VISA Delays Enhanced Descriptor Requirement Until April 2021

VISA has announced an Emergency COVID-related Operational Business update and this announcement delays VISA’s enhanced descriptor requirement until April 2021 with proactive compliance enforcement put on hold for the time being. All other aspects of the policy including clear T&Cs upon enrollment, reminder notification, and online cancellation remain in effect as of April 18, 2020. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. explains.
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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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Weekly Subscription News: Google, Gaming and Video Piracy

The excitement of the Super Bowl is always anti-climactic. It is the ultimate in professional football, but it also means the end of the NFL season. Fortunately, the groundhog says we have an early spring coming. Before you pack away your winter clothes though, check out what's on tap in the subscription world this week. Google Photos is testing a subscription for auto-printing your best pix, Switch Online hits 15 million subscribers, and Morning Brew has increased revenue by 333%. Also this week, Direct CBD Online announces a new subscription program, Microsoft shows off the success of Xbox Game Pass, and Sling expands access to free content.

Five on Friday: Ad Disclosures, Lookout Local and Subscription Success

In this week's edition of Five on Friday, we review the FTC's new advertising disclosure guidance for online influencers; Ken Doctor announces the 2020 launch of his new venture, Lookout Local; now live, Disney+ shares details about its bundled offer with Hulu and ESPN+; the 'Hunt A Killer" mystery game is raking in $2 million a month in subscription revenue; and NewsGuild-CWA says the Gatehouse-Gannett merger will hurt journalism.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Subscription Show 2019

At Subscription Show 2019, we'll show you the latest on subscription-centric strategy, recurring payments, acquisition, retention, analytics and subscription technology. Get the industry connections you need, and actional information you can put into action, to grow your recurring revenue, membership or subscription business. Get the list of why you should attend here.
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Call for Speakers: Subscription Show 2019

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.

Subscription Insider Announces Subscription Show 2019

Subscription Insider announced today the launch of a new industry conference, 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 Announces Subscription Show 2019 Advisory Board

Subscription Insider announced today the Advisory Board for its new industry conference, 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.

At The Gate: Newspaper Sites Prioritize Metered Content, Again

Ad revenue for newspapers has been falling for years, but the migration of ad dollars, especially to Facebook and Google, are pushing news orgs away from ad-based revenue models.
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Subscription Newsletter theSkimm Raises Nearly $12 Million in Series C

TheSkimm, a digital media company known for its witty, daily newsletter, raised $12 million in Series C funding from mostly female investors including TV producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder) and supermodel-actress Tyra Banks, reports Variety. The total raised by the privately-held, New York-based company to date is $29 million, says TechCrunch. TheSkimm will use the money to grow its free and premium offerings and to expand the company's No Excuses political-engagement campaign.

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