How to be the Amazon of Auto Sales

Authors John Bajorek EVP, Strategic Growth & Innovation WD Partners Mark Bateman VP, Business Development WD Partners Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners The auto industry has seen a lot of changes in the last few years, including car shares and subscriptions, the rise of car tech and driverless cars, and the entry of “new”...

2020 Predictions—Where Are We Now?

Author Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners Because 2020 has been the year of "what the…", we thought it would be fun to look back at the article we published at the beginning of this crazy a$$ year and see what has come to fruition, what was a wild guess, and what still has a...

Amazon Won, Now What?

For most of the last decade, it was Amazon versus the world of brick-and-mortar. Now, the competitive challenge is no longer complicated to define: Amazon is one of the fastest growing companies in the history of American business.1 And this growth story—unprecedented, immense, rocket-like, (choose your superlative!)—does not come with a happy ending for most...

How to Innovate Like a Rebel

Calling all rebels: get ready to embrace a counterintuitive approach to preparing for the future. But before we get into why this approach is essential in the modern era of reinvention, let’s recognize the elephant in the room—innovation…it’s a buzzword that is right up there with “disruption, omnichannel, synergy and work-life balance”. But why and...

Got 99 Problems? Amazon Won

The competitive challenge is no longer complicated to define anymore: Amazon is one of the fastest growing companies in the history of American business.1 This growth story—unprecedented, immense, rocket-like, (choose your superlative!)—does not come with a happy ending for most retailers. Stores are closing in rapid-fire fashion. An estimated 75,000 stores—clothing, electronics and furniture—will close...