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Q&A With Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central

Q&A With Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central
Webmaster Central is known for its hands-on approach with customers, CEO Andy Alvarez stresses. It’s all about to protect their interests and serve their needs, he says. However, Webmaster Central’s primary goal is to make their customers money. “If we are not adding to their bott... More »

WIA Profile: Sadie Allison

WIA Profile: Sadie Allison
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. Sex and relationship expert, Dr. Sadie Allison... More »

Exec Seat: Steve Volponi — The Devil You Know

Exec Seat: Steve Volponi — The Devil You Know
Devil’s Film Director of Sales Steve Volponi has been closing deals for more than 20 years. “It’s not as easy as it used to be, but it beats tarring roofs,” he quips, an example of the shoot-from-the-hip manner that has endeared him to buyers in the industry, many of whom cal... More »

WIA Profile: Kerin De Francis

WIA Profile: Kerin De Francis
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. With almost 20 years in the industry, Kerin De... More »

Exec Seat: Eddie Arenas, Naughty America

Exec Seat: Eddie Arenas, Naughty America
Meet Eddie Arenas, Naughty America’s CEO. Arenas joined the the Southern California company in 2005 after work in mainstream advertising and postproduction. Five years later, in 2010, he rose to the chief executive position. XBIZ sat down with Arenas to find out more about him and what&rsquo... More »

Exec Seat: Joe Casella, Entrenue President

Exec Seat: Joe Casella, Entrenue President
Joe Casella entered the pleasure products industry after working for adult retail chain Fascinations for more than a decade. With a penchant for the pleasure products side of retail, Casella took over Entrenue in 2006. His passion for the pleasure products industry coupled with the boutique distribu... More »

Getting Your Rocks-Off in British Style

Getting Your Rocks-Off in British Style
The reserved Brit is a stereotype that has all but been debunked by last year’s friendly, colorful and exuberant Olympic Games, and of course by a certain trilogy of monochrome themed books that have made a modest impact on the world of erotic publishing. But you would be mistaken for believin... More »

WIA Profile: Kristin Wynters

WIA Profile: Kristin Wynters
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. Pink Visual has named longtime sales director ... More »

Q&A With Cliff Teston, Signature Card Services

Q&A With Cliff Teston, Signature Card Services
If you’re familiar with Signature Card Services, one of the adult industry’s leading provider of payment processing services, you’ll be acquainted with its personable staff that has solutions for every business. And maybe you’re familiar with Cliff Teston, its CEO, who launc... More »

Exec Seat: Scott Taylor, New Sensations

Exec Seat: Scott Taylor, New Sensations
Scott Taylor founded New Sensations in 1993 with a two-pronged objective: to be innovative and to improve on existing trends. Twenty years later, he continues to make good on those goals, raising the bar on how features are written, produced and marketed and creating parodies that not only draw medi... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure... More »

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »
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