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.
Condé Nast is starting out the year with staff cuts to the Glamour magazine team, part of the parent company's overall reorganization plan. According to WWD, Glamour cut staff last week, including an assistant editor and executive beauty editor. This news comes just two months after Glamour announced that the 80-year-old fashion and beauty magazine would cease publication at the beginning of this year. The January 2019 issue was the magazine's last regular print issue. The magazine may, however, print special editions occasionally.
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TIME magazine announced the launch of TIME for Kids, a new digital subscription that provides age-appropriate news for grades K-6.
Last Friday The Seattle Times' executive editor Don Shelton emailed newsroom employees with the news that 23 jobs would be cut. Voluntary buyouts have been offered, but if not enough people take the buyouts, layoffs may be needed. Affected positions could include reporters, desk editors, page designers and other. The Times said it has seen growth in digital subscriptions, but not enough "to offset structural advertising losses."
AT&T to add AVOD tier to HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 highlights growth of video piracy, and Tinker Studios creates subscription boxes with kids' arts projects.
LinkedIn, Slack, DropBox, Pandora, Spotify, and just about every mobile video game are generating revenue despite a business model that includes most of their customers using their services for free. Clever developers and content producers have learned that attracting A LOT OF customers can be as important as attracting PAYING customers. And the most clever are finding innovative ways to derive real value from the users who pay nothing at all.
Weekly Subscription News, Apr. 4, 2020: AT&T and YouTube TV offer free content, 24 Hour Fitness faces backlash, and W magazine and BuzzFeed announce cuts.
Apple has officially announced the launch of three Apple One subscription bundles ranging in price from $14.95 to $29.95.