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Rabbit Regime — Vibratex Masters the Rabbit Vibe and More

Rabbit Regime — Vibratex Masters the Rabbit Vibe and More
Vibratex, Inc. was started in 1983 by businessman Howard S to manufacture and distribute the dual vibrators he had been importing from Japan for his adult stores. “He was quite the entrepreneur,” Vibratex General Manager Stephanie Kienzle told XBIZ. “In the ‘70s he had gentl... More »

Ann Devine Rhinestone Collection — Precious Playthings

Ann Devine Rhinestone Collection — Precious Playthings
At September’s International Lingerie Show, XGEN Products previewed a new line under the Ann Devine banner. The lustrous new line features 38 styles of rhinestone jewelry and is the latest development for Hong Kong-based Easy Castle, which also operates the Ann Devine chain of upscale lingerie... More »

Q&A With Douglas Richter, AWEmpire.com

Q&A With Douglas Richter, AWEmpire.com
For the past four years, the charismatic Douglas Richter has helped grow AWEmpire.com’s affiliate program in the U.S. AWE operates live video sex chat sites LiveJasmin.com and CameraBoys.com and a variety of other niche webcam sites. It’s a perfect fit for the always upbeat Richter, who... More »

WIA Profile: Roxana Forenza

WIA Profile: Roxana Forenza
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. Kheper Games is known worldwide as a leader in... More »

Q&A With MojoHost’s Brad Mitchell

Q&A With MojoHost’s Brad Mitchell
In his 13 years in the biz, MojoHost President Brad Mitchell has worn a lot of hats through the years. And if you’ve been lucky enough to meet or do business with the enthusiastic Mitchell, you’d find out that he doesn’t just wear a lot of hats at the company — but lots of or... More »

Adult Drop Shop’s Jamie Horne On Making E-Commerce Easy

Adult Drop Shop’s Jamie Horne On Making E-Commerce Easy
Anyone interested in opening a retail website for adult DVDs probably got stopped in their tracks after vetting the numerous details and start-up challenges. Not anymore. Once Adult Drop Shop debuted late in 2012, wouldbe DVD retailers’ prayers were answered. Described as the most versatile a... More »

WIA Profile: Sam Godfrey

WIA Profile: Sam Godfrey
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. In mid-October, Planet Earth Logistics promote... More »

Harmik Gharapetian: Charged Up Over Epoch

Harmik Gharapetian: Charged Up Over Epoch
Harmik Gharapetian knows his customers’ needs. After all, he has been involved in the online adult processing space for more than 13 years — all with Epoch. The charasmatic Gharapetian, Epoch’s vice president of sales and marketing, has helped the Santa Monica, Calif.-based 16-yea... More »

Executive Seat: Q&A With LFP’s Michael Klein

Executive Seat: Q&A With LFP’s Michael Klein
If there is one adult entertainment company that can rightfully brag it is on top of the hill peering down at its competitors, it would be LFP Inc. The Beverly Hills, Calif., corporate giant, started up by namesake founder Larry Flynt, has its fingers in nearly every aspect of the biz — from b... More »

Executive Seat: Vivid's Marci Hirsch

Executive Seat: Vivid's Marci Hirsch
One of the most humble, accomplished executives in adult entertainment also happens to work for one of the most well-known companies, and she recently celebrated a career milestone. In October, Marci Hirsch toasted 20 years at Vivid Entertainment Group, where she has managed numerous different aspe... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Expanding Your Mastermind Group Should Be a Game Plan

After a decade of selling an automation software product for managing websites, it’s been interesting to follow the trends of our customers throughout the past year. At the end of every year, we... More »

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

With the new year upon us, many people focus on resolutions and 92 percent of those who make them don’t succeed in keeping them. Others look towards the future. Looking back to the early years of... More »

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »
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