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Q&A: Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Discusses Evolution of BDSM

Q&A: Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Discusses Evolution of BDSM
Tom Stewart, founder and CEO of Sportsheets International, a manufacturer of sex products, got into the pleasure products market more than 20 years ago with the invention of the original “Sportsheet.” After being inspired by a David Letterman episode that involved a Velcro suit, Stewart ... More »

WIA Profile: Ryann Brooks

WIA Profile: Ryann Brooks
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. More than two years ago, Ryann Brooks accepted... More »

BDSM Expert Casey Calvert Gets Down to Business

BDSM Expert Casey Calvert Gets Down to Business
For Casey Calvert, performing sex on screen was a career choice that came naturally. Fairly petite (5’5”) with dark hair and natural 34B breasts, her credits on IAFD.com number over 200. She’s 25 years old, comfortable in her skin — and bright. The personal blog on her websit... More »

Porno Dan Leal Plots European Expansion, Live Cam Conquest

Porno Dan Leal Plots European Expansion, Live Cam Conquest
Porno Dan Leal is one of the industry’s brightest players, utilizing his mainstream corporate background to build Immoral Productions into an empire. The prolific and successful producer speaks with authority when it comes to the state of the industry, the decline of recorded content, the qual... More »

WIA Profile: Anna Lee

WIA Profile: Anna Lee
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. Anna Lee is deservedly WIA’s woman of th... More »

ExoClick: Ad Network Sees Exponential Growth

ExoClick: Ad Network Sees Exponential Growth
Now in its ninth year, Barcelona-based ExoClick has grown to become the fourth-largest ad network in the world, positioning it just behind Google Ads, Amazon Associates and Ad Roll in terms of managed volume. The company is Spain’s biggest ad tech start-up, ranked as the 50th-fastest growing ... More »

Q&A With CAM4's Dave Strauss

Q&A With CAM4's Dave Strauss
CAM4’s Dave Strauss is matter of fact about working in the adult entertainment space — he loves the biz. “It’s secretly been a dream of mine to work in the adult industry,” Strauss told XBIZ World in this Executive Seat Q&A interview. Strauss, whose official title... More »

WIA Profile: Leilani Whitney

WIA Profile: Leilani Whitney
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. Twenty years ago, Leilani Whitney accepted a t... More »

Adult Source Media Continues to Expand and Evolve

Adult Source Media Continues to Expand and Evolve
Adult Source Media made its mark as a distributor of erotic animation, but after more than 10 years, that’s not all, folks. “We started with cartoons, but we don’t do much of that any more,” Adult Source Media president Wendy Crawford told XBIZ. “As times changed, and ... More »

Onwards and Upwards: ArchAngel Rises on the Wings of Fans, Stars

Onwards and Upwards: ArchAngel Rises on the Wings of Fans, Stars
When adult studios refer to all who are employed as “family,” few if any can say the fans make up part of that family. After over a year in operation, ArchAngel has fulfilled a promise it made when it debuted — to utilize the power of its fans. Indeed, those fans have been key &md... 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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