Several of Romania’s largest webcam studios have established an industry association called Webcamming.ro. The new organisation will be in charge of public relations for the largely hidden business of the associated studios and will provide assistance and support. Three new members have now been admitted.
According to the organisation, 10 studios at 30 locations with over 600 cam performers are now members of Webcamming.ro. A spokesman for the association says:
»Although the cam industry has been around for years, the professional cam studio business is quite new and without any clear rules or guidance. Every studio has made up their own [rules] and sometimes that led to unfair recruitment processes, marketing and unfair or maybe even illegal conduct. Webcamming is proposing a fair game with clear rules for the studios and models that are a part of the project, and by that, ‘cleaning’ the industry’s name and image.«
New members of the association include ACM Studio, Kendra Studio and the relatively well-known franchise system Studio 20, whose CEO, Mugur Frunzetti, says of his company’s membership: »The group is not meant to be the ‘bullies’ or the ‘cool kids’ from cam high school, but teachers and students in the same time. There are things that we can teach each other and that we can learn from each other so we’re open to new studios and models joining our group.«
Frunzetti also points out that Studio 20 already has its own rules of conduct, which are clearly expressed on the platform and throughout the franchise system:
»We’re raising the bar, setting trends and working together. The goal, by having clean and clear rules, by having everyone working together and not against each other, is to have happy models, high earnings, and a strong united voice.«
A spokesman for the association says: »‘Power in diversity’ is the group’s motto, meaning that even though each studio has a different way of conducting business, they’ve gathered together being driven by the same goal and by understanding that only together they can be powerful. n that way, we can guarantee the power, experience, and dedication of many.«
Alexandru Gheorghe, founder of NightProwl Studio and AW Summit, comments: »We are ready to provide extensive training and coaching to our support teams, to our models, and to our management, combining experience from all 10 companies into added value for all of us. We are ready to help each other with knowledge and advice, but also to stand together and act as one in our business partnerships.«
Razvan Vasilescu, CEO of SmartChat Studio, says: »Any studio has strong points and weak points. Together we can grow the strong points and eliminate the weak points,” SmartChat Studio CEO Razvan Vasilescu says. “The level of quality in cam business is growing and together as a team we can raise the bar and innovate while keeping also a fairness in relationships with partners and competitors alike.«
Fabian Dumitru leads the newly added Kendra Studio. Commenting on his company’s entry, he said: »I’m sure Webcamming will bring prosperity and added value to the members of our group and to our partners as well. Through information sharing, combined know-how and added experience, Webcamming is sure to become beneficial to streaming sites, models, managers and other people in the industry.«
He adds: »The chat business needs strong and ethical cornerstones, professional management and development guides and, most important, respect and fairness for models and staff. Webcamming started with these values and ideas in mind and will undoubtedly succeed in making them a standard across the industry.«
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