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WIA Profile: Kristi Greer

WIA Profile: Kristi Greer
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. If you regularly go to the adult webmaster sho... More »

Q&A: Dorr’s Ivan Ho Discusses Launch of Luxury Toy Line

Q&A: Dorr’s Ivan Ho Discusses Launch of Luxury Toy Line
Dorr made its debut with a sophisticated selection of vibrators and an “advanced intimate toy care system” with a UV light for disinfection. Dorr is a manufacturer, design house, engineering team, sales team and marketing team under one roof. The company says its departments allow it to ... More »

Quantox: IT Company Has Familiar Faces

Quantox: IT Company Has Familiar Faces
As the adult entertainment business continues to become increasingly specialized and companies focus more intensely on what they do best, a number of highly qualified consulting firms are supplying services that are needed by many brands seeking to maximize their own potential in the fastest and mos... More »

Grooby’s Marketing Chief Is Simply Groovy

Grooby’s Marketing Chief Is Simply Groovy
Grooby’s longtime marketing and editorial director, Kristel Penn, has a lot on her shoulders. Not only is she accountable for nearly all aspects of the TS adult entertainment company’s marketing but the big three-day awards program it puts on each year, as well as the Trans Adult Indust... More »

Q&A: Satisfyer’s Jerome Bensimon Talks Brand Success, Future Plans

Q&A: Satisfyer’s Jerome Bensimon Talks Brand Success, Future Plans
Satisfyer debuted earlier this year and set out to make a name for itself by giving away thousands of product samples. According to Satisfyer vice president of sales Jerome Bensimon, the mass product giveaway is intended to educate people about the “new pressure wave toys category” and s... More »

Q&A: Fun Factory Co-founder Dirk Bauer Discusses 20-Year Milestone

Q&A: Fun Factory Co-founder Dirk Bauer Discusses 20-Year Milestone
Twenty years ago, Dirk Bauer and Michael Pahl ventured into the pleasure products industry inspired to create the first gender-neutral sex toys made from body-friendly materials. Fun Factory’s founders — two recent university grads at the time — started the company out of a garage ... More »

WIA Profile: Brittani Feinberg

WIA Profile: Brittani Feinberg
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. HiPleasures CEO Brittani Feinberg is a sexual ... More »

Mistral Founder Sheds Light on Dark Side of Search

Mistral Founder Sheds Light on Dark Side of Search
Mistral’s traffic purveyors practice on the dark side of search. In fact, according to founder and CEO Avi Slavin, Mistral is a “discrete society,” one whose partnerships are by “invitation only.” And after 18 months, Mistral is finding its rules of engagement to be w... More »

Q&A: CatalystCon Founder Dee Dennis Discusses Value of Sex-Positive Education

Q&A: CatalystCon Founder Dee Dennis Discusses Value of Sex-Positive Education
Dee Dennis is the founder of the sexuality conference CatalystCon, which returns to Los Angeles next month with sessions on sex work, polyamory, sex-positive parenting and more. Attended by therapists, educators, media specialists, bloggers, activists, women’s rights advocates, health professi... More »

Adult Translations Drives Global Reach

Adult Translations Drives Global Reach
Based in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava and currently employing a staff of seven, Adult Translations was launched in October of 2015 as a sister company to Localization Guru, following the founder’s trip to the European Summit in Prague, where a need for professional translation and local... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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