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.
We hope you had a fun, safe Fourth of July! In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, we share top subscription jobs from LinkedIn, the media discusses whether Netflix is leaving money on the table by not accepting advertising revenue, MoviePass suspends its movie subscription service, Fortune.com redesigns its site (hint: it looks the same but it operates differently), and Amazon celebrates its 25th birthday.
In this week’s Five on Friday, we hear the heartwarming success story of INDYWeek’s membership drive which yielded $40,000 in its first five weeks. Also, we share streaming video subscription services you may never have heard of, we offer insight into the impact of Google’s core update, Walmart explains its shift in strategy with Jet.com, and we give you five SEO tips to try today.
At Subscription Show 2019, we'll show you the latest on subscription-centric strategy, recurring payments, acquisition, retention, analytics and subscription technology. Get the industry connections you need, and actional information you can put into action, to grow your recurring revenue, membership or subscription business. Get the list of why you should attend here.
Summer is finally here – and we’re going to celebrate the way we do every Friday – by bringing you subscription features to keep you informed on the latest in the subscription world. In this week’s edition, we share Reuters Institute’s and University of Oxford’s Digital News Report for 2019, Mary Meeker’s top internet trends, customer service tips from Hubspot, all we know about the new Disney+ streaming video subscription service and how an $8.9 million judgment against two dozen companies for subscription scams.
Sovrin Tolia of HP will be presenting at Subscription Show 2019 lead an informative session in our ‘Subscription Product Strategy’ track on ‘HP InstaInk: How We Transformed Our Retail Ecommerce Business to Subscriptions.’ Subscription Show 2019 is the conference attend to stay on top of the latest trends impacting your recurring-revenue business and connect with the people and companies that can help both you and your business grow. Get the preview of Sovrin's session here.
We hope you’ll find something interesting in this week’s Five on Friday to keep you going until the end of your workday: Facebook offers new subscription tools for publishers through Instant Articles; the House Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation into big tech for possible antitrust violations; streaming video on demand services are expected to grow by 119 million in 2019; Wired tries a new tactic to let advertisers unlock access for readers; and Foursquare tells us to skip generic messages and develop a more personal relationship with customers instead.
Dhar Mann, CEO of LiveGlam, will be presenting at Subscription Show 2019 leading an informative session in our ‘Subscriber Acquisition’ track on ‘Referrals, Affiliates And Influencers: How We Grew From $600 To $20m In 3 Years’. Subscription Show 2019 is the conference to be at to stay on top of the latest trends impacting your recurring-revenue business and connect with the people and companies that can help both you and your business grow. Get the preview of Dhar's session here.
Tina Adolfson, Data Innovation Lead at Survey.com, will be presenting at Subscription Show 2019 leading an interesting session in our ‘Subscription Product Strategy’ track on ‘How to Get Recurring Value Out of Your Data’. Subscription Show 2019 is the conference attend to stay on top of the latest trends impacting your recurring-revenue business and connect with the people and companies that can help both you and your business grow. Get the preview of Tina's session here.
In this week’s edition of Five on Friday, we look at the new newsroom role of membership editor, offer tips for making your paywall work for your subscription company and share email marketing campaign ideas to engage and retain customers. Also this week, Reuters tells us that the Department of Justice is looking closely at Google and its online ad dominance, and we cherry pick some top subscription jobs from LinkedIn and Business Insider.
Improving subscription business back-end operational processes does not always mean that you have a platform replacement ahead. Business rules, daily procedures, product packaging or even the way subscription bundles are constructed can all be contributing to your revenue loss problems that have little to do with your actual technology. Kim Terry walks through how and why architecture and process can make all the difference in the world to the profitability of your subscription business.
We can’t replace the anticipation of the final season of “Game of Thrones,” but in this week’s edition of Five on Friday, we hope to peak your interest with some fun facts about GoT. We will also share some fascinating findings about the future of subscriptions from Zuora’s “The End of Ownership” report, the Boston Globe becoming the first newspaper to have digital subscribers outweigh print subscribers, how some magazines have survived a life without print, and the new trend toward emotional advertising. [Have a topic to suggest? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!]
Before we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we want to take a moment to honor the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve their country. Thank you. Now onto subscription topics. In this edition of Five on Friday, we look at some of the pitfalls of using free trials, Washington Post’s Arc Publishing’s new subscription tools, the latest thinking about reader comments, the exploding online dating market and Adobe’s path from $200 million to $5 billion in recurring revenue.
May is halfway over and the month has already been filled with announcements, financial reports, mergers, acquisitions and other subscription news. Here are a few features that intrigued us this week: Conde Nast sells ‘Golf Digest’ to Discovery Inc., publishers are finding new ways to foil readers who refuse to pay to play, Apple releases a new Apple TV app in 100+ countries, Google’s new privacy rules are raising eyebrows, and Hubspot shares marketing terms every subscription business should know.