Regulations continued to change in 2018 and no surprise, these five articles were amongst our most popular articles of the year.
Before you prepare to ring in the new year, take a look at these hot subscription topics. In this week’s Five on Friday, beauty retailers grow their U.S. online sales by an impressive 24 percent, digital startup Fair gets a $385 million investment from SoftBank, Starz markets to former subscribers with a special deal to lure them back, Tubi offers an ad-supported video-on-demand model for cord cutters who don’t want to pay for a streaming subscription service, and Microsoft’s restructuring this year has paid off.
Before you head out for the holidays, check out this week’s Five on Friday, featuring the best-selling iOS apps of 2019, top subscription jobs from LinkedIn, features merchants are using to increase subscription conversions, the Better Business Bureau’s investigation into subscription traps, and a new study which predicts that streaming video revenue will surpass box office revenue next year. Happy Holidays from the Subscription Insider family!
Have you checked out our STATPACKS yet? They are editable PowerPoint reports with Subscription focusing in on key trends you should understand. Use STATPACKS charts and data for your market and budget planning, creating your business plan or even competitive analysis. Each STATPACK includes dozens of charts and analysis and - wow - have they been popular! Our most popular STATPACKS in 2018 included trend analysis on SVOD, Digital Coupons, Mobile App Monetization, B2B Marketing, Marketing Technology, Meal Kits, Online Search, Facebook, Streaming, and E-commerce.
In this week’s Five on Friday, The Guardian’s Guy Lodge shares his opinion that the discontinuation of FilmStruck spells doom for classic films, All Business discusses the subscribe & save business model, Investors.com tells us how the subscription model draws companies and customers closer together, Aria Systems raises $30 million in its latest funding rounding, and a new Pew Research report shows that social media has now outpaced print newspapers as a source for news among U.S. adults.
In this week’s Five on Friday, Digiday explains how the direct-to-consumer membership model can improve retention, Forbes tells us how much the average person is spending on media annually, FeedStuffs explores the future of meal kits, the American Press Institute provides guidance for news sites on how to improve subscription registration and payments, and Media Post shares how The New York Times is using Google Cloud to expand its ad campaign.
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! In this week’s Five on Friday, PYMTS reports that consumers are fighting "subscription friction" as retailers like Adore Me use deceptive practices to sign up subscribers, CNBC explores how media outlets are getting people to pay for news, Quip raises another $40 billion for subscription dental services, Google considers shutting down Google News in the EU to avoid being taxed on links and, as YouTube waffles on whether or not it should have subscriptions, it offers student deals on YouTube and YouTube Music.
In Five on Friday this week, college textbooks are becoming more accessible, thanks to the subscription model, Microsoft’s Windows 10 mail client tries an ad-supported freemium model, Facebook is making changes to its subscription messaging chatbot permissions, malicious ads are being embedded in ad images, and the traditional publishing model isn’t working.
In this week’s Five on Friday, we’ve got some great subscription articles for you. We’ll give you new information on the popularity of subscription video apps, NBA Careers shares an exciting direct-to-consumer retention and engagement job opportunity, Shopify gives great tips on home page design, the Hollywood Reporter explains that Americans think cable TV is too expensive, and New York Magazine’s sites are going behind a paywall.
Before we head into the three-day weekend, we want to take a moment to honor our nation’s veterans and thank them for serving our country. It is because of them that we remain free. Please thank a veteran this week. Now onto Five on Friday. This week Digital tells us that subscription tools offered by Facebook and Google are improvements for publishers, but they have a long way to go. Also, subscription gaming is heating up, thanks to Google and Microsoft, Forbes shares ways to minimize churn, Fast Company gets a new look, and Dice says that the subscription app model isn’t beneficial to developers.
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.