In this week’s Five on Friday, we’ve got tips for successful SaaS onboarding from Forbes, an update from Engadget on Volvo’s mobile bet to push its car subscription service, insight from Marketing Week on how Dollar Shave Club is adjusting its business model due to slowing growth of subscriptions, Sony-owned Funimation’s separation from Crunchyroll and VRV, and everyone’s favorite feature – top subscription jobs from Disney, Birchbox, Amazon and more.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, we’ve got some great subscription articles to share. Google finally says good-bye to social media platform, Google+, MarTech Advisor shares tips on how to scale SaaS revenue by using a predictable pipeline, eMarketer tells us why people hate digital ads, TechRadar reveals why setting your browser to “do not track” mode doesn’t actually work, and Fast Company explores the $2.6 billion subscription box market.
Numerous online marketing trade associations have announced their latest initiative to bring structure and transparency to an industry that can only be called the Wild, Wild West of the data world: online audience data. Their approach offers some useful lessons to data publishers.
Halloween is just around the corner and we have tricks and treats in this week’s Five on Friday: the FBI investigates ad fraud and questionable media buying practices in the U.S., Apple puts a stop to tricksters using deceitful practices to entice users into subscribing, Discord opens a beta games store and revamps its Nitro games subscription, DocuSign agrees to acquire SpringCM, and Shopify shares three support channels your subscription business needs now.
In this week’s Five on Friday, Hearst Magazines makes dozens of leadership and staffing changes, WarnerMedia announces it will launch a direct-to-consumer streaming video service by the end of next year, Square’s CFO leaves to become CEO at social media platform Nextdoor, Facebook unveils its $200 video chat camera, and health news site Stat reaches out to big business for additional membership growth.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, PYMNTS tells us about fitness-as-a-service for business travelers using the subscription model, Zuora publishes the subscription economy index for the second quarter of 2018, Digital Commerce 360 explains why smooth payment processes are key to shopper satisfaction, Hubspot offers freemium success secrets, and LinkedIn posts a variety of top subscription jobs.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, RIAA reports mid-year results, revealing that streaming music is dominating music industry revenue, a new report shows that over-the-top TV revenue will jump 26 percent this year to $28.8 billion, Bloomberg says that Google and Facebook will comprise more than half of the digital ad market in 2018, Adobe will acquire Marketo for $4.75 billion, and China has blocked Amazon-owned Twitch.
We hope this week’s edition of Five on Friday finds you safe, dry and out of harm’s way. Today we have five subscription-related stories to kick off your weekend: the original Twitter feed returns, Google agrees to give up some control of its AMP publishing format, Stripe gives brick-and-mortar payments a try, Shopify explains how brands can get permission to use user-generated content, and Postmates raises an astounding $300 million in its latest funding round, as its CEO hints at a possible IPO in 2019.
We hope you have had a great week! We are here to wrap it up with the week’s Five on Friday. In this edition, we’ll share details about Europe’s brand new copyright law, why customers prefer convenience over strong authentication, proven customer retention strategies, how to maximize your brand on Twitter and how Apple is encouraging developers to consider subscription options in a new video.
LinkedIn’s future is bright indeed, but it depends on management focusing on its remarkable data trove, rather than being a Facebook for business. Russel Perkins, Insider Guide to Data and Managing Director of the InfoCommerce Group, explains.
Summer may be over, but subscriptions are still hot. We’ve got three publishing-related tidbits for you and everyone’s favorite feature – top subscription jobs! In the publishing world, newspaper tariffs have been reversed. What does this mean for the newspaper industry? Next, we’ll share the latest merger feud – this time around Sinclair Broadcasting is countersuing Tribune Media. Also this week, Conde Nast will pay $14 million to settle a case involving the sale of…
Before you head out for the three-day weekend, check out this week’s edition of Five on Friday. Disqus explores why readers pay for news, Ad Week explains ways media companies can use native advertising to their advantage, a consumer watchdog group in the U.K. is monitoring social influencers who may not be disclosing paid promotions, YouTube is being strategic about its premium content and Shigeru Miyamoto urges game developers to embrace subscription-based services.
Some of the key success strategies in data publishing work just as well in other forms of publishing because they are so powerful and so fundamental. Case in point is Marvin Shanken. He is more than a successful publishing entrepreneur. He’s also a true industry innovator. He has started publications that were mocked at launch because nobody thought they had a chance (before they went on to achieve remarkable success). He blends B2B and B2C publishing strategies in ways that few have tried. He’s stayed focused on print more than his peers and continues to profit handsomely from doing so.
It’s hard to believe this is the last full weekend of August. Where did the summer go? Before you reach for the sunscreen and your flamingo floatie, we’ve got some great subscription articles for your weekend reading pleasure. eMarketer shares some startling statistics about cord cutters and the growth of the streaming over-the-top TV market, KTAR and Motley Fool ponder whether or not Microsoft will turn Windows 10 into a subscription product, Digiday explores why…
The opportunity for data companies to operate as central information exchanges is worth pursuing because they have a central position in their markets, and this neutral market position makes them trustworthy. Lots of sensitive market information gets exchanged through central data hubs. Companies routinely exchange credit data, pricing data, business metrics and much more. They do this because they know the data they submit will only be released in aggregate or anonymized form. As importantly, they do this because they need the answers that only data exchanges can provide. Is there an opportunity for your company provide this type of service?