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2016 Outlook: Online Dating in the New Year

2016 Outlook: Online Dating in the New Year
Professional dating services existed long before the advent of the Internet. But the digital era has taken the concept of professional dating services to a whole new level, making it considerably more sophisticated and diverse than it was in the past. As digital technology continues to evolve, so do... More »

2016 Outlook: Mobile Mania Continues

2016 Outlook: Mobile Mania Continues
Ten years ago, back when George W. Bush was serving his second term as president of the U.S., Tony Blair was still prime minister of the U.K. and rapper Kanye West was burning up the Billboard charts, many people in the adult entertainment industry had a very different relationship with their mobile... More »

2016 Outlook: New Year Paysite Trends

2016 Outlook: New Year Paysite Trends
For many years, the membership website model reigned supreme for online adult entertainment. A long list of Internet-based adult companies made a fortune catering to customers who were happy to be billed on a monthly basis for access to downloadable erotica. But these days, the membership model fin... More »

2016 Outlook: Technology Keeps Traffic Flowing

2016 Outlook: Technology Keeps Traffic Flowing
There are certain words that can elicit a very happy response from online adult entrepreneurs — words like “conversion” and “retention.” Another word that they like hearing is “traffic,” especially when it is traffic of a profitable, high-quality nature. An... More »

2016 Outlook: Live Cams Keep Blazing

2016 Outlook: Live Cams Keep Blazing
In recent years, the adult webcam sector has been one of the most impressive success stories of the adult entertainment industry. Live webcam sites have become increasingly profitable, and the number of adult models who earn their living from cam work exclusively has grown by leaps and bounds. The ... More »

2016 Outlook: Payment Processing in the New Year

2016 Outlook: Payment Processing in the New Year
2016 is now upon us. And when it comes to billing and payment processing, adult companies will have much to think about in the New Year. From fighting online credit card fraud to monitoring payment regulations in the European Union, 2016 is shaping up to be a busy year for adult billing. Mitch Farb... More »

2016 Outlook: Adult Retailers Eye Coming Trends

2016 Outlook: Adult Retailers Eye Coming Trends
With the New Year, it’s always a good time to look ahead at the retail picture for the coming year. So take out your crystal ball — or read on for insight into product categories and trends for the coming year. At the retail chain Fascinations headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., buyer Keri B... More »

2016 Outlook: Marketing Online, In-Store Experience Set to Drive Retail Sales

2016 Outlook: Marketing Online, In-Store Experience Set to Drive Retail Sales
Distributors play a vital role in the marketing of sex toys, pleasure products and adult videos. Whether the products being offered are floggers, vibrators, latex corsets or MILF/cougar videos, getting a product from Point A to Point B is crucial. And for 2016, one can expect to see a variety of dig... More »

2016 Outlook: Studio Execs Discuss Plans, Challenges

2016 Outlook: Studio Execs Discuss Plans, Challenges
What will the New Year of 2016 bring for the adult video business? According to an informal XBIZ survey, there’s a lot of hope in the midst of ongoing challenges. Even in an industry dominated by webcams and free online sites, positivity rules. Trends are moving toward doing what has been work... More »

2016 Outlook: Sex Toy Manufacturers Discuss Trends

2016 Outlook: Sex Toy Manufacturers Discuss Trends
What pleasure products categories will grow and what product features will be most popular in the coming year? And what products will be showcased at ANME? Make a New Year’s resolution to read on and uncover predictions in the pleasure products arena. At Doc Johnson in North Hollywood, Calif.... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »
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