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Pipedream Continues to Reign as Most Award-Winning Manufacturer!

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Pipedream continues their eroFame celebrations after receiving three awards during the European expo. SIGN magazine’s Hot Product of the Year award recognized the success of the ultra-realistic ejaculating King Cock Squirters, while EAN named Pipedream the Best U.S. Manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year. Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino was also honored with EAN’s Business Man of the Year award for the fourth year in a row.

“I would like to thank EAN and SIGN for their continued support and recognition, as well as the one and only Dream Team for all of their hard work,” said Orlandino. “I am proud of what Pipedream has accomplished in the last year, and winning these prestigious awards only inspires us to work even harder. Pipedream will continue to set the industry standard and lead the way in product innovation.”

Pipedream Rocks eroFame 2015!

pd3037-11_03Pipedream has returned from another global adventure after an ultra-successful eroFame tradeshow in Hanover, Germany last week. Well-stocked with freshly baked pretzels and ice-cold German beer on tap, Pipedream’s massive eroFame booth stole the spotlight and reached maximum capacity.

Crowds flocked to the booth for the European debut of the manufacturer’s latest additions (Fantasy C-RingzIcicles Gold EditionPipedream Extreme Toyz Mega-Bators, and extensions to the best-selling Fetish Fantasy Series and Pump Worx), though the real showstopper was the new Wanachi Mega Massager, which made its first-ever appearance at the show. At a whopping 17” tall with a huge 4.5” head, this bedside bad boy packs plenty of pulsating power with a universal 110v-240v power cord that reaches up to 17 feet.

“The Wanachi Mega Massager definitely stole the show – customers could NOT keep their hands off of it! There’s truly nothing like it on the market.” said VP of Sales Steve Sav. “Our team was constantly busy meeting with partners and writing orders. It’s incredible to watch our rapid growth and success on a global level.”

Pipedream’s success was solidified when receiving three new accolades, taking home SIGN magazine’s Hot Product of the Year for their new King Cock Squirters and EAN’s Manufacturer of the Year award. Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino was also honored with his fourth consecutive Business Man of the Year award from EAN.

IMG_3112The manufacturer’s celebrations continued with their third annual eroFame Extravaganza – an exclusive invitation-only party that honors the manufacturer’s global and domestic distribution partners. Hosted at Hugo’s in downtown Hanover, the event was packed with the who’s who of industry powerhouses, along with Pipedream’s signature blend of fun, food, and festivities. Over 300 party-goers enjoyed dinner, drinks, and dancing, while the Dream Team mingled with partners and supporters well into the night.

“It’s amazing to see all the major players in our industry partying under one roof!” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Our dinner was a personal thank you to all of our customers for helping make Pipedream the number one brand in the world. I also want to especially thank my entire team for their continued hard work and dedication.”

Pipedream Prepares for Biggest eroFame Ever!

Photo-4eroFame is less than a week away and we’re working hard to bring better business and even more fun to the European market. Hosted at the Hanover Fair Expo Fairgrounds from October 7-9, the B2B convention will enjoy a massive Pipedream booth packed with our newest and top-selling products. Best of all, customers will have a chance to get up-close and personal with the Dream Team at the booth’s open bar and snack station.

“We always look forward to seeing our international customers and friends,” said Sales Executive Raymond Houtenbos. “Our newest collections are already flying off the shelves, so we can’t wait to see them dominate the European market.”

eroFame will mark the European debut of our latest releases including Fantasy C-RingzIcicles Gold Edition,Pipedream Extreme Toyz Mega-Bators, and extensions to the best-selling Fetish Fantasy Series and Pump Worxcollections. Jimmyjane will also be in attendance, while Sir Richard’s Condoms will make their overseas debut as Diamond Products’ latest addition to their family of brands.

“It’s incredible to watch our rapid growth and success on a global level,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Our sales and recognition continue to grow with every show, and I’m confident that this year’s eroFame will be our best yet!”

Pipedream Wins Big at AdultEx!

ADULTEX_Award_2015_2We’ve returned from the AdultEx expo with two more accolades, scoring the Best Fetish/Alternative Product Range for the Bonnie Rotten Collection, as well as the coveted Manufacturer of the Year award.

AdultEx, which is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gathering of adult industry manufacturers and retailers, has been vital to our rapid Australian growth. Our massive booth was booming with customers consistently throughout the three-day event, and we left the eleventh annual trade show with more orders than ever.

“The most important part of business is to keep products flying off of shelves. Proven sales are just as important as innovation, and that’s why brand loyalty to Pipedream in Australia is so strong,” said Visual Merchandiser Briana Honz. “Pipedream sales are skyrocketing in Australia and the Cal Vista team is a big part of our success!”

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“I want to thank Roger Sheldon-Collins and his entire crew for putting together another incredible show and recognizing us as Manufacturer of the Year,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “I’m very proud of how we continue to expand our brand presence throughout Australia and New Zealand – Pipedream is and will continue to be the number one brand down under!”

We Rocked Scandinavia’s First Erotic Expo!

20150414_173322_resized_zpskuwcjnqvWe’ve returned from another global adventure after an ultra-successful Nordic Erotic Expo. Hosted at the Aarhus Firma Sport center from April 15th through the 17th, it was the first B2B event of its kind in Scandanavia. Attendees flocked to our booth to get their hands on our latest offerings including King Cock, Crush, iSex, and Fetish Fantasy Series Shock Therapy.

“We were so proud to take part in this debut show,” said Sales Exec Raymond Houtenbos. “Pipedream was the absolute standout! Customers were ecstatic about our new slat wall skins and latest collections, and can’t wait to get them into their stores.”

Our booth was constantly overflowing with activity and for many attendees, it was their first opportunity to meet the Dream Team and see our award-winning lines. Sales staff were constantly busy writing orders, strengthening international business relationships new and old alike.

With iSex currently shipping, customers are urged to contact their sales exec to place their orders while supplies last. Catalogs are available by request or online in multiple formats. Brand and product demo videos can be found on PDTV and Vimeo for in-store and online merchandising.

Behind the Toys: 4 Things I Learned During My 1st Year in the Pleasure Products Industry

Time flies when your day job involves hotel hopping and sex toy shopping! A single year in this big-yet-small industry hardly does justice to all the places I still have to travel and customers I want to meet. Having worked in adult novelty retail for 2.5 years before coming to Pipedream, I was well-prepared to become a pleasure product specialist. Traveling across the country places me in front of all different kinds of audiences with no more knowledge of the novelty industry than what they’ve seen on retailer shelves. To outsiders, we’re a strange, confusing crowd, but in reality, we’re pretty regular ladies and gents (that just so happen to work with sex toys for a living!)

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1. There is no such thing as NSFW (almost!)

If you reviewed the history on the browser of any given pleasure industry employee, you’d be surprised… or not. Contrary to the biggest misconception about working for an adult novelty company, we don’t stare at erotic photographs all day, but a browser history of nudity and realistic dildos isn’t going to get you fired from the Pipedream office. Your Not-Safe-For-Work is our work! For those in the Art and Marketing Departments, working with images related to various topics in sexuality is all in a day’s duties. However, we do still treat the office as a work space. If our PR Manager is re-blogging nudes, chances are likely that she’s adding in a great article on body acceptance alongside the photos.

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2. Our office is more fun than your office… but it’s still an office.

From personal experience, I can tell you that inputting SKU numbers and prices into an Excel sheet is just as pain-staking and boring with sex toys as it is with office supplies. However, at least I can giggle at the dinosaur holding a Basix dong on the desk of the Senior VP of Operations while I do it. Yes, this is, fortunately and unfortunately, still a job. The grunt work doesn’t change, but the atmosphere makes it much more fun than doing the same kind of mundane tasks in a suit-and-tie environment. Our industry is rife with folks who want to change the landscape of sexual discovery, but there are also plenty of people who are happy to leave on Friday and not think about vibrators again until Monday morning. Even if commuting to the PD office is nothing more than a way to earn a living, I can’t imagine a better place for your 9-5!

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3. People are normal.

The personal lives of pleasure industry employees are a seductive mystery to outsiders. Are we unable to function in the bedroom without the help of something buzzy? Do we require prospective romantic partners to cite a heavy interest in S&M? And just what goes on at those elusive staff “product trainings”? To quote an industry colleague, “It’s just sales.” Our presentations are definitely more fun to attend than your average corporate meeting, but our work and personal lives don’t always intersect. You’re more likely to find a weekending Pipedreamer checking out an art gallery or attending her son’s baseball game than decked out in shiny PVC at a goth club fetish party. Our comfort with adult toys means we’re a pretty fun bunch of open-minded individuals, but those “product trainings,” are not, in fact, giant orgies, and there isn’t a massive swingers event at the end of every trade show. And now the proverbial bubble has been burst!

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4. Keep your reputation in check.

Though companies are raking in mainstream-level profits, this is still a niche industry. You’re bound to see the same faces at every trade show, customer event, and staff training, for better or for worse. Working in adult novelty can be a bit like returning to high school, but now that you’re an adult, you (hopefully!) have more ability to take control of your reputation. There are plenty of opportunities to make close friends, impress industry figureheads, and prove that it only takes 2 drinks to turn into a drunken mess, sometimes all at the same banquet table. When I’m out with customers and fellow vendors after-hours, I practice a form of relaxed professionalism. I’m welcoming and friendly to everyone I meet, but I never forget the reason for my trip: to work.

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We’re Ready to Hit the Jackpot at Las Vegas ILS!

Once again, we’re teaming up with our top distributors for next week’s Las Vegas International Lingerie Show. We’re continuing the highly anticipated debut of the Kendra Sunderland Collection, with the infamous Library Girl herself in-person on Monday for signings and selfies. We will also showcase our hottest new lines including Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy, the all-silicone Crush vibrators, American-made PVC King Cock, USB-powered iSex, and the hardcore Bonnie Rotten Collection.

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Products aren’t all that we’re proud to introduce – Chris Armstrong, our newest sales exec, will make his Dream Team debut at the show.

“The intimate environment that ILS offers will allow us to spend quality time with our customers,” explained Armstrong. “I’m very excited to continue our successful relationships with all of our distributors, and we want to thank them for their continued generosity.”

ILS is the nation’s largest B2B lingerie show, hosted at the RIO Hotel from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1. Our sales team and Kendra will be on-hand to support all major distributors.

We totally OWNED the ECN/IVD show this week!

image1So our Kendra Sunderland Collection made its debut at this week’s ECN/IVD show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the infamous Library Girl even made an appearance for signings and selfies. ECN also showcased our newest CrushiSex, and King Cock lines.

“It’s always a pleasure to partner up with our leading distributor. This was the busiest show to date and customers were eager and excited to order Pipedream’s new releases,” said Visual Merchandiser Briana Honz. ”With ECN and Pipedream’s customer service combined, we have created an enhanced customer shopping experience. Customers know us by name, they know our brands, they know they can depend on our quality and are grateful for our continued support.”

“As our #1 distributor, we’re proud to announce that ECN will be the first to offer King Cock,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We’ve created the highest quality, most realistic American-made rubber dildo collection in the world, so only our best distributor could give it the introduction that it deserves.”

king_cock_2015_cover_1932x2500The 54-piece King Cock collection is the first line produced in Pipedream’s brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located just two blocks east of the company’s Chatsworth headquarters. Every vein, every shaft, and every head is carefully handcrafted with exquisite detail to offer the most realistic experience ever imagined. Each dildo features a strong suction-cup base that sticks to nearly any flat surface and provides harness compatibility for strap-on fun while remaining phthalate-free, latex-free, body-safe and hypoallergenic.

Customers are urged to place orders ASAP and promotional materials are now available at pipedreamproducts.com. Catalogs can be requested by your sales rep or viewed online in multiple formats. The King Cock brand video is also available for in-store and online use at PDTV and Vimeo.