Archive for November 25, 2015
CHATSWORTH, Calif. – November 20, 2015 – The Dream Team is ending this week on a high note with five AVN Awards nominations after sweeping this week’s XBIZ Awards nominations in 23 categories. The AVN Awards show will be hosted on the closing evening of the infamous AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on Saturday, January 23, 2016, where the Diamond Products family of brands enjoys a hefty serving of nominations across five coveted Best Manufacturer categories:
- Best Enhancement Manufacturer Pipedream
- Best Fetish Manufacturer Pipedream
- Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large Pipedream
- Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Medium Jimmyjane
- Best Condom Manufacturer Sir Richard’s Condom Company
“2015 has been an extremely successful year and I’m very proud of everything my team has accomplished,” said Diamond Products Chairman and CEO Nick Orlanindo. “We want to thank AVN and their entire team for the nominations and for their continued support. To be nominated in these top manufacturing categories just proves that we are and will continue to be the #1 pleasure products and sexual health manufacturers in the world.”
Diamond Products is already anticipating a prosperous 2016 after sweeping the thirteenth annual XBIZ Awards with 23 total nominations. While Devil’s Film, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company enjoy six, five, and two nominations respectively, Pipedream has been recognized across ten categories:
- Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Full Range
- Sex Toy of the Year – Non-Powered Icicles GoldG01
- Male Sex Toy/Line of the Year Pipedream Extreme Toyz Mega-Bator
- Gay Sex Toy/Line of the Year King Cock
- Fetish Product/Line of the Year Fetish Fantasy Series Shock Therapy
- Specialty Product/Line of the Year Fantasy X-tensions
- Marketing Campaign of the Year – Consumer Kendra Sunderland “Library Girl” Collection
- Bachelor/Bachelorette Product of the Year Bachelorette Party Favors Dicky Selfie Stick
- Soft Bondage Product/Line of the Year Fetish Fantasy Gold
- Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year
- All-Sex Release of the Year Starlets of the Year
- All-Black Release of the Year Chocolate Cheerleader Camp 3
- Latin Themed Release of the Year Angelic Latin Asses
- Transgender Studio of the Year
- Transgender Release of the Year America’s Next Top Tranny Season 20
- Transgender Release of the Year The Tranny Bunch
- Luxury Toy/Line of the Year
- Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Technology Hello Touch X
- Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Design Form 5
- Excellence in Product Packaging
- Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year
“We want to thank XBIZ and all of our customers for the nominations and for their continued support,” said Diamond Products Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “This type of recognition only validates our vision as we continue to acquire all of the best pleasure brands under one roof. I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished – 2015 was our best year ever and we will continue to set the industry standard and lead the way in product and industry innovation.”
Remember all those times that we said we were the best? Well, get used to it because it’s never, ever, ever gonna end!!! We’re up for another slew of awards from the European erotic magazine OnlyTaboos. Our family of Diamond Products brands are actually up for FOUR glob damn awards!
Most Innovative Brand Jimmyjane
Best Sex Toy for Women Jimmyjane Form 1
Best Brand Sex Toys Pipedream
Best Luxury Brand Jimmyjane
Super close but not quite finished with your Pipedream pleasure? Then check out these related articles:
Nick Orlandino, Rob Phaneuf, and Steve Sav: Three of the most dedicated and hardworking businessdudes in the industry who we are lucky enough to call our own! #ManCrushMonday — I mean #ManCrushEVERYDAY!!!!
Congrats on your XBIZ Exec Awards nominations, guys! Voting ended yesterday, so keep your fingers crossed (but definitely not your legs) until the winners are announced in January!!
Learn more about the Dream Team in our past blog posts:
- All Nick Orlandino Articles
- All Rob Phaneuf Articles
- All Steve Sav Articles
- Nick Orlandino Featured in Washington Post Redskins Coverage
- XBIZ Interview with Nick Orlandino
- AVN Gets Intimate with Nick Orlandino
Dear Friends & Customers,
We would like to thank you for another amazing year!
As you know, the holidays are quickly approaching and here is our upcoming schedule:
Our last day of shipping for 2015 is December 18th. Please place your orders no later than December 7th to ensure shipment before we close for the holidays and yearly maintenance. Normal operations will commence on January 4, 2016.
This year over the break, we will be installing a brand new ERP system that will help us improve every aspect of our business. As most of you know, the implementation of these type of software systems can be cumbersome and we anticipate some growing pains during this transitional period. As a result, you might experience shipping delays during this changeover and we advise you to place additional orders ahead of time to ensure that you have adequate inventory for Valentines Day, Chinese New Year and beyond.
We’re confident this new system will make us more efficient and more agile to address and adapt to all of your future business needs. Please be confident that we’re doing everything we can to ensure a smooth and speedy transition during this period.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself or your Pipedream/Jimmyjane/Sir Richards sales person to ensure that you have sufficient inventory going forward.
We would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to another prosperous year together!
Thank you for your continued support!
Chairman and CEO
Now that The Greatest Holiday of All Time (read: Halloween) is over, the winter holla-daze are creeping upon us. We’re feeling especially thankful on this chilly grey #MasturbationMonday, so we’re giving you a whole glob damn week to try and WIN our best-selling WOW! G-Motion g-spot vibrator! No more searching for your g-spot because this bedside bad ass squirms, thrusts, and vibrates to hit just the right spot every time!
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Pipedream’s mainstream coverage continues with a Tuggie spotlight on Comedy Central’s @midnight on Tuesday night. Hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, the game show rips headlines from the day’s news and distributes points based on comedians’ improvised jokes about the cited events. This week, Pipedream’s infamous Tuggie was highlighted in a bit regarding the pending brick and mortar Amazon store:
Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop, putting all manner of products at our fingertips from the complete works of Proust to the Tuggie, the “fuzzy sock that warms your cock.” I’m wearing one right now. It’s why I host with such confidence.
“It’s always exciting to find our products on our favorite shows!” exclaimed Social Media Manager Sabrina Dropkick. “Pipedream has remained on the cutting edge for over 40 years, and our extensive mainstream media coverage only proves that we always have and will continue to create and innovate the funniest, best-selling adult novelties in the world.”
Pipedream is riding an impressive wave of media support with a recent mention by Kristen Schaal (Last Man On Earth, Bob’s Burgers) on Conan, an in-depth interview with Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino in The Washington Post, plus tons of press coverage in Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, ESPN, and VICE Sports surrounding the Redskins’ “comically vulgar” court filing that cites the manufacturer’s Anal Fantasy Collection,Midget-Man, and Edible Crotchless Gummy Undies. Customers are urged to contact their sales executives now to ensure stock on Pipedream’s best-selling brands as they continue to penetrate mainstream audiences.
Pipedream has been the center of a media frenzy since news broke yesterday of the Redskins’ “comically vulgar” court filing in defense of their controversial trademark, citing a slew of other “offensive” trademarks including the manufacturer’s Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties, Anal Fantasy Collection, and Midget-Man. Today Pipedream enjoys the spotlight in the Washington Post’s “Reformed Whores band to Redskins: Your name is way more offensive than ours” by Dan Steinberg:
Some of the examples cited by the team are obviously outrageous, and many cannot even be published here. But some of them I didn’t get. Like Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties, for example. I mean, underwear is not possibly offensive. Neither is gummy candy — especially not the delectable peach flavor. So how is combining them into a trademarked item even remotely “startling,” to use the team’s word?
A passionate advocate for the Free Speech Coalition, Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino believes strongly in the freedom of the First Amendment and had much to say about the Redskins case.
“I’m still laughing about it. I think Daniel Snyder’s a lunatic. I think he’s the Trump of the NFL. Get your own house in order. What are you pulling us into this [mess] for? We sell a good product at a fair price. It’s got nothing to do with the Redskins… Out in public it might be offensive. To me, it’s [just] another widget.”
While he had him on the line, Steinberg couldn’t resist a Midget Man inquiry, learning a little-known fun fact about the brand — they’re not really intended for modestly endowed gentlemen. It’s just a gag gift and it was actually produced as an inside joke — the picture on the package is of Pipedream VP of Development Rob Phaneuf.
The Skins appeal has been petitioned by Native American activists, who have until January 14, 2016 to file their response. Customers are urged to contact their sales representatives now to ensure full stock of Pipedream’s best-selling trademarks as they continue to make waves in this case.
The Washington Redskins are trending once again after their latest court filing was published online with Pipedream brand names cited. The controversial NFL team lost their trademark last year when it was canceled by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the decision was even upheld by a federal judge. The case is currently before a court of appeals and on Friday, the Skins filed an opening brief in its third attempt to salvage their racist trademark by citing other potentially “offensive” brand names:
“Pipedream is the leader of the adult novelty market because we’ve been pushing the envelope for 40 years, so we were very excited to see several Pipedream trademarks mentioned in this case,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Over time our products, brands, and trademarks have become part of today’s pop culture and consumer landscape, and being cited in such a high-publicity lawsuit is yet another example.”
With reporters from Fox Sports, ESPN, and Vice Sports fighting for up-to-the-minute coverage of the ‘comically vulgar’ court filing, Orlandino has been fielding a flurry of media inquiries including his most recent interviews with Washington Post sports columnist Dan Steinberg and Sports Illustrated author Brendan Maloy.
Maloy quoted Orlandino in his most recent Sports Illustrated article titled “We called the companies that the Redskins called offensive,” saying ”I think their level of play is offensive. Dan Snyder is a whack job. He is the Donald Trump of football.”
The Skins appeal has been petitioned by five Native American activists, led by Navajo Nation member and social worker Amanda Blackhorse, who has until January 14, 2016 to file their response. Customers are urged to contact their sales representatives now to ensure full stock of Pipedream’s best-selling trademarks as they continue to make waves in this case.