We are busy preparing for our big Subscription Show next month, but that didn’t stop us from preparing a feature-filled Five on Friday for you. This week, Delta Airlines gets into the subscription business, Scribe launches a subscription greeting card service with the help of artists, EU regulators have concerns about Apple Pay’s possible anticompetitive behavior, Hulu adds like and dislike buttons to personalize suggestions and, everyone’s favorite feature, LinkedIn shares top subscription jobs.
If you are tired of impeachment news, check out our Five on Friday features instead: a new study shows that nearly half of U.S. broadband homes subscribe to more than one streaming service; in seven-and-a-half years, the subscription economy has grown by 350%; Stitch Fix goes beyond just subscriptions; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the latest newspaper to pare down its print operation; and Facebook agrees to a $40 million settlement for misleading advertisers on the potential success of video ads.
Subscription companies facing increased competition are trying different tactics to attract and retain subscribers. For example, this week Sony is slashing PlayStation Now subscription prices as new gaming services come online. Also, Netflix is allowing nonsubscribers free access to the pilot episode of Bard of Blood, a Netflix original. In other subscription news, a new report shows that more than half of online shoppers subscribe to a subscription box, Apple News+ is expanding beyond the U.S. and Canada, and eMarketer reveals how some publishers are replacing revenue lost from ad blocking.
It is hard to be it is already fall. Where did the year go?!! Despite the changing of the seasons, the subscription economy is growing strong. In this week’s Five on Friday, we talk about sneaker subscriptions (hint – it’s not about the shoes)! Also, Apple and Google take their gaming subscription services live, two ad blockers for Chrome are caught in an ad fraud scheme, the Washington Post launches an ad network, and Marketing Profs shares some tips on how to get the attention of millennials and Gen Z.
Every week, the subscription world has some interesting tidbits, news or acquisitions to share. This week is exceptional though with an array of jaw-dropping lawsuits, takeover bids and fake accounts. In this week’s Five on Friday, we’ll cover an unexpected takeover bid for MoviePass, a lawsuit alleging AT&T created fake accounts to beef up DirecTV subscription numbers, NBCUniversal’s streaming plans, the New York Stock Exchange putting McClatchy on notice (again), and a lawsuit against Peloton, alleging they violated copyright to the tune of $300 million.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, The Washington Post announces that it is terminating the publication of Express, its commuter newspaper, after 16 years. Also, Disney is launching a subscription box for adult fans – the Disney Backstage Collection, Amazon plans a Career Day, Google removes 24 malware-ridden apps from the Google Play store and binge watchers get hit with higher internet fees.
LinkedIn: Top Subscription Jobs
Director, Subscription Lifecycle MarketingInsider Inc.New York, NY
Insider Inc. is hiring a Director of Subscription Lifecycle Marketing to lead our marketing initiatives to generate and retain subscribers. As Director, Subscription Lifecycle Marketing, you will lead a digital marketing team and be the driving force behind marketing campaigns that will grow the audience of our premium subscription products; Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider Prime, and free editorial newsletters. You will manage the campaign cycle…
The summer is winding down with the long Labor Day weekend, but you know we’re not! We are here as always with great Five on Friday fodder to fuel your weekend reading. In this week’s edition, we’ll tell you about Amazon’s foray into the publishing world, PressReader’s acquisition of News360 and what that means for news consumers, big losses of U.S. pay TV subscribers, some publishers’ paywall success secrets, and five social media dashboards to try.
Summer might be winding down, but the subscription economy keeps getting hotter. This week, we bring you features about streaming, gaming and data gathering: the new Disney+ bundle launching this fall, the latest department stores to jump into the subscription rental business, layoffs at GameStop and “Game Informer,” Facebook’s plans to change their data gathering and sharing ways, and 2019 customer service statistics.
Happy Friday! The only thing better than a Friday in the summertime is a Saturday or Sunday. Wrap up your week with this week’s Five on Friday. Today we are featuring IAB’s report on digital ad revenue for the first quarter of 2019 (hint: it is 18% higher than Q1 2018), the rolling out of the Apple Card, Facebook’s test of premium video subscriptions, Glow’s hope to make money for podcasters, and some of the top social media statistics.
This week, the big subscription news is DoorDash’s acquisition of competitor Caviar and the mega merger between GateHouse Media and Gannett valued at $1.4 billion. In addition, we look at the value of gaming subscriptions, report the latest news on Mixcloud changes, share lessons learned by Facebook through their local journalism project, offer Forbes’ input on why paywalls aren’t always the answer for newspapers, and look at how unsubscribing is changing.
For the last several years, ad blocking has been a hot topic and a growing problem. In this week’s Five on Friday, eMarketer explains that ad blocking isn’t going away, but its growth is slowing down. Also this week, data privacy is having a big impact on digital advertisers, BMW will charge an annual fee for drivers to use Apple CarPlay, and Home Chef is seeing success with its in-store meal kits versus its subscription service. Last but not least is everyone's favorite Five on Friday feature - top subscription jobs!
When you’ve had your fill of national politics or are done binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix, we’ve got some interesting features in this week’s Five on Friday, including millennial news consumption, a global browser rollout and streaming music revenue estimates. The Knight Foundation looks at the news behaviors and beliefs of young adults, Google Chrome rolls out its latest version globally, a new study shows that subscription service buyers buy more than expected, textbook publisher Pearson is pushing students toward digital books, and Digital Music News shares streaming music revenue estimates for the year.
This week’s Five on Friday is packed full of news updates, predictions, new initiatives and tips for growing your subscription business. We share what some experts are saying about Disney +’s potential for success, Business Insider takes a look at why Roku is having such a great year, Etsy’s plans to grow its free shipping program to compete with Amazon and Walmart, we examine why offering discounts to unhappy customers can actually work against you, and Business2Community explains how subscription billing adds value to your business.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, the ABA Journal looks at different types of law firm subscriptions, DocuSign expands its payment options in Europe by teaming up with GoCardless, the Calm App hits $150 million in annual recurring revenue, WarnerMedia reveals additional details about its forthcoming streaming subscription service, and the IBM and Red Hat acquisition is complete, as the two tech companies seal the deal.