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Fighting Back

Fighting Back
When examining the most problematic issues facing adult operators today, “piracy” consistently ranks near the top of the list. Unlike “the economy” or other factors that are outside of operators’ control, however, piracy is a problem that can be tackled head on — as a growing number of c... More »

A Few Photos from Last Week’s AVN Adult Expo

A Few Photos from Last Week’s AVN Adult Expo
Getting a photo opp at the Girlfriends Films booth. Girlfriends donated more than $14,000 to charities last year, on behalf of their models Signing for John Stagliano's Evil Angel; starlet Bobbi Starr A female fan has her picture taken with Digital Playground starlets Stoya and Kayden Kross Sta... More »

Flash Forward

Flash Forward
It may not sound sexy, but the operative word in the gay adult industry as 2010 comes to a close is “stable.” After some shaky times brought on by a struggling economy, the ship seems to have righted itself just enough for producers and distributors to catch their breath and plan for better time... More »

‘You’re Americans. Act Like It!’

‘You’re Americans. Act Like It!’
Created by artist Al Haug. Haug excepts donations to support his artwork at his PayPal address. This article posted on Salon.com in September gives instructions for how to order a poster or a T-shirt of this design. Also, a Salon writer reports that this image is aimed at anti-Muslim sentiment... More »

Freedom of Speech: From the Mouths of Babes

Freedom of Speech: From the Mouths of Babes
In a 2006 article from Southern Methodist University’s Daily Campus – Art history major Liza Oldham exhibits an insightful and eloquent understanding of the importance of upholding the right to choose, especially if that choice happens to be enjoyment of, or employment in adult entertainment... More »

Adobe CS5: New Tools and More Speed

Adobe CS5: New Tools and More Speed
Adobe Creative Suite 5, better known to webmasters and designers as CS5, is the latest evolution in a long line of wildly successful website creation software from Adobe. However, with a cost priced between $1,700 and $2,600 (depending on which version you purchase), many webmasters are left to wond... More »

Lessons Learned in 2010

Lessons Learned in 2010
So 2010 has come to a close and for many companies it wasn’t necessarily a year to celebrate. Adult companies closed their doors, left and right, some publicly and others quietly. Most adult companies now openly admit that business isn’t nearly as good as it was years ago and others openly dis... More »

Salesletter and Email Copywriting Style

Salesletter and Email Copywriting Style
Lot’s of people ask me about my sales letter style. Sadly I am not a professional copywriter so I am sure my methods are full of holes but they work for me. It’s a pretty straight forward FAQ style copy with some logic applied to headlines and price placement. I would love to hear from... More »

Choose your clients wisely

Choose your clients wisely
I went to see a client today. He called his receptionist a “bafoon” in front of myself and a student from my course. What would you do?... More »

Retailer's Paradise

Retailer's Paradise
With a family history rooted in the condom business since 1943, Paradise Marketing CEO Dennis Paradise was brought up knowing about the distribution and packaging of intimate care products. “At the age of 25 I left Chicago [where I grew up], headed west and ended up in San Diego,” Paradise s... More »

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