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The European View of the American Market for Adult DVD

The European View of the American Market for Adult DVD
It’s no secret that in recent years, the market for adult DVDs has decreased substantially, due to improvements in the delivery of online video content, the ongoing migration by consumers to viewing content on mobile devices and profligate online piracy of DVD content. Like their American cou... More »

16 Candles: Here’s to That Many Years of Employment

16 Candles: Here’s to That Many Years of Employment
It was the summer of 1997, and I’d just returned from an exile of sorts, having completed a two-week suspension without pay, a sentence imposed on me by my then-employer, a small software company tucked into a particularly dusty and unforgiving corner of Arizona’s scorched desert terrain... More »

It's Showtime: U.S. Novelty Companies Shine at Overseas Tradeshows

It's Showtime: U.S. Novelty Companies Shine at Overseas Tradeshows
Arthur Calamaras has been in the adult business for 37 years, and most of his relationships are with American companies. But it’s no surprise to him — the United States has had an influence in many global industries, so why should it be any different when it comes to international adult ... More »

When a Pic Is No Longer Worth a Thousand Words

When a Pic Is No Longer Worth a Thousand Words
Just when I suspected that Twitter had finally destroyed the art of writing with a maximum length of 140 abbreviated characters (117 if you include a link), in comes Google! Like the New Archangel of Arts and Letters, to make sure that to have our porn sites anywhere “findable”, we need ... More »

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep
Through most of its history, the adult entertainment industry was reluctant to seek the aid of the judicial system to resolve business disputes. There were exceptions. Playboy, with its air of pseudo-respectability, routinely litigated cases to protect its valuable trademarks, including its bunny lo... More »

Nailing the ‘Trolls’

Nailing the ‘Trolls’
It seems like there is nothing that Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree on these days. The partisan chasm dividing the parties has practically petrified the lawmaking process in Congress. But amid all the rancor and differences, there is one issue that has not only inspired bipartisan... More »

U.K. Regulators Maintain Pressure on Content Providers

U.K. Regulators Maintain Pressure on Content Providers
In light of U.K. regulator ATVOD’s CEO Peter Johnson’s much anticipated address at the XBIZ EU digital media conference in London, ASACP’s Director of European Outreach, Vince Charlton, met with Johnson at ATVOD’s London offices to put forward the concerns of the adult entert... More »

Forbes Reports Google's Illegal Revenue Over $1 Billion. Porn at Risk Again.

Forbes Reports Google's Illegal Revenue Over $1 Billion. Porn at Risk Again.
Last month, another distasteful use of your personal information by Google came to light: The company now will attach your name and likeness to advertisements delivered across its products without your permission. Including pornsites that you were silly enough to look at while you were logged i... More »

To App or App Not?

To App or App Not?
Today’s digital media audience often has multiple devices at its disposal, with myriad viewing platforms ranging from phones to TVs, to computers, tablets and other devices — an increasing number of which are mobile friendly and ready for life on the road. Each of these platforms requir... More »

Why Top-notch Bandwidth is Worth the Price

Why Top-notch Bandwidth is Worth the Price
The key to attracting, keeping and converting traffic is speed — website speed, that is — and the key to high speed is quality bandwidth. But many online companies make the mistake of choosing budget pricing over bandwidth quality, which is why we’ve compiled four reasons why it&rs... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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 »

Ad Networks: A Look at Compliance Issues

Among the major concerns of online marketers when evaluating advertising creatives are the return on investment, click-through and engagement rates, (re)targeting and opportunities for micro-tuning monetization.... More »

Ad Networks: Maximizing Precious Time and Resources

For traffic-savvy adult website operators and marketers, buying ad space and premium placement on select sites is a proven method for attracting audiences. This has traditionally involved studying a site’s... More »
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