Robbie Kellman Baxter: The Forever Transaction
Robbie helps companies leverage subscription pricing, digital community and freemium to build deeper relationships with customers. She has been quoted on business issues in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Consumer Reports, and many others. She has created and starred in eight video courses in collaboration with LinkedIn Learning on business topics ranging from innovation to customer success and membership.
She is the author of The Membership Economy*, a book that has been named a top 10 marketing book of all time by BookAuthority. She recently released her new book, The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave*.
In this conversation, Robbie and I discuss the shift to subscriptions and memberships in many industries in recent years. We address implications for leaders who are considering strategy on making changes to how they do business — as well as some of the tactical steps. Finally, Robbie highlights some of the myths and best practices when beginning with subscriptions.
- There’s been a significant shift to memberships and subscriptions in recents years in many industries.
- It’s critical for organizations considering a move in this direction to create and articulate a forever promise.
- Be cautious about simply building existing products and services under a membership banner.
- It’s critical to speak to your best customer.
- Beware of treating members worse than strangers or taking advantage of your most loyal customers.
- Free downloads of Robbie’s keynote presentation slides, membership manifesto, and book chapter.
Download my highlights from The Forever Transaction in PDF format (free membership required).
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