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Weekly Subscription News: Data Platforms, DocuSign and Disney

In this week's subscription headlines, DocuSign acquires AI contract startup Seal Software for $188 million, ChartMogul launches the world's first subscription data platform, and the Boston Globe see its fastest online subscriptions in years. Also this week, YouTube might let creators sell their own ads, Blue Apron might be acquired by a competitor, and Disney prepares to launch in U.K. with promotional annual pricing.

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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Food Delivery Service DoorDash Files Confidentially for IPO

Source: DoorDash Streaming video on demand services are not the only subscription services vying for market share. Food delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub...

Grubhub Offers Unlimited Free Delivery and Cashback with Subscription

Source: Grubhub Grubhub is getting into the subscription game, following in the footsteps of competitors like DoorDash and Postmates. For $9.99 a month, the new...

Gannett Posts $95M Loss in Q4, First Earnings Report Since Acquisition

Source: Gannett In its first earnings report since the acquisition by New Media Investment Group, parent company of GateHouse Media, Gannett posted a fourth quarter...

Panera Expands Rewards Program with Unlimited Coffee Subscription

Panera has expanded its rewards program, MyPanera, by adding a coffee subscription component. For $8.99 a month plus tax, rewards customers can become subscribers to the MyPanera+ coffee subscription. The new subscription program gives subscribers one cup, any size, of drip hot coffee, hot tea or iced coffee every two hours during regular bakery hours, including unlimited free refills of the same beverage. Other beverages including cold brew, espresso, cappuccino and iced tea, are excluded from the offer.

AMC Theatres Reports Net Loss of $13.5M Despite Subscription Growth

Despite a net loss of $13.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, AMC Theatres president and CEO Adam Aron called the company's fourth...
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Weekly Subscription News: Acquisitions, Adoption and Announcements

As we head into Leap Year weekend, subscription companies are considering acquisitions, adoption of new offerings, and making announcements about their latest products and services. Headlines include Apple services is estimated to hit $50 billion in profits by 2025, High Times getting the OK to go public, and Redbox rolling out its own online streaming service. Other news includes Alamo Drafthouse launching a season pass movie subscription service, Fox looking at acquiring AVOD Tubi, and Lee Enterprises boasting its digital growth.

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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WW International Ends 2019 with a Record 4.2 Million Subscribers

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.

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