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Customer Retention Trends 2020

Customer Retention 2020: 5 Trends That Will Change Your Subscription Business

Change is here for the subscription industry. Customer retention is top priority while competition grows and customer expectations shift. So, which trends should be on your radar? And what strategies and tactics should you be using to ensure subscriber growth?
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Slate launches a metered paywall to encourage readers to join their membership program, Slate Plus.

Slate Launches Metered Paywall to Get More Members to Join Slate Plus

On Wednesday, digital media site Slate Magazine announced it was launching a metered paywall to get more readers to join Slate Plus,...
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.
The New York Times acquires Audm, a subscription-based audio app.

The New York Times Acquires Subscription-Based Audio App Audm

Earlier this week, The New York Times Company announced it will acquire Audm, a subscription-based app that turns long-form journalism into professionally...

Subscription Companies Offer Free Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

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, 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.
Weekly Subscription News

Weekly Subscription News: Compost, Contracts and College Textbooks

While the world battens down the hatches to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, the subscription world marches on.

FORTUNE Pivots to Premium with Paywall and Subscription Tiers

FORTUNE Media, publisher of FORTUNE magazine, is pivoting to a premium model with big changes to how they do business. Last week, the company...

AMI Lays Off Editorial Staff of Men’s Journal, Sells Fitness Brands

The entire editorial staff of Men's Journal has been laid off, as magazine owner American Media LLC (AMI) makes plans to move to California, reports Publishers Daily. The layoff affects about 20 members of the men's lifestyle and fitness magazine's editorial staff. AMI's Adventures Sports Network will take over writing, editing and production of the magazine, while the sales team for Men's Journal will remain in New York. In addition, instead of publishing 10 times a year, the number of issues will decrease to six.

Meredith Reports Lower Revenue But Higher Earnings for Q2 FY2020

Meredith Corp's second quarter earnings report for fiscal year 2020 was a mixed bag. The media and marketing company calls the quarter "strong" and reaffirms its full year 2020 guidance, but the results weren't all rosy. For example, total company revenue was $810.5 million, compared to $878.4 million for the same period last year. Meredith attributes this decline to lower political spot advertising revenue in its Local Media Group and lower advertising and subscription revenue in its National Media Group, due to changes in the company's portfolio and operations.

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