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Pipedream Wows Crowds at Scala Fair!

Pipedream returns from another global adventure after rocking the Scala Fair in The Netherlands this week. The intimate trade show offered the opportunity to strengthen business relationships and educate customers about Pipedream’s best-selling brands.

Attendees flocked to Pipedream’s booth for the European debut of Fantasy X-Tensions, ads-ons to the best-selling Fetish Fantasy Limited Edition and Fetish Fantasy Gold lines, as well as the much anticipated Bonnie Rotten Collection, to which the star herself appeared for pictures and autographs.

“Customers were so excited to snag the new Limited Edition items just in time for the movie,” said Brand Ambassador Cheryl Flangel. “With Bonnie Rotten in-person for selfies and champagne, it was only natural that our booth was a blast!”

“The show was busier than ever and customers were ecstatic about the reintroduction of Jimmyjane,” said Sales Executive Raymond Houtenbos. “We’d like to thank everyone at Scala for their hospitality and great efforts to make this show an incredible success.”\

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

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.

AVN Gets Up Close and Personal with Nick Orlandino!

It’s no secret that Pipedream took over the pleasure products industry once Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino got his hands on the reigns. We’ve gone from selling accessories out of a van to becoming one of the biggest, best-selling, most award-winning manufacturers in the planet, and AVN got the inside scoop on how Nick and the Dream Team have reached such mass success.

“Think back only four or five years ago at what adult novelty retail looked like,” said VP of Sales Steve Sav. “Look at it now. [Nick's] taken these mainstream ideas and developed them for the adult retail market to help create an environment that’s attractive and female and couple friendly.”

Read more below. Magnified pages can be found here and here, or check out AVN’s digital edition.

Pipedream Welcomes Rich Easton as Senior VP of Global Sales!

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Contact Rich via e-mail at rich@pipedreamproducts.com.

Pipedream is pleased to announce that Rich Easton will be joining the dream team in a new role as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Easton brings along a successful track record of growing recognizable brands such as Hefty, Arm & Hammer, Oxi Clean, and Trojan in his previous roles as an executive sales and marketing leader. With Trojan, Easton was able to drive distribution of Trojan vibrators and lubricants to all major retailers in the mass, drug, and grocery classes of trade.

“We’re very excited to get such a major talent that can help take Pipedream to the next level,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “With his professional experience and vast knowledge of marketing, merchandising and sales, I feel the sky’s the limit!”

Easton recently founded a consulting business focused on helping drive sales for small to mid-size businesses. Prior to his consulting business, Rich held the position of VP of Sales Operations at Church & Dwight where he led a team of internal sales managers focused on developing products, pricing, promotion, and positioning for as many as 55 different brands. Rich spent most of his career as a sales leader at Hefty Consumer Products, where he led several new product initiatives including the launch of Cinch Sak, One Zip, and expansions of private label tableware.

Pipedream Distinguished “Most Creative Manufacturer” in Russia!

XShow_Award_2014Pipedream was named “Most Creative Manufacturer” at the 13th annual X’show, Russia’s biggest B2B and B2C adult trade show. The accolade, based on a survey of adult retailers, is a testament to the manufacturer’s strong international reputation.

“Pipedream’s international presence has grown tremendously within the last few years,” says Pipedream VP of Sales, Steve Sav. “We’re so proud to be acknowledged in this category – it’s a testament to our continuous efforts to produce the most innovative products unlike anything else on the market.” 

“Pipedream continues to grow and expand in every market around the world, and I couldn’t be more pleased with our latest award voted directly by the retailers that we serve,” said Pipedream CEO Nick Orlandino. “Our wide selection, distinctive packaging, and dedication to branding and merchandising has made Pipedream number one in the world!” 

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

Pipedream Receives Roaring Response from Russian Crowds!

200362_210592225624649_7044101_nPipedream spent the weekend in Moscow with a bustling booth at the 13th annual X’Show, the only Russian expo that caters to both B2B and B2C adult markets. The show welcomed customers from around the globe and was especially well attended by retailers from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other regions of the Russian Federation.

“It’s always great to be with my friends and customers at the X’Show,” said Pipedream’s VP of Sales, Steve Sav. “Pipedream was well represented, as always, and was the dominant American company with the most successful brands.”

The Pipedream booth was the center of attention as sales execs were on deck to offer in-depth customer presentations and training for their latest best-selling brands. The Anal Fantasy Collection continued its success, appearing on every order, while the Pipedream Extreme Dollz stole the show in its official Russian debut. Sister company Jimmyjane was also in attendance and reported equal success.

“It was such a pleasure to be a part of the prestigious X’Show,” said Jimmyjane VP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Alicia Sinclair. “Jimmyjane has been so well received in Russia and we are honored to become a leading brand. We would like to thank our partners for their support.”

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

Pipedream Wows Crowds at Two Major Trade Shows!

NEWS_ScalaECN_2Pipedream traveled the globe last week, attending both East Coast News’ Warehouse Show in Florida and the Scala fair in Holland. The manufacter has become an integral part of both shows, as both distributors are top Pipedream accounts. Presented in intimate trade show formats, the shows offered the opportunity to strengthen business relationships and educate customers about Pipedream’s best-selling products.

Showgoers snagged their first look at the manufacturer’s latest collections and received hands-on education about Fetish Fantasy GoldFetish Fantasy Series HarnessesPipedream Extreme Dollz, and Real Feel Deluxe. The Dream Team was on-site to offer up-close and personal training and support, allowing customers to familiarize themselves with the latest best-selling brands.

“ECN proves why they are the preferred US distributor by the level of service they provide,” said Pipedream Visual Merchandiser Briana Honz. “This was their most successful show to date, and we look forward to future growth and success together.”

The Scala fair marked Pipedream’s European debut of their four brand new collections -

“It’s always a pleasure to team up with my colleague, Raymond, and the Scala team for this show,” added Honz. “It was extremely successful and customers are always pleased to see our new products!”

“The Pipedream booth was bustling with activity,” said Pipedream European Sales Exec Raymond Houtenbos. “There were great people, the atmosphere and setup were of the highest standards, and guests were unanimously ecstatic about our newest products. We thank the entire Scala team for their hospitality and great efforts to make this show a success!”

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

Diamond Products Completes Second Acquisition as Pipedream and Jimmyjane Join Forces

1654487_10152201524204788_644224849_nDiamond Products, in conjunction with a New York private equity firm, has made its second acquisition in the adult pleasure products industry in less than a year. Diamond approached Jimmyjane, the award-winning lifestyle brand known for reimagining the industry through design and innovation, to capitalize on the growing premium Sexual Wellbeing market. Together as part of Diamond, Jimmyjane and Pipedream Products aim to shape the future of the category as the world’s leading manufacturer of pleasure products.

With knowledge and experience gained over the last decade, Jimmyjane creates exceptional products that wow and delight its customers around the world. More than just a coveted brand, Jimmyjane embodies the team’s passion for pushing the limits of design, quality, and innovation. Award-winning designer Ethan Imboden founded the company in 2004 with the goal of bringing “Pleasure to the People” – and reshaping the sex products market along the way. He and his team leveraged unprecedented design, engineering and marketing to achieve their goal of making exceptional pleasure products broadly available – both in top “sex positive” retail environments, as well as through mainstream distribution. Today, Jimmyjane products are globally renowned for their exceptional performance, durability and design. The company is credited for its leading role in reorienting the global conversation around pleasure products, and has become known in the media as “the Apple of sex toys”.

Nick Orlandino, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Products commented “Jimmyjane is an exceptionally rare brand. Rare in the unique quality and design of its products, but also in the vision that has been executed over the last decade. I am very pleased that Ethan and the Jimmyjane team believe that our group is best able to ensure the continuity of this vision and the ongoing growth of the brand. Together we share the same values of quality and intense customer focus. I am convinced that our group will prove a good home and can help realize the significant future potential of Jimmyjane.”

Ethan Imboden, Founder and Chairman of Jimmyjane commented “We’re excited about this next step for Jimmyjane. Both our company and industry have come a very long way in the past 10 years. With the strength of Diamond behind Jimmyjane, we’ll be able to take our mission of bringing ‘Pleasure to the People’ to an entirely different scale. Nick and the Diamond team respect the customer- and design-centric values, approach and attention to detail that are the foundation of Jimmyjane, and will be great partners in growing the brand’s reach and amplifying its message.”

This acquisition is a key facet of Diamond Products’ long-term growth strategy and offers the group a leadership position in the premium pleasure products market with one of the world’s best known specialty brands. Jimmyjane will continue to operate separately, maintaining its product development, creative, online, and sales team at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco.

About Jimmyjane
Jimmyjane designs products and experiences to provide pleasure, strengthen connection and create provocative possibility. The company recognizes that sexuality plays a vital role in our overall health and wellbeing, and leverages design, innovation and wit to deliver unprecedented products that define new standards of quality, efficacy and – of course – enjoyment. The brand appears regularly in leading publications around the world, such as Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Times (London) and The New York Times, and enjoys an A-list following, including Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese, Eva Longoria, Kate Beckinsale and Teri Hatcher. The company’s products can be found in the most coveted names in hospitality, including Ace, Cosmopolitan, and W Hotels Worldwide. Jimmyjane has been honored with many of the world’s top design awards, including AIGA, I.D., Spark, Good Design and IDEA Awards, and new concepts are continually in development to bring sophisticated sexiness to all. To learn more about Jimmyjane visit www.jimmyjane.com.

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

Pure Aluminium POP Displays Now in Stock and Shipping!

Pipedream’s sleek new range of Pure Aluminium massagers can now be complimented by an equally sleek POP display, giving store owners an easy, space-spacing way to display this luxurious collection.

The 36-piece POP display is now in stock and shipping, and comes pre-packed with two boxes of each Pure Aluminium style, requiring only minor assembly for the base. The top row of the display holds the 5” (12.7 cm) boxes, the second and third rows hold the 8” (20.3 cm) boxes, and the fourth and fifth rows hold the 10” (25.4 cm) boxes.

“The Pure Aluminium POP display is the perfect supplement for your luxury toy section,” says Sales Manager Lynn Swanson. “Standing at over 6 feet tall, it’s just what you need to make this elegant collection ‘pop’ amidst any retail environment.”

Customers are urged to contact their sales rep to place an order while supplies last.

For customers who haven’t already received it, the Pure Aluminium catalog is available by request from your distributor, and online catalogs are available in multiple formats. Product videos are available to download for in-store and online use from PDTV.

For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick via E-Mail: sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

Pipedream’s 2014 Awards Nods Pile Up!

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After securing 23 nominations between the “O” Awards and XBIZ Awards, Pipedream’s nods keep piling up with five AVN Awards nominations. Hosted by adult stars Chanel Preston and Samantha Saint, the AVN Awards Show will take place amidst the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on January 18, 2014.

Pipedream’s nominations include Best Pleasure Products Manufacturer – Large, Best Fetish Manufacturer (Fetish Fantasy Series), Best Lingerie or Apparel Manufacturer (Fetish Fantasy Lingerie), Best Product Line for Men (Pipedream Extreme Toyz Roto-Bators), and Best Product Line for Women (Le Réve).

“We’re honored to have received so many nominations from the most respected industry outlets,” 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 28 total awards nominations makes it all worthwhile.”

Learn more about Pipedream’s award-winning brands by contacting your distributor for catalogs today. Online catalogs are available in multiple formats, as well as downloadable product videos for in-store and online use on PDTV.

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