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Adult Film Visionaries

Adult Film Visionaries
Some say it's simple to be a porn director — pick a random title from the thousands of DVDs released last year for proof — but directing good adult material takes a rare combination of vision, passion and inspiration. XBiz recently caught up with some of the most innovative helmers in the game t... More »

A Tightening Toy Market: 2

A Tightening Toy Market: 2
In part one we looked at changing perceptions and the increasing demand for sex toys. Today we'll wrap things up with a look at celebrity endorsements and the evolving sex toy market. Celebrity Endorsements Doc Johnson — with an extensive catalog of more than 3,500 products — recently landed... More »

A Tightening Toy Market: 1

A Tightening Toy Market: 1
The only reason men exist, comedian Jay Leno once quipped, is because vibrators can't move furniture. As we continue to observe a worldwide cultural shift toward the embracement of sex and sexuality as a healthy preoccupation, it should come as no surprise that sex toys are no longer a niche market ... More »

An Adult Sanctuary: 2

An Adult Sanctuary: 2
In part one we looked at the motivations of Americans – especially producers of adult materials – contemplating a possible move to Canada. In today's conclusion, we'll look at the realities of relocating in order to escape US laws. "When it comes to plain vanilla depictions of sexual activity... More »

An Adult Sanctuary: 1

An Adult Sanctuary: 1
After President Bush's re-election, there was much talk of many liberal Americans contemplating a possible move to Canada. The Canadian government's immigration website reported a sudden increase in inquiries from the United States from roughly 20,000 per day to 115,000, and three months after the e... More »

Ten SEO Blunders to Avoid

Ten SEO Blunders to Avoid
If you want to develop a successful search engine optimization (SEO) strategy, go out of your way to avoid blunders that limit search engine rankings. Here are ten issues to keep in mind: 1. Don't Use Frames Why would you want to use frames if SEO is important? Don't risk confusing the sear... More »

The Emotional Connection: 2

The Emotional Connection: 2
In part one we examined the roles that good marketing techniques and the application of "star power" fulfill in raising brand awareness. Now we'll wrap up with a look at audiences and ways of delivering your message to them. Stand And Deliver "No matter how clever or widespread your marketing ef... More »

The Emotional Connection: 1

The Emotional Connection: 1
Let's say you've built a killer paysite or printed a few thousand copies of a new gonzo DVD. Now, you have to persuade people to pull out their credit cards and pay for it. The good news is, nothing on Earth sells quite like sex. The bad news is, your product is competing with thousands of other sit... More »

Responding to Emergencies

Responding to Emergencies
After a massive tsunami ravaged coastal areas of southern Asia and eastern Africa on Dec. 26 — claiming, according to some estimates, more than 300,000 lives — an abundance of adult-oriented businesses were quick to respond to the tragedy. YNOT Radio joined forces with ARS head Mark De for an on... More »

Surviving Porn Wars

Surviving Porn Wars
In part one we examined some of the reasons for concern over the publication of adult content. Today we'll look at ways of making yourself a "hardened target" that is less susceptible to prosecution. Borrowing from nature's example, one intelligent strategy for increasing the likelihood that your... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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