Subscription Insider announced today its Call for Speakers for Subscription Show 2019. Subscription Show 2019, an industry conference focused on the business of subscriptions, will be hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2019. Subscription Insider will be accepting speaker proposals through February 1, 2019.
Recently signed into law, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act is going to have a big impact on the data business. It contains within it provisions to open up all non-sensitive databases, and make them easily available in machine-readable, non-proprietary formats. Russell Perkins explains.
How-to manage lapsed subscribers, how-to manage subscription customer service, how-to manage payments: these are just some of the how-to topics we covered in 2018. Here are the six most-read how-to articles from 2018.
Last week Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), an open source solutions provider, delivered strong results in its fourth quarter and year-end financials for fiscal year 2018 ended February 28, 2018. Total revenue for the fourth quarter was $772 million, a 23 percent increase over the same period last year. Subscription revenue for Q4 was $683 million, a 22 percent increase year-over-year. Year-end deferred revenue was $2.6 billion, a 25 percent increase.
The advantage to online content is that global distribution is logistically easier and far cheaper than any other medium. However, there are still laws, payment processing and marketing considerations to take into account when expanding into international markets. In this Laws & Regulations briefing, we discuss three factors critical to selling subscriptions in the UK and Europe -- Value Added Tax, Direct Debit and marketing differences. Plus, find out what laws and regulations may be changing that could affect your bottom line.
Choosing the right processor processing partners from a confusing multi-layered vendor ecosystem can be tricky. There are many things to consider like transaction fees, card types supported, recurring billing capabilities, and even currency support. Poor decision-making when it comes to issues such as terms of pricing, business fit, or processing capability, can each be a deep gash in any subscription businesses underbelly. Managing them once you have selected them is a commitement and effort to do it correctly. Paul Larsen explores all these issues in this 16-minute presentation.
This sixth-and-final article in our series Getting Your Product Out the Door: Feature Prioritization, Testing and Launch explores the tough decisions necessary when development bumps up against deadlines and you need to pare down to the essentials. Also detailed is what you can expect during product testing and what your responsibilities are as product owner. And, of course - launch!
In part three of Organic Search for Publishers, Kevin Novak continues this theme but specifically educates members on keywords and why they are important. As Kevin explains, smart editorial organizations understand how their users are finding them through longer and longer search queries and leveraging this information to create more traction with their SEO efforts and other marketing programs.
The subscription box trend has been on the rise for seven or eight years, and the price of that success is saturation. There are more and more indie box companies, plus massive retailers such as Amazon have jumped on board. Have we reached peak box? Heres a look at the reporting and the data.
VISA will be releasing FAQs focused on promotional and trial offers in February. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. outlines what to expect.