October 10, 2012 07:40pm
Heavies Profiled in Info
Source: Vegas 411
by: Company Press Release
"The new sex domains" is the title of Info Magazine's October cover story by Paula Rothman. Info Magazine is Brazil's largest technology publication, published by the Abril Group. The article shows how the porn industry has changed to adapt and still profit in the digital era.
Cam sites, tube sites, mobile services, social networks and a very clever affiliate marketing program are some of the strategies adopted by old and new players in this business. Behind some of the biggest online porn companies, are programmers and engineers specialized in making money from traffic and data. Actresses and girls that perform on camera are also more empowered and able to promote themselves to their fans.
The Adult Industry has had a crucial role in the development and adoption of several technologies — such as video streaming, broadband, online payments and even VHS. Some people doubted the porn industry could still be alive in the Piracy era — but, innovative as it has always been, it has proven all worst-case-scenario predictions wrong: porn is more popular (and alive!) than ever.
For this story, one member of the Info team travelled to California and talked to Mr. Steven Hirsch, from Vivid, Peter Warren from AVN, and Mark Spiegler of the Spiegler Girls Agency; as well as Stuart Lawley, from ICM and .XXX; Peter Housley from the Naughty Tweet Network, and Allison Vivas from Pink Visual. The article also cites statistics provided by Manwin about their business model, and the owners of Brasileirinhas (the biggest production company in Brazil).
The article is currently only available in the print version of the magazine; a teaser for which can be found here: http://info.abril.com.br/edicoes/321/index.shtml. An online version of the article is scheduled to be available in early November.