Kelly Shibari Named Adult Industry Track Coordinator for Mensa Annual Gathering 2016

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CEO of ThePRSMGroup to Moderate ‘State of Industry’ & ‘Porn & Parenting’ Panels in San Diego Saturday, July 2

The high IQ society Mensa taps Kelly Shibari to coordinate the inaugural adult industry track for this year’s Annual Gathering. The CEO of ThePRSMGroup will be moderating two panels on Saturday, July 2, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California.

“I’m so honored to be asked to coordinate the adult industry track for this year’s Annual Gathering,” says Kelly. “Bringing the industry to such a highly esteemed group of people, who are just as curious about the world and its many different and interesting facets as I am, should make the two panels lively and fun for all who attend.”

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The two adult industry panels for this year’s Annual Gathering are:

  • Porn Performers & Parenting
    • Jeanne Silver & daughter
    • Howie Gordon & daughter
  • State of the Adult Entertainment Industry
    • Aiden Starr
    • Ela Darling
    • Mark Kernes
    • Alec Helmy

“Our members are constantly seeking knowledge about every topic, no matter how diverse or niche,” says 2016 Annual Gathering Chair LaRae Bakerink. “Our Speakers’ Committee believes Kelly is a great source of information regarding the topic of the adult entertainment industry, and are thrilled to have her coordinate this track for us.”

Attendance for the adult industry track is limited to Mensans 18 and older; IDs will be required. To view all session descriptions, visit http://ag.us.mensa.org/pages/programming/sessions/.

A tradition since 1963, Mensa’s Annual Gathering has grown from a two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont to a sprawling and diverse collection of programs, talks, games, and entertainment, typically spanning the July 4th weekend in a different city every year. For more information on this year’s AG, including registration, visit http://ag.us.mensa.org.

With more than 57,000 members, American Mensa (http://us.mensa.org/learn/about/) is the largest national Mensa, operating under the auspices of Mensa International, Ltd (http://www.mensa.org/). There are currently more than 100,000 members worldwide, and an estimated six million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.

Mensans come from all walks of life. Ranging in age from 2 to 106, they include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, and CEOs, and share one trait — high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, all scored in the top 2 percent of the general population, on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensans have the opportunity to meet others with high IQs at local, regional, and national levels, attending entertaining, intellectually stimulating events, and exchange ideas with others through a variety of publications and its online Community. Mensans also work to help others in their community by volunteering for community-oriented activities and working with the Mensa Foundation.

A multiple awards winner for her work in the adult industry, Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into the successful PR & Social Media Marketing firm ThePRSMGroup. In addition to contributing regularly to media outlets on behalf of her clients, Kelly writes and speaks on topics including public relations, social media, and marketing for the adult entertainment industry, leveraging her experience to help build company brands across multiple platforms. For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com and https://about.me/KellyShibari.

The highly accessible Kelly also regularly chats with fans and industry peers via http://Twitter.com/KellyShibari and http://Facebook.com/KellyShibari.

About Kelly Shibari:

From her background in design and construction in mainstream film and television production, to having performed in front of the camera as the sexually charged figurehead for chubby Asian girls everywhere, Kelly Shibari is a stereotype-breaking tour-de-force. During her 8 years in the adult entertainment industry as a much-sought-after performer, Kelly’s accolades are well-documented: named 2013 & 2014 BBW Performer of the Year at EXXXOTICA’s fan-based awards, The Fannys, and BBW Performer of the Year at the 2015 Inked Awards, Kelly was also named Best BBW Performer at the 2013 & 2014 NightMoves Awards, who also bestowed upon her several Best BBW Release awards and its Triple Play award. She is also the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards and an XBIZ Award, and has the distinct honor of having been the only plus size Fleshlight Girl in the company’s history. She was also honored as 2015’s “Person of the Year” by online adult media outlet The Sexposé.

Kelly appears in the Rammstein music video for Mein Land, hand-selected by iconic director Jonas Akerlund, and can also be seen in the series finale of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. She was also a figure model for the character of Pam Poovey, in an episode for this current season of the FX Network show Archer. The co-director, writer, casting director, and host for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size, Kelly is the only plus size model ever to appear in Penthouse Forum (June 2014) as well as Penthouse (Jan 2016). She is also featured in an episode for documentary producer Morgan Spurlock’s Sexish, slated to air later this year on his SMARTish digital network.

Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into a successful PR and Marketing firm; in addition to representing clients in the sexuality and novelty fields, Kelly has also been a brand ambassador for several pleasure products companies. For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com, http://Twitter.com/KellyShibari, and http://Facebook.com/KellyShibari.

 
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Kelly Shibari Tapped as StorErotica Columnist

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CEO of ThePRSMGroup Offers Marketing Insight, Advice for Pleasure Products & Lingerie Industries; Column Syndicated at Sign & Exotic Dancer Magazines!

StorErotica has tapped Kelly Shibari to write a marketing column for its pleasure products and lingerie industries B2B magazine. The column is also syndicated at both parent company Exotic Dancer Magazine (http://www.edpublications.com) and European B2B publication Sign Magazine (http://sign-magazine.com).

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“I’m so honored to be asked by StorErotica to produce a column every other month for its publication,” says Kelly. “I’ve started with social media, naturally, and will be branching out into cross promotion, the use of ‘neighbor industries,’ and other ways industries can market their products to the largest and widest audience possible. And to have the column already be syndicated to other B2B magazines is certainly a feather in my cap! Thank you, StorErotica, for asking me to share my ideas with your readership.”

“As a columnist, what Kelly supplies is measured in more than words on a page, as her prose is only outmatched by her marketing expertise,” says Kristofer Kay, PR Manager for ED Publications and StorErotica. “As she has already proven, she lends an insider’s gravitas, reaped by our readership as well as our advertising partners alike. ED Publications is honored to continue our relationship with Kelly, and look forward to bringing her unique voice through both of our publications as well as in Sign.”

To read Kelly’s column in StorErotica, visit http://www.storerotica.com. To subscribe, visit http://www.storerotica.com/subscribe.

StorErotica is a B2B niche publication, geared toward “the buyers” at intimate apparel and adult retail stores. The magazine’s editorial focus discusses how to make more money, simplify operations, manage inventory and personnel, avoid legal problems, and grow business. StorErotica shares information about the latest and hottest products on the market, and also tells retailers how to sell more of those products. Each issue is packed with business advice columns, retail strategies, informative B2B articles, and targeted industry news, which store owners and buyers keep, and refer to, all year long.

StorErotica is mailed to more than 10,000 retail stores and boutiques, and more than 2,000 intimate apparel and erotic product manufacturers and distributors. The magazine is also distributed at a number of the industry’s top conventions and tradeshows. For more information, visit http://www.storerotica.com.

A multiple awards winner for her work in the adult industry, Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into the successful PR & Social Media Marketing firm ThePRSMGroup. In addition to contributing regularly to media outlets on behalf of her clients, Kelly writes and speaks on topics including public relations, social media, and marketing for the adult entertainment industry, leveraging her experience to help build company brands across multiple platforms. For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com and https://about.me/KellyShibari.

The highly accessible Kelly also regularly chats with fans and industry peers via http://Twitter.com/KellyShibari and http://Facebook.com/KellyShibari.

About Kelly Shibari:

From her background in design and construction in mainstream film and television production, to having performed in front of the camera as the sexually charged figurehead for chubby Asian girls everywhere, Kelly Shibari is a stereotype-breaking tour-de-force. During her 8 years in the adult entertainment industry as a much-sought-after performer, Kelly’s accolades are well-documented: named 2013 & 2014 BBW Performer of the Year at EXXXOTICA’s fan-based awards, The Fannys, and BBW Performer of the Year at the 2015 Inked Awards, Kelly was also named Best BBW Performer at the 2013 & 2014 NightMoves Awards, who also bestowed upon her several Best BBW Release awards and its Triple Play award. She is also the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards and an XBIZ Award, and has the distinct honor of having been the only plus size Fleshlight Girl in the company’s history. She was also honored as 2015’s “Person of the Year” by online adult media outlet The Sexposé.

Kelly appears in the Rammstein music video for Mein Land, hand-selected by iconic director Jonas Akerlund, and can also be seen in the series finale of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. She was also a figure model for the character of Pam Poovey, in an episode for this current season of the FX Network show Archer. The co-director, writer, casting director, and host for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size, Kelly is the only plus size model ever to appear in Penthouse Forum (June 2014) as well as Penthouse (Jan 2016). She is also featured in an episode for documentary producer Morgan Spurlock’s Sexish, slated to air later this year on his SMARTish digital network.

Kelly has parlayed her experience and network in the industry into a successful PR and Marketing firm; in addition to representing clients in the sexuality and novelty fields, Kelly has also been a brand ambassador for several pleasure products companies, and was featured as the cover model for online retailer SheVibe’s September 2014 issue. For more information, visit http://ThePRSMGroup.com, http://KellyShibariXXX.com, http://Twitter.com/KellyShibari, and http://Facebook.com/KellyShibari.

 
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Lainie Speiser Receives PR / Marketing Award at 23rd Annual NightMoves® Awards

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Industry publicist Lainie Speiser receives the Adella Award at the 23rd Annual NightMoves® Awards this past weekend. The award, which recognizes excellence in PR and Marketing in the adult entertainment industry, was presented to Speiser by Kendra Sunderland and Jenna Ivory on behalf of the NightMoves® staff.

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“Thank you so much for this great honor,” says Speiser. “I started my career in the adult industry six months out of college, and have loved it ever since. I want to thank all of my clients past and present who made this award possible, and all of my contacts, who continue to support my endeavors.”

Lainie Speiser began her career in adult entertainment shortly after getting her BA in journalism from The School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1991. After working in the promotion departments of leading men’s magazines such as Gallery, Fox, and Lollypops, she was hired as the publicist for Penthouse Magazine in 2001 and worked there through 2011, also doing personal publicity for Bob Guccione in his last two years of owning the publication.

Since starting her independent PR firm in 2012, Lainie has continued a great relationship with Penthouse, writing a monthly column and acting as a consultant, and has become the “go-to” publicist for performers who want to brand their name in the mainstream press, through her relationships with prominent media outlets across the country.

“Lainie’s work as an adult industry publicist extends far beyond just booking performers for appearances and interviews,” says Publisher and Founder of NightMoves® Paul Allen. “She is an industry ‘house mom’ who loves, cares, and advises her clients at every step of their journey as an entertainer. Her hand-held attention to her clients’ needs are unparalleled, and it’s an honor to present her with the Adella Award.”

Speiser has also maintained a writing career, freelance writing for various publications; she has published six books, including Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars.

Continues Lainie, “I especially want to thank Kelly [Shibari], who helped guide me through my transition four years ago, from working in corporate all of my professional life, to becoming an independent success. She is a huge part of how I run my business today, and I thank her for her patience, great work, and loyalty. I was in this industry before the Internet and dammit, I’m still here! Thank you, and God bless you all!”

NightMoves® Awards, started in 1993, is the third oldest and continuously running adult awards show in the United States, trailing only the AVN Awards and the XRCO Awards. The NightMoves® Awards were the first to allow fans to select the winners, making it the original Fan Based Awards, as well as the first awards show to allow online voting. In addition to the Fan Awards, the show presents Editor’s Choice awards based on reviews of DVDs in which the nominated performer has appeared.

The NightMoves® Awards are more than a one-night awards show; it is a fun-filled, exciting, ultra-busy weekend that includes “Star Caravan” events at local nightclubs and multiple radio appearances. In addition, fans will be able to meet and interact with performers at the NightMoves® Fan Fest, where stars sign autographs and take photos. For more information, visit http://www.nightmovesonline.com/nightmoves-awards-show/.

For more information, visit http://MizLainie.com. Lainie Speiser may also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/misslainie and Facebook at http://facebook.com/Lainie.Speiser.

 About NightMoves® Awards:

The NightMoves® Awards, started in 1993, is the third oldest, continuously running, adult awards show in the United States, trailing only the AVN Awards and the XRCO Awards. 2015 marks the 23rd Annual NightMoves® Show, with adult superstar Ron Jeremy having hosted every single show. The list of stars who won their first-ever award from NightMoves® reads like a who’s-who in the adult entertainment world: Jenna Jameson won her first ever award (Best New Starlet) in 1995; Tera Patrick (2000), Gina Lynn (2002), Jesse Jane (2003), Sunny Lane (2005), Bree Olson (2007), Alexis Texas (2008), Chanel Preston (2010), Anikka Albright (2013), and Carter Cruise (2014) are just a few more names on this prestigious list. The NightMoves® Awards, an offshoot of NightMoves® Magazine, is owned and operated by Paul & Tracy Allen, and based in Tampa Bay, Florida. For more information on The NightMoves® Awards, visit http://www.nightmovesonline.com/nightmoves-awards-show/; it can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NightMovesShow, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NightMovesMagazine.

 

For Additional Information on The NightMoves® Awards, Contact:

TracyAllen@NightMovesUSA.com

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