AUGI Goes Freemuim

Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) sent word the day after Christmas (odd timing?) announcing the renaming of the free membership to basic, and fee based premiere ($25/yer) and professional memberships ($75/yr for  limited time, then $100/yr) in the organizations. The latter two have more access to archives (premium) and the newly restored monthly print magazine (professional). Really, a monthly print magazine?

I was in NAAUG (North American AutoCAD User Group) and GBAUG (Greater Boston AutoCAD User Group, met first Wed of each month at FST) back in the day.

I wonder if these sort of benefits will generate the hoped for 5% of paying members that freemium service providers aspire to capture. Do any other user groups in and around our space use this model?


Published Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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