Optimising onboarding for net subscription growth

As more publishers mature in their reader revenue strategies in 2020, it becomes crucial to retain subscribers to have overall net subscription growth. The first phase of a subscriber’s journey is critical for their retention, as shown by research from News UK, The Wall Street Journal and more. As an inspiration for optimising your onboarding[…]

The biggest mistakes to avoid with your ePaper

In our discussions with publishers, we often notice higher standards applied to websites than ePapers. This is intriguing, knowing the level of reader engagement of the latter, and seeing steady yearly growth of ePapers in the past eight years. Publishers often tell us their ePaper readers are their most engaged and loyal readers, and on[…]

How local news organisations can fight for their slice of the subscription pie

The subscription economy has grown more than 300 percent since 2012, but it is tech giants such as Netflix and Spotify that have mainly benefited from this. Even among the growth in news media subscriptions, national titles have dominated: The New York Times and The Washington Post account for more than half of all US[…]

Who are edition readers?

At Twipe, we have long been believers in the power of editions. On our own platform, we see steady yearly growth on editions and that edition readers are more loyal and engaged for longer than other readers. The most common form of edition in the digital age today is the ePaper. This is something that[…]

Paywall blockers: how publishers should prepare for this changing technology

With more than a quarter of all readers globally using ad blockers, the news media industry has had to come up with new ways to overcome this, whether it be technically or through new strategies. But as the industry makes the move towards reader revenue strategies, we’re seeing more readers employ new techniques and technologies[…]

What You Missed at WAN IFRA’S Digital Subscription Summit

Last week our team attended the sold out Digital Subscription Summit from WAN IFRA in Paris. For those who missed this event, we’re sharing the main insights from the day. It’s time to rethink your paywall strategy Esfand Pourmand, Chief Product Officer at The Boston Globe, provided some very interesting insights that can easily be applied[…]

Newspapers react with scepticism to Apple News+ launch

Apple’s announcement about the launch of “Apple News+” has sparked lots of discussions in our office, both among our team and our customers and publisher community, including the Danish Media Innovation Tour that visited us this week. We’re sharing some of those insights, and we welcome any other comments or questions on this launch. But[…]

“Never stop challenging yourself”: Lessons from Scandinavian Publishers

“We owe it to ourselves and our communities to grow our digital revenues, in order to sustain quality journalism in our societies,” says Lena Samuelsson, Publisher and CEO of Aftonbladet. This Swedish tabloid, owned by Schibsted, was one of the very first newspapers in the world to introduce a paywall in 2003. Since that launch,[…]

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