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.XXXploitation, .XXXtortion and .XXXpletive Deleted

.XXXploitation, .XXXtortion and .XXXpletive Deleted
Three of us were standing around at the AVN Novelty Expo the other day, having a discussion about .XXX domains and the negative effects the new sTLD will have on adult online businesses. One of our colleagues, a rather well-known adult performer, said he had pre-registered HisName.xxx for fear of... More »

FSC: Lil' Help?

FSC: Lil' Help?
The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has reached a new level of relevance by meeting adult businesses where they live and tackling the real issues of importance to the adult entertainment community. Issues like: Piracy— FSC’s Antipiracy Action Program (APAP) has more than a dozen of the top ... More »

Social Media and Search Engines

Social Media and Search Engines
When you go in search of something online, where’s the first place you go? Unless you already have a URL in mind, you’re probably going to go to a search engine — and the search engine most commonly used is Google. A Google Page Rank score is given to every single web page online.... More »

Is the AHF Selling Bareback Movies?

Is the AHF Selling Bareback Movies?
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) since 2009, has waged a campaign against adult industry production companies in an effort to legislate mandatory condom use on adult production sets. Imagine our surprise when this story appeared on gay industry blog TheSword.com yesterday, alleging that an AHF-owned... More »

Novelty Biz: Spring Arrivals

Novelty Biz: Spring Arrivals
The spring edition of the International Lingerie Show was held last month at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, bringing together international retail buyers, manufacturers and distributors. The three-day event kicked off a day early with the Home Party Planning Association’s meet-and-g... More »

Pride and Seek

Pride and Seek
Perched on a balcony, well, those of you who have never lived in the Big Apple might call it a fire escape, outside a fifth floor walk up on Christopher Street, I had the perfect vantage point to witness the annual spectacle of the New York Gay Parade, literally a half a block from location of the h... More »

2257 Performer ID Rules

2257 Performer ID Rules
This article is the third in a series examining the requirements of the federal recordkeeping and labeling laws known as the 2257 regulations as they pertain to current and emerging adult entertainment business models. The motivation to write and publish this series stems from a recent federal cour... More »

A Narrow Path

A Narrow Path
Is your "customer service" costing you customers? Don't be too certain of your answer, especially if all you're basing that answer on is "sure, we have a customer service department," or "our billing company handles that..." Companies of all sizes mistake the notion of "having" or "investing" in c... More »

Tags, Text and Traffic from Video

Tags, Text and Traffic from Video
Marketers of online adult entertainment have long used the power of video to drive traffic to their websites; often by giving away sample clips in the form of MGP galleries and tube site submissions. This visual approach essentially relies on a viewer stumbling upon the clip and then enjoying it eno... More »

7 Tips for Better Twitter B2B Marketing

7 Tips for Better Twitter B2B Marketing
Nearly every company is knee-deep in social media marketing these days, but how many of them know how to best use these popular social tools to increase traffic and sales? When you are working within the B2B market, tools like Twitter will need to be used differently than they would if you were mark... More »

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