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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 »

Q&A: Newly Minted COO Autumn O’Bryan Discusses Company’s Future

Q&A: Newly Minted COO Autumn O’Bryan Discusses Company’s Future
Last month Topco Sales announced the return of industry veteran Autumn O’Bryan as the company’s new COO. O’Bryan spent four years at Topco Sales before embarking on a comprehensive career handling integral roles within the adult biz. With 23 years of experience in several aspects o... More »

WIA Profile: Alexandra Praisler

WIA Profile: Alexandra Praisler
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. AW Summit’s event manager, Alexandra Pra... More »

AEBN Sticks With Long-Term Approach to Growth

AEBN Sticks With Long-Term Approach to Growth
From the very beginnings of what became AEBN, the core group of founders always had a long-term vision. “Our focus was on forming long term partnerships and building a solid reputation within the industry, while providing users with the best experience possible at what we felt was a fair and ... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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