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ASACP: Learning from Dad

ASACP: Learning from Dad
I learned about business, sales and programming by working for Fortune 1000 companies, but I learned about business ethics from my Dad. His father was a first generation immigrant and a dockworker which back in the early 1900s was not a well-paying job. My Dad was orphaned at 16 and he was already ... More »

Adapt Or Die

Adapt Or Die
Like it or not, we live in a world of constant change. Technology and software used to be good for ten years, then five, then two – now we’ve lucky if it’s six months. It’s mind blowing and resource draining. In the past a caused-based association like ASACP could focus all i... More »

FSC: When the government comes a knockin’, sometimes, you can send them walkin’

FSC: When the government comes a knockin’, sometimes, you can send them walkin’
Understand your rights! Last month, the Free Speech Coalition was informed that agents of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, at least one occasion, appeared at the home of an adult industry performer asking that the model immediately provide a blood sample. The L.A. County Departmen... More »

Professionally-Produced Vs. User-Generated Marketing

Professionally-Produced Vs. User-Generated Marketing
The main issue with marketing and promotional videos created by a professional production company is the perception of quality. The reason why most companies go for professionally-produced content is because it traditionally is of higher quality. More money is spent, after all — productions u... More »

Targeted E-mails - Increase Your Customer Loyalty

Targeted E-mails - Increase Your Customer Loyalty
It is more important than ever before to stay in-touch with current and past customers to ensure that they stay with your brand rather than going to your competitors’ websites. Studies are also showing that programs that focus on increasing consumer loyalty are more effective now than they hav... More »

FSC’s Duke Debates .XXX on CNN

FSC’s Duke Debates .XXX on CNN
Attorney Robert Corn-Revere and ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley (l to r)at the 2007 XBIZ Hollywood Conference Yesterday, Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Diane Duke appeared live on CNN International to debate the newly-launched .XXX “sponsored” Top Level Domain with ICM Re... More »

The Doc Is In

The Doc Is In
A trip to Doc Johnson’s headquarters in North Hollywood, Calif., is the juxtaposition of the senses where fantasy meets realism and the company’s 35-year history meets the future of sensual product design, manufacturing and marketing. Doc Johnson CEO Ron Braverman said that he founded t... More »

Unsung Heroes Of Adult Part 1: Theresa "Darklady" Reed

Unsung Heroes Of Adult  Part 1: Theresa "Darklady" Reed
Unsung Hero (noun): a person who makes a substantive yet often unrecognized contribution; a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged. This, the first part of an ongoing series for my XBiz Blog, provides a spotlight on a person in the adult industry that has worked behind the scenes over th... More »

Back to the Future -Hatch Calls for More Obscenity Prosecutions Just in Time for the Presidential Bi

Back to the Future -Hatch Calls for More Obscenity Prosecutions Just in Time for the Presidential Bi
Gas up the DeLorean, because Orrin Hatch is taking us back to 1984.  “As the toxic waste of obscenity continues to spread and harm everyone it touches, it appears the Obama administration is giving up without a fight.”  The previous sentence is part of a statement issued by Sen... More »

Let Freedom Swing: The Shepard and His Flock

Let Freedom Swing: The Shepard and His Flock
TGIF, and Friday, Jan. 21, sure started out that way. Then I ran across a bit of news, likely unnoticed by many, but stopped me dead in my tracks: a gay marriage ban passed first test in Wyoming’s State House. It was not what happened, but where. Someone born in Casper, Wyoming, was pronounce... More »

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