ESco Connect

Sharing Innovation & Insight

ESco Connect was formed out of a desire to connect with our partners in a more practical way; sharing innovation and insight. ESco Connect will create more opportunity for us and our partners to look at the strategic direction we’re heading in and help us to prioritise our development and resources in the right place, where our partners need it most. It has also connected our clients together to share best practice and practical tips on how to grow their business and deal with the challenges that publishers face today. 

The ESco Connect event is always a great way to connect with both B2C and B2B subscription practitioners, with thought provoking speakers and lively discussion at the Round Tables. I always leave with tips, ideas, insight and more - as well as having enjoyed a fun day.

Steve Price, Trading Director, The Telegraph / read more

Previous Events

We have held five very successful ESco Connect events so far, three physical and two virtual. Watch this space for our next event.

May 2022 - The Return of ESco Connect

On Friday 6th May 2022, a band of ESco merry men (and women) made their way down to The Marlin, Waterloo to prepare the meeting centre ahead of a very exciting event… The return of ESco Connect.

We covered a variety of interesting topics including Single Customer View, the benefit of Memberships vs. Subscriptions and the dreaded EU VAT.

To find out more about our last event, click here.

July 2020 - Customer Data - Your Secret Weapon

On Thursday 7th July, we invited Laura Paterson to talk at a virtual ESco Connect round table session, she chose the brilliant topic...

"Customer Data: Your Secret Weapon"

To find out more about our last event, click here.

June 2020 - New Opportunities and New Revenue Streams

On Thursday 18th June, we invited Debbie Stenning to talk at a virtual ESco Connect round table session - the topic? New Opportunities and New Revenue Streams.

Debbie Stenning is a real diamond in the publishing world - with buckets of knowledge, she speaks with such enthusiasm and passion and is always a joy to listen to.

To find out more about our last event, click here.

March 2019 - Engagement and Retention

On 22nd March 2019, we got ourselves back over to the Marlin Waterloo for our third event, focusing on Engagement & Retention, we heard from a fab selection of EIGHT industry professionals

To find out more about our last event, and see some photos, click here.

September 2018 - Subscriptions Marketing & ESco Update

Friday 21st September saw our second ESco Connect event focused on Subscriptions Marketing where over 50 friends of ESco heard an inspiring talk from industry professional, Steve Price.

Steve talked to us about subscriptions marketing, the basics, top tips and thinking outside the box. We learned some incredible facts about  “The Subscription Economy”, a phrase coined by Tien Tzuo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Zuora. The afternoon brought a whistle-stop tour of the developments that have been taking place at ESco HQ since our last event in March and three round table sessions hosted by industry experts.

March 2018 - GDPR & ESco Update

On Friday 9th March 2018, we had the pleasure of holding the first ESco Connect Event, our GDPR and ESco Update Day, where over fifty of our partners attended.

In the morning Simon from Opt-4 talk on the new GDPR laws introduced on the 25th May 2018 and the afternoon was a mixture of a general update from Team ESco, plus a chance to share ideas with each other during the round-table sessions. 


A word about ESco Connect days. These workshops were introduced a few years ago have been very helpful to us. Besides being enjoyable networking events, the workshops have covered the right topics at the right time and the quality of the speakers has been excellent. For example, there was much uncertainty in the industry about the implications of the GDPR data laws when they were first introduced. The ESco Connect workshop expert speaker and the follow up discussion demystified the subject and helped us to understand what we should and what we could do. ESco really helped with our GDPR planning.

ESco are a great business with a great team. We have an excellent relationship with them. I highly recommend them.

Marie Kelly, Audience Development Manager, DVV Media / read more