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Q&A With Twistbox's Ler Khodaverdy

Q&A With Twistbox's Ler Khodaverdy
Meet Ler Khodaverdy, the longtime executive of Twistbox Entertainment, a global producer and publisher of mobile content and services. Twistbox, which will be hitting its 12th anniversary next year, operates with exclusive licenses with leading brands and has direct distribution with wireless opera... More »

Finding Real Success by Fully Monetizing a Website

Finding Real Success by Fully Monetizing a Website
Upselling and cross-selling can be a highly lucrative part of mainstream e-commerce. Mainstream giant Amazon.com, in fact, has attributed up to 35 percent of its revenue to upselling and cross-selling. And upselling and cross-selling can be highly profitable in adult e-commerce as well: a consumer w... More »

Sex University: Sex Education At Williams Trading Company

Sex University: Sex Education At Williams Trading Company
Sexual health and wellness is important for our overall happiness. Our sexuality is more than just the sex we have; it’s part of who we are. Simply put, sexuality is connected to our senses. We see a beautiful woman in lingerie, we are attracted to the scent of a musky pheromone that drives us... More »

Anti-Fraud Measures, Mobile Optimization Are High Priorities

Anti-Fraud Measures, Mobile Optimization Are High Priorities
When Larry Flynt launched Hustler back in 1974, paying for erotica was often accomplished with a very simple question: cash or charge? But in the digital age, paying for erotica is much more complex and nuanced. And adult paysites have a lot to consider as 2015 winds down, from geo-targeting to the ... More »

Naked Truth: How Playboy Magazine Can Stay on Top

Naked Truth: How Playboy Magazine Can Stay on Top
How many magazines can boast having the most beautiful women in the world, movie icons, TV stars and celebrities’ strip for pictorials? Most of these famous ladies were honored to be part of the Playboy brand, which elevated their celebrity status like actress Joan Collins, who posed for Playb... More »

It's About Content Licensing, Presentation and Delivery

It's About Content Licensing, Presentation and Delivery
With the days of cookie-cutter adult paysite networks fading into the past, today’s savvy site operators are busy revamping their content, as well as the ways in which this material is offered to prospects and provided to customers. To gain a better understanding of this evolution, XBIZ World... More »

Affiliate Programs Evolve With the Times

Affiliate Programs Evolve With the Times
Paysites have been a profitable part of adult e-commerce since the Bill Clinton era, but much has changed with the adult paysite model in recent years. The demand for live webcam sites has grown considerably, mobile optimization is essential and running a successful membership site is much more chal... More »

Q&A With PHS International's CEO Chuck Harnish

Q&A With PHS International's CEO Chuck Harnish
Established in the early 80s, PHS International has been — and continues to be — on a path of progression, evolving with the needs of the marketplace. When Jim Horne founded the company, it was called Professional Healthcare Supply and served as a small healthcare company. He met Chuck H... More »

The Subscription Model is Still in Full Effect

The Subscription Model is Still in Full Effect
There is no way to candy-coat the precipitous plunge in profits endured by adult paysite owners in the wake of multiyear stagnation — where consumer fickleness, prolonged economic uncertainty, rampant piracy and shortsighted marketing conspired to topple premium Internet porn from its once lof... More »

WIA Profile: Kimberly A. Harchuck

WIA Profile: Kimberly A. Harchuck
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. Kimberly A. Harchuck is an associate with Walt... More »

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