Back in January, our friend Phin Johnson died of COVID and a heart attack. The loss has been felt not only by us but also by many in our industry. Phin was the nicest guy and an uber fan of many of the girls. He went to all the trade shows and was always positive, smiling, and fun.
I met Phin when we worked with ArchAngel over five years ago–he was part of the Freaky Crew that promoted their brand and helped with social media. But Phin stood out, he was always offering to help in any way he could, and we became friends going out to dinner and texting each other. Phin sent us clients like Carmela Clutch and Rachael Cavalli.
I think the thing I will miss the most is his texts saying, “E how’s it going? Everything OK?” Of all the people I have known in the 15+ years I’ve worked in the industry, he was one I knew really cared about the girls, industry, and me. I trusted him completely and even hired him as security for one of our clients during AVN. As I write this, it’s still not real–I feel like he’s still going to text, and I can’t take his contact out of my phone.
It’s official… AVN just announced their Fan-Voted 2021 AVN Awards. Our clients picked up a slew of nominations, but they need you to #rockthevote EVERY DAY through January 23rd (the day of the awards).
To make it easy, we’ve put together this guide complete with links so you can click and vote–it’s that easy!
You asked for a guide and here it is! Vote every day NOW through January 13th for our clients. Look for each client’s photo, hit the “Submit Vote” button & Tweet it out in the Twitetrverse! It’s that easy!
2020 might have been a strange and challenging year to live and produce adult content, but somehow our clients did it and well! Here is a list of noms they received from the AVN and XBIZ Awards! Congrats to all!
Best Actor – Featurette: No One Was Supposed to Be Here, Pure Taboo/AdultTime.com
Best Gangbang Scene: Hot Fit Slut Ana Foxxx Bound, Fucked, DP’d & Stuffed Airtight, Bound Gangbangs/Kink.com
Best Group Sex Scene: Sex-a-Holics Orgy, Zero Tolerance Entertainment
Best Directing – Site/Network Content: fMeanaWolf.com
Best POV Sex Scene: Take My Soul, MeanaWolf.com; Meana Wolf, Sindal Xie & Jack Wolf
Best Quarantine Sex Scene: Quarantine Cuckold, MeanaWolf.com; Meana Wolf & Jack Wolf
Best Special Effects: Take My Soul, MeanaWolf.com
Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G: Lauren Phillips [III], Blacks on Blondes/DogfartNetwork.com
Best Transgender Group Sex Scene: Angels From All Angles, TransAngels.com
Best Transgender Group Sex Scene: A Burlesque Story, Lust Cinema
All-Girl Performer of the Year
Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene: A Part of Her World,Lesbian Revenge/Pure Taboo/AdultTime.com
Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G: Double Tap, BlackedRaw.com
Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B: Dildo Fight!, Brazzers.com
Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene: Wet Sluts, NaughtyAmericaVR.com
Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene: Lesbian Squirting Gangbang 2, Zero Tolerance Entertainment
Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G: Cali Caliente, We Fuck Black Girls/DogfartNetwork.com
Best Supporting Actor: A Killer on the Loose, MissaX/Pulse
Niche Performer of the Year
Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G: Boxed (f. Excess), Deeper/Pulse
Best Transgender Group Sex Scene: House Shopping, TransSensual.com
Desperate Pleasures/JW Ties
Best BDSM Movie or Anthology: Daddy Was a Serial @#!!
Best Niche Movie or Anthology: Pregnant Taboo Fantasies
Best Oral Movie or Anthology: The Mouths of Babes 4
Best Oral Sex Scene: Cocksucking College Cuties
Best Quarantine Sex Scene: Quarantined with Daddy
Best Taboo Relations Movie or Anthology: FWB: Family with Benefits
Kimber Haven/Bad Girl Mafia
Best Art Direction: T-Girl Space Pirates
Best Directing – Comedy: T-Girl Space Pirates
Best Special Effects: T-Girl Space Pirates
Best Transgender Movie or Anthology: T-Girl Space Pirates
Gay Performer of the Year
Best Sex Scene— Gay: Gamer Spoils (Masqulin Studio
Best Sex Scene — Trans: Trans-Active (Evil Angel)
Premium Social Media Star of the Year
Best Sex Scene — Virtual Reality: The Dorm Room: Back to School Edition (Naughty America VR)
Awards season is coming, and many adult performers, companies, and studios are looking to get nominations and wins. It’s the perfect time to hire a reputable publicist who will help you stand out and get recognized. It’s even better to have us on your team year-round to help get your name out there and get many opportunities you wouldn’t be able to acquire on your own.
Sure, you could try to do it on your own, but how successful
will it be? The process can be intricate. We do all the work for you and work
directly with you and your agent and/or manager. We also know what all the awards
shows are looking for—too many submissions or things that shouldn’t be submitted
can hurt your chances. While we can’t promise you will get nominated and/or
win, it definitely will help your chances if we’re behind you. Once you’re
nominated, we will develop a plan of action, which includes an award-winning
campaign. We have countless clients who have been nominated and/or won at all the
top shows. Plus, we have 10+ years of experience at this.
If you’re curious about hiring us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out via DM to us on Twitter at @therubpr. We have an incredible roster right now, and just a few spots open.
“Online backlash regarding celebrities’ lavish lifestyles is unwarranted because that’s just the reality of the rich and famous. ‘You’re looking at celebrities! Of course, they’re going to be in a beautiful home. If you can’t handle it, then don’t look at celebrities and don’t listen to them.’
We disagree–there is a time and a place for everything. When many people can’t afford to feed their families or pay their bills, it’s not a time to flaunt your wealth.
Eileen Koch, founder of Los Angeles based EKC PR, advised that celebrities should try their best to stay above the drama because not all of them are “emotionally strong” enough to interact with random social media users. “You’re not dealing on a fair basis. You’re not in a court where it’s controlled.”
Yes, they should try to stay out of the drama and think before posting to social media. It has nothing to do with being emotionally strong.
According to Koch, if a public figure makes a mistake, they should keep their apology to a minimum. “Less is more, if there’s something that you really did and you’re owning up to it, there’s nothing wrong with saying ‘I’m sorry.’ But if it’s someone’s negative opinion, then you’re just going to fuel the fire.”
Yes, you should apologize publicly. But, you should also consult your publicist for the best way to attack each situation–there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
We advise our clients about how to use social media when they start with us to avoid these types of blunders. Knowledge and self-control are your allies when using social media. If you would like to know more about our services and how we can help you, check out our site therubpr.com.
Of course, publicists love the media and want tons of interviews for our clients. Sometimes, it’s us reaching out to the media, and other times they contact us to set something up.
There are a few things to keep in mind with interviews, if you’re a podcast, radio show, magazine, etc.
If you see someone you interview has a publicist, you need to reach out to their publicist. We ask that ALL interviews be booked through us. It guarantees you will get some info on that client before the interview, and the client will remember that they actually have an interview.
If your show or magazine hasn’t debuted yet, we may ask you to wait until you have more listeners, viewers, or readers. If we pass, for the time being, be professional, and accept what we’re telling you.
Once you reach out to us, we can explain more about how we work with interviewers/media. We make it easy for you and promo every interview our clients do. Hit us up at email@example.com.
Our clients won tons of awards during awards season (and presented a few too) and have been featured in many mainstream publications, including Amberly Rothfield being interviewed for Hustler twice. We’ve been a little busy with all that, so it’s been a minute since we posted on our blog.
We are known for scoring our clients mainstream coverage. So it makes perfect sense that our first post of 2020 is all about Larkin Love being spotlighted by Cosmo UK in a new article about the adult industry and #meetoo.
“Why Did We
Ignore Porn’s #MeToo?’ by Cosmo UK writer Catronia Innes uncovers how the
industry’s biggest stars have been speaking out for years, but no one is
listening. As a caveat, Innes does preface that most of what happens on set is
consensual, although this article looks into what’s not. The piece touches on James
Deen’s work and personal relationships with Amber Rayne and Stoya, as well as
an unnamed adult star. Innes also covers boundaries, the importance of agents,
and what you can expect to make as an adult star.
Larkin’s comments in the article are incredibly insightful. She discusses her time as a mainstream adult performer and models facing economic pressures who comply to get a shoot done, as well as taking her career into her own hands and producing content for multiple platforms.
Thanks to Michael Ramos, Erika Icon is profiled in the January 2020 issue of ASN Magazine. The exclusive interview also features photos with her current and past clients, as well as at industry events and her off time. Get your copy at www.asnextremelifestyle.com.
Tomorrow night kicks off two nights of nominations parties for AVN and XBIZ. We hope our clients will score many nominations, and we’re excited to see what happens. Stay posted for all the awards nominations announcements here and on our Twitter at @therubpr. If you’re not following us, you should be for up-to-the-minute news on all our clients and the industry!
We love to see our clients get interviews and press. But, there is a right way and wrong way to do this. We deal with seasoned professionals and newbies in media, but experience doesn’t mean they know the proper way to make interviews happen. Here’s a little guide on how it works.
Check the person that you want to interview’s social media (specifically Twitter and IG) and maybe even their website. If they have a publicist or PR company behind them, it’s more than likely listed. All of our clients have it listed on their Twitter. If they have a PR, contact that person to set it up. Don’t try and set it up with the performer or company directly. All of our clients will tell you everything must go through us.
Once you contact us, we do our best to get back with you ASAP and get the interview scheduled. We also make it easy for you–you don’t have to do the research because we send you info and photos. We even remind our clients the day of the interview, so they don’t miss it. Sometimes things need to be rescheduled due to a performer working or other issue, and we take care of that, too.
All PR firms in adult and mainstream have a very similar process. If you continue to book around them, you get on a “no list.” We have a few people on that. It’s not an easy list to get on. We treat the media with respect. It’s a simple process that benefits everyone.
We also like to give interviews a lot of attention. We push all interviews on our social media accounts, and so do our clients. And, many times we send out press releases for them. This helps interviewers get their name out there, get higher ratings/more listeners (if it’s a podcast), and potentially more interviews with us and other companies.
Want to book a client for your site, show, or publication? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Meet a bevy of star producers & models in the Clips4Sale maga booth including Adreena Winters, Amberly Rothfield, Anastasia Rose, Becky LeSabre, Charlotte Sartre, Goddess Lilith, Goddess Valora, Johnny Goodluck, Kendra James, Kimmie KaBoom, Maria Jade, Miss Whitney Morgan, Rennadel Ryder, Sailor Luna, and many more! Come by all weekend long for FREE signed photos & swag!
Johnny Goodluck will be at the Clips4Sale booth all weekend. Turn on Vivid Radio on SiriusXM 415 on Saturday at 12:37pm PST/3:37pm EST and hear Johnny live on air. He’ll also be walking the purple carpet and attending the Inked Awards with Draven Star. He’s up for Best Male Clip Artist, Male Performer of the Year, and the Best Model Website for his official site.
Meet Amberly at the Clips4Sale booth all weekend long. She’ll have printed copies of her best-selling book How I Made $10,000 A Month As A Phone Sex Operator for sale, be dispensing marketing and career advice to Indie models inquiring about her services & setting up future consultations.
Sarah’s weekend schedule for Exxxotica is:
Live on air with host Annie Cruz on Vivid Radio on SiriusXM 415 4:14pm PST/7:14pm EST
Turn on Vivid Radio on SiriusXM 415 on Saturday at 1:44pm
PST/4:44pm EST. Lauren will be live on air with the Vivid hosts.
Lauren will also be attending the Inked Awards, walking the purple carpet, and serving as Trophy Girl on stage. She will find out if she wins Social Media Queen, Best Ass, Best Oral, Best Anal, Best Model Website, Best Female Clip Artist, & Best Group Sex Scene.
Erika Icon’s feature “Mistress May I? A Step-by-Step Guide to Your First Dungeon Visit” profiling Larkin Love and Julie Simone is out NOW. The November issue is on sale at newsstands and adult stores around the country until October 22nd. The online version is available at hustlermagazine.com/magazines/november-2019. Buy a single issue or subscribe to Hustler at hustlernewsstand.com.
This is the most asked question, besides what we do. Many people think we’re agents, managers, and/or even directors or studios. Our job is to get our clients’ names out there, or in simpler terms make them famous. This will elevate their image and careers, which can potentially lead to more work, recognition (nominations and awards), and standing out among a sea of other performers, cam models, clip artists, studios, directors or adult-oriented companies. We’re sure you have more questions, so feel free to ask us. Hit us up on email at email@example.com.
September is the start of awards season. It’s the time of year we submit our clients for AVN and XBIZ nominations. It’s just the beginning of a very busy time for our clients, and of course us. If you’re thinking about PR, now is the time to take the leap and make that commitment to your brand and career. We have a limited amount of spaces left for new clients. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Mainstream is crucial and we got our clients in a GQ Magazine article that premiered today. “What It’s Like to Be a Male Porn Star in 2019” spotlights both Ryan Driller and Lance Hart. They both had a rockstar photoshoot with celeb photog Roger Kisby, as well as an interview with GQ’s Associate Editor. It was all done in Vegas during AVN and we’re excited to finally see the article premiere. And yes, we that and much more!
The adult industry has been part of some pretty awful press for the last year or so for everything from cyber bullying to drugs and beyond. Many times, when someone has bad press, they turn to a publicist or PR firm for help. Sometimes it can help, and other times not so much so.
We had a client who had a bad reputation for being difficult on set (and that’s putting it mildly). We told her to treat everyone on set with respect, no matter what their job was. Then, we suggested a name change and worked with her to come up with a new name. Everything was going well until she went back to her old ways and yelled at the director and his assistant. Then, her agency dropped her, word got around she was back to her old tricks, and then she couldn’t afford PR. She ended up leaving the industry. The lesson here is that if you want to fix your reputation is that you have to want to change and continue with the new behavior.
What about someone who has committed some horrible crimes? The crimes will be always tried in a court of public opinion–everyone has their thoughts. After they go before a court, that’s when everything changes. Based on that verdict, that’s when you will look at damage control. Even if that person is NOT found guilty, it will be hard to change public opinion. Going away for awhile or reinventing themselves might work, but it also might not. It’s all case by case.
We’ve become experts in damage control over the years. If you’ve had some bad press or image issues, we might be able to help. Hit us up at email@example.com.
The Rub PR is all about getting our clients into the mainstream press as much as possible and always elevating the image of the adult industry. We’ve had quite a few clients featured in Vice lately. Check out this new article about taking dirty featuring Johnny Goodluck,Larkin Love, Jane Jett, Riley Reyes, Brenna Sparks, and Kimmie KaBoom. You will definitely learn something–yes, porn stars are the experts! https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wj9b4w/how-to-talk-dirty-in-bed-according-to-porn-stars
Owner Erika Icon won a prestigious NightMoves Award at the 26th Annual NightMoves Awards that took place at the Tampa Gold Club in Florida. Icon attended the star-studded awards ceremony and accepted the Behind the Scenes Award for her dedication to the adult industry and the service her company has provided to clients over the past 10+ years.
Icon wasn’t the only winner from The Rub PR. Della Dane won Miss Congeniality, Nikki Delano nabbed the Editor’s Choice for Best “Adult Star” Feature Dancer, and Sarah Vandella scored the Fan’s Choice award for Best Female Performer.
Brenna Sparks has another cover and feature with her appearance on the current issue of Kinke Magazine, as well as a photo spread and in-depth interview! Read the whole think at https://www.kinkemag.com
Brenna Sparks has penned an opt ed column for XBIZ World. And, yes, we set that up. It’s just one of the MANY services we provide for our clients, all at an affordable price.
“Getting into Crypto” shows why Brenna is the Queen of Crypto. She discusses currency, wallets, transfers, and security. She scored some nice real estate on the cover with a photo of her at the top. The article starts on Page 38 and continues on Page 82. It can be seen in both the print and digital editions of the September 2018 issue of XBIZ World. View the digital version at http://www.xbizdigital.com/xw/2018-09/.
One of the amazing services we offer (and there are lots) is magazine placement. Many times, it’s not JUST a feature but also a COVER! This month both Larkin Love and Brenna Sparks got covers and features!
Brenna is on the cover of the September issue of Xcitement Magazine out this Saturday, Sept. 1.
Larkin Love is on the cover and featured in Kink Queens Summer 2018 issue available NOW for viewing and print issues can be purchased.
Our clients are up for a good amount of NightMoves Awards. You can only vote once per IP. But, if you have a cell phone and Internet service at home and/or work, you can vote multiple times until midnight on September 15th. However you do, it our clients and us appreciate it!
The third and final voting guide we have made is for the NightMoves Awards. Voting runs now through September 15th at midnight. We’ve got tons of clients up for nominations. You can #rockthevote only ONCE per IP. Make sure to not only cast your vote, but also Tweet it out so you can encourage others to vote too!
Awards season is in full swing and our clients need your help to win Urban X Awards. Urban X is completely fan voted. We have clients up for several categories and we need your help to get them to victotry! Rock the vote EVERY DAY through August 10th! Go to https://urbanxawards.com/2018voting/ to cast your vote for:
Johnny Goodluck for Best Male Newcomer!
Vote Nikki Delano for Social Media Star!
Savana Styles for MILF Performer of Year!
Kimmie KaBoom for BBW Star of Year
Best BBW Website!
Penthouse Pet Marica Hase for Female Performer of the Year!
Della Dane for Rising Star Female & Orgasmic Oralist!
Ricky Johnson for Male Performer of Year & he’s hosting the show!
After 10 years in adult, award-winning, debonair leading man Ryan Driller knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a porn star. Fans hit him up on social media and email daily asking how to get in. It makes perfect sense that Men’s health would interview Ryan for their article “How to Become a Male Porn Star”.
Our clients did well and scored many Inked Awards noms. We’re extremely proud of them!
Here’s your guide to helping our clients to victory:
Most of the categories are fan voting but others are through a panel. Look under each client’s graphic that’s nominated for the link to vote.
You can vote every day once a day until August 2nd.
Tweet out your vote and tell everyone you voted and encourage others to #rockthevote.
If you vote for Johnny Goodluck and want to enter the Cheers to Goodluck Contest. Screen shot your vote for Johnny and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send an email for every day that you vote. Winner wins 2 rounds of drinks at his bar Mr. Furleys. Travel and other incidenetals are not covered.
Both Best Female Clip Artist & Best Tits are fan voted categories. #rockthevote at:
You’re a fan and you want your fave inked performers to get nominated and hopefully win some 2018 Inked Awards. We’ve made it easy for you to get out clients nommed–go to https://inkedawards.net/nominations/ and #rockthevote every day through June 28th for our clients Savana Styles, Larkin Love, Kimmie KaBoom, Johnny Goodluck, Della Dane, Brooklyn Chase, Brenna Sparks, and Anna Claire Clouds in these catagories:
After almost 10 years in the adult biz, one of the industry’s biggest male stars has a Fleshlight. Ryan is part of the Fleshlight Male line that will feature other big name male talent, but he’s the first to get his released. We’re super excited that his dream has finally become immortalized and his manhood is immortalized forever! He deserves the toy and all the success he has attained including an XBIZ Male Performer of the Year win, among many others.
One of the services we provide our clients are their own toys and to lines which we have accomplished over our 10 years in biz an d through top toy companies like Doc Johnson, Pipedream, and now Fleshlight. Get Ryan’s dildo at bit.ly/FeelRyanDriller.
One of the services we offer is magazine placement. Della Dane is on the cover and has a four-page spread in the May issue of Xcitement The year isn’t half over and we’ve already scored six mag covers and features for our clients. What other PR company can say that?
Our owner Erika Icon is an accomplished photographer with an art degree. Going forward, clients who are currently with us or join our roster will get free photo services for events. If you have a birthday party or event (which we will more than likely plan/organize for you also), we will photograph it for free and send you all the photos, as well as send them to AVN and other adult sites to post. This is included in our fee and another service we offer at no charge. We also take photos of our clients at all the major awards shows and events. Here are a few photos we’ve taken over the past year.
We recently read an article about fake PR and could quickly tell what agency it was about. Of course, it wasn’t about us. We won’t go into what that agency does, but it’s pretty bad and the word is spreading. A few PR agencies are really kicking ass and taking care of their clients, and we’re one of those. Many of our clients come from referrals, and that’s how you know you’re doing something right!
Here are a few things that set us apart from the pack:
We offer extremely affordable rates, plus we do more for our clients than any other agency, but most importantly we produce results.
The Rub PR has consistently gotten our clients mainstream coverage in outlets like The Hype, Cosmo, Cosmo Latina, Buzzfeed, Daily Best, Ask Men, Playboy, Refinery 29, Vice, and many more. Many agencies claim to be mainstream or are perceived as mainstream, but we really aren’t.
We’ve scored our clients roles in mainstream horror and thriller films.
Our clients always receive a ton of nominations and actually go on to win for Best Male Newcomer, Male Performer of the Year, Trans Performer of the Year, and much more.
If you wondering why there’s a girl wearing a crown in the photo above, it’s because we treat our clients like royalty. We respect them, go above and beyond, and are always ethical in our business practices.
When you’re really ready to take your brand seriously, hit us up at email@example.com and we can show you what we can do to elevate your image and career. We work with performers, cam models, adult companies, and studios.
Hip hop mag The Hype has featured another one of our clients–Johnny Goodluck. He not only had his interview online but also made the digital edition with his name on the cover. Not bad for a guy in the industry less than six months. This is just typical of the mainstream coverage we get our clients–we’re one of the top PR agencies out there for adult and mainstream coverage!
One of the things we offer our clients is magazine coverage. We did that for Marica Hase and Jenevieve Hexxx this month. Plus, more clients are getting features and covers over the next few months!
Marica is the cover girl for the March issue of XCitement and has a photo spread and in-depth interview. Get a free copy at gentlemen’s clubs around the South Florida area or view it online at http://www.xcitement.com/hotflash/magazine/
Sometimes, people want to take a break from the publicity machine, other leave the industry, and some run out of funds. PR (aka public relations) is something you should budget is for, because it can make or break your career–you want it for longer than just a few months. With hundreds of girls entering adult each month, you need to stand out and we have been very successful in helping new, established and/or performers that just haven’t gotten the attention that they deserve.
So what happens when you stop PR? Your name isn’t constantly out there anymore. People forget about you when you just disappear. Your work could slow down…a lot. You don’t get nominations and/or wins come awards season. Your career isn’t at the level you’d like it to be. And, more than likely you will be out of the industry sooner than you had planned. We’ve seen this happen a lot in the over eight years we’ve been in business.
PR should be like your water or electric bill–a necessity. It’s money better spent than on an expensive purse or shoes. If you want to do well, you need to have a PR team behind you, but make sure it’s the right team. Even if you had PR in the past with a different firm and were unhappy, we can change your mind about how PR works. If you’re brand new or even established and want to take your career to the next level, you need PR. There are so many other reasons besides the ones we’ve listed. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
This Sunday is the Super Bowl, but it’s also Joihnny Goodluck’s 31st birthday! He’s inviting his industry friends and fans to join him! Here are all the details:
Join Johnny at Mr. Furley’s in Sherman Oaks, CA. The bar opens at 1:30pm. You can find him behind the bar serving a variety of libations and join him in at 8pm for a birthday toast after the big game. Stay the whole day or come after the game. Early arrival is suggested for those that want to watch the game.
Mr. Furley’s located at 14649 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. They are a full bar and offer handcrafted food, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. For more information on the venue, go to http://www.mrfurleysbar.com/ or call 818-453-8923.
With the rise of 4K and HD being used, it seems that photoshopping has gotten out of control. Sure, studios make the covers look great and know when to say when, but the real issue is with the performers who show up on set looking nothing like their agency photos. In the past, studios would have sent you home. But, time is money, and they just won’t hire you again. This is why many talent agenices demand non-photoshopped photos for their sites.
Of course, everyone does some sort of photoshopping or editing of their photos, especially for social media posts. But, how far is too far? When you’re literally shaving your nose in half would be an extreme example. Making your stomach completely flat when it’s not, covering it up with cinchers, and/or literally making yourself look one-third of your size are other examples.
When your fans go to meet you at trade shows and you look nothing like your photos, this is another issue. No one wants to be deceived, especially when you’re selling merchandise that really doesn’t look like you. We suggest you learn to love your body and embrace it. If you want to opt for plastic surgery and it makes you feel better, go for it. Even heading to the gym to do sit-ups and squats to make your tummy or backside look better is great. But, don’t be deceptive by photoshopping images of yourself so much that they don’t even look like you is something completely different.
Think before you use that Photoshop app or program. The competition may be fierce but looking nothing like your pics will decrease your chances of consistently working and disappoint your fans. Long and fruitful careers are based on your work and the love and support of your fans.
Ricky Johnson scored many 2018 awards nominations last week, but also snagged his second interview of 2017 with hip hop mainstream mag The Hype.
The article chronicles Ricky’s journey from starting in the adult biz to winning Best Male Newcomer three times to scoring 11 nominations for the 2018 awards season, including Male Performer of the Year. It covers how hard it is to succeed in the adult, how a guy can make it in the biz, what the future looks like for him, and much more. The article contains many personal images from Ricky’s Tumblr page and includes shots from set and a view into his off-camera life.
I was recently speaking with someone in the industry who told me a female performer is going around telling people they don’t need PR. I thought to myself this can’t be good. So out of that comes a new blog about why PR is crucial for your career, if you’re serious about it.
There are Hundreds of Girls Entering the Industry Each Month
Yes you read correctly. Without a good agent and PR, there’s no way you will stand out. Of course, there are exceptions, but it’s rare. Interviews, press releases, and all the other services we and other reputable PR agencies provide are important to keep your name out there and get you working. We have had several clients who have experienced a bump in the amount of work they get from having PR. And, with companies it’s definitely a requirement, especially if they are new and want to get the word out there about themselves.
You Need to Pick the Right Publicist
There are some publicists who don’t do much and/or don’t have their clients’ best interests. If someone starts off with the wrong publicist, it can sour them on PR. Make sure you choose correctly. Check their track record, speak to current and past clients, and always go with your gut. If you don’t see results in two or three months, it might be time to get a new PR firm.
Make Sure Your Expectations Are Realistic
Many girls and guys think because they have a publicist, they will definitely get mainstream coverage. It’s never a definite. We have gotten our clients TONS of mainstream coverage and even got them cast in mainstream movies and TV. But the world still isn’t very fond of our industry, so we do our best with this. Also remember you’re not the only client of any PR firm and even if you get specialized attention, they need to service their other clients, also.
You Have to Want to Engage & Work with Your Publicist
Most publicists want you to approve press releases before they go out. And you will need to respond when they reach out to schedule interviews. You will need to RT their Tweets and even come up with your own Tweets. It needs to be a team effort with you and your publicist.
Make Sure You Can Afford It
If you only have PR for a short time, you won’t get the full benefit. Plan to have it for the duration of your career, because once it stops, you won’t see your name out there, unless you sign a contract with a studio that has PR. And, choose a publicist that’s within your budget–the most expensive isn’t always the best. We offer affordable rates and deliver results.
Step Up & Make Your Own Choices
Be careful who you’re seeking advice from as to whether or not you need PR or anything serious about your career or brand. If someone is jealous of you or has an ulterior motive, they’re not someone that you should seek advice from. Your agent, industry veterans or people along these lines are the best people to talk to.
We are very proud of Nikki Delano and she has accomplished huge feats in the 5+ years we’ve teamed up with her, including her weekly Vivid Radio Sirius XM show, feature shows almost every weekend, and award nominations and wins. Last weekend at NightMoves, she not only won Best Ass for the 4th time, but she also was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Simply amazing!
We get asked a lot about why we’re better than other PR firms. We do offer a lot of services other agencies don’t and we deliver results. While there are many great publicists out there, there are things you should be looking for and/or considering when hiring a publicist.
Make sure you pick a publicist you can afford, and for more than just a month or two. Steady PR is what it’s all about, not quick and then over.
Also you get what you pay for, so don’t pick a free or highly discounted publicist. They are looking at you to build their client list and don’t have the experience of a well seasoned publicist.
Do your research. Check out current and former clients to see who they have and worked with. What counts are results and a company that can deliver.
Look at their press releases and see if they can actually write and their PRs look professional.
Make sure they provide services that you need. Some only write press releases and don’t do much beyond that in the way of interviews, getting you signing at conventions and more.
Think about who you’re hiring. You want a professional publicist, not someone who’s trying to have more than a business relationship with you.
Also make sure you’re hiring someone who is a dedicated publicist, not someone who’s a performer, pseudo agent or other title. You want someone who will put you first and get you out there. And, agenting should be left to agents, not publicists.
Make sure your publicist is well versed in social media and behaves on social media. Your publicist is a reflection of you.
If you are an adult performer or cam model, never hire a publicist who insists on getting your log-in and password for any social media platform. You should control your own image on social media and not let anyone have your log-in or password. They should only be advising you on how to run your accounts.
And lastly, pick someone who is respected and has a stellar reputation. There are many of us.
Both Ricky Johnson & Sunshyne Monroe won BIG at the Urban X Awards. Ricky won Best Male Newcomer and Sunshyne stole Best Transgender Performer. Congrats to our amazing clients! Photos courtesy of AVN & Reel Seduction.
Savana Styles is releasing her 1st title from her studio Alpha Females–fans will see her wear many hats from starring in her DVDs but also directing and producing. The Riders starring Savana, Romi Rain, Brianna Banks, and Adriana Chechik is coming later this month. AVN profiled her big accomplishment and featured the story online and in print. You can read the printed edition online at http://magazine-files.avn.com/avn/2017/august/.
Both Nikki Delano and Sunshyne Monroe have something to celebrate–both are on magazine covers this month!
Nikki is making her 2nd cover star appearance of her career for Xtreme Magazine. Pick up Xtreme at gentlemen’s clubs in the Mid-Atlantic States, including NY, NJ, DC and PA and online at xtrememagazine.com.
Every year, our owner, Erika Icon, attends Vice is Nice put on by Penthouse and The Animal Rescue Alliance. This year, we’re sponsors. This is a great event and a great cause, and we hope everyone can come out on Saturday–details are on flyer. It will be a double celebration, since it’s Ms. Icon’s birthday as well.
Latina Adult Star Nikki Delano appears in a segment of the Belgian reality show Jani Gaat that aired Monday night in Belgium and throughout Europe. Mainstream TV and movie placement another service The Rub PR offers.
Nikki’s segment starts out with her explaining webcam to Jani and the toys involved. Jani watches her on webcam on his laptop and gets very excited. Once she’s done with her camming session, he interviews her on what it’s like to be a porn star.