By cleaning up publicly-available SEC data, Equilar Insight generates approximately $20 million a year by selling group subscriptions, priced above $11K/year, to large corporations. CEO David Chun spoke to us about how the site uses old-school B2B sales techniques to close deals, while investing heavily in technology to create online content that's consistent and convenient. Plus, find out why Chun thinks usage, not renewal numbers, are the most important retention figures.
There are two ways to increase your subscription revenues -- increase your subscriber numbers or raise your price. Find out how to do both in this 30-minute video with Chris Oyolokor, VP of Marketing at Idea Incubator, who covers three great tests on trial durations, free vs. paid trials, and how monthly vs. annual pricing affects your revenues.
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) made $1 million last year by catering to the growing number of professionals interested in social innovation. Publishing Director Regina Starr Ridley shared how the 5-person staff has optimized its revenues by mimicking The Economist's pricing and subscription plan structure and by upselling Webinars through annual-access packages. This Case Study also includes great screenshots and creative samples of how to optimize subscription conversion through tabs, links and offers.
In this marketing sample, In order to lure "window" shoppers back, Angie's List doesn't just send a welcome email to email opt-ins -- it sends a special offer and discounted membership.
When the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette put all its local news behind a paywall in 2001, traffic dropped by 30% for three months... but then it rebounded and the site has gone from strength to strength since then. Executive VP for Digital Conan Gallaty spoke with us about the site's marketing, price tests, and subscription conversion tactics including one of the best-designed paywalls we've ever seen on a newspaper site.
GenomeWeb started off with a paid trial for single users, but then converted it into a 3-user trial, thereby turning every trial-taker into a site license prospect. Publisher/COO Greg Anderson spoke to us about the site's clever conversion process, as well as the site's multi-title pricing strategy. This is a great Case Study for anyone trying to increase its site license sales, especially B2B sites.
Want to create a paywall, sell thousands a year in online subscriptions, and keep both advertisers and readers happy? Well, read on. The Day's Director of Marketing & Audience Development Daniel Williams spoke to us about how The Day continues to sustain impressive company revenues - including $100,000 in online subscription sales. Plus, this Case Study contains lessons about membership rewards program, retention marketing, and subscription marketing ideas to inspire every subscription and membership site!
In addition to classic best practices in marketing, Eagle Publishing's financial division has adopted some shocking marketing tactics and tested them to profit maximization. Vice President and Goup Publisher Roger Michalski shared the Eagle Financial's counterintuitive testing results and what it's like to work with independent experts. Plus, discover why video landing pages may be the best conversion tactic since long-letter postal direct mail pieces.
Last holiday season, more than $32 billion worth of gifts were sold online to Americans, including gift subscriptions to sites such as Angie's List and The Wall Street Journal. Here's how to get your slice of the pie. This quick how-to report outlines five gift subscription marketing tactics as well as three operational factors you'll have to consider to pull this off profitably. Plus, get inspired by real-life samples from other subscription sites gift offer campaigns.
In 2011, SafetySmart re-launched with a savvy Web platform that had online tools to save customers time and effort. John Doyle, Senior Vice President of Products and Content at parent company Bongarde, spoke with us about how moving to more interactive content services increased subscriptions by 200%, how low-priced items through sister sites have been an enormously productive source of lead generation, and how the company's sophisticated in-house sales system incorporates user-generated information and telesales. Plus, check out the best use of a call-to-action button on a site tour we've ever seen.