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Cutting-Edge Features in Adult Advertising

Cutting-Edge Features in Adult Advertising
The online adult entertainment industry has changed considerably from what it was in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Adult tube sites are plentiful, membership websites aren’t as prominent as they once were, live webcam platforms have exploded in popularity, and more and more consumers are acce... More »

Advancements in Adult Advertising

Advancements in Adult Advertising
Advertising was once dominated by print media, AM/FM radio and television, but these days, advertising is becoming more and more prominent online. And that includes adult-oriented advertising as well as mainstream advertising. The 2010s have found ad networks becoming increasingly important to the ... More »

2016 Retail Report: Partners In Prosperity

2016 Retail Report: Partners In Prosperity
Manufacturers, retailers and distributors. Put them all together and in sync, and you have endless possibilities for successful product sales. Just how do manufacturers support the rest of this important selling trio? From communication and feedback to promotional materials, manufacturers weigh in o... More »

2016 Retail Report: Trends in Distribution

2016 Retail Report: Trends in Distribution
Whether their focus is physical or digital — or a combination of the two — distributors remain an important part of the adult entertainment industry. And that certainly holds true in the sex toys/pleasure products sector, which in 2016, benefits from a combination of physical and digital... More »

2016 Retail Report: Mobile Advances, Data Analysis Fueling E-Commerce

2016 Retail Report: Mobile Advances, Data Analysis Fueling E-Commerce
For many years, brick-and-mortar sex shops dominated the sale of sex toys, pleasure products and adult videos or magazines. Adam & Eve, a company that was way ahead of its time, had a lucrative adult mail-order business back in the 1970s and 1980s, but for the most part, brick-and-mortar stores ... More »

2016 Retail Report: New Year Trends

2016 Retail Report: New Year Trends
The digital revolution has had a profound effect on the sale and distribution of physical adult items, resulting in a long list of websites that specialize in selling sex toys and pleasure products online. But adult e-commerce has not eliminated the need for brick-and-mortar adult stores. In fact, b... More »

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights
XBIZ: What Lies Around the Corner for the Online Adult Entertainment Industry in 2016? Gregory A. Piccionelli Piccionelli & Sarno I think 2016 will be a pivotal year for the online adult entertainment business, as it will be for the broader entertainment industry as a whole. I believe it will ... More »

2016 Outlook: Virtual Reality Forecast

2016 Outlook: Virtual Reality Forecast
Technology has evolved throughout history, but in the digital age, it has been evolving at an especially rapid pace. For today’s adult entrepreneur, adapting to technological changes is both a necessity and a never-ending battle — and companies that don’t change with the times tec... More »

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 »

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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