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Get Your Movies in Stores

Get Your Movies in Stores
If you build it, they will come," said the voice in "Field of Dreams," but that doesn't necessarily apply to producers of adult films unless they've landed effective distribution. A studio can put out films with the hottest performers, the cleverest camera angles, the sharpest photog... More »

FSC's Lobbying Campaign: 2

FSC's Lobbying Campaign: 2
In part one, we looked at FSC's challenge to the bipartisan attacks the adult entertainment industry is under from both Republicans and Democrats. In this conclusion, we'll look at dealing with third parties and more All of the people interviewed for this article, including Sunlove, Lawless, Wrig... More »

FSC's Lobbying Campaign: 1

FSC's Lobbying Campaign: 1
In November, the Free Speech Coalition announced that it had hired the Raben Group — a Washington-based lobbying group whose clients have ranged from the American Civil Liberties Union to Sony Music — to take over its lobbying efforts. Adult entertainment is, according to some estimates, a $5... More »

VOC Isn't a Monster

VOC Isn't a Monster
Let me start of by saying that: I'm a quality nut. Yes that's right, I love quality. A few years back I ordered Business @ the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates from Amazon. After waiting two weeks, well past the expected delivery date, I thought I'd call them to see where my order went. The phone con... More »

Leasing Logic

Leasing Logic
Unless you happen to be one of the lucky few adult retailers who owns the property where your store is located, you will from time to time have to deal with leases. And no matter how astute a business person you are, you are likely to have a difficult time understanding all the intricacies of a comm... More »

Adult Retail Meets Internet

Adult Retail Meets Internet
Over the last decade, adult retailers, like their mainstream counterparts, have experienced revolutionary changes in merchandising because of the Internet. On the mainstream side, figures compiled during the holiday shopping season are a traditional indicator of consumer trends. For the months of N... More »

Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD

Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD
There's a storm brewing over the next generation of high-definition video, and the entire entertainment industry is waiting to find out whether it will hit U.S. shores as a Category 5 or fizzle out at sea. Sony's Blu-ray DVD technology is going head to head with the Toshiba-developed HD-DVD syste... More »

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand
While the days of the lone webmaster toiling endlessly to produce, develop and market a profitable adult entertainment website are not over, there are definitely fewer and fewer successful operations being run today by a "one man band" responsible for everything from graphics and design to coding, s... More »

Mission Critical: 2

Mission Critical: 2
In part one we began our look ahead at the critical issues facing the industry in 2006. In this conclusion, we'll examine the impact of the the midterm elections, the introduction of revolutionary products and more. The Midterm Elections It is difficult to overstate the importance of the midterm... More »

Mission Critical: 1

Mission Critical: 1
The adult entertainment industry was barraged with a lot of legal news last year. The industry press reported stories about landmark decisions in the areas of obscenity and copyright law, unprecedented enforcement activity by government agencies such as Cal-OSHA and the Federal Trade Commission, out... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

‘Fifty Shades’: A Marketing Phenomenon

The statistics suggest that at its peak, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was selling every second on average. Even years after its 2011 debut, the books have entered the all-time bestseller... More »

Avoiding a Crash Landing While Making Changes

Recently I had lunch with Peter, one of the most successful business coaches in Europe. We sat outside at a cafe a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. It was the middle of winter but the clouds... More »

Finding the Right Road to Success

Last month, I wrote about collaboration, surrounding yourself with good people and top-tier service providers and having an alliance group. In past articles, I have written about the “7 Ps”:... More »
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