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Eight Reasons Why Your Subscription Model Customers May Be Jumping Ship

by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue“ Everyone knows that retention is crucial for subscription-based companies. If you can’t keep the customers who sign up with you, you’re going to quickly find yourself in trouble. Just ask Blue Apron, which has found itself in the news recently for its poor stock market performance and its widely criticized acquisition-focused growth strategy — not to m...
Tags: Startups, Customer Engagement, Netflix, Blue Apron, Subscription model, Economist, Subscription Service, Menlo Park CA, Brad Dickerson, Membership Economy, Robbie Kellman Baxter, Customer Success, Professionalisms, Peninsula Strategies LLC, Dealing with Customers, Customer Service Management


Monday round-up

Amy Howe covers last week’s Supreme Court news, including action “in cases asking the justices to intervene in cases involving the death penalty and abortion,” in a podcast at Howe on the Court. At First Mondays (podcast), Howe joins the hosts to expand on those topics. At The Daily Signal, Elizabeth Slattery observes that after last Thursday’s order in in June Medical Services v. Gee, in which a divided court blocked a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privil...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, Federal Communications Commission, Louisiana, Economist, ABA Journal, Round-up, John Roberts, Fourth Circuit, Robert Barnes, Roberts, Howe, Adam Liptak


20 Most Influential Graphic Design Companies From Around the World

Graphic design is a notoriously competitive field and it can be tough for companies to stand out. But, at least twenty graphic design firms from around the world have proven to be the best in their field, with gorgeous portfolios filled with impressive clients and prominent design campaigns. These are the design firms that clients with virtually unlimited budgets turn to when they need a brand identity, packaging design, or help with other types of design. These design firms drive graphic desig...
Tags: Apple, Startups, New York, Design, London, Jimmy Kimmel, Berlin, New York City, Inspiration, Samsung, Sales, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Spain, Barcelona, Chicago


Brexit: EU official doubts backstop assurances will persuade MPs – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing – SummaryWhat are carmakers’ Brexit contingency plans? 3.15pm GMT The business department has now published the full text (pdf) of the letter that Greg Clark, the business secretary, sent to Nissan in 2016 promising financial support in return for the X-Trail being built at Sunderland. 2.44pm GMT Here is Jeremy Cliffe, the Economist’s Charelemagne columnist, on the Martin Selmayr tweet quoted...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Sunderland, Sinn Féin, Hilary Benn, Nissan, Economist, Brexit, Greg Clark, Jeremy Cliffe


Monday round-up

Briefly: At The Economist’s Espresso blog, Steven Mazie reports that “[t]his week the Supreme Court decides [in June Medical Services v. Gee] whether a Louisiana abortion law will go into effect,” and that “[h]ow the justices handle this case will give a clue as to whether Roe v Wade, the ruling in 1973 that recognised abortion rights, has continued vitality.” At the Pacific Legal Foundation blog, Anthony Francois weighs in on Kisor v. Wilkie, in which the justices will reconsider precedent tha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Economist, Round-up, Steven Mazie, Pacific Legal Foundation, Wilkie, Kisor, June Medical Services, Anthony Francois


'Iconic Magazine Covers' Positions Magazine Covers As Cultural Artifacts and Historical Touchstones

None With its thick glossy paper and color illustrations, Iconic Magazine Covers: The Inside Stories Told by the People Who Made Them is visually impressive. The content, featuring interviews with the photographers, writers, designers, and editors behind these iconic covers, doesn't disappoint either. The visuals and text combine to make Iconic Magazine Covers a powerful book and a reminder that much like good film and literature, a good magazine cover tells its own story and is impactful ten, ...
Tags: Art, Music, Politics, England, Media, Review, John Lennon, Book Review, Yoko Ono, Annie Leibovitz, Johnson, Santa, Ian Hislop, Beverly Johnson, Lennon, Economist


Tuesday round-up

On Friday, the Supreme Court removed Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, from the February argument calendar. Amy Howe has this blog’s updated coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that the court “could reschedule the showdown for later this term to consider a trial judge’s rul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Jackson, Economist, Round-up, Gamble, Howe, Greg Stohr, Commerce Department, Steven Mazie, Pacific Legal Foundation, Department of Commerce


The thing about the chickens

Evolution, whether by natural selection or artificial, whether in species or in ideas, is all around us. It happens slowly. Usually more slowly than we’re aware of, and definitely more slowly than we have the patience for. The Economist has a short article about how the price of chicken has fallen by almost 50% in real dollars over the course of my lifetime. We didn’t see it happening, didn’t vote on the benefits and the costs, didn’t realize it was transforming a species (and us). I’m doing a t...
Tags: Uncategorized, Economist, Branding


McDonald’s Big, Super, Good-for-nothing European Trademark Mess

From time to time, I post squirrelly thoughts. Today, I wonder: Should a large company with famous, distinct trademarks sometimes hold back from aggressively enforcing those trademarks, even when doing so might at first appear to be a useful competitive strategy? I’m sure many executives at McDonald’s–the worldwide fast-food chain that it is so ubiquitous The Economist uses the prices of the Big Mac to measure purchasing power parity throughout the world–are questioning some past enforcement dec...
Tags: Food, Europe, Articles, European Union, Infringement, Competition, David, Ireland, Big Mac, Mcdonalds, Burgers, Economist, Supermac, Cancellation, Branding, Trademarks


Publishers are expected to face a backlash against paywalls this year, and some readers might even turn to software to sneak past them

Subscriptions are the leading priority for publishers in 2019, with 52% saying it’s their main revenue focus, according to a new Reuters Institute report. But as publishers roll out more paywalls and exclusive content in 2019, they’re likely to face considerable resistance, the report says. Publishers are sure to see growing adoption of paywall blockers to skirt metered paywalls. If 2018 was the year of the subscription, 2019 could be the year of the subscription backlash. Reuters Institute h...
Tags: Post, UK, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Norway, Times, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Economist, Vox Media, Trump, BuzzFeed News


Publishers will face a backlash against paywalls this year, and some readers might even turn to software to sneak past them

Subscriptions are the leading priority for publishers going into 2019, with 52% saying it’s their main revenue focus, according to a new Reuters Institute report. But as publishers roll out more paywalls and exclusive content in 2019, they’re likely to face considerable resistance, the report says. Publishers will see growing adoption of paywall blockers to skirt metered paywalls. If 2018 was the year of the subscription, 2019 could be the year of the subscription backlash. Reuters Institute ...
Tags: UK, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Norway, Times, Vanity Fair, Economist, Vox Media, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Yahoo Finance, Ken Doctor


Wednesday round-up

The justices wrap up the first week of the January session today with one oral argument, in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court will consider whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Richard Re previewed the case for this blog. Clotilde Le Roy and Jarrett Field have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote for...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, New Orleans, Fox News, Republican, Economist, Hyatt, Trump, Round-up


Disneyland admission rises nearly sixfold since 1990: How that inflation compares to other things we buy

Disneyland’s magical pricing power has raised its basic ticket price nearly six-fold over three decades. The new $149-a-day price is up from $25.50 in 1990, equal to 6.5 percent annualized growth. Now the Anaheim theme park has done much work to earn that increase — tons of renovation and innovation, including adding the Disney California Adventure park next door in 2001 to Galaxy’s Edge, the new Star Wars-themed attraction, coming to Disneyland later this year. Argue, if you must, about whether...
Tags: California, Disney, America, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Major League Baseball, Economist, Southern California, Don, Anaheim, Motion Picture Association of America, McDonald, Disney California Adventure, California Association Of Realtors


Disneyland admission rises nearly sixfold since 1990: How’s that inflation rate?

Disneyland‘s magical pricing power has raised its basic ticket price nearly six-fold over three decades. The new $149-a-day price is up from $25.50 in 1990, equal to 6.5 percent annualized growth. Now the Anaheim theme park has done much work to earn that increase — tons of renovation and innovation, including adding the Disney California Adventure park next door in 2001 to the new Star Wars Land coming to Disneyland later this year. Argue, if you must, about whether the usually crowded parks’ p...
Tags: California, Disney, America, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Major League Baseball, Economist, Southern California, Don, Anaheim, Motion Picture Association of America, McDonald, Disney California Adventure, California Association Of Realtors


Are You Motivated by Information, People, Activities, Things or Places?

--> Most people are motivated by either information, people, activities, things, or places. You are probably focused on one of these as well, and this explains why some people interest you, and others you find boring. This also explains why you hit it off with certain types of people and do not hit it off with others, and why you are attracted to certain jobs and activities more than others. The rarest sort of person is the one who is interested primarily in information. For most of his life my ...
Tags: Europe, Featured, Careers, Paris, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Detroit, Legal Profession, Economist, Legal Jobs, Apply For A Job, Detroit News, WJR, Getting Ahead, Job Search Guru


Risk of global recession rises

The Economist has this piece on the risk of global recession. New Zealand's economy has been and remains in pretty good shape - but a global slow-down would have far-reaching consequences for us. Without good management we could be susceptible...
Tags: New Zealand, Economist


How will California’s gender quotas impact women?

This year California will begin implementing a new policy that requires companies to fill around 40 percent of corporate board positions with female directors. Governor Jerry Brown signed the gender quota law into effect last year, and it will phase in over the next three years. By 2021, the policy will require companies to appoint two female directors if the company has five directors and three female directors if the corporation has six or more. While unprecedented in the United States, Califo...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, Elizabeth Warren, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Norway, Jerry Brown, Economist, Cato, United States California, Vanessa Brown Calder, Guest Commentary, Norway France Italy Germany, Nordic Glass Ceiling


Millennials will be able to buy homes soon, thanks to Boomer senescence and mortality

Fannie Mae predicts a "coming exodus of older homeowners" as Boomers die, downsize or enter retirement homes, which will dump a ton of housing stock on the market and crash prices, finally making homes affordable for millenials. But British millennials don't fare as well, because old Britons don't want to downsize, meaning they have to wait for death and/or infirmity to drive a sell-off. One missing factor here is the potential cascade effect driven by declining property prices: as we saw ...
Tags: Post, News, Housing, Britain, Economist, Resolution Foundation, Boomer, Fannie Mae, Demographics Are Destiny, Weaponized Shelter, Bubblenomics, Laura Gardiner


Why efforts to make buildings greener fail

The Economist looks at the problem and says that “zero energy” buildings do not go far enough.
Tags: Design, News, Economist


After Over a Decade, The Economist Released Its First TV Ad to Sustain Subscribers

For the first time in more than 10 years, The Economist will run a TV ad. Developed by Proximity and dubbed "Never Stop Questioning," the 40-second spot from the London-based publication will run on broadcast channels in the United Kingdom (including Sky, Channel 4, ITV and Channel Five) and the United States (including CBS, NBC,...
Tags: London, Advertising, United States, United Kingdom, Economist, Publishers & Platforms, Sky Channel 4 ITV and Channel Five


Wednesday round-up

On Monday evening, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe writes for this blog that the report “focus[ed] on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.” At Law.com, Tony Mauro notes that “[i]t was the second annual report in which Roberts discussed the need for the judiciary to take steps to end sexual harassment in the workplace and to make it easier for court employees to report improper conduct without run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Economist, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Hill, Roberts, Jess Bravin, Lydia Wheeler, Steven Mazie, Amy Howe


“Not Read By Millions of People”

The Economist used to boast about its limited circulation. Major newspapers touted their mass readership and did everything to attract more. The Economist bragged it was “not read by millions of people”. While print media circulations have collapsed this century, The Economist has grown their audience considerably. They did this without clickbait, SEO hacks, advertorials, and any tactic which would irritate their audience. You don’t need to be bigger than any other community. Being small is a we...
Tags: Community, Economist, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Noa’s new Alexa skill has human narrators read news from NYT, FT, Economist & others

News junkies who want something more in-depth than Alexa’s Flash Briefing now have a new option for listening to the day’s news – as well as features and other reporting – right from their smart speaker. A company called Noa has just launched an Alexa skill that uses human narrators to read you the news from top publishers like The New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, and others. With the skill, you can catch up on the stories you missed while you’re doing other things – like cooking,...
Tags: Amazon, Apps, News, Tech, Ireland, New York Times, Dublin, Voice, Economist, Alexa, Irish Times, Hickey, Noa, Tim Bradshaw, Google Home, Alexa Skills


Everything Is Ready To Make 2019 The "Year Of The Vegan". Are you? - Forbes

Everything Is Ready To Make 2019 The "Year Of The Vegan". Are you?   Forbes In an article of the magazine's special edition The World in 2019, The Economist' correspondent John Parker declared 2019 the “year of the Vegan”. According ...
Tags: Shopping, Economist, Forbes, John Parker


Naked Boys Reading (Yes, This Is An Actual Literary Event)

This “cheeky literary salon” (ahem) has been taking place for six years in an east London gay bar: curators pick readings on a particular theme and willing audience members (of varied ages and shapes) read them, on a stage and in the buff. The Economist‘s audience engagement editor shares his experience reading at a science fiction night. — 1843 Magazine
Tags: Art, London, Words, Economist, 12.14.18


5 Cultural Trends That Brands Should Watch

Every year, JWT Intelligence releases their Future 100 which details non-obvious and interesting trends that may cross consumers’ paths in the year ahead. Because everything sits downstream from culture: entertainment, politics, art and communication, brands need to take note, so they can take advantage of the prevailing zeitgeist. In the following five future trends, look for ways to align your brand with these shifts in culture. 1. Museums Of The Future While we’ve written about the ‘made-...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, New Zealand, Un, Harry, Economist, Branding, Pantone, JWT Intelligence, JWT, Mark Di Somma, Branding Trends, Peter Maxwell, Museum of Ice Cream, Mara Martin


Friday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that the federal government yesterday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by transgender people while its appeals of adverse decisions in three cases play out in the lower courts. At CNN, Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole report that “[t]he administration already has a pending request for the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and take up a c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Bloomberg, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Howe, Steven Mazie, Clarence Thomas


Economist Explores Price Guarantees in Auction Market

The Economist has a piece on auction guarantees, and how their use in major auctions has an impact on prices and market perceptions. “If enough leave what they see as a tilted playing field, the auction ends up being a “private sale in public’,” the piece reads. Read more at The Economist  
Tags: Art, News, Economist, Art News, Minipost


Australia's anti-encryption law is so unpopular, there was only 1 comment in support and 342 against — and now the head of its spy agency is defending the law (AAPL, MSFT, FB)

The Australian government has passed a law that forces tech companies to give law enforcement access to encrypted messages.  The law is widely disliked by the technology industry, especially Apple, because security experts believe that so-called "backdoors" weaken security for everyone, not just criminals. The Economist highlights that of 343 comments Australian parliament received about the law, only one was in favor. An Australian spy official issued a comment to "correct the record" on Wedn...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Australia, Trends, Fbi, Austin, Economist, San Bernardino California, Burgess, Australian Signals Directorate, Mike Burgess, AAPL MSFT FB


Gay economist who once advocated for “gay sex tax” called by Republicans to be an expert witness

Joseph Sabia is an economist and professor at San Diego State University who once advocated for taxing gay sex.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Minimum Wage, Homophobia, Economist, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, San Diego State University, Joseph Sabia