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Director’s Chair: Prime-Time Player

Director’s Chair: Prime-Time Player
In an industry full of characters, Ivan is one of the most colorful. The Russian-born artist is a legit, five-tool player — he can write, produce, shoot, direct and edit — making him a valuable asset in porn circles. Meanwhile, the self styled World’s Most Dangerous Director has a... More »

Company Profile: AEBN’s Empire Still Growing

Company Profile: AEBN’s Empire Still Growing
In 2011, the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network, or AEBN, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. The Charlotte, N.C.-based video-on- demand powerhouse has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 years; AEBN now offers a vast online adult library that boasts over 100,000 titles and includes materi... More »

Executive Seat: Call Him Hands-On

Executive Seat: Call Him Hands-On
When LFP/Hustler hired John Desjardins as vice president and general manager of the LFP Internet Group in late 2010, it wasn’t hard to understand why the position was so right for him. Desjardins, who now oversees all of Hustler’s Internet operations except for its ecommerce (which is h... More »

WIA Profile: Audrea Mata

WIA Profile: Audrea Mata
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? I was an a... More »

Spencer: On Fire

Spencer: On Fire
On a cold Saturday in February, Spencer Reed arrives at a crowded Starbucks in northwest Washington. As he climbs the stairs and makes his way to a table, he draws the curious eyes of onlookers — not because they know his profession, but simply because his striking presence is impossible to ig... More »

Empowering Branding

Empowering Branding
Shane Nelson launched SLS Specialty as a distribution company based on the expressed needs of his former clientele as an independent rep for SideLine Sales, which was formed a decade ago. “I was an independent rep, representing a lot of independent manufactures, greeting card designers, etc.,... More »

Pinnacle’s HD v.15

Pinnacle’s HD v.15
Budget-conscious videographers have long enjoyed the power and flexibility of the value-priced Pinnacle Studio video editing software (www.pinnaclesys.com/studio/). While targeting the advanced consumer and lower end professional, Pinnacle’s user base has expanded over the years — along... More »

Corbin Fisher: Straight Talk With a Gay Eye

Corbin Fisher: Straight Talk With a Gay Eye
To the many thousands of gay content fans, the name Corbin Fisher is synonymous with high quality, all-American amateur performers. And although die-hard fans may know that many of the company’s performers are not only gay and bisexual and there are also some who actually consider themselves ... More »

Streaming Networks Speed Video

Streaming Networks Speed Video
For video-centered and other content intensive websites, offloading video delivery to specialized hosting services is a proven way to boost perceived spped and please viewers. These streaming and content delivery networks are gaining in popularity as prices drop and performance increases, making th... More »

Wet for Her: Continues U.S. Expansion

Wet for Her: Continues U.S. Expansion
Less than two years ago, Paris-based Wet For Her launched as a new brand of pleasure products targeting the lesbian market. With the recent debut of the company’s fourth design and the addition of industry vet Casey O’Connell as its U.S.-based sales manager, Wet For Her is on the path of... 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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