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2257: A Temporary Truce: 1

2257: A Temporary Truce: 1
On June 23, the Free Speech Coalition and the other plaintiffs in the case of Free Speech Coalition et al. vs. Alberto Gonzales won the first skirmish of the 2257 wars. The victory provided a temporary, but effective, 2257 "enforcement shield" to members of the FSC in good standing as of June 25. ... More »

Why Ashley Blue Might Be Cool

Why Ashley Blue Might Be Cool
The Seymore Butts bus was kind of a non-event, with a lot of people and no liquor. Since Playboy and Showtime were shooting it, the stripper music was all that noodly neo-porn synthesizer stuff that doesn't require rights being purchased for it. Lapdances were equally intentional and not, as every t... More »

WIA Profile: Amanda Gross

WIA Profile: Amanda Gross
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. This month we are happy to feature Amanda Gr... More »

Amateur Sites Today

Amateur Sites Today
Porn stars and cookie-cutter "Barbie Dolls" might be the stuff of fad and fantasy, but for many consumers of online adult entertainment, nothing can compare to the appeal of the girl next door. Whether this is due to the consumer's desire to connect a certain model to the memory of a lost love, or... More »

Nerdz in Your House

<i>Nerdz</i> in Your House
The idea of a bunch of porn stars partying at my house doesn't appeal to me 1.) because they would displace all the porn stars already here and 2.) because, as Ashley Blue said to me the other night in re her upcoming bowling date: "I didn't get to say, 'No smellies.'" But Mallcom is running a pr... More »

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "How much of your success would you attribute to industry relationships?" Here's what they had to say: "Industry relationships have been a key ingredient to our success at SPACash.com. We value our relationships with industr... More »

Branding 102

Branding 102
In part one we examined the basics of branding. Now it's time to raise the bar: A brand is a mix of primary and secondary associations. We could say that the primary associations reflect values that are the core within a brand. Secondary associations are values that are a little further out and a... More »

How I Saved Digital Playground

How I Saved Digital Playground
When I received a DVD copy of the Pirates trailer several weeks ago, along with a cash donation to my favorite charity (Spay the Whales), I was hesitant about giving it any coverage. "Surely, word of mouth will give this project the exposure it needs," I thought, reflecting on a 30-year career in ad... More »

Joe Francis

Joe Francis
Mantra Entertainment's "Girls Gone Wild" is such a ubiquitous brand name, even your mom is aware of it. Celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt flaunt "Girls Gone Wild" gear in gossip rags; "Girls Gone Wild" infomercials are famil... More »

Branding 101

Branding 101
A brand is, by definition, a name, a sign, a symbol, a design or a combination of these used to identify the product or service offered by one or more companies that separates it from others. The definition suggests that the consumer should be able to recognize a brand and what it symbolizes. Knowle... More »

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