Who's Behind Geisha Affair?
Recently, Terri and Claire, the dynamic team behind Executive Luxuries Virtual Assistant Service, expressed their curiosity about who's behind Geisha Affair. As GA's Marketing Director, here are the answers to their questions:
"The goal was to provide members with a refined concierge service which includes strong exposure through advertising, a familiar sense of community, stellar customer service and a user-friendly website dedicated solely to the global, escort and BDSM industries", Geisha Affair International
- So what was the motivation and or thought process behind having started Geisha Affair, International? Some good friends who have been in the industry for many years would talk about the ups and downs of the business and rave about the high, monthly expense of advertising. Through our association with them, curiosity grew into research which triggered a fascination with the industry. Soon, we tapped into a need for an online, marketing platform catering to today's modern escort. We identified all of the shortcomings associated with like services and then married the concept with a level of customer service and compassion unparalleled by our competitors. Backed by a team of international investors, offices were established in the United States, South America and Europe.
- How long have you been doing this and how long has the site been online? The idea of Geisha Affair International was born more than three years ago. Construction of the website involved a meticulous process and more than one year in design and construction attended by a fully staffed design/programming team. The website has been live online for eight months.
- What drew you to the adult entertainment arena? We were drawn by the dynamic, undying fervor of a business that touches every corner of the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Since the beginning of time, the nature of the escort industry has remained constant, transgresses all industries and encompasses everyday normal folks, just like you and me.
- Walk us through your typical day. An average day consists of attention to extensive, worldwide marketing projects; maintaining optimal functionality of the website; overseeing an international customer service staff; instant troubleshooting of any technical issues or questions (in partnership with our programming team) that arise from members; direct communication with members; regular communication with our legal counsel to ensure that Geisha Affair is in compliance; and ongoing identification and research of international markets to facilitate the expansion and awareness of Geisha Affair International.
- What are the difficulties in running Geisha Affair International? Seasoning is crafted by the hands of time. As Geisha Affair resonates throughout the worldwide community, time brings more and more members. People get to know us, realize that Geisha Affair is different and fall in love with the website, the high level of customer service and all for which GA stands.
- It's such an informative site. Tell us about a story that may have helped someone in the industry. You speak of Geisha Diaries, a special place where escorts can voice their thoughts, uncensored. Geisha Diaries verbalizes all that Geisha Affair represents. The hallmark article, "5 Biggest Mistakes Escorts Make" takes into account 5 critical mistakes as identified by successful and reputable ladies in the industry as far away as Singapore, United Kingdom and the U.S. The article is chalk full of valuable advice. Readers who choose to follow any bit of their insight are sure to benefit immeasurably. Just the other day we received a testimonial from an agency owner who sources Geisha Diaries to all of his ladies. Read here to see what he has to say.
- We read your post addressing the criticism you received for eventually wanting to charge for your services (Kudos to you!). Other than pricing what is your most consistent criticism? We have received and will always welcome constructive criticism as we feel that such advice comes from a place of support, just as we do. However, there is the occasional, pessimistic attitude of discouragement that Geisha Affair should not or will not succeed. Apparently, there are some folks out there who frown upon the advancement of Geisha Affair. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, such negativity is quickly replaced by the overwhelming amount of 'love mail' we continue to receive from members around the world praising the value of Geisha Affair and extending their best wishes.
- What are your short-term plans to expand the site? The answer requires another article in and of itself! We have many exciting, new features in the works, all designed around needs expressed by real people throughout the community. These features are fully outlined and already in developmental stages with our amazing team of computer programmers. These new features are scheduled to be launched in accordance with stages of advancement of Geisha Affair as the site continues to penetrate the worldwide industry.
- Do you receive any emails from the men (hobbyists) and what do they think of the site? Do you find yourself playing mediator between provider's v providers/ provider v hobbyist etc? A few gentlemen have even requested some minor additions on the site that they felt were important which our programmers implemented immediately. Hobbyists play an integral role not only in the success of Geisha Affair but in the professional lives of every escort. We are receiving more and more feedback from ladies who are making connections with hobbyists through the website which is a big sign of success. To illustrate our inherent understanding of the dynamic that exists between Geisha Affair/escort/hobbyist, take a look at the seamless layout of this profile. And for hobbyists abroad, providers can opt to post multiple profiles in different cities, select from multiple languages and a currency converter to accommodate international clients. However, we do not mediate between parties as such action is not the nature of our business.
- How many subscribers do you have worldwide? Worldwide subscribers exceed 1,000 members and that number is increasing daily. Membership reaches every city and country on the globe, wherever escorts exist.
- Wow you guys are truly a success story. What would you like the readers to take away from this 'peek behind the veil? Providers, hobbyists, BDSMers and all others in the adult world are folks with needs and desires just like anybody else. The founders of Geisha Affair felt a conviction to provide an online advertising platform that exceeds normal expectations. Geisha Affair is characterized by an authentic community feel that includes all of the necessary bells and whistles where escorts can feature their services without feeling like they're getting ripped off or taken advantage of. Right now, escort advertising is free. We realize that hobbyists are the bread and butter of any escort’s business and that is why they can post reviews free of charge. And when folks want to get the inside scoop, bond with others or express their opinions, they know that they can turn to Geisha Diaries, the Voice of Geisha Affair.
Interview by Executive Luxuries with Geisha Affair International