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Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Talks Brand Beginnings, Fifty Shades

Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Talks Brand Beginnings, Fifty Shades
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 behind the bonda... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Jake Jaxson, CEO of CockyBoys

Exec Seat: Q&A With Jake Jaxson, CEO of CockyBoys
It’s easier to see in hindsight, those moments signaling important turning points in the evolution of a studio. CockyBoys has been around since 2007, but few people in the industry were as familiar with the name Jake Jaxson when he took over the company in 2010. “Name of the Game” ... More »

Q&A With iFriends' Jaime Joseph: Making the Most of Valentine’s Day

Q&A With iFriends' Jaime Joseph: Making the Most of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is no longer just a Hallmark holiday. Companies like iFriends see it as prime time to connect with the masses with special events, free promotions and higher payouts for its affiliates. XBIZ World checked in with Jaime Joseph, iFriends director of email marketing and model lia... More »

LoversPremium Collection Sets Out to Bridge Mainstream, Erotic Markets

LoversPremium Collection Sets Out to Bridge Mainstream, Erotic Markets
In mid-August, Eropartner Distribution introduced the world to the LoversPremium, Passion & Romance “Head Relax Massagers” collection from manufacturer Concepts of Love. According to the company, the new brand was developed for couples that want to achieve more intimate pleasure. Th... More »

Q&A: ExoClick's Benjamin Fonzé Talks Big Data

Q&A: ExoClick's Benjamin Fonzé Talks Big Data
ExoClick is the first ad network to offer adult advertisers and publishers “big data” statistics and deep analysis tools. We caught up with the company’s founder and CEO Benjamin Fonzé to find out more about big data and how it will lead to a greater standard of transparenc... More »

WIA Profile: Heather Feingold

WIA Profile: Heather Feingold
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. Heather Feingold has only been in her role for... More »

WIA Profile: Sam Gilbert

WIA Profile: Sam Gilbert
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 Sam Gilbert, who is Dating Factory&r... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With JuicyAds’ Jimmy “Wizzo” Foreman

Exec Seat: Q&A With JuicyAds’ Jimmy “Wizzo” Foreman
Through his 17 years in the online adult space, JuicyAds’ Jimmy “Wizzo” Foreman has always found ways to help companies better monetize their sites and put deals together. In fact, Wizzo’s job title at JuicyAds — global publisher strategist — sums up what he&rsquo... More »

Q&A With JOYDIVISION’S Bianca Kuennecke

Q&A With JOYDIVISION’S Bianca Kuennecke
For the last 20 years German powerhaüs, JOYDIVISION has earned a reputation in the industry for being one of the foremost manufacturers of high quality pleasure products in the world. With an unmistakable focus on women’s health and couples’ pleasure, the company has been able to ma... More »

Company Spotlight: Rising Above Labels

Company Spotlight: Rising Above Labels
Transsexual (aka TS, trans, but NEVER tranny or she-male) content is prolific – and profitable – in markets around the world, which may seem surprising because of the reputation it still holds in many cultures — especially in the U.S. But studios like Trans 500, which has risen to ... 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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