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Market Penetration: Changing Landscape

Market Penetration: Changing Landscape
At the end of each calendar year, countless articles and blog posts are written about “what to expect,” “what’s next,” all forecasting trends for the year ahead. “Trend spotting” is evident and helpful in countless industries and digital marketing is no exce... More »

Hosting Talk: When ‘Progressive’ Isn’t Quite Enough

Hosting Talk: When âProgressiveâ Isnât Quite Enough
While the adult entertainment industry has long enjoyed a reputation for being “tech-forward,” it’s surprising to see so many top adult content sites relying on progressive download, a video delivery method long denounced by the likes of YouTube and Netflix. Progressive download no... More »

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity
Obtaining a desired domain name is a critical part of modern commerce. Unfortunately, all too often a company or a person will register a domain name and use it without sufficient consideration of whether doing so will infringe another’s trademark or service mark. This can be a very costly mis... More »

Legal Sense: Tradeshow Etiquette

Legal Sense: Tradeshow Etiquette
Instead of writing an article about a specific legal issue that the adult industry may be facing at the moment, I decided to write about something that has bothered me for quite some time. There is no shortage of tradeshows in the adult industry; in fact, some may argue that there may be too many tr... More »

The Leptokurtic Curve

The Leptokurtic Curve
As we unpacked our minimalist equipment, I cast a glance to the floor space next door. Here we were with a beneath-the-table server on which to demo our video streaming products and a modest stack of printed handouts, and right next door was a real, honest-to-God trade show booth. “Damn, thes... More »

Finding a Better Road in the Midst of a Changing Regulatory Landscape

Finding a Better Road in the Midst of a Changing Regulatory Landscape
With the first months of 2014 coming to a close, ASACP has already had a busy year, with its recent attendance at two of the major adult entertainment industry trade events, XBIZ 360 in Hollywood and the AEE/Internext event in Las Vegas. One of the highlights of attending these events was the annua... More »

Lessons From History: How We Arrived at Where We Are

Lessons From History: How We Arrived at Where We Are
Attending one of the recent trade shows reminds anyone there of the broad diversity of the members of this industry. The attendees ranged from entrepreneurs barely old enough to gain entry to those whose hair, what might be left of it, is snow white; from “newbies” to seasoned veterans; ... More »

Placing Regulations on Adult Sites

Placing Regulations on Adult Sites
As stories of the government’s assault on the adult industry based on obscenity prosecutions and 2257 inspections fade into legend, a new legal boogieman may be waiting in the shadows. It is known by several names including the “FTC,” state “Consumer Protection Divisions,&rdq... More »

Acquiring Online Businesses

Acquiring Online Businesses
2013 was a busy year in the online adult industry; especially in terms of business purchases, sales and mergers. Online businesses were purchased at record prices in 2013 and I expect that 2014 will continue the trend. This is the first of a series in which I will discuss some of the more important... More »

Is It Legal to Shoot Porn in Your State?

Is It Legal to Shoot Porn in Your State?
This is the first of a series of articles comparing and contrasting the legal, political, and economic landscapes in California, Nevada, and Florida as they relate to adult film production. Historically, the vast majority of adult film production took place in Southern California — more speci... More »


Online Billing: Operation Choke Point

The phrase “Operation Choke Point” conjures up many images and is representative of the spirit in which the authorities are using their power to target the providers within the payment industry. Operation... More »

SEO: Outrunning the Competition

Search marketing is a competitive game. There’s a wealth of traffic to be won by outcompeting just one of 10 sites ranking for a particular keyword. And it’s this effort to outcompete one of... More »

New Solutions for Mobile Video Delivery

With more mobile users hitting websites every day, it is increasingly important for site operators to deploy cross-platform video delivery systems. In 2014, one might think this would be a straight-forward... More »
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