Before we head into the Easter weekend, we have some great Five on Friday features for you to check out. PSFK tells us how beverage brands like Ugly Drinks are using subscriptions to attract customers, The American Genius explores whether the convenience of subscriptions is making consumers complacent, Forbes explains why $1.5 billion startup Asana ditched internal emails, Apple Music overtakes Spotify in terms of paid U.S. subscribers, and Shopify shares five ways to grow your email list.
In this week’s Five on Friday, ABC explores why more businesses are adopting the business model, The Guardian sets an ambitious goal to reach 2 million subscribers by 2022, PC Mag takes a look at the factors consumers consider when choosing a streaming video on demand service, CBS proceeds cautiously as it slowly rolls out CBS All Access internationally, and Hubspot shares top tips for creating SEO-friendly landing pages from Hubspot.
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Happy Friday! We hope you had a productive week. As we head into April, we bring you the latest subscription news. In this week’s Five on Friday, Apple plans to shut down its Texture app, two months after launching Apple News+; MoviePass rival Sinemia introduces new plan and cancels 3 percent of accounts due to fraud; Netflix’s price hikes are just around the corner; Spotify tests Premium Duo, a streaming music subscription plan for couples; and LinkedIn shares top subscription jobs you’ll want to check out.
We are almost at the end of the first quarter, and it has been a big one in the world of subscriptions with launches, acquisitions and takeover bids. In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, we’ll cover related subscription and membership topics, including micropayments as an alternative to subscriptions, profitability tips for 2019, the growing popularity of streaming video versus cable subscriptions, whether associations should offer subscription packages, and the email metrics your subscription company should be watching.
TGIF. We hope your corner of the world saw some spring sunshine this week. Ours did, and we are thrilled to emerge from a long winter. Before you power wash your patio or dig into your garden, check out this week’s Five on Friday stories: streaming services appeal dramatically higher royalty fees, Apple banks on gaming as the next big thing, Teladoc grows as consumers attempt to contain healthcare costs, what content publishers should consider, and income-as-a-service revenue models to explore.
If you are tired of hearing about hearings, trials and college admissions, then this Five on Friday is for you. In this week’s edition, Mark Zuckerberg lays out his privacy-focused vision for Facebook, Digital Music News reveals SiriusXM’s plan for its $3.5 billion acquisition – Pandora, France wants to tax tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, Food Navigator USA talks about the challenges of selling meal kits in stores versus subscription box distribution, and Shopify shares five apps you should be using to grow your Instagram following.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, Brian Bergstein of the Boston Globe explores the idea of offering tax credits to save local news, recorded music revenue in the U.S. continues growing, Digital Context Next looks at The New York Times’ program to offer free subscriptions to students, Sensor Tower shares the top 10 grossing SVOD subscription apps in 2018, and LinkedIn posts some great subscription jobs that are worth a look.
Happy March! It is hard to believe that March is already here. We hope that means spring is just around the corner. While we wait to see if the groundhog was right, Variety explains why they believe subscriptions are the future of gaming, Broadcast Now tells us why Netflix is the SVOD to beat, The Spoon explores the future of third-party food delivery (hint: subscriptions), digital advertising is bigger than TV and print advertising, and Recode breaks down Apple’s rationale in asking news publishers for half their Apple News revenue – it wants to save journalism.
In this week’s Five on Friday, Business2Community shares best practices for customer retention during the SaaS renewal process, App Annie reveals how dating apps are a billion dollar business, HubSpot offers ideas for reducing customer support friction, Folio explores how magazines are exploring paywalls as an ongoing revenue source, and Conde Nast Traveler discusses whether WiFi subscriptions are worth it – all in this week’s edition of Five on Friday.
TGIF. Are you ready to wrap up the week? We are – and we’ve got five features to help wind things down. Web Publishing Pro offers great tips for creating effective sign-up pages, we share why creating local content helps attract and retain subscribers, 24/7 Wall Street predicts that newspaper ad revenue will drop this year, GateHouse Media lays off 60 U.S. journalists following a $30 million acquisition, and Epix launches an OTT service.
Happy Friday! We’re ready for the weekend, but before we go, we’ve got five great features for you: Apple may be planning a subscription service, Microsoft is buying BrightByte’s DataSense service, PlayStation’s subscription success helps it surpass competitors, Xbox Game Pass and EA Access, Google has been asked to review its ad blocking policies due to anti-competitive concerns, and everyone’s favorite – top subscription jobs!
While the federal government was taking a break, the subscription industry continued on, serving businesses and consumers alike. In this week’s Five on Friday, we share highlights, including the launch of the Clutch Subscription Platform for the automotive industry, tips to help subscription companies up their commerce game, Google’s $57 million fine for GDPR violations, how to know if your company is ready for an IPO, and payment technology startup Stripe raises $100 Million.
How do you figure out what’s effective? Testing, endless testing, having a good research methodology (such as not testing multiple things in one email), and monitoring and recording results carefully.
If you’re tired of hearing the political rhetoric of the federal government shutdown, we’ve got some interesting subscription updates to distract you. In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, California car dealers are filing a petition against Care by Volvo, we take a look at the future of Amazon Prime, App Annie shares the State of Mobile for 2019, Twipe looks at readers’ willingness to pay for news, and BBC and ITV’s BritBox are planning more original content, now that BritBox has reached 500,000 subscribers.