Articles by Anne Winter


What's in a Name?

Successful brand names can become iconic, often synonymous for the products themselves — think Xerox, Chapstick, Q-Tip — and for some sex toy companies the product name is as important as the product itself.

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Hitting the Big Time

Big-budget blockbusters play a more significant role in the adult market today than they ever have. In an age when budgets are shrinking and output is dwindling, it's heartening to see that spending a lot of time, money and post-production effort on big feature blockbusters might be the answer to keeping the DVD business afloat.

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What Makes a Successful Blockbuster

“The best way to determine a [film’s] level of success is easy: Add 1) Total units sold; 2) Total price that cable pays for it for broadcast; 3) Any additional income from other sources. Then subtract the total production cost and if there is anything left over, then it’s a success. Oh — and if there are any nominations or awards, of course, then that’s a bonus.” — <i>Anton Slayer, director, “The Dukes of Hazzard: A Hardcore Parody”</i>

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In the Executive Seat: Freeones CEO Maurice

Freeones founder Maurice turned his love for centerfolds into one of the most successful site on the Internet today, with Alexa rankings reaching the 200s.

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Netbilling Makes its Mark

Netbilling has made its mark in the adult arena as a merchant account processor for more than 11 years, thanks to strategic and forward-thinking decision making; and now is one of the leading billers offering credit card and ACH processing to companies around the world.

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BaitBus Teams With Buddy Profits

BaitBus will feature celebrity guests as its “victims” for a series of reality-style shoots, and is teaming with Buddy Profits to feature its top stars in the hot seat.


Mitchell Finds His Mojo

Ask him nicely, and Brad Mitchell will kindly admit that he gained some inspiration from Austin Powers when deciding on an official brand for his now thriving hosting company.

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Jesse Jane Is Newest Fleshlight Girl

Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane has been named the newest Fleshlight Girl. Her mold and new members features, are now available at

BMS Releases Esensuals Compacts

BMS Enterprises has released the Esensuals collection, small compacts containing a three-speed PowerBullet, 1-ounce tube of Swiss Navy lube and mirror.

Private’s Sureflix Acquisition a ‘Strategic Accelerator’

Private Media Group announced its official acquisition of gay content distributor Sureflix Digital, disclosing stock issuance details included in the deal.

CalExotics Releases Precious Metal Gems

California Exotic Novelties has released the Precious Metal Gems collection of wand-style vibes, each with an inlaid crystal cap.

Pipedream Releases WOW! Series

Adult novelty manufacturer Pipedream Products has release a new series of vibrators called the WOW! collection, designed and packaged for a higher-end feel.

Sex-positive Toy Party Company Launches

Sex educator and writer Ducky DooLittle has launched Love U Parties, meant to be a progressive take on the home pleasure-party formula.

RedLightCenter, MaskTV Team for Fantasy Contest

Online virtual world and have partnered to launch the Avatar Meets Reality contest to bring virtual world fantasies to life.

Screaming O to Sponsor Halloween Bash

Adult novelty manufacturer The Screaming O is main sponsor of Pandora night club’s Halloween week to promote the launch of its supplements.

DatingGold Relaunches

DatingGold has relaunched mainstream dating site with a new promotion for affiliates looking to profit from that corner of the market.

AMG Releases 1st Fontaine Feature

Athletic Model Guild (AMG) has released Richard Fontaine’s “Day of Greek Gods” on DVD, featuring 12 films from the age of the “beefcake” model all shot by the legendary director.

NETbilling Adds Debit Solution Support

NETbilling has added updated support for its Maestro, Switch/Solo and Gyropay debit solutions.

JuicyAds Offers Custom ‘AdZones’

JuicyAds offers publishers the option to create their own ad zone templates to custom fit their websites.

SilverCash Offers Flash SSFeeds, New CDN

SilverCash is now offering SilverSinema’s SSFeeds in Flash format, and has implemented a third-party content delivery network (CDN) for faster load time.

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