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Exec Seat: Scott Taylor, New Sensations

Exec Seat: Scott Taylor, New Sensations
Scott Taylor founded New Sensations in 1993 with a two-pronged objective: to be innovative and to improve on existing trends. Twenty years later, he continues to make good on those goals, raising the bar on how features are written, produced and marketed and creating parodies that not only draw medi... More »

Market Swings: What Can Be Done About Them?

Market Swings: What Can Be Done About Them?
We have all seen it. It’s everywhere you look. Retail sales go up. Retail sales go down. Oftentimes, this comes to the forefront of the news during holiday shopping season, or some other big event such as annual sales tied to back-to-school time or graduation season. What is interesting is not... More »

Pleasure Products 2013: Delivering the Goods

Pleasure Products 2013: Delivering the Goods
What does 2013 hold for distributors of pleasure products? Will new market trends develop or will business continue on the previous year’s trajectory? To get an overview of market outlooks we contacted representatives of seven major distribution outlets: Eldorado Trading Company, Holiday Produ... More »

Potentially Simple Solutions for Credit Card Fraud

Potentially Simple Solutions for Credit Card Fraud
Over the last few months I have been investigating and writing about consumer initiated fraud. I have been defining the issue, giving recent examples of the issue, providing data about the issue and demonstrating that it is a known issue and has been for quite some time. Along with providing to you... More »

Building A Strong Foundation

Building A Strong Foundation
Porn’s perennial appeal means that there is a never ending flow of entrepreneurs that enter the business seeking their slice of the pie — but knowing where to start isn’t always easy and many prospective operators lack a cohesive business plan, or the industry savvy needed to come ... More »

The Proper DMCA Takedown Notification

The Proper DMCA Takedown Notification
On October 28, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). Since becoming valid law, the DMCA has been controversial to say the least, with many demanding reform. For many in the adult industry, the DMCA has been helpful and beneficial ... More »

Paysite Power: Define Content

Paysite Power: Define Content
If you’ve been in this business for more than five minutes you’ve probably heard the adage “content is king.” After all, it’s the most overused cliché since “porn is dead” or “the tubes destroyed adult” so I’m sure you must have hear... More »

DVD Distribution Goes Back for the Future

DVD Distribution Goes Back for the Future
Traditional adult DVD distribution is dead. Wait, no it’s not. Well, it’s waning — unless of course you have a great niche and international reach. The conundrum is enough to make studios; producers and directors abandon the whole hard goods DVD distribution model and go all in onl... More »

Technology, Skepticism and Missed Opportunities

Technology, Skepticism and Missed Opportunities
It seems insane to me now, given the central importance of mobile traffic and mobile content sales to Pink Visual’s bottom line, but I used to be an unrelenting mobile skeptic. “Why on Earth would people want to watch porn on their phone?” I used to ask myself. “Didn’t... More »

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!
Last November, the adult entertainment industry heaved a collective sigh of relief at the news that Barack Obama had been reelected. Widespread concerns that a Romney victory might usher in a new era of federal prosecutions were, in my opinion, not at all unreasonable. But now what? Is the federal ... More »

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