At the beginning of last year, in what was totally not a ploy for free publicity, Playboy magazine decided to get rid of nude photos. The magazine hoped to expand its sales by publishing beautiful ladies in lingerie or bikinis. Either the scheme didn’t work as planned, or the magazine just missed the beautiful naked ladies it had for its first 62 years: As of this month’s issue, nudes are back. [More]
A mansion with Hugh Hefner inside might not be the only thing Playboy Enterprises is looking to get off its hands: the company is reportedly toying with the idea of selling itself. [More]
A few months ago, Playboy magazine announced that it would be acknowledging that the Internet is a thing and getting rid of full-frontal nude pictures, going for more PG-rated content, wider availability in stores, and some nice free publicity. Is it working? The magazine’s most important customers are pleased with the change: advertisers. [More]
Months after Playboy made the decision to try to stay in print by ditching the bared flesh that made it famous, its raunchier longtime competitor Penthouse has decided to give up on print and focus on being an online-only publication. [More]
Playboy magazine, for all its fame as a purveyor of airbrushed breasts and well-lit derrieres, has never really had much in the way of nudity compared to competitors. Now that just about any innocent search on the Internet will eventually bring up more bared flesh than a full issue of Playboy, the magazine has decided it’s about time to put some clothes on. [More]
Playboy has got things all backwards — the fabled skin rag has made a web site that leaves the nude pictures behind.
The folks at Time Warner Cable had lots of apologizing to do yesterday after viewers in some parts of North Carolina were treated to footage of naked ladies on what are listed as two different children’s channels.
Playboy lost $13.7 million in the first quarter of 2009, stirring pangs of nostalgia in the company for those halcyon days of first quarter 2008, when the publisher lost only $4.2 million. Late last year Playboy closed its DVD arm and enacted massive layoffs, but the savings weren’t quite able to offset lost print and digital ad revenue, which dropped 26 percent from a year ago.
ve got a nice campaign piece for jackboots. From 1996 issue of Playboy.