Archive for May, 2011

PimpsPromo to be Media Sponsor at YNOT Summit 2011

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

PimpsPromo is happy to announce we will be a media sponsor at the upcoming YNOT Summit, formerly known as Cybernet. The adult webmaster, B2B event will be held in San Francisco, from June 23-25, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel. Registration rates are currently $179.99 through June 22. At the door, the price will be $249.99, so it is a good idea to register early.

The last time I went to this show was 2008. It was the first year at the new location, and I recall it was not only fun with the Rock The Ball and the tour of the new Kink headquarters, but there were informative seminars and workshops as well. Their Show and Sell was reminiscent of their original Corridor Cruising from the San Diego days. The only reason I missed the last two years was due to scheduling conflicts. This year, I made it the priority.

I spoke with LAJ about the show schedule and was informed that they will be kicking things off with a workshop at noon on June 23, the opening day. There will be a wide selection of seminars, classrooms, workshops, demos and special addresses running all three days of the show. Additionally, they are adding two new networking events that have not been done before at other shows. I can not tell you more because that is all I have at this time. It could be a dunk tank featuring Stuart Lawley, but that would be pure speculation. In short, there will be something for everyone, whether a program owner or and affiliate, a veteran or a n00b. Oh, and they will have an exclusive party every night. (more…)

ICM, IFFOR and Irvine

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Joan Irvine, the Executive Director of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), was stepping down from her position with ASACP to take on the position as Executive Director of the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). I will admit, when I first read this news my initial thoughts were [in order] no way, bullshit, maybe this is the logical choice.

Naturally, on GFY, people were up in arms. Just as naturally, most of those complaining had done nothing about defeating the implementation of the .xxx sTLD. Even more clamor was raised by those that are never going to be affected by .xxx. The mob mentality was rampant. People that really have no clue what the issues are jumped on the bandwagon, presuming that the GFY crusader(s) knew something more than they did. A lot of speculation and theorizing made up most of the arguments.

Since I have some of the loudest of the mob leaders on ignore, I did not read all the claims made. If it was not for the fact that I received emails apologizing for getting me involved, along with Twitter and Facebook messages suggesting that for some reason I had to be involved in some way, I would not even be writing this article. Luckily, I am in the position of not caring if someone does not approve of my thoughts on the matter. Rather than have my thoughts buried by trolls, I have decided to put them here. (more…)

PimpsPromo to attend XBIZ Summit 2011

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

A few weeks ago, it was announced that the XBIZ Summer Forum, usually held in Las Vegas, was being scrapped. Instead, the name of the adult webmaster B2B marketing event and the location have been changed. The show has been renamed to the XBIZ Summit and the location was moved to Chicago, IL. The show dates are June 10-12, 2011.

I have not been in Chicago for a couple of years, so it did not take long to decide to attend this event. Coupled with the fact that it is put on by XBIZ, you can be sure it will be educational with plenty of networking opportunities. A quick look at the XBIZ Summit schedule confirms just that. Their ever popular speed networking is back for two days, as well as seminars that include social, mobile and live cam marketing. I am really interested in their new, “3-Minute Show-Offs.” It will be interesting to observe as well as participate in. (more…)