A recent press release from the industry's reigning press releasing champions, Digital Playground, alerted me to this little thinkpiece on CNBC about the folks they figure to be The Power Brokers of the Porn Industry. Needless to say, I clicked the fuck outta that link because I wanted to see if I was on it. I figure being the industry's most untrustworthy faux-writer, next to that Luke guy who came back, I'd naturally be one of the most powerful assholes in the biz. But it turned out I was wrong. Not only was I not on there, but neither were Bangs or BUCKTON. This wasn't entirely surprising, as we're not exactly powerful people in any sense of the word. So it was no big whoop.
But when I read through the piece and looked at their handpicked "power brokers", I started to get a little anxious. By the time I got to name number nine on the list of fifteen, the sad reality of the situation was sinking in: Brian Street Team was not going to be on this list.
For shame, CNBC.