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Boundaries of Language in Advertising

Boundaries of Language in Advertising
The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water. What wasn't planned was being on the Inca Trail with a broken foot. A rescue call went out and I ... More »

WIA Profile: Samantha Brown

WIA Profile: Samantha Brown
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Two years ago Samantha Brown embarked on a new... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?
Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m not expecting the adult site market to look drastically different in five years on a wh... More »

Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary

Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary
In August, Xgen Products celebrated its seventh anniversary with a special promotion. The winner of Xgen’s Lucky 7 raffle, Xgen announced in late July, would win a three-day, two-night trip for two to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel included. When the contest was announced, Xgen Products Pre... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United
Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content, government harassment, regulatory dictates and political platforms that blame you for the decline... More »

ECN’s Traci Lopez Berry Nurtures Biz Partnerships With Attention to Detail

ECN’s Traci Lopez Berry Nurtures Biz Partnerships With Attention to Detail
While XBIZ does do a feature on Women in Adult each month, there are some faces behind the scenes that may not be in the public eye. Nonetheless, they are definitely a driving force in this industry. A strong support system is the pillar for success. Structures can only be as strong as the foundatio... More »

Developing, Launching New Products

Developing, Launching New Products
Last fall I discovered that voice-to-text had finally become useful on my mobile. It was 85 to 90 percent accurate in a quiet room. It felt like magic. Since then, my morning walk to work in Barcelona has been full of dictation. No longer do ideas just drift in and out of my head. I capture them. I... More »

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys
The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters selling everything from low-quality and possibly toxic knock-offs to perfectly copied... More »

Tips to Improve Your Marketing Game

Tips to Improve Your Marketing Game
Back in the day, affiliates and traffic would virtually fall in your lap — and yes, the pun is intentional. You built a site, threw up some banners and, somehow, made money. Today, with the influx of free porn, tube sites and smut-spattered social media, even the biggest brands must constantl... More »

Focus on Visa’s Euro Chargeback Policy

Focus on Visa’s Euro Chargeback Policy
“May you live in interesting times,” or so the saying goes. I’m not sure I’ve seen this much uncertainty in the financial industry since 2007 with continuing problems in Europe with the euro, the surprising victory for the U.K. to “leave” in the Brexit vote and t... More »

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