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WIA Profile: Kathi Stout

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout
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 Kathi Stout, event director of The P... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Reporo’s Rainey Stricklin

Exec Seat: Q&A With Reporo’s Rainey Stricklin
Meet Rainey Striklin, a familiar face in the world of online adult entertainment. Striklin, Reporo’s global vice president of the company’s gay market, works with publishers and advertisers that sign on to the lucrative mobile adult ad network. Striklin is a veteran of the biz, particul... More »

Q&A With ExoClick's CEO Benjamin Fonzé

Q&A With ExoClick's CEO Benjamin Fonzé
Going into its eighth year, ExoClick is quite a success story. The Barcelona-based company, one of the largest ad networks in the world, is led by CEO, Benjamin Fonzé. Fonzé, a former webmaster, started building his open ad network in December 2006 using proprietary ad serving technol... More »

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity
Established in 2009 by designer Line Iren Andersen and her Managing Director/co-founder Karianne Ronning, Laid.no has quickly established a reputation for manufacturing products that are as functional and effective as they are singular and compelling in their design aesthetic. Laid doesn’t mak... More »

WIA Profile: Marina Fourier

WIA Profile: Marina Fourier
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. Twenty-six years ago Marina Fourier made a dec... More »

Masturbatory Masterpiece

Masturbatory Masterpiece
When I think of fucking, I usually don’t think of “sculptures” as the second word but the company so aptly named “Fucking Sculptures” is about to change that. With the booming acceptance of glass dildos in the last 10 years, mass production has taken over the origins of... More »

Q&A With Bel Ami's George Duroy

Q&A With Bel Ami's George Duroy
It was gay porn heaven for those in attendance, a gathering of some of the most popular and recognized names in the business: Lukas Ridgeston, Josh Elliot, Johan Paulik, Kris Evans ... the list goes on. They met in Prague for a celebration last September — when Bel Ami celebrated its 20th anni... More »

Crossing Over: U.K.-Based Creative Conceptions Expands Into the U.S.

Crossing Over: U.K.-Based Creative Conceptions Expands Into the U.S.
Creative Conceptions nestles in the middle of the U.K. in a town called Newark. An unassuming building in the heart of an industrial estate displays an understated sign informing visitors that they have reached a company that was established more than two decades ago and supplies a diverse range of ... More »

Kink’s Cornerstone: Stockroom’s 25th Anniversary

Kink’s Cornerstone: Stockroom’s 25th Anniversary
2013 marked the 25th anniversary of The Stockroom, which has come a long way since its humble beginnings back in 1988. In the early years, the Los Angeles-based company was a mom-and-pop operation with a small but enthusiastic following in the BDSM underground. But Joel Tucker’s company has gr... More »

Q&A With NETbilling's Wendy Nelson

Q&A With NETbilling's Wendy Nelson
If you’ve called upon NETbilling to help provide flexible solutions to process credit cards as well as other financial instruments, you may have had the pleasant opportunity to have some kind of dialogue with NETbilling’s vice president of sales, Wendy Nelson. Nelson holds a key positio... 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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