Why	
  Subscrip-ons	
  are	
  Good	
  for	
  
Customers…and	
  Business	
  
	
  
Brent	
  Leary	
  
CRM	
  Essen/als	
  
@...
Fed	
  up	
  and	
  not	
  taking	
  it	
  anymore…	
  
@brentleary	
  
Enter	
  the	
  Subscrip-on…	
  
@brentleary	
  
The	
  Evolu-on	
  of	
  Customer	
  Behavior	
  
80%	
  of	
  execu-ves	
  said	
  their	
  customers	
  are	
  changing	...
What’s	
  changed	
  with	
  Customers	
  …what	
  hasn’t?	
  
@brentleary	
  
Making	
  the	
  most	
  of	
  a	
  flee-ng	
  moment	
  
"The	
  aLen-on	
  economy	
  is	
  
not	
  growing,	
  which	
  ...
Making	
  the	
  most	
  of	
  a	
  flee-ng	
  moment	
  
@brentleary	
  
"You	
  can’t	
  buy	
  aLen-on	
  
like	
  you	
...
Speed	
  THRILLS.	
  Lack	
  of	
  it	
  KILLS	
  
@brentleary	
  
300	
  Milliseconds	
  to	
  
connect	
  ac/ons	
  to	
...
What	
  is	
  the	
  	
  
	
  
9	
  
By 2015, 35% of Global 2000 companies will generate revenue through
subscription-base...
1
0	
  
Dollar	
  Rubber	
  
	
  Club	
  
Condoms	
  
Salon	
  
Media	
  
StudyDog	
  
Child	
  Learning	
  
Disney	
  
Co...
Why	
  Subscrip-ons?	
  
•  Technology	
  
•  Demand	
  
•  FAIR	
  Business	
  Models	
  
•  Opportunity	
  to	
  stay	
 ...
Beats	
  by	
  Dre	
  
Beats	
  Music	
  
Spo-fy…and	
  Framily	
  
Dre,	
  Beat	
  Up…	
  
The	
  Birth	
  of	
  a	
  Subscrip-on	
  Company	
  
“Before	
  we	
  knew	
  we	
  were	
  
going	
  to	
  be	
  a	
  ma...
The	
  Birth	
  of	
  a	
  Subscrip-on	
  Company	
  
“it's	
  -me	
  to	
  think	
  about	
  
business	
  as	
  a	
  coll...
Become	
  a	
  Data	
  
Geek...not	
  a	
  HiPPO	
  
Subscrip-on	
  Companies	
  are	
  Data-­‐Driven	
  
Not	
  this	
  kind	
  of	
  hippo	
  
hippo	
  
This	
  Kind	
  of	
  HiPPO	
  
Be	
  A	
  Geek…A	
  DATA	
  Geek	
  
“The	
  great	
  thing	
  about	
  
fact-­‐based	
  decisions	
  is	
  
that	
  they...
The	
  Milkman,	
  Data	
  &	
  Subscrip-ons	
  
@brentleary	
  
Data-driven Subscription Businesses Align by
Buyer Persona
Owner Oscar Team
(1-50 employees)
MidMarket Mary Team
(50-500 e...
Consistent Persona Metrics
Metric Oscar Mary Erica
LTV/CAC 5.2 11.5 19.0
CAC $6,250 $15,500 $28,750
MRR Churn 1.3% 0.7% 0....
DATA	
  AS	
  AN	
  ADD-­‐ON	
  SERVICE	
  
Subscrip-on	
  Companies	
  are	
  Customer-­‐centric	
  
Subscribing	
  to	
  Ties???	
  
Base: All respondents (n=1026)
Q.7 At which point you would start to feel …?
TOA Technologies - 2011
Founda-on	
  of	
  Cu...
Mayday:	
  Customer-­‐Centricity	
  in	
  Ac-on	
  
Oracle	
  President	
  on	
  Subscrip-ons	
  
Amazon	
  Subscribe	
  &	
  Save	
  
The	
  	
  Subscrip-ons	
  Require	
  Different	
  Approach	
  
to	
  Business	
  
•  Focus	
  on	
  Mone-zing	
  Customer	...
Prime	
  Time	
  
•  Over	
  10	
  Million	
  
Members	
  
•  Membership	
  doubled	
  
in	
  last	
  2	
  years	
  
•  Es...
Prime	
  Time	
  
•  Increase	
  their	
  purchases	
  
on	
  Amazon	
  from	
  $400	
  a	
  
year	
  to	
  $900	
  a	
  y...
Oracle	
  President	
  on	
  Subscrip-ons	
  
Time	
  to	
  be	
  FAIR…Doubly	
  FAIR	
  
•  Fast…and Flexible
•  Analytical…and Agile
•  Interactive…and Integrated
•  ...
And	
  the	
  Emmy	
  goes	
  to…neZlix???	
  
The	
  Subscrip-on	
  Metrics	
  System	
  
Recurring	
  Revenue	
  
•  Monthly	
  
•  Annual	
  
The	
  Subscrip-on	
  Metrics	
  System	
  
The	
  Subscrip-on	
  Metrics	
  System	
  
Easy	
  as	
  ACV	
  –	
  Annual	
  Contract	
  Value	
  
Pyramid	
  of	
  Customer	
  Loyalty	
  
Thank	
  You!	
  
@BrentLeary	
  
BrentLeary.com	
  
Why Subscriptions are Good for Customers…and Business by Brent Leary
Why Subscriptions are Good for Customers…and Business by Brent Leary
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As consumers adopt new technologies and adapt their lifestyles to take advantage of what it can do for them, they are gravitating towards companies willing to shift the way they have always done business in order to provide services more suitable to tech savvy people. This session will discuss what is driving the growth of The Subscription Economy, how new business models are creating better opportunities to extend relationships with customers, what metrics are being used to measure the health of a subscription business, and share case studies of companies that have successfully made the transition product based businesses to subscription offerings.

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Why Subscriptions are Good for Customers…and Business by Brent Leary

  1. 1. Why  Subscrip-ons  are  Good  for   Customers…and  Business     Brent  Leary   CRM  Essen/als   @BrentLeary  
  2. 2. Fed  up  and  not  taking  it  anymore…   @brentleary  
  3. 3. Enter  the  Subscrip-on…   @brentleary  
  4. 4. The  Evolu-on  of  Customer  Behavior   80%  of  execu-ves  said  their  customers  are  changing   how  they  obtain  access  to  goods  and  services”     Economist  -­‐  2013  
  5. 5. What’s  changed  with  Customers  …what  hasn’t?   @brentleary  
  6. 6. Making  the  most  of  a  flee-ng  moment   "The  aLen-on  economy  is   not  growing,  which  means   we  have  to  grab  the   aLen-on  that  someone   else  has  today."   @brentleary  
  7. 7. Making  the  most  of  a  flee-ng  moment   @brentleary   "You  can’t  buy  aLen-on   like  you  used  to…"  
  8. 8. Speed  THRILLS.  Lack  of  it  KILLS   @brentleary   300  Milliseconds  to   connect  ac/ons  to   experiences  
  9. 9. What  is  the       9   By 2015, 35% of Global 2000 companies will generate revenue through subscription-based services and revenue models. 1999! Today Subscrip-on  Economy?   BUY NOW SUBSCRIBE
  10. 10. 1 0   Dollar  Rubber    Club   Condoms   Salon   Media   StudyDog   Child  Learning   Disney   Content   Bespoke  Post   Luxury  Items   Savvy  Money   Finances   Spice  Guides   Date  Idea   Spo-fy   Music   Businesses  Can  Subscribe  To   Anything   NeZlix   Movies   VMWare   Virtualiza<on   Google  Apps   Apps   Amazon   Infrastructure   Dex  One   Marke<ng   Intacct   GL   DelTel   Phone  System   Concur   Travel/Expense   CRM  ServCorp   Virtual  Office   Consumers  Can  Subscribe   To  Anything  
  11. 11. Why  Subscrip-ons?   •  Technology   •  Demand   •  FAIR  Business  Models   •  Opportunity  to  stay   connected  to  customers  
  12. 12. Beats  by  Dre  
  13. 13. Beats  Music  
  14. 14. Spo-fy…and  Framily  
  15. 15. Dre,  Beat  Up…  
  16. 16. The  Birth  of  a  Subscrip-on  Company   “Before  we  knew  we  were   going  to  be  a  marke-ng   company,  we  knew  we   were  going  to  be  a   subscrip-on  company.”     Dharmesh  Shah  -­‐  Hubspot  
  17. 17. The  Birth  of  a  Subscrip-on  Company   “it's  -me  to  think  about   business  as  a  collec/on  of   customers  and  find  ways   to  drive  loyalty,  repeat   purchases,  and  greater   revenue..”     Brian  Bell-­‐  CMO  of  Zuora  
  18. 18. Become  a  Data   Geek...not  a  HiPPO   Subscrip-on  Companies  are  Data-­‐Driven  
  19. 19. Not  this  kind  of  hippo  
  20. 20. hippo   This  Kind  of  HiPPO  
  21. 21. Be  A  Geek…A  DATA  Geek   “The  great  thing  about   fact-­‐based  decisions  is   that  they  overrule  the   hierarchy.”    
  22. 22. The  Milkman,  Data  &  Subscrip-ons   @brentleary  
  23. 23. Data-driven Subscription Businesses Align by Buyer Persona Owner Oscar Team (1-50 employees) MidMarket Mary Team (50-500 employees) Enterprise Erica Team (500+ employees) Group Sales & On-Boarding 1-to-1 Sales & On-Boarding Advanced Sales & On-Boarding Oscar Marketing Oscar Sales Oscar Services Mary Marketing Mary Sales Mary Services Erica Marketing Erica Sales Erica Services @brentleary  
  24. 24. Consistent Persona Metrics Metric Oscar Mary Erica LTV/CAC 5.2 11.5 19.0 CAC $6,250 $15,500 $28,750 MRR Churn 1.3% 0.7% 0.5% Avg MRR $425 $1250 $2725 LTV $32,700 $179,000 $545,000 Months to Payback 14.7 12.4 10.6 MRR Growth (Q2Q) 18% 27% 34% MRR / Rep $4,750 $7,250 $10,500 NPS 47 65 62 Leads per Cust. 540 2,400 6,625 @brentleary  
  25. 25. DATA  AS  AN  ADD-­‐ON  SERVICE  
  26. 26. Subscrip-on  Companies  are  Customer-­‐centric  
  27. 27. Subscribing  to  Ties???  
  28. 28. Base: All respondents (n=1026) Q.7 At which point you would start to feel …? TOA Technologies - 2011 Founda-on  of  Customer  Service   United States  
  29. 29. Mayday:  Customer-­‐Centricity  in  Ac-on  
  30. 30. Oracle  President  on  Subscrip-ons  
  31. 31. Amazon  Subscribe  &  Save  
  32. 32. The    Subscrip-ons  Require  Different  Approach   to  Business   •  Focus  on  Mone-zing  Customer   Rela-onships  vs.  Selling  Units   •  Pay-­‐as-­‐you-­‐Go  Pricing  Plans   •  B2Any:  Sell  to  Consumers  &   Businesses  
  33. 33. Prime  Time   •  Over  10  Million   Members   •  Membership  doubled   in  last  2  years   •  Es-mated  to  grow  to   25  Million  members   by  2017   *  Morningstar,  2013  
  34. 34. Prime  Time   •  Increase  their  purchases   on  Amazon  from  $400  a   year  to  $900  a  year  aEer   they  join*   •  Spend  130%  more  than   regular  Amazon   customers*   •  May  be  responsible  for  as   much  as  20%  of   Amazon’s  overall  sales  in   the  U.S  (BusinessWeek)   *  Prac/calEcommerce.com  
  35. 35. Oracle  President  on  Subscrip-ons  
  36. 36. Time  to  be  FAIR…Doubly  FAIR   •  Fast…and Flexible •  Analytical…and Agile •  Interactive…and Integrated •  Reliable…and Responsive @brentleary  
  37. 37. And  the  Emmy  goes  to…neZlix???  
  38. 38. The  Subscrip-on  Metrics  System   Recurring  Revenue   •  Monthly   •  Annual  
  39. 39. The  Subscrip-on  Metrics  System  
  40. 40. The  Subscrip-on  Metrics  System   Easy  as  ACV  –  Annual  Contract  Value  
  41. 41. Pyramid  of  Customer  Loyalty  
  42. 42. Thank  You!   @BrentLeary   BrentLeary.com  

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