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WIA Profile: Lizz

WIA Profile: Lizz
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Lizz, of Blacked.com and PornTube.co... More »

Adrien Lastic Applies European Savoir-Faire to Pleasure Product Designs

Adrien Lastic Applies European Savoir-Faire to Pleasure Product Designs
It might seem strange to begin a column about an Iberian sex toy company by talking about my family history but bear with me; it will make sense in just a moment. My great grandmother lived in one of the northern ports of England and it was there that she met and had a child with a Spanish fisherman... More »

WIA Profile: Sarah Mallie

WIA Profile: Sarah Mallie
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Sarah Mallie, who is the North Ameri... More »

Q&A With Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart

Q&A With Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart and the team at Sportsheets may have been in the right place at the right time, but they’ve masterfully parlayed their brand into the perfect real-life complement to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” phenomenon. In this extensive two-part interview, we sit down with the man be... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Shirley Lara of Chaturbate

Exec Seat: Q&A With Shirley Lara of Chaturbate
Shirley Lara is one of the most recognizable faces in the online adult space. Lara’s the chief operating officer of Chaturbate, the technology-progressive camsite operation that continually looks for new ways to find and retain customers. Lara is a long-timer compared to the most in the biz. ... More »

FriendFinder’s New CEO Takes Over the Reins

FriendFinder’s New CEO Takes Over the Reins
Kenny Hawk, FriendFinder Networks’ new CEO, has a certain vision for the adult dating brand and operator of Penthouse Entertainment — one with a laser-sharp focus. Hawk, who just took over the reins of one of the most technologically advanced Internet companies on the planet in late Jan... More »

Q&A With Steven Grooby, Founder of Grooby Productions

Q&A With Steven Grooby, Founder of Grooby Productions
Grooby Productions is not only a leader in the online adult space, but a pioneer as well. Since 1996, its founder, Steven Grooby, has kept the enthusiasm moving upward for the company, one that is firmly embedded as the leading purveyor in sexually explicit transgender entertainment. Grooby Product... More »

Q&A With Edward Wheeler of The Love Store

Q&A With Edward Wheeler of The Love Store
Edward Wheeler opened The Love Store in Las Vegas in 2011 with the goal of offering adult customers a luxurious and upscale retail environment. The Love Store has since expanded into three Sin City locations ranging from 7,000 to 12,5000 square feet. The Love Store’s unique shopping experience... More »

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Angie Rowntree, who is the creator a... More »

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com
Meet Raja Roy-Choudhury, co-founder of ChargebackHelp.com, a company that prides itself with providing integrated chargeback management to scores of companies. ChargebackHelp backed by a team that has a combined 30 years of payment processing, ecommerce, affiliate website management and merchant ac... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Processing Solutions: Operation Choke Point Isn’t Over … Yet

Last summer I received numerous calls from merchants in the adult business, to learn that their bank and merchant accounts had been terminated. Terminated by top tier banks, like Chase, Union Bank, and... More »

Programmatic Ad Campaigns Maximize Each Dollar

Back in the early days of Internet porn, all you needed on a site like Sex.com was a dizzying set of flashing ad banners slapped up haphazardly across a landing page to rake in millions of dollars in revenue. The... More »

Hidden Gems: Digging Deeper Into Traffic Ecosystems

As adult content continues to evolve from the glory days of its time as a product for monetization into a valuable marketing hook for other products to monetize, the proliferation of new ad networks and... More »
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