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Five on Friday, April 3, 2020

Five on Friday: Coverage, Creators and COVID-19

Five on Friday, April 3, 2020: video subscriptions, coronavirus ad-blocking, monetizing livestreams.
15 fabulous subscription apps to improve productivity when working from home

15 Fabulous Subscription Apps to Improve Your Productivity When Working from Home

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 […]
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Five on Friday, March 27, 2020

Five on Friday: Privacy, Subscription Sharing and Streaming Growth

Five on Friday, Mar. 27, 2020: subscription sharing, consumer privacy compliance extension and ESPN.
Five on Friday, March 13, 2020

Five on Friday: Local Ownership, Lead Magnets and Lessons Learned

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.

The Complexity of Billing After a Free Trial Expires

Offering free trials can be a successful acquisition strategy for subscription businesses. However, making it an effective tool requires adhering to billing best practices - which are quickly changing when it comes to free trials. Automatically billing at full price upon trial expiration has become a flashpoint as consumers protest and the payment industry responds.What happens after a free trial ends is a make or break proposition, and billing is especially complex at this point. Let's explore what your business should know.

Five on Friday: Competition, Coronavirus and Customer Retention

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.
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Five on Friday: Publishing, Streaming, Tweeting and Unicorns

Happy Leap Year, everyone! While it isn't like a three-day weekend, it only comes around once every four years and is an extra day in February. We'll spend it planning next week's subscription news content and upcoming webinars and events. In the meantime, here's what's happening this week. Comcast agrees to buy ad-supported streaming service, Xumo, and Salesforce acquires unicorn Vlocity. A new RII study shows music subscription revenue is increasing, Social Media Today offers tweeting tips to maximize your subscription company's exposure, and What's New in Publishing shares digital subscription trends for publishers.
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We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

5 Billing Considerations for Scaling Your Subscription Business

The subscription business model offers companies a fast track to growth, offering just about anything from entertainment streaming services to renters' insurance. Yet to harness that growth potential, businesses need a subscription-centric billing solution that can keep up with their vision, market demands, and innovation in products and services. At a certain point, however, an upgrade from a legacy billing approach to a more capable billing platform is necessary to handle the volume and complexity of recurring revenue operations, as well as facilitate growth at scale. Here are five billing considerations to help guide your decision-making process.
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We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

5 Billing Considerations for Scaling Your Subscription Business

The subscription business model offers companies a fast track to growth, offering just about anything from entertainment streaming services to renters' insurance. Yet to harness that growth potential, businesses need a subscription-centric billing solution that can keep up with their vision, market demands, and innovation in products and services. At a certain point, however, an upgrade from a legacy billing approach to a more capable billing platform is necessary to handle the volume and complexity of recurring revenue operations, as well as facilitate growth at scale. Here are five billing considerations to help guide your decision-making process.
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Five on Friday: Goal Setting, Guidelines and Global OTT

Happy Friday, everyone! Knee deep in presidential debates and caucuses, we hope you are ready for a productive distraction with our Friday features. In this week's edition, we look at the global OTT market and its projected growth over the next five years. Also, the FTC is reviewing influencer and sponsored content guidelines, the Association of National Advertisers has a mixed reaction to the proposed privacy rules in California, Patreon is lending money to creators for big projects, and Shopify shares five tools for helping you achieve your 2020 goals.
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