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Killian Time

Killian Time
If gay porn historians existed, they would marvel at the amazing anomaly that is Adam Killian. While no one is officially keeping track of the record books, one look at his remarkable career leaves little doubt that he has the Midas touch. In 2003, he appeared in a non-sexual role as the masturbatio... More »

Mitch Farber: Dedication — The NETbilling Way

Mitch Farber: Dedication — The NETbilling Way
If there is one person that is synonymous with “adult merchant accounts,” it is the affable President of NETBilling, Mitch Farber, an experienced operator who has helped many top adult entertainment companies prosper amid ever-changing market conditions. NETBilling offers credit card an... More »

Blogger Spotlight: Cultural Exposé

Blogger Spotlight: Cultural Exposé
Based in New York, 24-year-old Sarah White became an international media sensation as the Naked Therapist offering counseling services in the nude online via video-chat. As a subsidiary to her business White launched Naked-Therapy.org to expose various views on sex and the impact on culture. Through... More »

DatingGold Approaching a Decade in Business

DatingGold Approaching a Decade in Business
Approaching nearly a decade in the online dating game, the amount of knowledge, savvy and hard knocks experience DatingGold can offer is … well, worth its weight in gold. Founder and CEO allan Henning took the plunge in 2001 into what was at the time a fledgling market to start his own mains... More »

WIA Profile: Karen Raehpour

WIA Profile: Karen Raehpour
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. Karen Raehpour joined Big Teaze Toys as a seas... More »

Beth Ann Smith Steers Williams Trading Co. to Success

Beth Ann Smith Steers Williams Trading Co. to Success
When your business is keeping the retail market fresh by distributing top sex toys to retailers nationwide, a dedicated leader that keeps the team organized and focused is vital in keeping business thriving. For more than 35 years, Williams Trading Co. has been distributing adult goods throughout t... More »

Standard Innovation Corporation Is on a Trajectory for Expansion

Standard Innovation Corporation Is on a Trajectory for Expansion
When Standard Innovation Corporation’s founders Bruce and Melody Murison tapped veteran CEO Danny Oscada to become the company’s chairman and CEO in December 2010, Oscada saw a “tremendous opportunity to shape the future of the sexual wellness industry” and abandoned his reti... More »

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. How did you get into the business? In 1997 I ... More »

WIA Profile: Marie Lanza

WIA Profile: Marie Lanza
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. When Marie Lanza started at Playboy Radio eigh... More »

Eddie Powell Captains New Sensations’ Romance Series

Eddie Powell Captains New Sensations’ Romance Series
Director Eddie Powell vaulted to prominence last year with several well-received releases on the New Sensations Romance label. His “Love Is a Dangerous Game” won the XBIZ Award for Couples-Themed Release of the Year. His “Dear Abby” and “Lost and Found” are nomine... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Road to Success

Last month, I wrote about collaboration, surrounding yourself with good people and top-tier service providers and having an alliance group. In past articles, I have written about the “7 Ps”:... More »

Differences Between Static, Smart Links

Affiliate marketing, the concept of paying commission for referred business, was employed long before the internet. But just four years after the invention of the World Wide Web, it made the jump into... More »

How to Exploit Video Banner Advertising

The video banner ad format is becoming more and more popular with marketers. Online research company eMarketer states that in the U.S., by 2019 digital ad spending for video banners will rise to $6.82... More »
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