Archive for PDU: Pipedream University

ECN/IVD Warehouse Show Graduates with PDU Honors!

ECN_PDUThe jet setting Dream Team has returned from the ECN/IVD 30th Anniversary Warehouse Show in Princeton, New Jersey, where the manufacturer presented an exclusive Pipedream University training seminar for VIP retailers. Attendees were treated to a perfect blend of business and pleasure, enjoying an entire weekend of training and fun, food, and festivities provided by ECN and Pipedream.

“Having PDU and the Pipedream team here on site was really special, and I know East Coast News customers will benefit from the experience,” said ECN VP Brian Herbstman. “Thanks to Pipedream for taking the time to join us here.”

Pipedream packed the weekend with informative seminars and intimate meetings, connecting directly with storeowners, managers, and buyers. Over 100 customers graduated with honors and were wowed by Pipedream’s latest collections, in-depth product demos, and sales and merchandising training.

“It’s always a pleasure to team up with our friends and powerhouse distributor ECN,” said Visual Merchandiser Briana Honz. “With the level of service we both provide, customers were blown away by the presentation and product offerings. We strive to satisfy our customers, so I strongly believe we brought our A game to New Jersey. We want to thank ECN and their amazing customers for their continued support of Pipedream.”

Senior VP of Global Sales Rich Easton made his PDU debut with an in-depth presentation on new sales strategies. “It was great to work with the team at East Coast News. They are always excited about new products, receptive to new ideas, and open to testing various ways to help our customers connect with their consumers. I was blown away by our customers’ interest level in ‘what drives consumer purchase behavior’ and the benefits of outstanding customer service.”

PDU is an instructional seminar designed to give distributors and retailers the training and tools they need to effectively merchandise Pipedream’s award-winning brands. Graduates from the program left the ceremony with custom diplomas, training materials, brand one-sheets, and gift bags. Contact your salesperson for more information on future PDU opportunities.

Pipedream, Jimmyjane and Williams Trading Co. Team Up for Biggest PDU Ever!

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Pipedream and Jimmyjane have returned from the Williams Trading Co. 40th VIP Event in Baltimore, where the manufacturer presented an exclusive Pipedream University training seminar for VIP retailers. Attendees were wowed by both companies’ new releases, in-depth product demos and Planogram training. Over 150 VIP retailers attended the event and graduated with honors, making it the biggest graduating class in the history of PDU. Attendees were treated to the perfect blend of business and pleasure, with two days of training mixed in with three days of fun, food and festivities provided by Williams and Pipedream.

“We would like to extend our warmest thank you to the Pipedream team in supporting the Williams Trading Co. 40th VIP Event this past weekend,” said Williams Trading owner Bob Pyne, Jr. “The PDU seminar was incredible and it was the first time our customers got to interact directly with Pipedream and Jimmyjane’s sales and training staff, and we’re glad as always to have Nick and Pipedream as a Platinum Sponsor.”

Scott Dantis, Director Sales and Marketing for Williams Trading Co, added: “Working with Pipedream at the VIP Show, we were able to offer a comprehensive Pipedream University training program and strengthen our business relationships, while showcasing the exciting items from both Pipedream and Jimmyjane’s product lines. Williams Trading customers were able to get a sneak preview of Pipedream’s latest collections and receive hands-on education on both collections.”

Both brands conducted two days of brief 25-minute seminars and got a chance to connect directly with store-owners, managers and buyers in small groups. The opportunity for face-time with decision-makers at the retail level was imperative for Pipedream Vice President of Sales Steve Sav: “The VIP event was a wonderful, relaxed and business-focused forum to interact with Williams’ best customers, who were inquisitive and receptive to everything we offered. The three-day seminar was fun, informative and educational, and we can’t wait for the next one.”

PDU is an instructional seminar designed to give distributors and retailers the training and tools they need to effectively merchandise Pipedream’s award-winning brands. Graduates from the program left the ceremony with custom diplomas and Masters Degrees from Jimmyjane, along with PDU and Jimmyjane T-shirts, training materials, brand one-sheets, and gift bags filled with Pipedream and Jimmyjane promotional materials. More PDUs are planned for the future. Contact your Pipedream salesperson today for more information.

 

For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick via e-mail at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

 

Pipedream Scores 4 StorErotica Awards Nominations!

Pipedream looks to add to their extensive awards collection after receiving four StorErotica Awards nominations. StorErotica Magazine will partner with the producers of ANME to host the seventh annual awards show during the July event at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport for the third consecutive year.

“We’re honored to once again have so many nominations in so many categories,” said Pipedream CEO Nick Orlandino. “We’ve worked hard to make our brands stand out among the crowd of choices in stores. Having that hard work recognized with four nominations makes it all worthwhile.”

Once again, Pipedream is nominated for “Novelty Company of the Year” after receiving the award last year. The manufacturer is also up for “Fetish Company of the Year”, as well as “Marketing Campaign of the Year” for their innovative instructional seminar, Pipedream University, and “Special Focus Award: Male Toys” for their Pipedream Extreme Toyz collection of mega masturbators and strokers.

The 2013 StorErotica Awards are determined strictly by voting on their website. Pipedream distributors, retailers, and fans are encouraged to register and vote here when the website goes live from May 15 to June 7.

For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

PDU Graduates National Video Supply With Honors!

Pipedream University (PDU) wrapped up another successful instructional seminar at their main campus in Chatsworth, this time graduating National Video Supply in a fun-filled one-day event. National was the seventh US distributor to graduate from the educational program, which was designed to give Pipedream’s distribution partners the training and tools they need to effectively merchandise Pipedream’s award-winning brands.

“PDU was the best display and learning experience my crew has ever had. I learned as well, even with my 30 years of experience,” said National Sales Manager Joe Walla. “So many valuable tips I saw plain as day that no other novelty company has shown us before. It was nice to be taught how to make money and not just the usual, ‘Take my product.’”

National Operations Manager Lee Negri later added, “PDU is innovative, informative, and full of great sales tools – everything needed to increase revenue. It’s been a little over a week and we have already seen increases.”

The National team was given an inside look at Pipedream’s shipping, receiving, manufacturing, and day-to-day operations. The staff also received hands-on product training and a first look at Pipedream’s award-winning Planogrammer software, followed by a festive graduation ceremony and dinner celebration in Pipedream’s traditional style of hospitality.

“We’re thrilled to have strengthened our relationship with National Video Supply,” said Brand Ambassador Cheryl Flangel. “We want to thank them for their vibrant energy and contagious enthusiasm that made this PDU such a success.”

Click here for Pipedream’s exclusive behind-the-scenes video of PDU with National Video Supply. All Pipedream product and event videos are available to download for in-store and online use at PDTV.

For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

National Video Graduates PDU, Plus Exclusive ILS Footage!

From the fun inside Pipedream Headquarters at our most recent day-long Pipedream University, to the fun we took with us to the Las Vegas International Lingerie Show — check out all the exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage right here! All Pipedream event and product videos are available to download for in-store and online use over at PDTV.

For more information hit up Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com or anonymously inquire with the Sexperts here!

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PDU Graduates Another Class with Honors!

Pipedream University (PDU) wrapped up another successful instructional seminar at their main campus in Chatsworth, this time graduating Holiday Products with honors in a fun-filled one-day event. Holiday was the sixth US distributor to graduate from the educational program, which was designed to give Pipedream’s distribution partners the training and tools they need to effectively merchandise Pipedream’s award-winning brands.

The Holiday team was given an inside look at Pipedream’s shipping, receiving, manufacturing, and day-to-day operations. The staff also received hands-on product training and a first look at Pipedream’s award-winning Planogrammer software, followed by a festive graduation ceremony and dinner celebration in Pipedream’s traditional style of hospitality.

“PDU was more rewarding and informative than I expected,” said Holiday Vice President Ken Sahn. “Our entire team has been energized and motivated by what they learned and are anxious to put the training to use. The PDU team led by Rob and Lynn did an incredible job and didn’t miss a beat. We are a better company for making that two block trek to PDU!”

Pipedream Sales Manager Lynn Swanson agreed. “The Holiday Products team really embraced the training and their energy and enthusiasm showed. We’d like to thank Ken and his entire team for helping make PDU a huge success.”

Click here to watch the video.

For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

PDU-Scala Earns High Marks Overseas!

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Pipedream has returned home from another successful PDU instructional seminar, this time taking place at the renowned Scala facilities in Almere, Netherlands. The first-ever European PDU took place hours prior to Scala’s bi-annual trade fair, in front of a crowd of over 200 qualified European buyers and retail store owners. The one-of-a-kind program is designed to give Pipedream’s distribution partners the training and tools they need to effectively merchandise and market Pipedream’s award-winning brands.

“We’ve worked very hard to solidify our relationship with the entire Beate Uhse AG group,” said Nick Orlandino, CEO of Pipedream. “Through their vast distribution system and broad sales network, they’ve made Pipedream the number one brand in Europe.”

The instructional seminar included a brief company overview, sales and merchandising strategies, extensive product training, and an introduction to the brand new European version of Pipedream’s revolutionary Planogrammer software. The program was greeted with excitement and enthusiasm, followed with diplomas for everyone, and the reaction was equally positive from both sides.

“Pipedream is inspiring innovation, investing in knowledge and creating futures for everyone in our industry,” said Scala’s Product Manager Rick Zwaan. “Pipedream University was fun, highly educational, and very helpful for our staff and our retail partners.”

Pipedream’s European Sales Executive Raymond Houtenbos summed it up best, “Pipedream scored a hat trick! The crowd found PDU educational, entertaining, and informative. The event definitely strengthened our partnership between Pipedream and Scala.”

More Pipedream University training seminars are scheduled to take place in March and April, with another overseas program taking place in England this coming June.

For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

Pipedream University Receives Recognition from Nalpac

Last month, Pipedream University (PDU) graduated its fourth class, Michigan-based adult toy distributor Nalpac. Here’s their “Thank You” video to express their gratitude for the fantastic weekend, and to name PDU as “Best Manufacturer Training”.

Thank you Nalpac!

We’re all looking forward to a prosperous 2013!!!

Pipedream University Graduates East Coast News!

Over the weekend, Pipedream University (PDU) just added another alumni to its list of graduates — adult toy distributor giant East Coast News (ECN). For two entire days, the ECN crew were given an inside look at our shipping, receiving, manufacturing, and day-to-day operations.

Below is a video recap of all the fun and learning that took place!

Pipedream University Graduates Nalpac

We just held our fourth Pipedream University weekend training course with Nalpac, our distributor from Michigan.

The full weekend of meet-and-greet, fun, learning, and entertainment can be watched in the video below.

 

For more information about Pipedream University, email us at info@pipedreamproducts.com.