Paywalls & Registration

Starting Today, Anyone Who Publishes Something on Medium Can Paywall It
October 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Ready to connect your checking account to Medium? In August, Medium started letting a select group of users — mainly people who’d frequently published content on Medium in the past — put their content behind a paywall. Around the same time, it rolled out a $5/month subscription program that would give paying members access to…

How Foreign Affairs Evolved Its Paywall Strategy & Added 40K in Online Subscriptions
August 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Paywalls have proven to be a powerful tool for driving online revenue. Amidst online advertising challenges such as ad fraud and ad blocking, many publishers have diversified their online revenue streams and upped their focus on subscriptions. Foreign Affairs, a publication for foreign policy professionals, unveiled its paywall alongside the launch of its website in…

How Foreign Affairs Grew Online Subscriptions by 40K Using a Paywall
August 23, 2017 at 11:32 am

Anique Halliday, senior product manager at Foreign Affairs, reveals how the foreign policy publication launched its first paywall in 2009 and how the many iterations since have grown online subscriptions by over 40,000 in 2016 and are projected to grow subscriptions by 54,000 in 2017. Halliday explains how the paywall got off the ground and…

The Remarkable Transformation of Atlantic Media’s National Journal
July 14, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Adapting business models requires guts. A complete overhaul takes even more. Faced with a near perfect storm with digital natives and even Google Alerts entering its marketplace, all the while clients were being lost due to the global financial crisis, National Journal chose the latter. Five years ago 50% of revenues for Atlantic Media’s National…

Press Release: PostUp Launches New Paywall Solution to Help Publishers Drive Revenue
July 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2017) - PostUp, a leading digital and email marketing solution company, has announced the launch of their new "Dynamic Content Wall" solution which allows publishers to easily implement pay and registration walls, enabling them to drive more revenue directly or capture valuable audience data. Today's publishers face more challenges than…

5 Ways Publishers Are Using Personalization to Achieve Revenue & Audience Goals
June 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm

“Personalization is not just about contextual relevance,” said Hearst Magazines advisor Michael Dugan at Wednesday’s FUSE Media Forum on the Pursuit of Personalization. “It’s about truly understanding your audience.” That statement perfectly captures the tenor of the discussions held at the executive summit in New York City. At the FUSE Media Forum, publishing leaders explained…

Bloomberg Follows Paywall Trend at Businessweek
June 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Bloomberg is putting Businessweek behind a paywall as Michael Bloomberg’s financial news and information company looks to shift the magazine’s main source of support from its advertisers to its readers. The 88-year-old financial magazine expects to have fewer subscribers but charge them more. It is the latest publisher to seek an alternative revenue stream as…

Rejecting Buzzwords: Why Personalization Is Not a “Silver Bullet” for Publishers
June 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Ask any publisher what the biggest trend is today and you’re sure to hear something about the importance of one-to-one marketing, or personalization. But personalization's effectiveness has been artificially inflated, and unfortunately a lot of publishers are buying into the hype. As great as it sounds, one-to-one marketing really isn’t that big of a deal…

5 Industry Experts Give Their Insights into Emerging Subscription Models
June 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Subscription based media models are very much back at the forefront of the UK industry’s thoughts, as was made clear during the recent UK Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Festival in London. Here, we’ve combined the insights of five industry experts who spoke on the subject at the event from leading brands including Centaur, IHS Markit,…