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Pleasure Product Manufacturers Talk Global Strategies for Success

Pleasure Product Manufacturers Talk Global Strategies for Success
From branding to shipping, companies with international reach talk to XBIZ about how to appeal to consumers worldwide. At LELO, trade marketing manager Zabrina Law says there is not a lot of variation in product design by geography. The company engages with customers regardless of locale. “No... More »

E.U. Sex Toy Brands Bolster U.S. Market With Innovation

E.U. Sex Toy Brands Bolster U.S. Market With Innovation
Europeans are living the American dream. Five weeks of paid vacation, government-funded medicine and education, and a healthier approach to sexual wellness are commonplace for our cousins across the ocean. If it seems like E.U. residents have a leg-up on life, it’s probably because they do. It... More »

2016 Focus on Europe: Ad Networks

2016 Focus on Europe: Ad Networks
If there’s one thing that every internet-based business needs, it’s traffic — that flow of visitors that drives ecommerce, education, social interaction and more. Today, that traffic comes from a range of reliable sources, from search engines to social media sites, old-school adul... More »

2016 Focus on Europe: Live Cams

2016 Focus on Europe: Live Cams
Among the most vibrant adult industry market segments, the live webcam industry provides fans with connection, customization, interactivity, and an emotional experience that “porn” simply cannot match — while providing opportunity for performers and studios, cam companies, their af... More »

2016 Focus on Europe: Processing Trends

2016 Focus on Europe: Processing Trends
When it comes to turning an online offer into cold, hard cash, banks and billing companies, and the payment processing services they provide, are all necessary ingredients — with these professional firms delivering the dollars regardless of who the consumer is, or the currency they are using. ... More »

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys
The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters selling everything from low-quality and possibly toxic knock-offs to perfectly copied... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery
Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over style. As new sites continue to come to market, and established properties reinvent themselves... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving
Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates over the past couple of decades. Today, market evolution has tarnished the ease with which visit... More »

Paysite Market Not Only Strong But Growing

Paysite Market Not Only Strong But Growing
A cornerstone of the online adult entertainment industry, premium membership subscription sites, aka paysites, have made literal fortunes for both owners and affiliates alike over the past decades. Although many adult paysites have stagnated since the global recession of the late 2000s, due both to... More »

Cinematic Visionaries Push the Envelope of Adult Filmmaking

Cinematic Visionaries Push the Envelope of Adult Filmmaking
Atop the battlements stands a vanguard of brilliantly brash luminaries, a cadre of adult industry renegades who helped thwart the very death knell sounded by rampant piracy. When an internet-fueled tide swept ruinously over the ripened fruits of hard working studios, like a locust swarm threatening... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

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 »
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