US trade magazine StorErotica held its seventh annual awards evening on Sunday July 14th at the Burbank Marriot Convention Centre, California, during ANME. There were 11 categories and the awards were hosted and presented by sex guide author Dr Sadie Allison and StorErotica editor Kristofer Kay.
The winners included California Exotic Novelties (Novelty Company of the Year), Pipedream (Special Focus Award: Male Toys for Pipedream Extreme Toyz), Sportsheets (Fetish Company of the Year), Doc Johnson (Marketing Campaign of the Year for Wonderland), Classic Erotica (Boutique Brand of the Year), Sliquid (Lubricant Company of the Year), Jimmyjane (Hot Product of the Year for Hello Touch) and MD Science Lab (Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year).
“We are absolutely blown away by this award,” said Susan Colvin, CEO of California Exotic Novelties [pictured]. “The entire CalExotics team works hard to provide the most innovative products with the fastest fulfilment rate, the lowest return rate, which are supported with the most comprehensive sales and marketing tools we can offer. We thank Kris Kay, Lacy Empkey, and the entire gang at StorErotica for this wonderful honour. The StorErotica Awards Show was impeccably orchestrated and we appreciate all their hard work and dedication.”
“I want to thank Kris, Lacy, and the entire StorErotica team for the award,” said Pipedream CEO Nick Orlandino. “Our original Fuck Me Silly Mega Masturbator has raised the bar for lifelike male pleasure products, and Pipedream Extreme Toyz continues to be one of our best-selling brands in the world. We’ve worked hard to make our brands stand out among the crowd of choices in stores. Having that hard work recognised makes it all worthwhile.”
“We are incredibly grateful and excited to take home StorErotica’s Fetish Company of the Year award for the second year in a row and would like to thank everyone who voted for us,” Sportsheets CEO Tom Stewart said. “It was an honour to be nominated with so many wonderful companies and a pleasure to celebrate with everyone at the show. Congratulations to all of the StorErotica Awards winners, and here’s to another strong year!”
StorErotica’s Kristofer Kay concluded: “After each ANME it seems we come back confident in saying, ‘That was the best award show ever’. Well, this year epitomised that notion. Not only was it our most well-attended gala, but the room itself had such a positive energy flowing through it. It’s an honour to know that we can speak on behalf of retailers, and it is even more rewarding to honour so many of the vendors who are making a difference in our industry. We’re grateful to all those who made the evening so special.”