They say you can’t stop a speeding train. Perhaps that’s why Microsoft moved full steam ahead with its plan to unveil new...
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, life as we know it has changed. As of March 28, 229 million people in at least 26 states, 66 counties, 14 cities and one territory have informal or official “shelter in place” orders, reports The New York Times. People can typically leave home for essential purposes, like […]
Five on Friday, Mar. 27, 2020: subscription sharing, consumer privacy compliance extension and ESPN.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more subscription companies are hopping on the bandwagon to make working from home and social distancing a bit easier....
Five on Friday, Mar. 20, 2020: free online concerts, free sports subscriptions and free educational tools
Now considered a worldwide pandemic, and a national emergency in the United States, Coronavirus COVID-19 has changed life as we know it....
Five on Friday, Mar. 13, 2020: publishers bring down paywalls for coronavirus, Seattle Magazine returns to local ownership and five ways to use lead magnets.
This week Super Tuesday, tornadoes and the coronavirus dominated headlines, all of which impacted subscriptions in some way, whether through news coverage or an impact on news advertising. In Five on Friday, we share The New York Times' belief that panic and uncertainty about the coronavirus will impact its digital ad sales. We've also got features on Walmart's bid to compete with Amazon Prime with its own delivery service, Rent the Runway's new "2 Swap" subscription tier, customer retention strategies to try now, and top subscription jobs.
WW International, Inc., formerly known as Weight Watchers, finished the year with 4.2 million subscribers, a year-end record for the company and an 8% increase year-over-year. This includes subscriber growth in all of WW's major markets, and stronger growth in digital subscriptions versus Studio + digital subscriptions. The company had revenues of $333 million for the fourth quarter and $1.4 billion for the full year 2019. WW declared earnings per share of $0.42 for the quarter and $1.72 earnings per share for the year, compared to $0.63 earnings per share and $3.19 earnings per share last year respectively.
Happy Valentine's Day! In this week's edition of Five on Friday, we share highlights from Blockthrough/PageFair's 2020 adblocking report to see how adblocking is moving to mobile, YouTube's advertising revenue hits a staggering $15 billion in 2019, Content Marketing Institute schools us on what we need to know about vanity metrics, Canada warns brands and influencers to follow the rules, and Flipboard launches a subscription video service.