Daniel McCarthy

In the News

  1. Dot Com Bomb: The Sequel?, Remarkable Retail Podcast, March 2023

  2. DTC Briefing: What startups can learn from wholesale-reliant brands’ attempts to go DTC, Modern Retail, February 2023

  3. Consumidores en EE.UU. gastan $219 dólares al mes en suscripciones y no lo saben (US consumers spend $219 a month on subscriptions and don't know it), La Opinión, February 2023

  4. How Athena Club maintains a 93% customer retention rate, Modern Retail, February 2023

  5. Subscription fatigue: More companies are charging monthly fees. How much can consumers take?, USA Today, February 2023

  6. Industry and academia: evaluating the pros and cons during and after your PhD, European Quant Marketing Workshop, January 2023

  7. Vita Coco’s reinvention: How reassessing its customer base is paying off, Food Dive, January 2023

  8. Why meal kit darlings are struggling to maintain momentum, Modern Retail, January 2023

  9. Top Retail Influencers 2023, RETHINK Retail, January 2023

  10. COVID’s Long-Term Impact Almost Zero for Most Non-Subscription Retailers, Earnest Analytics Earnest Talks, January 2023

  11. Estimating the Long-Term Impact of Major Events: Evidence from COVID-19, Earnest Analytics Data Bites, January 2023

  12. DTC Briefing: In 2022, valuations from brands like Warpy Parker and Allbirds plummeted, Modern Retail, January 2023

  13. Instacart, Klarna lead thin IPO market heading into the New Year, Retail Brew, January 2023

  14. Why the cookie-cutter store model will fall out of favor in 2023, Modern Retail, December 2022

  15. Economic effects of pandemic receding, NPR/WABE's All Things Considered, December 2022

  16. Your Wallet Is Being Drained by Subscriptions. Wall Street Thanks You., Wall Street Journal, December 2022

  17. Theta Director & Co-Founder on How to Apply the CBCV Framework, Products That Count, December 2022

  18. Episode 27: Looking Ahead At Customer Lifetime Value, Spamming Zero, December 2022

  19. Once a ‘sleepy category,’ the pretzel grabs its fill of the $106B snacking space, Food Dive, November 2022

  20. Why pet brands are chasing customer loyalty to stay recession-proof, Modern Retail, November 2022

  21. “Why Are Companies Struggling So Much These Days?“ with Prof. Daniel McCarthy and Valentin Radu, Omniconvert, November 2022

  22. Georgians try to cash in on Powerball's 3rd-largest prize in US history, Fox5 Atlanta, November 2022

  23. Who (If Anyone) Makes Money Off Food Delivery Apps, Like Uber Eats?, Asean Story, October 2022

  24. Baker Retailing Center: Breeding Innovation and Leadership, WWD, October 2022

  25. Understanding customer-based corporate valuation with Daniel McCarthy Podcast, Cherry Flava, October 2022

  26. Who's paying attention to your unit economics?, Cherry Flava, October 2022

  27. How PE Firms Value eCommerce Businesses webinar, The Fortia Group, October 2022

  28. Why Gopuff and Instacart are breaking into health care, Modern Retail, October 2022

  29. How investment firms use customer behavior predictions to set valuations on the companies they acquire, It's Your Churn!, ChurnFM, September 2022

  30. How Eddie Bauer plans to grow its rental and resale programs, Modern Retail, September 2022

  31. Alternative Data 101 for Students and Professors, Teten, September 2022

  32. MoviePass, the sequel: What to know about the return of the movie ticket subscription service, USA Today, August 2022

  33. 2021 Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report, NABSA, August 2022

  34. First-Party Data: Targetting Audiences in a Cookieless World, Shopify, July 2022

  35. A professor spends a whole semester teaching business students about customer lifetime value, the trendy metric investors are obsessed with. And he thinks many businesses still get the math wrong, Business Insider, July 2022

  36. E-scooters boost local economies, Earnest Research, July 2022

  37. Making Micromobility Make Cents Webinar, International Downtown Association, July 2022

  38. Why Some Artisanal Candies Are More Expensive Post-COVID, Mashed, July 2022

  39. Small candy makers forced to rethink their business strategies, Food Dive, July 2022

  40. The Price of Not Buying Twitter, Bloomberg, July 2022

  41. It took 18 years and a pandemic sales bump for Wayfair to post a profit. Analysts wonder if the company can do it again, Business Insider, July 2022

  42. DTC darling Allbirds is now trading under $5 as investors demand profits over buzz. Analysts say to have any chance to compete with Nike and Adidas, it'll have to expand beyond those 'iconic' fuzzy sneakers, Business Insider, June 2022

  43. How supplements brand Rae Wellness is charting out its brick-and-mortar strategy, Modern Retail, June 2022

  44. Nobody wants to pay for ultra-fast food delivery, Quartz, June 2022

  45. IPO Disclosures Are Ripe for Reform, MIT Sloan Management Review, June 2022

  46. DTC Briefing: Brands like Glossier and Thinx are bringing on new leadership amid retail expansion, Modern Retail, May 2022

  47. Netflix Nosedive Scripts 3 Revenue Questions C-Suites Must Ask, Forbes.com, May 2022

  48. Consumers detail problems with Planet Fitness cancellation policies, Consumer Affairs, May 2022

  49. Online Series: Enhancing Valuation Analysis Through Customer-Based Corporate Valuation, CFA Society Atlanta, May 2022

  50. Lost and found: Brands neglected by large CPGs thrive under new ownership, Food Dive, May 2022

  51. DTC workwear brand Brunt hires an Under Armour veteran as its new president, Modern Retail, April 2022

  52. Online Brands Try a Traditional Marketing Strategy: Physical Stores, New York Times, March 2022

  53. Startup Spotlight: Wharton professor uses metrics to determine company valuations, PHL Inno, March 2022

  54. EPISODE 050, Spark Plug Podcast, February 2022

  55. Inside Peloton’s epic run of bungled calls and bad luck, Financial Times, February 2022

  56. Peloton's rabid fans, celebrity trainers key to future, Reuters, February 2022

  57. Opinion: Peloton isn’t out of the woods yet, even with a new CEO — here’s what to watch, Dow Jones Marketwatch, February 2022

  58. Peloton founder John Foley calls recent events 'humbling,' as cycle maker looks to redefine itself, CNBC, February 2022

  59. Episode 57: Marketing and Business Valuation with Dan McCarthy, Co-Founder of Theta, Subscriptions: Scaled, February 2022

  60. DTC Briefing: Peloton’s troubles foreshadow demand challenges startups will face in 2022, Modern Retail, February 2022

  61. Why corporate pandemic winners like Peloton, Netflix, and DoorDash are suddenly stumbling, Fast Company, January 2022

  62. Top Retail Influencers of 2022, RETHINK Retail, sponsored by Microsoft, January 2022

  63. How micromobility can spur on spending in our cities, Zag Daily, January 2022

  64. IPO disclosure is a mess — here’s a simple way to fix it, MarketWatch, January 2022

  65. In a big year for retailers going public, here are a few companies that stood out, Retail Brew, December 2021

  66. Bird Says Riders Spent $1.1M Here This Year, Memphis Flyer, December 2021

  67. Latest Estimates Indicate Bird Shared Micro-Electric Vehicles Pump $100M into Cities Worldwide and Save 1.1M Gallons of Gasoline in 2021, Morningstar, December 2021

  68. Who (If Anyone) Makes Money Off Food Delivery Apps, Like Uber Eats?, HowStuffWorks.com, December 2021

  69. Marketing expert: subscription gifts popular this year, The Champion, December 2021

  70. Bird riders saved 1.1 million gallons of gasoline in 2021, Zag Daily, December 2021

  71. With Staggering growth behind it, Target's Shipt delivery business faces a now-what moment, Star Tribune, November 2021

  72. Stocks Sink On New COVID Variant; Dow Loses 905 Points, Newsy, November 2021

  73. What should you be aware of if you’re planning to ship or receive gifts this holiday season?, WSB TV, November 2021

  74. Have the wheels come off Peloton?, Yahoo!News, November 2021

  75. Avoid holiday shortages by hitting Black Friday sales and buying lightly used gifts, USA Today, November 2021

  76. As pandemic sales wane, Peloton turns to gaming to keep its momentum, The Washington Post, November 2021

  77. The Celebrity-Backed Green ‘Fintech’ Company That Isn’t as Green as It Seems, ProPublica, November 2021

  78. DTC Briefing: Recent earnings are a bellwether for the challenges consumer startups will face in 2022, Modern Retail, November 2021

  79. Allbirds’ strong IPO suggests investors are on board with sustainable fashion, Fast Company, November 2021

  80. Unpacking Rent the Runway’s IPO, Business of Fashion, October 2021

  81. Rent the Runway Is a Listing to Be Depreciated, The Wall Street Journal, October 2021

  82. DTC Briefing: Solo Stove makes an opportunistic pivot after a year of explosive growth, Modern Retail, October 2021

  83. Rethinking Corporate Valuations — With Daniel McCarthy, The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway, October 2021

  84. Warby Parker’s strong debut could be a good sign for brands looking to go public, Retail Brew, October 2021

  85. Why Warby Parker is eyeing real estate, Crain's New York Business, September 2021

  86. Warby Parker soared in its market debut, setting a high bar for other online-first retailers, CNBC, September 2021

  87. Watch out Amazon: These startups deliver in a matter of minutes, CNN Business, September 2021

  88. Warby Parker Debuts at $6 Billion Valuation. Should You Buy?, Bloomberg, September 2021

  89. Why digital retail darlings Warby Parker and Allbirds are betting big on stores to grow ahead of public debuts, CNBC.com, September 2021

  90. Surprising Learnings From Warby Parker And AllBirds IPO Filings, Forbes.com, September 2021

  91. DTC Briefing: Warby Parker’s direct listing highlights the profit challenges DTC brands face, Modern Retail, August 2021

  92. The Race for Your Dollars: The ravenous economy around delivering your dinner, VOX Media, June 2021

  93. 50 most influential direct-to-consumer people, DTC Magazine, June 2021

  94. The ravenous economy around delivering your dinner, Axios, June 2021

  95. Suspected Drop in Delivery Services Post Pandemic WSBTV GSB, June 2021

  96. Why the Food Delivery Boom May Soon Hit the Skids, The Economist, May 2021

  97. Delivery Services May Be In For A Rough Patch As Atlanta Restaurants Start Filling Up Tables, WABE's All Things Considered, May 2021

  98. Atlanta's News & Talk with Mark Arum, WSBRadio, May 2021

  99. 5 Big Reasons the Delivery ‘Boom’ May Soon Go Bust, New York Magazine's GrubStreet, May 2021

  100. Food delivery apps face multibillion-dollar hit as COVID pandemic lifts: study, New York Post, April 2021

  101. Discussing the DoorDash IPO and customer valuation, Wharton Business Daily, December 2020

  102. DoorDash poised to grow despite challenges, experts say ahead of public debut, S&P Global: Market Intelligence, December 2020

  103. Why Small Businesses Need to Make the Pivot to Online, Nasdaq.com, December 2020

  104. DoorDash just refiled its IPO paperwork, updating a key chart on customer retention that had puzzled experts, Business Insider, December 2020

  105. A key chart in DoorDash's IPO filing doesn't 'pass the smell test,' and experts say the delivery giant may need to refile its S-1 to clear it up, Business Insider, December 2020

  106. #64: Customer Based Corporate Valuation - Daniel McCarthy of Emory University, Let's Talk Loyalty by Paula Thomas, December 2020

  107. In this time of comfort-at-home fashion, Crocs are having a moment, Marketplace.org, October 2020

  108. Ep.8: Emory University's Dan McCarthy on a New Approach to Valuing Companies, Subscription Stories by Robbie Kellman Baxter, September 2020

  109. Remote learning boosts back-to-school spending, Marketplace.org, August 2020

  110. Blue Apron wilts, then rises to a new challenge, Spectacular Failures, August 2020

  111. Episode 224 Customer Cohort Analysis and CLV with Dr. Daniel McCarthy, Retail Geek Jason & Scot Show, June 2020

  112. The Rise Of Wayfair, CNBC, June 2020

  113. Corporate Valuation Will Never Be the Same — Nor Should It, Financial Times, April 2020

  114. Online shopping trends related to Covid 19, WSB TV, April 2020

  115. Wayfair shares surge 37% as coronavirus drives sales of office furniture and home decor, CNBC, April 2020

  116. What’s That Company Really Worth? – Ask a Marketer, Financial Times, March 2020

  117. Blue Apron Fends Off Obscurity in Another 15 Minutes of Fame, Bloomberg, March 2020

  118. Investors Need to Know: What’s Your Customer Worth?, The Net Promoter System Podcast (Part 2/2), March 2020

  119. Wayfair stock takes another hit amid sales slowdown, Boston Globe, February 2020

  120. Now There’s a Way to Link Customer Behavior to Share Price, The Net Promoter System Podcast (Part 1/2), February 2020

  121. Wayfair lays off 550 employees, including 350 in Boston, Boston Globe, February 2020

  122. Casper prices IPO at $12 a share, which is at the low end of estimates, CNBC, February 2020

  123. The Marketing Scientist - Daniel McCarthy - Hard Corps Marketing Show #116, The Hard Corps Marketing Show Podcast, January 2020