The Sub Club Podcast

The Sub Club Podcast

Interviews of the experts behind the biggest apps in the App Store. Hosts David Barnard and Jacob Eiting dive deep to unlock insights, strategies, and stories that you can use to scale your app. 

Growth, Revenue, and Marketing Strategies for Your App — Lisa Kennelly, Fishbrain
January 19, 2022
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Growth, Revenue, and Marketing Strategies for Your App — Lisa Kennelly, Fishbrain

On the podcast we talk with Lisa about marketing an app with no revenue, the challenges of adding new revenue streams, and the importance of brand marketing in a post IDFA world. Our guest today is Lisa Kennelly, Chief Marketing Officer at Fishbrain, the #1 app for people who love fishing. At Fishbrain, Lisa manages a team of 20 people, and is responsible for everything from brand positioning and product marketing to business development and e-commerce. Lisa also mentors startup founders on marketing and strategy.

How To Not Screw Up Switching Your App to Subscriptions — Matt Ronge, Astropad
January 05, 2022
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How To Not Screw Up Switching Your App to Subscriptions — Matt Ronge, Astropad

On the podcast we talk with Matt about how to not screw up switching your app to subscriptions, why offering lifetime subscriptions might not be a great option, and what it’s like when Apple ‘sherlocks’ your product. Our guest today is Matt Ronge, co-founder and CEO of Astropad. Having worked at Apple, Garmin, and founded several companies of his own, Matt is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for building creative tools.

The 4 Foundational Frameworks of Consumer SaaS — Robbie Kellman Baxter, Peninsula Strategies
December 13, 2021
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00:52:4072.57 MB

The 4 Foundational Frameworks of Consumer SaaS — Robbie Kellman Baxter, Peninsula Strategies

On the podcast we talk with Robbie about finding your super users, the real reasons for subscription fatigue, and why pricing isn’t as important as you might think, especially early on. Our guest today is Robbie Kellman Baxter, consultant, keynote speaker, and author. She’s advised many of the world’s leading subscription-based companies, including serving on the advisory board of Strava. Her most recent book, “The Forever Transaction” is a deep dive into everything consumer subscription, and a must read for anyone in the space.

Eric Seufert, Heracles - How to Thrive Despite Apple’s ATT
December 01, 2021
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Eric Seufert, Heracles - How to Thrive Despite Apple’s ATT

Hello, I’m your host, David Barnard, and for the first time ever, I’m flying solo. RevenueCat CEO Jacob Eiting is busy doing CEO things and I didn’t want to wait on this fascinating interview. My guest today is Eric Seufert. Eric has deep operating experience, having worked in growth and strategy roles at consumer tech companies such as Wooga and Rovio, but he also founded and sold a marketing business intelligence company, Agamemnon, and is an active investor in the mobile gaming and ad tech categories. Eric has a depth and breadth of experience with mobile apps and games that few can match. Over the past year Eric has written extensively about App Tracking Transparency and the future of mobile advertising on his trade blog, Mobile Dev Memo.

Ron Schneidermann, AllTrails - Growing Your App to 1M Paid Subscribers
November 17, 2021
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00:52:0071.65 MB

Ron Schneidermann, AllTrails - Growing Your App to 1M Paid Subscribers

Our guest today is Ron Schneidermann, CEO at AllTrails, the ultimate guide for outdoor adventures. AllTrails was early to the consumer subscription space, launching a $3/month premium tier way back in 2012. Ron joined as CMO and COO in 2015, and then took over as CEO in 2019, helping to grow AllTrails to over 1 million paid subscribers and tens of millions of active users worldwide. On the podcast, we talk with Ron about the magic of consumer subscriptions, experimenting with freemium strategies, and how private equity isn’t always as bad as you’ve been led to believe.

Eric Crowley, GP Bullhound - Optimizing Your Subscription App for Growth
October 27, 2021
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Eric Crowley, GP Bullhound - Optimizing Your Subscription App for Growth

Our guest today is Eric Crowley, a tech investment banker with GP Bullhound. With investments in companies ranging from Spotify to Whoop, and clients such as AllTrails, Pinkbike, and Lingoda, GP Bullhound provides transaction advice and capital to many of the leaders in the Consumer Subscription Software space. On the podcast we talk with Eric about his 2021 report on Consumer Subscription Software, the truth about LTV calculations, and the new era of organic user acquisition.