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Luxury Luminary: LELO’s Donna Faro

Luxury Luminary: LELO’s Donna Faro
Donna Faro recalls her initial conversation with LELO’s U.S. CEO Pavle Sedic as an “emotional experience.” “My first meeting with Pavle was the most eyeopening experience in my life,” she said. “We talked for several hours about marketing and appealing to the eve... More »

SMS Billing: Remains Popular in Some Regions

SMS Billing: Remains Popular in Some Regions
The mobile/wireless sector continues to grow steadily in the adult entertainment industry, and many people who consume adult content on mobile devices are also paying for it using those devices. Most are choosing carrier/operator billing, although others are opting for billing via SMS (short message... More »

Businesses Increasingly Using ACH Transactions

Businesses Increasingly Using ACH Transactions
One of the most refreshing aspects of working in the adult online industry is the fact that people come to it from such a diverse set of backgrounds and evolve their skill sets to successfully navigate the challenges of selling entertainment online. Payment processing via credit cards, wires and tra... More »

Dev Depot: Unslider, a jQuery slider that “just slides”

Dev Depot: Unslider, a jQuery slider that “just slides”
When it comes to maximizing the amount of content that can be squeezed into the minimum amount of screen real estate, using a slider script to shuffle through multiple images makes a lot of sense. This popular presentation paradigm can easily get out of hand, however, with feature creep bloating fil... More »

WIA Profile: Dana DiValli

WIA Profile: Dana DiValli
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. Though heavily supported by leading distributo... More »

What’s the Future for Direct Carrier Billing?

What’s the Future for Direct Carrier Billing?
As hard as it is to fathom given the relatively short time the mobile phone market has existed, across the globe there are more people with mobile phone accounts than people with bank accounts and credit card accounts combined. The gulf in market penetration between mobile and bank/credit accounts ... More »

Prepaid Cards Seeing Steady Growth

Prepaid Cards Seeing Steady Growth
Millions of adult-oriented online transactions are occurring all over the world with alternative billing methods, and one sector of alternative billing that continues to grow as 2013 winds down is prepaid or preloaded cards. Not all prepaid cards can be used for adult entertainment, and in many Euro... More »

Micropayments Future May Be With Tokens

Micropayments Future May Be With Tokens
In recent months the attention to mobile traffic and the focus on emerging markets among digital marketers in adult entertainment and many more mainstream industries has become palpable. While many have chased $20-30 per month recurring join fees since the web began, forward thinking business owners... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Adam & Eve's Ryan Thomas

Exec Seat: Q&A With Adam & Eve's Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas, head of sales and marketing for Adam & Eve Pictures, was born and bred in North Carolina, the state where Phil Harvey Enterprises began. Now 41, he grew up in Durham, went to school in Chapel Hill and has been working for PHE for 12 years, eight of them as an independent contractor.... More »

Billing: Looking a Little Less ‘Alternative’ Every Day

Billing: Looking a Little Less ‘Alternative’ Every Day
While the estimated decline differs from one company to the next and across different industry sectors, there’s little question that for many online adult entertainment businesses, the last five or six years have been a rough ride. With both revenue and conversion ratios dropping substantiall... More »

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