The Straits Times’ “Gift an Article” Feature
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The Straits Times’ “Gift an Article” Feature

The Straits Times

Singapore, Singapore

Category Digital Subscriptions

Media associated with this campaign

Overview of this campaign

  • Empower subscribers to share ST’s paywalled content with friends and family

  • Tap on power of social relationships and users’ recommendations to get more registered users

  • Encourage non-subscribers to log in on the ST website so that we can deliver more personalised services 

  • Allow a wider group of readers to sample the best of ST newsroom’s work

Results for this campaign

  • Launched to 5% users in Nov 2020 and scaled up to 100% after a number of iterations

  • Registration rate of ‘gift link’ recipient is 60% higher than organic rate

  • Sharing rate of subscribers using ‘Gift an article’ is 50% higher than organic rate

What we learnt

  • Make registration as frictionless as possible

  • Sharing by subscribers more frequent over weekends


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