The winners of the 13th StorErotica Awards were announced last Tuesday in Burbank, California. A total of 23 winners received the award for special achievements in the sex toy trade.
The 13th StorErotica Awards were presented during an evening gala at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. The evening was hosted by Dr. Jill McDevitt, a well-known sex researcher in the USA.
ANME Founders provides the backdrop for StorErotica Awards
Kris Kay is Marketing and PR Director of the StorErotica Awards, one of the few award events dedicated to manufacturers and retailers in the sex toy industry.
Commenting on this year’s award ceremony, she said, »As we’ve come to expect, the industry came out in force for this year’s StorErotica Awards. With her natural ability to capture the room’s attention, Dr. Jill presented a fun and educational evening as we recognized the best in erotic retail.«
Dealers and manufacturers are recognized and honored
The winners of the evening included the distributor Williams Trading, whose founder Bob Pyne Sr. was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his life’s work.
The German manufacturer Satisfyer has also been awarded one of the prestigious prizes. The sister company of VENUS exhibitor Eis.de was awarded the award in the “Pleasure Product Company of the Year” category.
Another highlight was the award for the HunkyJunk collection by OxBalls, a manufacturer specializing in men’s toys, whose innovative product design caused headlines and stir in the industry press last year.
German manufacturers such as Satisfyer and WOW among the winners
Foreign manufacturer of the year was the German sextoy group WOW, which owns and operates the Womanizer and We-Vibe brands.
The StorErotica Awards are presented at the ANME Founders sex toy fair, which takes place twice a year. Kris Kay says: »As always, the success of the StorErotica Awards could not be made possible without the continued support of ANME, the Founders, and of course, the incredible Valerie Jones and her staff who make each show so special.«
These are the winners of the StorErotica Awards 2019:
Pleasure Product Company of the Year
Distributor of the Year
Eldorado Trading Company
New Product of the Year
Her Ultimate Pleasure by Pipedream Products
Fetish Company of the Year
Boutique Brand of the Year
Lubricant Company of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
“Dicks with Don” by Nalpac
Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year
Retail Chain of the Year
Deja Vu Love Boutiques
Male Pleasure Product/Range of the Year
HunkyJunk by OxBalls
Foreign Manufacturer of the Year
WOW Tech Group
Body Care Product/Range of the Year
Coochie Cream by Classic Erotica
LGBT Company of the Year
Brand Ambassador of the Year
Austin Ferdinand of CalExotics
Luxury Product/Range of the Year
Adult Game/Gag Gift Company of the Year
Little Genie Productions
BDSM Product/Range of the Year
Master Series by XR Brands
International New Product of the Year
Satisfyer Pro Vibration 3 by Satisfyer
Retailer Brand Favorite of the Year
Independent Retailer of the Year
Excellence in Product Packaging
Executive of the Year
Scott Watkins of Doc Johnson
Kinkly.com’s Consumer’s Choice Award
SONA Cruise by LELO
StorErotica’s 2019 Hall of Fame
Bob Pyne Sr. of Williams Trading Company