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Five on Friday: Groceries, Beauty Boxes and Podcasts

Five on Friday, May 29, 2020: grocery stores are adapting to new shopping trends, beauty boxes are riding the wave of coronavirus, and Meredith launches four new podcasts.
Netflix to close dormant subscriptions

Netflix to Cancel Inactive Streaming Video Subscriptions

Netflix is canceling streaming video subscriptions that have been inactive for more than a year. Subscribers should watch for an email or in-app message from Netflix if their accounts have been dormant.

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Switching To A Subscription Business Model

Despite the serious business challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the expansion of the subscription-based economy doesn’t appear to be slowing down. That is attracting many new companies to the subscription economy. Jesus Luzardo walks through five common mistakes you will want to avoid when expanding or switching to a subscription business model
Five on Friday, April 17, 2020

Five on Friday: Media Outlets, Malicious Software and Most Watched Videos

Five on Friday, April 17, 2020: Zuora shares subscription industry report, App Store has 32 more malicious apps, and AMC Theatres is considering bankruptcy.
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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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.
We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

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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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.
We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

News Corp Reports Strong Subscriber Growth for Q2 FY20

Last week, News Corp posted strong subscriber growth for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, including significant milestones. The Dow Jones now has more than 3.5 million subscribers, and The Wall Street Journal has exceeded 2 million digital-only subscribers. Total digital subscriptions at Dow Jones increased 17%, while The Wall Street Journal's increased by 13%. Circulation and subscription revenue increased 3% due, in part, to Dow Jones' consumer products which had a 5% increase in circulation revenue. Dow Jones' consumer products reached 3.4 million total subscribers, an 8% increase.

SaaSWorks Raises $5M to Help SaaS Firms Scale Subscription Operations

SaaSWorks has raised $5 million in seed ¬¬funding to continue its work as a revenue operations and customer success solution to support SaaS businesses. The funding round was led by Conversion Venture Capital and CEOs, CFOs and other executives from prominent SaaS companies. SaaSWorks will use the investment to attract talent in the greater Boston area to help the company grow and support SaaS businesses as they scale their subscription operations.

Netflix Grows Q4 2019 Revenue 31 Percent Despite Streaming Wars

Despite dire predictions that Netflix would falter following the launch of Disney+, the company finished 2019 strong. Netflix grew fourth quarter revenue 31% year-over-year, and it brought in more than $20 billion in revenue for the full year. The company reported operating income of $2.6 billion, a 62% increase year-over-year. During Q4, Netflix also grew its international paid memberships to over 100 million. Other highlights for the fourth quarter and full year 2019 include the following:

Five on Friday: Acquisitions, Ad Sales and Ad Blockers

Subscription companies are starting 2020 strong with acquisitions, ad sales and inquiries into ad blocking companies. We'll explore those topics in this week's edition of Five on Friday: CBS All Access continues to do well with low subscription churn and higher ad sales; travel trends show that subscriptions and memberships are a solid strategy; Meredith will acquire crowdsourced recommendation platform SwearBy; The New York Times reports preliminary results for 2019; and Sen. Ron Wyden wants an investigation into the ad-blocking industry to see if Big Tech is buying them off.
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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

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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.

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