Backpage continues to gain from prostitution advertising by Mark Whittaker in Marketplace 25 Feb 2011 ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2011) – Led by Backpage.com, a Village Voice Media company, revenue generated by prostitution advertising online in the United States increased 1 percent in January over the previous month’s total to an estimated $3.15 million. Of the January total, $2.1 million was generated by Backpage.com, now the leading site for prostitution advertising in the United States This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share backpageCraigslistcraigslist adult servicesescort servicesprostitution advertising 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.