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CEO Andy Wullmer ‘The Captain’ Steadily Guides SGM

CEO Andy Wullmer ‘The Captain’ Steadily Guides SGM
Andy Wullmer probably doesn’t need any introduction. After all, you’ll see him at nearly every trade show, networking with industry peers or weighing in on the issues of the day on the numerous panels he speaks on. With his larger-than-life persona, Wullmer, also known as “The Cap... More »

Q&A: Nexus Range Discusses Return to U.S. Market

Q&A: Nexus Range Discusses Return to U.S. Market
After five years, U.K.-based pleasure products brand Nexus is back in the U.S. with its full range for men and women. On May 15 the legal agreement prohibiting the sale of particular items in the U.S. comes to an end, and retailers will be able to purchase Nexus products from distributors nationwid... More »

WIA Profile: Elsa Viegas

WIA Profile: Elsa Viegas
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. Bijoux Indiscrets designer and co-founder Elsa... More »

Q&A: Flirt4Free's Clayman Discusses Milestones, Future After 20 Years Online

Q&A: Flirt4Free's Clayman Discusses Milestones, Future After 20 Years Online
One of the adult entertainment industry’s most iconic brands, Flirt4Free this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, marking an enviable milestone for any company — especially one within the highly fluid technology space. Among the company’s achievements, Flirt4Free has polished an... More »

Q&A With Erotica Writer, Instructor Rachel Kramer Bussel

Q&A With Erotica Writer, Instructor Rachel Kramer Bussel
I was interested in delving into the world of erotic writing, and felt no one was better able to answer my questions than Rachel Kramer Bussel. She has been writing erotica since 1999. Bussel is a writer, editor, blogger and instructor. She is the author of the e-book “Sex & Cupcakes: A J... More »

Director’s Chair: Anton Slayer Discusses Decades-Long Career

Director’s Chair: Anton Slayer Discusses Decades-Long Career
Anton Slayer is what you mean when you call someone a mainstay. For over two decades, he’s been a pillar of the porn business — one of the hardest working, most frequently employed and always reliable directors. “I started out in late 1987,” he says, “and actually my f... More »

Q&A: TrafficStars’ Geoffrey Bonnechère

Q&A: TrafficStars’ Geoffrey Bonnechère
In February, on leap day, XBIZ.com reported that TrafficStars had inked a huge deal with xHamster.com, the second-biggest adult tube site in the world, for the exclusivity of its mobile and web ad spots. Most in the newsroom saw the deal as a monumental one — a deal that could catapult a new ... More »

WIA Profile: Alisya

WIA Profile: Alisya
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. For the month of April, the WIA Woman of the M... More »

Company Profile: ChargebackHelp Aids in Recovering Funds

Company Profile: ChargebackHelp Aids in Recovering Funds
Since the inception of credit card processing online, maintaining fairness for the consumer and the business owner in transactions that take place from remote locations has always been a difficult challenge for processors, regulators and card associations to provide. Many kinds of scams and schemes... More »

Q&A With Penthouse Affiliate Manager Rhonda Kratz

Q&A With Penthouse Affiliate Manager Rhonda Kratz
With a bond to online adult commerce going back 20 years, Rhonda Kratz says she seen it all when it comes to the industry’s evolution. Penthouse.com’s affiliate manager calls her association with the adult biz “a lifelong love affair” and looks forward to what’s ahead ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Adult Biz Faces More Obstacles Past Prop. 60 Battle

On Feb. 1, I completed 365 days as the Free Speech Coalition’s executive director. It was a turbulent first year, and when I received the 2017 XBIZ Industry Leadership Award I was startled, humbled... More »

Ad Networks: A Look at Compliance Issues

Among the major concerns of online marketers when evaluating advertising creatives are the return on investment, click-through and engagement rates, (re)targeting and opportunities for micro-tuning monetization.... More »

Ad Networks: Maximizing Precious Time and Resources

For traffic-savvy adult website operators and marketers, buying ad space and premium placement on select sites is a proven method for attracting audiences. This has traditionally involved studying a site’s... More »
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