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Sourcing Quality Affiliates

Sourcing Quality Affiliates
Over the years, affiliate marketing has been highly profitable for many online adult entertainment companies. But as the digital adult realm became increasingly competitive, so did affiliate marketing — and while finding and nurturing quality affiliates was important 10 years ago, it is even m... More »

International: Foreign Pleasure Products Market Is Thriving

International: Foreign Pleasure Products Market Is Thriving
Across the broad universe of the adult entertainment industry, there’s a bifurcation in progress that tracks along the lines of divergent industry sectors. Businesses and revenue models that are content dependent continue to struggle, with some hoping to supplant their once mighty subscription... More »

International DVD Market Remains Viable Part of Revenue Puzzle

International DVD Market Remains Viable Part of Revenue Puzzle
Without the foreign market the porn industry would be in a woeful state. The fact that American-made adult video is gobbled up eagerly by consumers in Europe, Latin America and other far-flung territories is a blessing for its manufacturers. But what shape is that market in now, and how are produce... More »

Adult Traffic Trends: Specialists Find The Success

Adult Traffic Trends: Specialists Find The Success
Debates raged on industry message boards and at event cocktail parties about whether traffic or content is king when it comes to monetizing producers and services in the adult market. That debate is now very clearly settled and anyone who thought content mattered most is now likely working for some... More »

E-Business Leaders Discuss Cross-Atlantic Trends

E-Business Leaders Discuss Cross-Atlantic Trends
It is often said that technology makes the world a smaller place, which is true in some respects. An adult webmaster in Prague can post new content online and be selling it to customers in Dublin or Paris moments later. Yet different European countries have their own nuances, and when it comes to ad... More »

Big Changes: Adult DVD, Pleasure Products Companies to Go Plus-Size

Big Changes: Adult DVD, Pleasure Products Companies to Go Plus-Size
Big is Beautiful. This is a phrase the BBW (Big Beautiful Women) and BHM (Big Handsome Men) communities have espoused for a while. However, it’s been made clear recently, that the pleasure products and the adult entertainment industry are starting to realize plus-size women and men are beautif... More »

The United States of Consumers

The United States of Consumers
It seems every year during the fall, a lot of attention within our industry shifts to Europe … with good reason. Yes, there are a number of tradeshows many of us attend to network with peers and strengthen and forge business relationships. And there are more than 500 million consumers within ... More »

More to Love: Products Made for Larger Consumers, BBW Fans

More to Love: Products Made for Larger Consumers, BBW Fans
It used to be that plus-sized items were made for larger women and, in the adult lingerie industry, for many a cross dresser as well. But the demand for adult products catering to larger women continues to grow both within the lingerie world as well as in the adult novelty sector. A simple search of... More »

Cam Technology Trends: Bye-bye Walled Gardens

Cam Technology Trends: Bye-bye Walled Gardens
Years ago the infrastructure required to provide live streaming adult video content was expensive, littered with bugs and came with an exceptionally high bandwidth bill, making it cost prohibitive for all but a few pioneering brands with deep pockets. Now that technological know-how and the commodit... More »

Not Done Yet: Porn Execs Ponder DVD Market

Not Done Yet: Porn Execs Ponder DVD Market
Once the centerpiece of content-driven revenue streams, the market for adult DVDs has taken a figurative beating over recent years, driven by factors ranging from profligate digital piracy to the advent of technologies that have greatly diminished the relevance of physical media in all entertainment... 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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