As you may recall, I recently organized and moderated three seminars for AEE 2018. AVN has written up coverage for two of the three seminars (both about brand building and fan engagement) here.

Here’s some key text:

[While performers] all have their different ways of pursuing a career in adult, they do share one thing in common: a need to build their own personal brand.

During the show, AVN put together two different panels that addressed that topic, both moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals. Each provided a window into how porn stars, cam stars and content producers in general engage with fans and get the most out of each and every social media platform.

In “Just Looking for Some Touch,” which took place January 24, panelists talked about how they connect with fans in creative ways that extend beyond sharing erotic content. Cam performers Joey Kim and HackerGirl represented the live cam side of the business; Goddess Haven and Will Havoc spoke as producers of fetish content; and Shawna Leneé offered the perspective of an adult star who now focuses on camming and producing her own content…

The following day, Tibbals moderated a seminar titled “Make That Connection,” designed to focus not only on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, but also on platforms that are specific to the industry. There to share their experiences were Aubrey Kate, AVN’s 2017 and 2018 Transsexual Performer of the Year; Lindsey Banks, a Flirt4Free brand ambassador and Fleshlight girl; Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and XhamsterLive; and Jenna Sativa, AVN’s 2017 and 2018 All-Girl Performer of the Year and a brand ambassador for iWantClips.

Read AVN’s full and detailed wrap up right here — super informative!

Image of “Just Looking for Some Touch” panelists by Jeff Koga for AVN.

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