Price increases drive growth in adult ad revenue by Mark Whittaker in Uncategorized 26 Jan 2011 ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2011) – Taking advantage of the void left when Craigslist eliminated its prostitution ads, three major websites increased their rates on prostitution ads last month, driving double-digit revenue growth. Backpage.com and two other escort-advertising sites drove their estimated December revenue from prostitution ads to $3.1 million, a 23 percent increase over Novem This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share backpageCraigslistCraigslistescort advertisingprostitution ads Mark Whittaker Mark Whittaker joined the AIM Group as sales director in March 2009. His career in newspapers spans 30 years as a reporter, editor and online manager. He spent seven years as online managing editor and online director for PittsburghLive.com and the Tribune-Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, and later worked as interactive media director for Beaver Newspapers Inc. in suburban Pittsburgh. At Beaver Newspapers, he was responsible for day-to-day advertising, design and operation of the company’s Web sites, supervising a staff of eight. At Tribune-Review, he oversaw about 20 Web sites, including ad sales, coordination between the Web sites and affiliated newspapers, and negotiating partnership agreements. He is based near Pittsburgh.