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Mobile Mania: The Rising Stars of Mobile

Mobile Mania: The Rising Stars of Mobile
The fact that Asia is developing at an extremely high rate from every point of view is no surprise to anyone. We’ve been seeing it happen for several years and economists have been foreseeing it for decades now. In mobile as well, Tier 3 countries are growing rapidly with Thailand, Indonesia ... More »

New Reality: Retailers, Distributors Say DVD Sales Down, Not Out

New Reality: Retailers, Distributors Say DVD Sales Down, Not Out
Death, not the most cheery of topics, is not so much an ‘if’ as a ‘when’ upon this mortal sphere. None of us can avoid the Grim Reaper when he comes knocking. And none of us knows when he’ll come knocking. Detractors of the DVD medium say the same thing about the life ... More »

Leading Edge: Studio Executives Stress Quality Is Key to Survival

Leading Edge: Studio Executives Stress Quality Is Key to Survival
Where does the porn industry stand, commercially speaking, in mid-2015? It’s been accepted for some time that the adult video market has largely moved from stores to online and that the Internet rules. But do enough of the older markets exist to make the operations of porn studios and producti... More »

Affiliate Tools Adapt as a New Breed Replaces Those Who Have Exited

Affiliate Tools Adapt as a New Breed Replaces Those Who Have Exited
The swirling may have finally stopped as rampant consolidation of sponsors and a mass exodus of webmasters have created what may become a new wave of prosperity within the adult industry online. The number of hobbyists and part-timers has diminished at a frantic pace in the last few years, but a ne... More »

Content-Based and Interactive Adult Websites Both Offer Valuable Opportunities

Content-Based and Interactive Adult Websites Both Offer Valuable Opportunities
Online adult entertainment has become more and more diverse over the years, and for those who are experts at affiliate marketing, there are many different types of websites to promote. With content-driven membership sites, affiliates are typically promoting downloadable or streamed erotica. But wit... More »

Industry Execs Talk Trends in Affiliate Marketing

Industry Execs Talk Trends in Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing has been a profitable part of the adult Internet since the 1990s, and a long list of adult companies have prospered over the years by refining their affiliate marketing skills. The world of adult affiliate marketing is much more competitive and demanding than it was in the past,... More »

Lube Manufacturers Discuss Regulations, Formulas and Marketing

Lube Manufacturers Discuss Regulations, Formulas and Marketing
The importance of lubricants for a healthy sexual experience has always been true. But today, customers are looking for specific elements in lubricants, the FDA has issued stringent requirements for the products, and manufacturers are finding new ways to appeal to their customers. Cassie Pendleton,... More »

Making an Impact: Smart Packaging and Branding Sells Sex Toys

Making an Impact: Smart Packaging and Branding Sells Sex Toys
From erotic videos to professional domination to strip clubs, the adult entertainment industry can be extremely visual. Appearance counts. Aesthetics matter. And that certainly holds true when it comes to sex toys. Packaging, for sex toys, is a vital part of sales and marketing. Effective packaging ... More »

Pleasure Products Manufacturers Discuss Trends in Designs

Pleasure Products Manufacturers Discuss Trends in Designs
When it comes to sex toys, one might think that not much has changed since the days of polished paleolithic siltstone. Form took a big step with the advent of plastics, and function allowed some innovation when electricity came along but, beyond that, the more things change the more they stay the sa... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Aggressively Pursue Mainstream Marketing

Sex Toy Manufacturers Aggressively Pursue Mainstream Marketing
Sex toys have been a lucrative, profitable part of the adult entertainment industry for decades. But in recent years, sex toys have — much like BDSM — become increasingly mainstream. More and more, sex toy manufacturers have been looking to mainstream outlets like The New York Times and ... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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