STOREROTICA Magazine celebrates 10 years of SE Awards
and announces several new award categories for July 16 Awards Presentation at the ANME Founders Show, Kelly Shibari to host
March 25, Clearwater, FL: Celebrating a decade of adult industry excellence, STOREROTICA Magazine is pleased to announce the award categories for the 10th Annual STOREROTICA Awards. As with years prior, SE will query professionals from throughout the industry via the StoreroticaAwards.com website during the “pre-nominations” voting process beginning in May.
Winners of the 10th Annual STOREROTICA Awards will be announced at a gala event on Monday evening, July 18th, during the ANME Founders Show at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, California. Returning for her third time as awards hostess will be adult industry maven and PR guru, Kelly Shibari.
“I’m so honored to be asked to host the STOREROTICA Awards for the third year in a row,” says Shibari. “The show is a blast, and I love celebrating the companies and people who shape the pleasure products industry. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again, and promise another fun, fast-paced show!”
Recognizing excellence in the adult retail community, the STOREROTICA Awards have revered those in both the brick and mortar storefront, distributing, and manufacturing levels. The 13 returning categories honored this year will include these mainstays: Pleasure Product Company of the Year (previously known as “Novelty Company of the Year”), Distributor of the Year, Fetish Company of the Year, Boutique Brand of the Year, Lubricant Company of the Year, New Product of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year, Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Body Care Line of the Year and two Retailer of the Year Awards (for independent and chain locations).
New for 2016! In celebration of 10 years of STOREROTICA Awards, and as a reflection of both the industry’s and the magazine’s evolution, new categories introduced for the 2016 submission season will include:
Brand Ambassador of the Year*
New Product of the Year (International)
Luxury Line of the Year
LGBT Company of the Year
Adult Game/Gag Gift of the Year
BDSM Product of the Year
Retailer Favorite of the Year **
(* Those industry professionals/individuals who personify their company’s brand in a positive light, and by doing so, they increase brand awareness and sales.)
(** Through either education, implementation or direct outreach, this award recognizes the vendor who has gone above and beyond to assist brick and mortar retailers in maximizing in-store sales regarding their their brand or specific collection.)
“Each year we joke about being the fastest awards show in the industry,” notes STOREROTICA’s PR Manager, Kristofer Kay. “That’s been our blessing and our curse, really, but being that this is our tenth year we felt like expanding the ceremony to emulate the dynamic growth of our industry. The world of erotic retail is constantly evolving to adapt to new clientele, and our awards will always strive to match this evolution. STOREROTICA is honored to distinguish those professionals and brands who contribute to the overall vitality of the adult retail community.”
All ANME attendees and exhibitors are invited to join us for food and drinks at the STOREROTICA Award Show.
“From our first STOREROTICA Awards Show 10 years ago at one of the largest adult nightclubs in the country—Sapphire in Las Vegas—to our new home at the ANME Founders Show, it’s always been our pleasure to honor the pleasure products industry,” says Kay. “We’re very grateful to ANME Director Valerie Jones, her team and, of course, the Founders, for giving STOREROTICA such a grand stage to present our awards and to honor the best that our industry has to offer.”