Top Tactics for Selling Subscription Data Products

Databases (and directories) are a special challenge from a subscription standpoint. If you are selling (or considering selling) a subscription to a database or directory, listen and learn from Russell Perkins, noted expert on monetizing data, will outline the top tactics for selling subscription data products.
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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.

Politico Pro Shows that Subscription Growth Can Happen Alongside Free Offerings

Politico Pro is proving that politics-oriented publications can flourish behind a subscription-based business model. With a large editorial team covering 14 public policy verticals, quality journalism and attention to detail has driven their growth into a successful subscription public policy news outlet in just three short years. Learn how subscribers are paying thousands of dollars for the convenience of email updates. Plus, find out how the site is getting a 96% retention rate and optimizing email for engagement via smartphones!
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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.

Pandora Gets Advertisers to Pay for ‘Trial Offer’ for Potential Subscribers

Pandora, the popular internet radio platform, is testing out an aggressive new ad model to boost revenue and improve conversion. Under the new model, registered users can listen to Pandora for an hour ad free after clicking on a Sponsored Listing, which is essentially an on-air commercial. Partnering with Fox and Sony PlayStation as sponsors, Pandora has rolled out a beta version of this new ad model to 20% of Pandora's non-paying listeners (about 14.6 million…

Nonprofit News Site Texas Tribune Finds Stability with a Mixed Membership and Subscription Model

The rumor mill says local newspaper are dying, but The Texas Tribune is demonstrating how digital-native local news can flourish, even with a nonprofit model. Publisher Tim Griggs spoke with us about the site's multiple revenue streams, including subscriptions and memberships, and how the site is bringing general political news to a niche market. This is a great Case Study for anyone interested in using both membership and subscriptions (and yes, they're different) to boost their bottom line, or looking for a business model to support mission-oriented content. Finally, get tips on paywall optimization, the effective use of crowd-funding, and why social media does matter (even if it won't make you a dime).
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Innovation Excellence Research Pivots After First Subscription Launch Underperforms

What's the most important rule of innovation? Fail fast. Innovation Excellence Research (IXR) - a website dedicated to innovation for business professionals - takes that to heart with its new premium subscription model. Chief Research Officer and Principal Analyst Doug Williams spoke to us about the company's pivot to an innovative revenue model after a disappointing launch. Plus, discover interesting pricing benchmarks and why retention is so difficult for research library models.
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Pandora Doubles Subscription Revenue to $20.4 Million

Pandora's number of premium subscribers grew to 2.5 million after the company acquired 700,000 new subscribers in Q1 of 2013, according to a recent press release, giving Pandora the largest US subscriber base of any online music subscription service. The subscription numbersĀ  also allowed the company to garner $20.4 million in subscription revenues in the first quarter alone, a 100% increase over the $10.2 million made in subscription revenue in Q1 of 2012. CEO Joe Kennedy attributed…

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