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Future Forward: How Subscription Intelligence Can Increase Revenue, And Be the Game-Changer, In A Post-COVID-19 World

How you can propel lasting relationships with customers by lending a helping hand during the pandemic with the power of data, to increase revenue, decrease churn and ultimately improve the overall customer experience.

WIRED to Ad Blockers: Whitelist Us or Pay Up

Last week WIRED announced a bold plan to block ad blockers and to hopefully convert WIRED.com readers into paying customers. WIRED will offer ad blocker users two options: 1) whitelist the website so ads can be shown, or 2) subscribe to an ad-free version of WIRED.com for $3.99 a month, or $1 a week. For those who choose the whitelist option, WIRED promises to keep the ads "polite" and will only present standard display ads.

Interesting Times for ePublishing: Chaos, Creativity, and Competition

As reading becomes just one more thing you can do on your screen, new digital competition is pushing eBook, eNewspaper, and eMagazine brands in multiple directions. Prospects for revenue growth are not bright, and will not brighten unless publishers find ways not just to cope with technology challenges, but to transform them into strengths.
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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.
Bloomberg Media Reports Record Traffic and 135% Revenue Growth in 2020

Bloomberg Media Reports Record Traffic and 135% Revenue Growth in 2020

Bloomberg Media reports record traffic and 135% revenue growth in 2020. As a result, CEO Justin Smith has set ambitious goals for 2021.

Tinder Hopes to Double Paid Members to 2M by Year End

Seven months after going public, Match-owned Tinder predicts its paid subscribers will double by the end of the year. In the first quarter of 2016, paid member count (PMC) passed the one million mark, and Match (NASDAQ: MTCH) reported that it had strong PMC for Q1 2016 for both Tinder and Plenty of Fish, both dating apps in the Match family.
A Pair of Billionaires Outbids Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing

A Pair of Billionaires Outbids Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing

A pair of billionaires outbids hedge fund Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing by $50 million.
Subscription Insider's 2021 Subscription Predictions

Subscription Insider’s Subscription Predictions for 2021

Subscription Insider has assembled its 2021 subscription predictions for streaming video, streaming audio, subscription boxes and publishing.
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Playboy Uncovers Again, Bringing Nudity Back to the Magazine

Cooper Hefner, son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, announced on Twitter Monday that Playboy would bring nude photography back to the iconic men's magazine starting with the March-April 2017 issue. Playboy had stopped including nude photos in the magazine in March 2016, after successfully redesigning a safe-for-work (SFW) website in August 2014 and a SFW Playboy Now mobile app.

The Atlantic Goes Global with Plans to Open a London Bureau

This week The Atlantic announced that it is going global, opening a London bureau to oversee global news reporting focused on Europe, live events, communications and marketing partnerships. The new London office will be led by national correspondent James Fallows, who has been with The Atlantic for 43 years, and staffed with 10 editorial and business employees. Fallows will be the magazine's first Europe Editor.

The New York Times Reports Solid Growth in Digital Subscriptions in Q3

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) credits growth in digital subscriptions, digital advertising, subscription revenue and overall profitability for a solid third quarter. These strong results made it possible for the company to declare diluted earnings per share of $0.20, compared to $0.00 for the same period last year. Total revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was $385.6 million, a 6.1 percent increase over Q3 2016 revenue of $363.5 million. Subscription revenue was $246.6 million, a 13.6 percent increase over subscription revenue of $217.1 million for the same period last year.

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