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Robbie Baxter shares  a summarized chapter from her forthcoming book The Forever Transaction, which explores the obstacles and strategies of building and growing a subscription business. Any business that has been around for two centuries knows something about adapting to changing marketing conditions. Bonnier AB is a private-held Swedish media company that was founded in […]

Robbie Kellman Baxter explains what went wrong with a subscription company that found shares falling.  Peloton’s stock is down, after quite a ride. Peloton (PTON) is widely expected to deliver a year-over-year decline in earnings even though revenues are up, for the quarter ended December 2021. And the stock has been in a steady decline […]

Robbie Kellman Baxter provides an interview with Michael Brito, who managed The Economist’s group subscription business.  Much of the conversation around news media subscriptions has been about going direct to consumer. But sometimes these strategies include a little B2B or even B2B2C by partnering with businesses to see organizations can expand their reach and build […]

  Robbie Baxter shares the latest post from her Subscription Stories series. In this episode, “Freemium, Free Trial and Free Surprises with Elena Verna of Reforge. When Does It Make Sense to Give It Away, and When Doesn’t It?” In my work with subscription and membership models, one of the books that influenced me the […]

  Robbie Kellman Baxter shares a recent post from her series Subscription Stories. This week, why customer success growth closely aligns to the rise of subscription-based businesses, and how a customer success orientation can help dramatically increase your customer lifetime value. Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, which is often called the Customer Success Company. Nick […]

  Robbie Baxter interviews Scott Mordell the CEO of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). They discuss the YPO processes and membership.   “Scott Mordell was CEO of the Young Presidents Organization, or YPO, from 2011 through 2020. What is fascinating about YPO is how intensely engaged their community is. Members will move mountains to make […]

  Robbie Baxter brings the subscription-based business model to education and shares how it can benefit from the Membership Economy. The past year has been a difficult one for schools. It sometimes seems like everything’s in flux. Many families have changed strategies. Some have left traditional schools to join neighborhood pods. Others have gone from […]

  Robbie Kellman Baxter shares her latest post on key subscription-based business strategies. This week she covers the new metrics of subscription models. Selling is hard. You have to find the prospects, attract their attention, build their trust, understand their needs and goals, and then get them to sign the agreement. It’s much easier to […]


  Robbie Kellman Baxter shares a podcast from her new series, Subscription Stories – True Tales from the Trenches. This week, she is in conversation with Brad Handler, vacation entrepreneur. They discuss his affordable business model, the integration of membership and subscription into the luxury travel service, and more.  I’m Robbie Kellman Baxter. Today’s subscription […]

  Robbie Kellman Baxter takes a look at the Apple ONE bundling strategy to assess the pros and cons of bundling offers and partnerships from the perspective of a subscription-based business strategy.  Rumors are flying about Apple’s emerging bundling strategy. Apparently they are getting ready to launch several tiers of new bundled subscriptions, incorporating different […]