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Diamond Products Dream Team Wins Big!

Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company Recognized with Three XBIZ Awards

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Diamond Products’  success continued on Friday evening when Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company scored top honors at the 2016 XBIZ Awards. Billed as “the industry’s biggest night” of the year, each of Diamond’s brands was recognized with the following awards:

“We’re proud and honored to be recognized by the 2016 XBIZ Awards.  I want to thank XBIZ , our customers, and the growing Dream Team for these important awards,” explained Diamond Products Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We’ve worked very hard the last couple years to expand our range and continue to offer the best products at a fair price. To receive this triple honor keeps us motivated to remain the #1 pleasure products and sexual wellness company in the world!”

“It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers and the industry. This year was especially rewarding, as our entire team has put a lot of effort into launching new Jimmyjane items and incorporating Sir Richard’s into our family of brands. These awards are for the entire team, and for our retail and distribution partners who have supported us this past year,” stated Robert Rheaume, President of Jimmyjane.

 

Diamond Products Sweeps XBIZ Awards Nominations!

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Diamond Products is already anticipating a prosperous 2016 after sweeping the thirteenth annual XBIZ Awards with 23 total nominations. While Devil’s FilmJimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company enjoy six, five, and two nominations respectively, Pipedream has been recognized across ten categories:

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Devil’s Film

  • 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

Jimmyjane

  • 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

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  • Marketing Campaign of the Year – Consumer (RED)
  • Condom Manufacturer 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.”

I SAID NOOOWWWW!! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE FOR PIPEDREAM!!!!

ManCrushMonday: PipeDream Team Awards Nods Edish!

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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:

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Sex Education Sells! Sabrina Dropkick Talks Sexpert Life with XBIZ Magazine

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XBIZ did a freakin’ incredible special report on sex education this month, with articles covering the rising demand for sexual health information and the array of educational resources that are now available. There’s one article in particular that focuses on sex education that’s offered in the sex toy manufacturing industry, so of course my girl Ariana, XBIZ pleasure products editor, just had to ask for my input. ;)

For manufacturers of pleasure products, sex education is vital to business. Several companies have taken it upon themselves to guide consumers through sexual exploration by not just providing a wide range of tools but also the know-how to use them. 

Manufacturers such as CalExotics, Pipedream, Doc Johnson, and Topco have sexperts on staff to directly provide advice and information to consumers and retailers. 

“I primarily talk to customers through email and social media,” said Sabrina Dropkick, Pipedream’s sexpert and social media manager. “The variety of questions is pretty vast, though the most common are probably toy suggestions, penis enhancement, and first-time anal advice. My favorite inquiries come from people who want to better satisfy their partner or want to introduce something new to their routine — I just love introducing people to the infinite realm of pleasure that sex toys can provide.” 

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My “Pegging Manifesto” is probs my fave Pipedream blog that I’ve written. YOU GUISE, I JUST REALLY LOVE BUTT FUCKING BOYS, OKAY?!?!?!?

According to Dropkick, offering sex advice and handling Pipedream’s social media go hand in hand. 

“Since a majority of my work is done online, it offers people the safety of anonymity and relieves the anxiety typically induced by face-to-face conversation,” she said. “I also do a lot of blogging and we’re about to launch a new video series, and I think having these types of educational resources readily available is extremely valuable — it’s anticipating people’s needs and answering their questions before they even have to work up the courage to ask.”

Dropkick notes that the need for sex-ed is becoming more evident as it increasingly garners more attention from the media. 

“John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ recently did a phenomenal story on the crisis of sex education in America (only 13 states require that sex education be scientifically accurate — um, what?!) Celebrities are publicly coming out of various closets, sparking plenty of much-needed conversation about gender and sexuality,” Dropkick said. 

Throwback to that time our Icicles were on John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight"

Throwback to that time our Icicles were on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight”

 ”And with the array of communities who gather online to share their experiences and network, there’s a place on the Internet for anyone to find the resources and relatability they need to feel more comfortable with and explore their particular sexuality. That’s what I think it’s really about — it’s less about making sex education ‘popular’ and more about relieving the taboo and shame associated with sex. Once we can achieve this, then sex education will become a routine occurrence. The more we talk about it, the more ‘normalized’ it becomes, and sharing our personal stories is especially effective because it brings a tangible life to the issues at hand.” 

So all of the gold stars to Ariana for writing a kick ass piece about some super important stuff, and for also having really, really, ridiculously good taste in quotes. ;) Check out the entire November XBIZ and the article below (you can catch magnified images here and here.) There a tons of other sweet ass Pipedream coverage from the issue as well, so why don’tcha just put down the gotdamn porno for once and beat your mental meat for a minute, eh?

Diamond Products Sweeps XBIZ Executive Awards Nominations!

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XBIZ announced its prestigious Executive Awards nominations yesterday with eight nods going to the Diamond Products crew in the following categories:

  • Chief Executive of the Year Nick Orlandino
  • Business Development Executive of the Year Briana Honz
  • Brand Ambassador of the Year Cheryl Flangel
  • Marketing Executive of the Year Molly Murphy
  • Senior Leadership Award Steve Sav
  • Senior Leadership Award Robert Rheaume
  • Community Figure of the Year Rob Phaneuf
  • Businessman of the Year Steve Volponi

The XBIZ Executive Awards recognize outstanding individuals who play a key role in the success of prominent brands. Nominees were selected based on a multitude of factors including leadership ability, business acumen, positive community influence, and overall career success as submitted by industry peers via XBIZ.net.

“I’m very proud of my entire team. I feel truly honored that seven of my executives have been recognized for their hard work and acheivements,” said Diamond Products CEO Nick Orlandino. “We believe that great people are the key to every organization and we have some of the best in the business on our Dream Team. We’d like to thank XBIZ and their entire staff for the nominations.”

We rocked last night’s XBIZ Awards!

In a perfect bookend to a whirlwind week of industry events, we were honored at last night’s XBIZ Awards with two accolades just 24 hours after receiving the Free Speech Coalition Award for Pleasure Products Company of the Year! Unlike anything in the fetish market, our unique Fetish Fantasy Series Lube Wrestling Ring was recognized as Fetish Pleasure Product of the Year. We’re especially stoked to have also scored the prestigious Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year Award.

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“I would like to thank XBIZ for their continued support and recognition, as well as my phenomenal Dream Team for all of their hard work,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “I am proud of what Pipedream has accomplished in the last year, and winning Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year only inspires us to work even harder. Pipedream will continue to set the industry standard and lead the way in product innovation.”

They really like us — XBIZ Exec Awards nods announced!

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.27.51 PMOur family of brands – Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Devil’s Film – swept the XBIZ Exec Awards with FIVE nominations!!


Businessman of the Year

Steve Sav, Pipedream VP of Sales

Brand Ambassador of the Year 

Cheryl Flangel, Pipedream Brand Ambassador

Community Figure of the Year 

Rob Phaneuf, Pipedream VP of Product Development

Business Development Executive of the Year 

Alicia Sinclair, Jimmyjane VP of Worldwide Sales

Businessman of the Year 

Steve Volponi, Devil’s Film VP of Production

pdphoto_13908619101058-216x300We can’t wait to go support (and party!) with our friends at the exclusive cocktail party and awards show on January 14 in Hollywood. It goes without saying that our head honcho aka Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino is extremely proud:

I feel truly honored that five of my executives have been recognized for their hard work and achievements. We believe that great people are the key to every organization and we have some of the best in the business on our Dream Team. We’d like to thank XBIZ and their entire staff again for the nominations.

 

The 2015 XBIZ Awards nods have been announced…

…and we swept the nominations with 13 honors!!

  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year 
  • BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year 
  • Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year 
  • pd2949-00_01 (1)Excellence in Product Packaging
  • Sex Toy of the Year, Powered Pure Aluminium Large Blue
  • Sex Toy of the Year, Non-Powererd Icicles No. 49
  • Couples Sex Toy of the Year Fantasy X-tensions Vibrating Couples Cage
  • Gay Sex Toy of the Year Fantasy X-tensions Extreme Enhancer with Anal Plug
  • Fetish Pleasure Product of the Year Fetish Fantasy Series Lube Wrestling Ring
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year Bonnie Rotten Collection
  • Sensual Accessory Product / Line of the Year Refresh Misting Cleanser
  • Soft Bondage Product / Line of the Year Fetish Fantasy Gold
  • Adult Game / Novelty Product of the Year White Wedding Tuggie

All of us here at Pipedream can’t wait to party at the LA Live DTLA entertainment complex when the awards ceremony hits on January 15. Needless to say, Chairman 10154065_10152304572194788_2056312651221150636_n (1)and CEO Nick Orlandino was equally excited…

We work hard to constantly raise the bar for innovation and quality. This overwhelming amount of recognition from such prestigious industry sources only confirms that Pipedream is number one in the world!

XBIZ Gets Rotten!

Bonnie Rotten is taking over XBIZ this month! She’s graced the cover, we’ve offered a sneak peek at her ultra-realistic deluxe love doll, and there’s even a super in-depth interview chronicling the process of her collection from development until now.

“I’m so excited to join forces with the biggest pleasure products company in the game! My fans have been going crazy for unique, one-of-a-kind Bonnie Rotten products that only Pipedream can develop and deliver.” 

Check out the entire article below or in XBIZ Premiere’s digital edition. Stay tuned as we count down to the debut of her entire collection at this weekend’s ANME!

Pipedream Returns from XBIZ Awards with 3 Prestigious Accolades!

Pipedream rocked the Century Plaza Hotel on Friday night, scoring three of the most prestigious XBIZ Awards, and celebrating the incredible accomplishments of Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino.

The best-selling eco-friendly Ceramix No. 4 was named Sex Toy of the Year (Non-Powered), while the hilarious Masturbating Midget Man wind-up toy won Adult Game/Bachelorette Product of the Year. But the highlight of the evening came when Orlandino was personally honored with the Industry Pioneer Award (Pleasure Products) for his 30 years of leadership and service in the adult novelty industry.

“I would like to thank XBIZ, my colleagues, and my team for this distinguished honor,” said Orlandino. “I’ve been in this business for 30 years, and went from unloading trucks to operating one of the biggest adult novelty manufacturers in the world. It’s been a great ride, and I’m committed to continue making Pipedream the number one brand in the world.”

“Winning Sex Toy of the Year for Ceramix proves that we continue to create innovative products of the highest quality,” said VP of Creative Kristian Broms. “Pipedream continues to expand into new markets by using alternative materials and unique, one-of-a-kind designs.”

“Everyone knows that big things come in small packages, and Masturbating Midget Man is no exception,” said VP of Product Development Rob Phaneuf. “Hilarious gag gifts are what made Pipedream famous, and we continue to create time-tested classics that are guaranteed to make people laugh!”