study in brand error.  Kodak Failure Can Shake Even The Strongest Brands Kodak failure should make us all take a breath. When you make a list of the world’s strongest brands,...