Dan and Shay Martin of Vibratex to be Recognized at XBIZ Awards

Thank you so much!  “We are delighted and humbled”

Dan and Shay Martin will be recognized this evening, January 12, at the 2017 XBIZ Awards with the Pioneer Award.

One of the industry’s most prestigious honors, the Pioneer Award recognizes company figures who have had a profound impact on the industry through vision, innovation and courage, and continue to provide a guiding light for those who came after them.

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Dan and Shay would like for all Vibratex customers and all their friends in the industry to know how grateful and humbled they are.

“We are so touched by this generous recognition, and we want to thank our friends and customers in the industry from the bottom of our hearts,” says Shay Martin, who started helping out in the family business during her high school years, and has served as Vice President since 1999.

To this day, Vibratex continues to be a second-generation, family-owned company, based in Napa, Calif. The company prides itself on its unique, thoughtfully crafted pleasure pieces and on its long-standing dedication to product quality and consumer satisfaction.
Vibratex rose to fame over 30 years ago by introducing America to the blended-orgasm vibrator (today, the Rabbit Habit Original Deluxe).

Later, the company was instrumental in saving the iconic Magic Wand massager not once but twice. First, when Hitachi had stopped sales to the US market, and then a second time when the Japanese company decided to remove its name from the Magic Wand.

More recently, Vibratex brought the cordless Magic Wand Rechargeable to consumers, together with Hitachi. Vibratex remains the sole importer to North America of the Magic Wand.

In addition to their work with Vibratex and Magic Wand branded products, Dan and Shay have supported people coming into industry, and have helped new brands get off the ground, like We-Vibe and Jimmyjane.

“We’ve seen such wonderful change in our industry over the years,” reflects Shay Martin.

“The empowerment of women, greater openness about sexuality, acceptance of others and so many amazing products brought about by innovation and thinking outside the box. But one thing that has not changed is the fact that we all support each other in this business and are like a big family. For that we are continually grateful,” she concludes.

The 2017 Pioneer Award recipients will be honored on January 12 during an on-screen segment at the adult industry’s biggest night, the 2017 XBIZ Awards show at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Other Pioneer Award recipients this year are Ron Cadwell of CCBill, Kelly Holland of Penthouse and Larry Garland of Eldorado.

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Sportsheets Nominated for XBiz Executive Awards

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The Sportsheets team is proud to announce their nominations for the 
2017 XBiz Executive Awards in the following categories:

Businesswoman of the Year: Julie Stewart
Businessman of the Year: Tom Stewart
Marketing Exec of the Year: Joanne Queenin
Brand Ambassador of the Year: Emily Silva

Selection of nominees was based on many factors including leadership ability, business acumen, positive community influence and overall career success as submitted by industry peers via the social network, XBiz.net.

“Sportsheets would like to thank XBiz, their entire staff, and all those who nominated us for the four XBiz Executive Awards nominations,” said Tom Stewart, founder and CEO of Sportsheets. “These nominations honor a few for the hard work and dedication of the many here at Sportsheets.

The XBiz Exec Awards spotlight outstanding individuals who play an essential role in the success of prominent brands. The award categories cover a range of occupations that make up the organizational charts of industry enterprises, covering business development, marketing, management, and much more.  The  awards will be held at the Andaz Hotel on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. The online industry edition of the XBiz Exec Awards will be presented at an exclusive awards ceremony on the evening of Jan. 10th.

For a complete list of nominees, visit XBIZ.com and vote at XBiz.net.

Voting ends at midnight on Nov. 13th.

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24th Annual NightMoves® Awards Winners Announced

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The 24th Annual NightMoves® Awards announced its winners Sunday, October 9, hosted by Ron Jeremy, Vicky Vette,Tory Lane, James Bartholet, Katie Morgan, and Evan Stone. Emceed by Gia Nova and Editor of NightMoves® Magazine / Co-Producer of the NightMoves® Awards, Tracy Allen, fans and stars alike mingled at The Round Up Tampa to celebrate the cream of the adult entertainment crop, and then continued the party at the after party at Thee Dollhouse, until the early morning hours.

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NightMoves® Awards, started in 1993, is the third oldest and continuously running adult awards show in the United States, trailing only the AVN Awards and the XRCO Awards. The NightMoves® Awards were the first to allow fans to select the winners, making it the original Fan Based Awards, as well as the first awards show to allow on-line voting. In addition to the Fan Awards, the show presents Editor’s Choice awards based on reviews of DVDs in which the nominated performer has appeared.

The winners of the 24th Annual NightMoves® Awards are as follows:

Best Female Performer
Fan Choice – Adriana Chechik
Editor’s Choice – Abella Danger

Best Male Performer
Fan Choice – Seth Gamble
Editor’s Choice – Manuel Ferrara

Best New Starlet
Fan Choice – Kenzie Taylor
Editor’s Choice – Adria Rae

Best Cougar / MILF Performer
Fan Choice – Kendra Lust
Editor’s Choice – Tanya Tate

Best Transexual Performer
Fan Choice – Isabella Sorrenti
Editor’s Choice – Jessy Dubari

Best BBW Performer
Fan Choice – Becki Butterfly
Editor’s Choice – Samantha 38G

Best Boobs
Fan Choice – Keisha Grey
Editor’s Choice – Angela White

Best Butt
Fan Choice – Megan Rain
Editor’s Choice – Nikki Delano

Best Body
Fan Choice – Riley Steele
Editor’s Choice – Jessa Rhodes

Miss Congeniality
Lauren Phillips

Best Online Presence
Fan Choice – Kendra Sunderland
Editor’s Choice – Lelu Love

Best Director – Feature
Fan Choice – Stormy Daniels
Editor’s Choice – Kay Brandt

Best Director – Non-Feature
Fan Choice – Mason
Editor’s Choice – Greg Lansky

Best Director – Parody
Fan Choice – Axel Braun
Editor’s Choice – Will Ryder

Best Production Company
Fan Choice – Blacked.com
Editor’s Choice – Girlfriends Films

Best Feature Production
Fan Choice – Love, Sex, & TV News, Adam & Eve Pictures
Editor’s Choice – Wanted, Wicked Pictures

Best Parody Release
Fan Choice – Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Pictures
Editor’s Choice – Beauty and the Beast XXX, Exquisite Pleasures

Best All Sex Release
Fan Choice – Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch #3, Airerose Entertainment
Editor’s Choice – Daddy Knows Best, Blazed Studios

Best All-Girl Release
Fan Choice – Annika and Carter, Adam & Eve Pictures
Editor’s Choice – Women Seeking Women #124, Girlfriend Films

Best Ongoing Series
Fan Choice – My Sister’s Hot Friends, Naughty America
Editor’s Choice – Performers of the Year, Elegant Angel

Best Fetish / Specialty Release
Fan Choice – Father Daughter Seductions #2, Desperate Pleasures
Editor’s Choice – Fifty Shades of Sara Jay, Wyde Syde Productions

Best Ethnic Release
Fan Choice – Black & White, Fan’s Choice
Editor’s Choice – Black Owned, Jules Jordan

Best Transsexual Release
Fan Choice – Transsexual Babysitters #28, Devil’s Film
Editor’s Choice – Aubrey Kate’s TS Fantasies, Transsensual

Pleasure Product of the Year
Fan Choice – Mia Maxx, Mia Maxx Products
Editor’s Choice – POPDildo, The Semenette / Berman Innovations

Pleasure Product Company of the Year
Fan Choice – Pipedream Products
Editor’s Choice – Adam & Eve

Best Video Store
Hillsborough County – Adult World (Tampa)
Pinellas & Pasco Counties – XTC SuperCenter (St. Petersburg)

Best In-House Theater
Fantasyland (Tampa)

Best Clothing Selection
Absolutely Fabulous (Port Richey)

Best Topless / Bikini Club
Pinellas County – 4-Play Gentlemen’s Club (St. Petersburg)
Hillsborough County – Thee Dollhouse (Tampa)

Best All-Nude Club
Hillsborough County – 2001 Odyssey
Pasco County – Brass Flamingo

Best Adult Club (Outside Tampa Bay Area)
Monroe’s (West Palm Beach)

Best New Club
Pinellas & Pasco Counties – Icon Gentlemen’s Club (Hudson)
Hillsborough County – The Pink Pussycat (Tampa)

Best “Adult Film Star” Feature Dancer
Fan Choice – Jillian Janson
Editor’s Choice – Richelle Ryan

Best Feature Showgirl
Fan Choice – Natasha Nova
Editor’s Choice – Jaded Dawn

Best Topless / Bikini Dancer
Pinellas County – Marley (Oz Gentlemen’s Club)
Hillsborough County – Amber Marie, Thee Doll House

Best Nude Dancer
Hillsborough County – Elle, 2001 Odyssey
Pasco County – Venus, Icon Gentlemen’s Club

Best Club DJ
Hillsborough County – DJ Hollywood, 2001 Odyssey
Pinellas County – Christian Ott, Silks Gentlemen’s Club
Pasco County – Donnie, Bare Assets

Best Bartender
Hillsborough County – Jynx Hollywood, Skin Lounge
Pinellas County – Sheri Mayy, 4-Play Gentlemen’s Club
Pasco County – Rogue, Brass Flamingo

In addition to the Fan Vote and Editor’s Choice awards, NightMoves® also celebrated the winners of their Special Recognition Awards:

The Adella Award (for work behind the scenes / PR & Marketing)
Kelly Shibari

The Triple Play Award (success in 3 or more fields within the industry)
Bonnie Rotten

National Lifetime Achievement Award
Evan Stone

2016 NightMoves® Hall Of Fame
Will Ryder
Gia Nova

First Choice Winners (predictions for next year’s big DVD winners, for films released after this year’s voting deadline)
Babysitting the Baumgartners, Adam & Eve Pictures
Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix
Not Traci Lords XXX: ’80s Superstars Reborn, X-Play / Pulse

“What a great week! We had record numbers show up for the Star Caravan events. The clubs were happy, the girls were happy, and the FANS were happy – and that’s what counts!” says Publisher and Founder of NightMoves Paul Allen. “See you next year, where we’ll do it all again!”

For more information on The NightMoves® Awards, visit http://www.nightmovesonline.com/nightmoves-awards-show/; it can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NightMovesShow, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NightMovesMagazine.

About NightMoves® Awards:
The NightMoves® Awards, started in 1993, is the third oldest, continuously running, adult awards show in the United States, trailing only the AVN Awards and the XRCO Awards. 2015 marks the 23rd Annual NightMoves® Show, with adult superstar Ron Jeremy having hosted every single show. The list of stars who won their first-ever award from NightMoves® reads like a who’s-who in the adult entertainment world: Jenna Jameson won her first ever award (Best New Starlet) in 1995; Tera Patrick (2000), Gina Lynn (2002), Jesse Jane (2003), Sunny Lane (2005), Bree Olson (2007), Alexis Texas (2008), Chanel Preston (2010), Anikka Albright (2013), and Carter Cruise (2014) are just a few more names on this prestigious list. The NightMoves® Awards, an offshoot of NightMoves® Magazine, is owned and operated by Paul & Tracy Allen, and based in Tampa Bay, Florida. For more information on The NightMoves® Awards, visit http://www.nightmovesonline.com/nightmoves-awards-show/; it can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NightMovesShow, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NightMovesMagazine.

For Additional Information on The NightMoves® Awards, Contact:
TracyAllen@NightMovesUSA.com

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Sportsheets Celebrates 2016 eroFame Success w/ EAN Best US Manufacturer Award

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Sportsheets marks more milestones & sales records w/ Midnight collection overseas

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2016 – The Sportsheets team has returned after another successful eroFame trade show and winning the 2016 Erotixxx Award for Best US Manufacturer.  “We are so happy to be recognized in Europe for all the hard work we do in the States”, says Sportsheets President, Julie Stewart.  “Our team has worked tirelessly to bring Midnight to the market earlier than expected while sales have surpassed our expectations,” continues Stewart.  The now world-famous Midnight collection took center stage as European retailers and buyers walked the show.

sportsheetsawardSportsheets’ was well represented this year by Julie and Sales Specialist, Sylvia Lopez.  Together they took an influx of orders for Midnight, Sportsheets Premium, all the Sportsheets brands and sent record sales orders back home to Huntington Beach, California.  All of the Sportsheets BDSM and positioning tools were a phenomenal success. Each brand was showcased in pre-designed plan-o-grams that make it fast and easy for retailers around the world to communicate the Keeping Couples Connected® messages through the language of love – and fantasy!

sportsheetsaward2“We’ve seen such success with our brands in Europe just as we have in the U.S. thanks to recent cultural shifts in both markets” says Stewart.  “It’s an honor to be recognized by EAN and the international industry for our hard work.   Our products are the perfect fantasy and BDSM items for both the beginner and more experienced consumers!  All of us at Sportsheets are very appreciative of this honor and thank everyone here for their hard work and dedication to our industry. We would also like to thank Huda Lutz and her associates with putting on such a fantastic trade show and venue for us to meet.

The 2016 EAN Erotixxx Awards were held in Hannover, Germany, during the annual eroFame trade show, which brings together the biggest names and brightest companies in the adult product industry to showcase their latest designs and product lines to buyers from around the world.

For more information about Sportsheets, please visit http://www.sportsheets.com.

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