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Private Expands Digital Campaign

Private Expands Digital Campaign
When Peter Cohen was hired as the new chief operating officer of Private Media Group in September 2006, the company already was among the international leaders in the production and distribution of adult DVDs and magazines. Cohen's mission was to take that established firm and completely revamp i... More »

Country Snapshot: Austria

Country Snapshot: Austria
Landlocked in central Europe and bordered by eight other countries, Austria has a population of 8.1 million with Vienna being both its capital and largest city. Often overshadowed by its larger big brother Germany next door, the Austrian market is an attractive one for webmasters for several reas... More »

Elegant Angel

Elegant Angel
In early 2004, Elegant Angel was in trouble. After trying to redefine itself as a feature company, its feature videos turned out to be "unsuccessful and costly," as Elegant Angel General Manager Graham Travis told XBIZ. A distribution deal with Devil's Films had fallen apart, with both companies ... More »

WIA Profile: Lea Busick

WIA Profile: Lea Busick
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. What did you do prior to working in the adul... More »

Verotel

Verotel
Website Billing. Global Charge. iBill. GloBill. My Virtual Card/Pay Monde. Those are just a few of the Internet billing companies that have gone out of business in the last three years, a sure sign of how dangerous this part of the online industry can be. And yet, there are billing companies l... More »

Wild Over Wyldesites

Wild Over Wyldesites
About a decade ago, Mike Walker agreed to design a website for a friend who couldn't afford a professional design company. "I just stumbled into doing it in the evenings," Walker said. "I taught myself to use Photoshop, Java Script, Flash animation and everything else, so it really started as a h... More »

Dickmans Design

Dickmans Design
In December, Dickmans Design, a high-end graphic design company, underwent a major facelift. Not only did the firm launch a new and improved website, it underwent a metamorphosis. Dickmans still creates paysite tours, video-on-demand sites, solo model sites, animation, company logos, live chat si... More »

Country Snapshot: Pakistan

Country Snapshot: Pakistan
Google search trends show Pakistan, Egypt and India as the top three countries in the world where surfers search for "sex" on the Internet. According to Google, surfers in Pakistan search more for the magic three-lettered word with them than do surfers in any other country. With this in mind, it... More »

Gay Industry Awards

Gay Industry Awards
Hot House Entertainment, the San Francisco-based company that faced bankruptcy not five years ago, received the most trophies at this year's 16th Annual Grabby Awards. Their blockbuster prison tale "Justice," starring Shane Rollins, received five awards, including Best Video at Gay Chicago's annu... More »

Bonny Hall

Bonny Hall
This month's WIA Woman of the Month is Bonny Hall, Head Buyer for LoveHoney: What is your role at LoveHoney? Head buyer and presenter of Sex Toys TV (LoveHoney's very own web channel). How long have you been in adult? I joined LoveHoney four years ago. What advice would you give to women ... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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