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Branding a Star

Branding a Star
I don't think many girls grow up dreaming of the day that having sex on camera would earn them a lucrative living. Every girl in this business has a story of how she wound up here. Their journeys into the world of XXX film range from getting in through a friend, to looking for an easy way to make a ... More »

‘It’s Like the State Entering our Bedrooms and Minds’

‘It’s Like the State Entering our Bedrooms and Minds’
The quote comes from a recently published editorial in Scotland's Sunday Herald, written by Brian McNair, a professor of journalism and communication at the University of Strathclyde, and the author of Striptease Culture (Routledge, 2002) and Mediated Sex (Arnold, 1996). He's upset that hoary old... More »

Top Ten Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Top Ten Marketing Mistakes to Avoid
The UK Business Forums had a good post on the costly marketing mistakes you should definitely avoid. And you should avoid them. You need to do the right things too, of course, and there are lots of articles about the very best marketing tips. But every costly mistake you make is, well, costly. Maki... More »

Porn on the Road

Porn on the Road
It's no secret that some of America's largest corporations profit directly from adult entertainment offerings, including those made through hotel pay-per-view services – despite ongoing public protests from various faith-based organizations and special interest groups. Typically targeting the l... More »

Avoid Conflicts - Contract Elements with Chad Belville

Avoid Conflicts - Contract Elements with Chad Belville
CONFLICT RESOLUTION One of the keys to avoiding conflict, especially with contractual partners, is to plan ahead - and make certain the foundation of what we build together is as stable, comprehensive and complete as possible. Like so many scenarios I’ve discussed in this blog, we’ve hea... More »

An Easy Transfer?

An Easy Transfer?
I want to tell you a little story about the huge menace posed by the relentless advance of technology and the demands of 'keeping up' that it poses on smaller operators without the benefit of IT departments and other timely, qualified, on-site assistance. Yep, I'm having computer problems again a... More »

Cheap Blowjobs

Cheap Blowjobs
I am writing this opinion piece in an effort to help motivate male performers in the adult industry to demand higher rates for blowjob and handjob scenes. I believe there is a generally accepted rule in the adult industry that males should receive a lower rate for these types of scenes, but there is... More »

Mainstream Cues

Mainstream Cues
Legendary screenwriter William Goldman once summed up the essential wisdom of his decades in film production with the simple declaration that, when it comes to what makes a picture successful, "nobody knows anything." The key word here is "knows." Even in mainstream filmmaking, producers and dire... More »

Body Banner by Big D

Body Banner by Big D
Big D of Bangin3D.com is at it again. This time he thinks he's the Illustrated Man, or rather, the Illustrated Banner Man. He just posted up a thread on GFY offering up his right arm as a banner spot for some edgy flesh-loving marketer, or marketers — it's a big arm. (see photo of his left arm)... More »

A Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape? Egads!

A Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape?   Egads!
The New York Post this morning reported the possible existence of God. Well, not literally, but certainly figuratively if it is true that a 15-minute, 16-millimeter film exists that shows Marilyn Monroe performing oral sex on a man whose face is obscured. "An illicit copy of the steamy, still... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... More »
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