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Market Penetration: Changing Landscape

Market Penetration: Changing Landscape
At the end of each calendar year, countless articles and blog posts are written about “what to expect,” “what’s next,” all forecasting trends for the year ahead. “Trend spotting” is evident and helpful in countless industries and digital marketing is no exce... More »

Hosting Talk: When ‘Progressive’ Isn’t Quite Enough

Hosting Talk: When âProgressiveâ Isnât Quite Enough
While the adult entertainment industry has long enjoyed a reputation for being “tech-forward,” it’s surprising to see so many top adult content sites relying on progressive download, a video delivery method long denounced by the likes of YouTube and Netflix. Progressive download no... More »

Online Billing: Operation Choke Point

Online Billing: Operation Choke Point
The phrase “Operation Choke Point” conjures up many images and is representative of the spirit in which the authorities are using their power to target the providers within the payment industry. Operation Choke Point is, in fact, the name that the authorities have given their combined e... More »

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity
Established in 2009 by designer Line Iren Andersen and her Managing Director/co-founder Karianne Ronning, Laid.no has quickly established a reputation for manufacturing products that are as functional and effective as they are singular and compelling in their design aesthetic. Laid doesn’t mak... More »

SEO: Outrunning the Competition

SEO: Outrunning the Competition
Search marketing is a competitive game. There’s a wealth of traffic to be won by outcompeting just one of 10 sites ranking for a particular keyword. And it’s this effort to outcompete one of the 10 that separates those with top 10 rankings and those without. To get your share of top 10 ... More »

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity
Obtaining a desired domain name is a critical part of modern commerce. Unfortunately, all too often a company or a person will register a domain name and use it without sufficient consideration of whether doing so will infringe another’s trademark or service mark. This can be a very costly mis... More »

WIA Profile: Marina Fourier

WIA Profile: Marina Fourier
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. Twenty-six years ago Marina Fourier made a dec... More »

Legal Sense: Tradeshow Etiquette

Legal Sense: Tradeshow Etiquette
Instead of writing an article about a specific legal issue that the adult industry may be facing at the moment, I decided to write about something that has bothered me for quite some time. There is no shortage of tradeshows in the adult industry; in fact, some may argue that there may be too many tr... More »

The Leptokurtic Curve

The Leptokurtic Curve
As we unpacked our minimalist equipment, I cast a glance to the floor space next door. Here we were with a beneath-the-table server on which to demo our video streaming products and a modest stack of printed handouts, and right next door was a real, honest-to-God trade show booth. “Damn, thes... More »

Masturbatory Masterpiece

Masturbatory Masterpiece
When I think of fucking, I usually don’t think of “sculptures” as the second word but the company so aptly named “Fucking Sculptures” is about to change that. With the booming acceptance of glass dildos in the last 10 years, mass production has taken over the origins of... More »

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