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The Nose Knows: Selling Erotic Scents

The Nose Knows: Selling Erotic Scents
Many consumers are cutting corners when it comes to what they are spending their money on. Hopefully for those of us in the pleasure products industry this means more people will buy products that will enhance their sex lives and staying indoors to use them on each other as a source of entertainment... More »

Branding X

Branding X
Arrow Productions, widely considered the oldest established American adult video company is not only porndom's original trailblazer, but the Las Vegas-based company also has the distinction of being a leading pioneer in the area of special marketing. In recent times Arrow further expanded its impact... More »

Adult Stars and Social Networking

Adult Stars and Social Networking
Times are tough. You want your product, performer and/or agency to be marketed, promoted and ultimately branded to the consumer. But, funds are limited. Using MySpace, Facebook and Twitter allows anyone to advertise and market themselves for free. Virtually every known company and industry star has ... More »

WIA: Bonnie Kail

WIA: Bonnie Kail
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. What is your role at Wicked Pictures? I a... More »

Denver 2257 Case Dismissed without Prejudice

Denver 2257 Case Dismissed without Prejudice
Earlier this month, FSC’s case Free Speech Coalition et. al. v. Attorney General was dismissed without prejudice. I asked our Legal Committee chair and industry attorney, Reed Lee to provide a simple explanation of what that means: “Dismissal without prejudice means that FSC, its co-plai... More »

Adult Marketing to the Mainstream

Adult Marketing to the Mainstream
By definition, porn is not mainstream. It is necessary to maintain that line, however fine it might become, otherwise it wouldn't be an "adult" business. That doesn't mean companies in the porn industry can't capitalize on mainstream venues to expand their brands and, hopefully, increase revenues. ... More »

Social Media Stats and Strategies

Social Media Stats and Strategies
We’re all seeking to monetize our e-commerce efforts in every way possible, and you can’t move without seeing another article on viral video marketing and the utilization of social networks to drive traffic and revenues. I came across an opportunity this week to hear a speaker who may s... More »

High-Tech Tokens

High-Tech Tokens
The first quarter of 2009 is nearly over, and it won't be missed in our business or many others. As the other components of the economy that employ our customers suffer, and those customers either lose their jobs or start buttoning their wallet pockets in fear of losing them, our numbers will show t... More »

In the Director's Chair: Andrew Blake

In the Director's Chair: Andrew Blake
If Andrew Blake had never made another movie besides "Night Trips," he would still be an adult industry hall of famer. Besides being named the best film of 1989 by the major adult awards groups and publications, "Night Trips" remains the only porn movie to have won a medal at a major international f... More »

What's Old is New Again

What's Old is New Again
They say that technology is advancing at an alarming rate and they are of course correct — but that doesn't mean that we can afford to forget our roots. A case in point is the electronic foolishness I was up to the other day, attempting to cleanse one of my servers from all traces of the succe... More »

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