"The new website design also is part of a rebranding for Free Speech Coalition, to show that we are user-friendly and available not just to members, but to all adult industry professionals that would like to be more involved and informed," FSC Membership Director Joanne Cachapero told XBIZ. "Right now, we're focusing on 2257 issues, but also anti-piracy and workplace safety concerns. And we are committed to bringing needed resources and services to the industry. We just want to get the word out there that we are accessible and the website will be a huge help in doing that."
The new design features streamlined navigation, with sections for breaking adult industry news, FSC information, a listing of member benefits from affiliated vendors, legal information and event schedules. The members-only section of the website offers exclusive publications, legal forms and information, access to legal referral and detailed membership information.
“FSC owes a huge debt of gratitude and thanks to NakedSword.com and its owner and FSC Board member Tim Valenti; also, Dave Holley, Shawn Palmer and everyone on the NakedSword design team for their extraordinary efforts in helping us rebuild the site,” Cachapero said. “By volunteering their time and services, they saved us thousands of dollars in cost. They worked with us patiently every step of the way to make the new site a wonderful resource for our members, other adult industry professionals and the public.” An adult industry job listings page also has been added to the site. Listings will be available to all users.
“During these challenging economic times, we want to be able to offer the industry as many free resources as possible and having a place to list available work seemed like a great way to help,” Cachapero said.
A second update, expected to be completed over the next few months, will include online payment options, video and, possibly, live streaming coverage of FSC educational seminars and special events.
“If we are going to represent an industry that is as tech-savvy as the adult entertainment industry, then we need a solid web presence,” FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said. “I couldn’t be happier with the way the first phase of our web creation has evolved. The folks at NakedSword have our undying gratitude for their generosity creativity, and patience.”
Current FSC members should have received an email containing information on how to log into the members only pagesa of the site. Members who have not received the information should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FSC office at (818) 348-9373.