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Is the Affiliate Model Dead?

Is the Affiliate Model Dead?
The question was asked at the recent adult entertainment Virtual convention, and has been asked elsewhere before — including on the XBiZ.net industry forum: is the adult affiliate model dead? The short answer is “no,” but it’s not quite as easy as all that. First, realize t... More »

Businesses and Blogs: A Love-Hate Relationship

Businesses and Blogs: A Love-Hate Relationship
In researching the role of sex bloggers for the debut of the NoveltyBiz section’s Blogger Spotlight, I reached out to some of the professionals I assumed were benefitting from the increased attention that sex toys were getting thanks to the rise of the blogosphere. However, I was introduced to... More »

Porn Customer Service and The Golden Rule

Porn Customer Service and The Golden Rule
Customer service is always going to be important, regardless of what type of business you’re in. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling widgets, a service, or viewable entertainment — you are always going to interact with customers in one way or another if you are looking to mak... More »

Working Group Postpones Results of Report on Condom Ordinance Enforcement

Working Group Postpones Results of Report on Condom Ordinance Enforcement
At the City Administrator’s office this morning, the Working Group on the City of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Ordinance met to review a report on enforcement strategy for condom ordinance on adult sets. The meeting was started and it was announced that the W... More »

Adult Retailers Turn to Smoking Accessories for Traffic Boost, Diversification

Adult Retailers Turn to Smoking Accessories for Traffic Boost, Diversification
Ushered in by the evolving landscape of adult retail, smoking accessories are emerging as a category that is attracting a new crop of young adult males that may otherwise be too ashamed to shop at the local adult store. Phallix Glass founder Rick Plank told XBIZ that while his company started out m... More »

Get Better Support

Get Better Support
When it comes to getting good service, how we approach things makes all the difference. By using five simple tips you might find that other people actually seem to want to help you! Tip No. 1) Be calm. Put your feelings aside. It’s much easier for service reps and support techs to solve ... More »

Greetings From the (Temporarily) Disabled

Greetings From the (Temporarily) Disabled
Here I am - now among the ranks of the (temporarily) disabled community.  I banked into a wall during a workout and tried to break my fall with my left wrist which resulted in, well, breaking my left wrist.  Getting thrust into this realm makes me think about using sex toys when you're una... More »

Traffic: Navigating With the New Equation

Traffic: Navigating With the New Equation
Over the past few years, website operators have reported declining conversion ratios, which has affected many aspects of the online adult marketing game; making webmasters question how declining visitor value affects traffic acquisition... Consider that a site that once converted at 1:500 overall, ... More »

The Ends of the Earth – How Far Can U.S. Content producers pursue foreign infringers?

The Ends of the Earth – How Far Can U.S. Content producers pursue foreign infringers?
Introduction. We all witnessed the uproar over PIPA and SOPA at the beginning of the year.  Internet free speech advocates took to cyberspace in a call for action against these proposed laws.  Advocating for the broad principle of intellectual property protection, lobbyists for the mainst... More »

FSC Responds to DOJ Call for Comments on 2257

FSC Responds to DOJ Call for Comments on 2257
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has responded to a call by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for comments on 2257. A letter was sent to the DOJ on Tuesday in order to be ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for comments. The action follows last week’s victory in the Third Circuit court... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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