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Learning From the Mistakes of Others

Learning From the Mistakes of Others
Watching the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal play out, I’m dumbstruck by how inept and counterproductive the NFL’s handling of the situation has been. From the start, the NFL has violated essentially every fundamental rule of public relations and damage control, something that’s ve... More »

Law of Sex: Fighting Private Censorship

Law of Sex: Fighting Private Censorship
Government censorship in the Internet age has been a consistent focal point for free speech advocates. Recent examples of censorship by the American government can be egregious, including the curtailment of First Amendment rights through mass surveillance, over-regulation of disfavored speech, crimi... More »

Apple Seeding Mobile With Rapid Growth

Apple Seeding Mobile With Rapid Growth
There was a time where any announcement from Apple was enough on its own to make the tech world shake with anticipation. Then, after the passing of Steve Jobs, that excitement seemed to cool – until now! The recent launch of the new Apple Watch and the iPhone 6 models have the tech landscape b... More »

The Relativity of Selling Adult Products On Distant Shores

The Relativity of Selling Adult Products On Distant Shores
If you’ve ever traveled abroad, you know how adventurous and exhilarating it can be. You’re experiencing different, unique cultures; great food; beautiful, awe-inspiring, and, in some cases, legendary/historic sites. But it can also be, well, ‘challenging,’ to say the least.... More »

Making Porn Worth Paying for

Making Porn Worth Paying for
If you pick up just about any market research report on the adult industry today, you’ll find a tired story that goes something like this: Porn used to be a thriving industry. Then tube sites and pirates invaded and made everything free. Now, fewer people are paying for porn, and the industry ... More »

Piercing the Veil of Privacy

Piercing the Veil of Privacy
The adult entertainment industry has always valued its privacy, with the majority of owners, operators, talent and more, all choosing to obscure their identity and location through the use of false identities — a trend that carries on today, with porn performers, producers and studios seeking ... More »

On Twitter: Do Their Numbers Provide Value?

On Twitter: Do Their Numbers Provide Value?
If you want to conquer social media you have to be prepared to spend time looking at your analytics. You need to look at your growth rate, click through rate, retweets, favorites, engagement, tweet-reach, etc. To get access to these statistics you have always had to go to a third party company that ... More »

Sex Store Spectrum

Sex Store Spectrum
I’ve officially been in this wacky biz ever since I opened Grand Opening! in Brookline, Mass., in 1993. My love for adult stores started percolating in 1987, perhaps since before some of you were born. Adult stores have always intrigued the daylights out of me. They have their own flavor and ... More »

Beamonstar Products Bringing Booming E-Cig Biz to Adult

Beamonstar Products Bringing Booming E-Cig Biz to Adult
Award-winning Beamonstar Products is known industry-wide as the first to bring the booming male sexual enhancement market to adult retailers. Now, Beamonstar is at it again with its recent foray into the e-cig business. Since 2006, Beamonstar Products has supplied some of the most successful male e... More »

Pleasure Products: Manufacturing the Message or Retailing the Brand?

Pleasure Products: Manufacturing the Message or Retailing the Brand?
During my extensive eavesdropping at July’s ANME, I couldn’t help but overhear two novelty heavies engaged in an intense and spirited conversation. Spit was flying as the heated debate roiled. What is the answer to the age-old industry question: Who is responsible for driving the brand m... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Google’s Webmaster Tools: Successful Tracking

Google wants every site owner to regularly visit Google’s Webmaster Tools. Did you notice that Google Analytics (and other tracking systems) can no longer see which keyword surfers came to your site... More »

Paysite Power: Getting the Most Out of Your Website

If you’ve read my past articles you know I do my best to write objectively and avoid product promotion. Rather than mention it throughout the article, I’m going to address paysite management... More »

Europe: No Adult Webcam Slow Down Here

Europe has a long history of being a major contributor to adult entertainment, and in recent years, one sector of the European adult industry that has experienced considerable growth is the live webcam... More »
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