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Update from Brussels: ICANN-GAC Consultation

Update from Brussels: ICANN-GAC Consultation
Monday’s meeting between the ICANN Board of Directors and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) primarily consisted of clarification of the items on which the GAC and the Board were at odds, as well as agreeing on the process to consider those items. The only issues addressed were around I... More »

Follow Up the Right Way

Follow Up the Right Way
I saw that marketing automation company Infusionsoft was writing about follow-up recently, and while so much of this type of advice is just common sense, it seems we can never have enough reminder and reinforcement… You know that focused intelligent marketing follow-up is vital to your succes... More »

Social Media - Missed B2B Opportunity

Social Media - Missed B2B Opportunity
Even though social media networking is the hottest marketing opportunity being used on the Internet today, studies show that business-to-business (B2B) companies are still not taking advantage of it as fully as they could be. A survey released from the people at business.com revealed that 73% of the... More »

John Stagliano Issues Statement on Pornography Harms, Moralists That Want to Restrict Your First Ame

John Stagliano Issues Statement on Pornography Harms, Moralists That Want to Restrict Your First Ame
Legendary Adult Director & Free Speech Advocate John Stagliano This letter was sent out via PRNewswire today: Today, noted adult film pioneer and first amendment activist John Stagliano decried the recent attacks on personal liberties by self-styled moral crusaders who are taking their own liber... More »

FSC Travels to Brussels for ICANN-GAC Consultation

FSC Travels to Brussels for ICANN-GAC Consultation
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Diane Duke will travel next week to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the ICANN Board-GAC consultation. Duke will represent the best interests of adult online businesses that stand in opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD. According to ICANN, the meeting... More »

Keynote Continued

Keynote Continued
At XBIZ L.A. I had the honor of serving as the Keynote speaker for the event. The intent of my presentation was to provide some behind the scenes information about me and my company, and to relate our journey to that of the adult online industry as a whole. (For those really looking to kill 30 minut... More »

Understanding How Targeted Lead Generation Works

Understanding How Targeted Lead Generation Works
With the current financial state of things, you might think that it is difficult to find new business during the recession – but it’s there, you just have to know where and how to look. I talked for years in Klixxx about the importance of targeting your audience, knowing who your target ... More »

Is This the End of Deeper, Harder, Faster?

Is This the End of Deeper, Harder, Faster?
That’s what the smokin’ hot Keli Richards used to scream while getting royally fucked on camera in the eighties. The mantra was carried on through decades of good porn during much of the video era. The words echoed through the rooms of the houses or wafted through the Porn Valley sound stages. D... More »

L.A. County Public Health Demands Blood Test from Performer

L.A. County Public Health Demands Blood Test from Performer
The FSC has been informed that agents of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) have on at least one occasion, appeared at the home of an adult industry performer and demanded that the model immediately provide a blood sample. The LACDPH agents offered no court order or othe... More »

Social Marketing: The Seven “Deadly” Sins

Social Marketing: The Seven “Deadly” Sins
We’ve all heard about the infamous 7 deadly sins and there have been all kinds of analogies written about them – several in the social media context – gluttony, wrath, lust, envy, pride, sloth and greed – and this will be my version! When applied to social media they create a... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Lubes, Lotions and Potions: Manufacturers Talk Gateway Products

Sensual body care products have strong consumer interest and plenty of appeal for customers of all types. With lubes, massage oils, creams, lotions, and sprays all bringing in significant sales, manufacturers... More »

Cam World: Top Models Often Reinvent Their Rooms

Throughout my travels this year, after meeting with many cam models and studios, I’ve observed a recurring theme among the crème de la crème — in order to stay on top, they often... More »

Adult Biz Faces More Obstacles Past Prop. 60 Battle

On Feb. 1, I completed 365 days as the Free Speech Coalition’s executive director. It was a turbulent first year, and when I received the 2017 XBIZ Industry Leadership Award I was startled, humbled... More »
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