SIGN AWARDS 2015
On this page you´ll find an overview of the
SIGN-AWARD Winners 2015 honoured during the eroFame show in Hanover and the Venus show in Berlin.
Congratulations to the Winners!
FOR YOUR LIFE'S WORK IN THE INDUSTRY
Susan Colvin, founder, president and CEO of CalExotics
In 2015 this award goes susan colvinto a true pioneer of the adult industry, and Susan Colvin has been the head of CalExotics for more than 20 years. Her company is the first of the industry to be founded by a woman, and together with her all-women team of product developers, Susan is constantly presenting new innovations to the market. CalExotics introduced the first vibes in vibrant colours such as pink, purple and many others. Simple concepts like this would create a long list of industry firsts for the company. With a motto that declares: When you win, we win, the company is one-hundred-percent dedicated to the continued success of its customers, and this is something Susan strongly believes in.
HOT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2015
King Cock by Pipedream Products
The incredibly real looking King Cock Collection from Pipedream is a true eye-catcher and the King Cock 8“ Squirting Cock with Balls is the Hot Product of the year. High quality materials, a real feel and design and hand-painted details don’t only make this particular King Cock a very natural looking toy. The diversity of the size, colour variations and designs mean that the entire line is a Go-To line in this sector.
COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2015
This year, and in a monthly shotsrhythm, the Shots boss Oscar Heijnen introduced a new brand, with a complete assortment, to their distribution portfolio. As we as this they also expanded their own selection of brands to include successful lines such as Boom, Real Rock, Bad Romance or Bottom Line. With the founding of Shots America LLC., began the big leap into the strong US market with their brands. This is all supported by a fast and high quality service, provided by the Shots team. All of this goes to create the package that ensured the title of Company of the Year for Oscar and his team.
BEST EUROPEAN COMPANY 2015
Positioned close to the transport junctions of Rotterdam harbour and Schipol Airport, the reliable distributor Interlash Eropartner is located in Zwaagdijk, and is in the best possible location to take on the challenges of global logistics. Whether it is large deliveries or just a few units, Eropartner completes every kind of delivery with modern communication and options, and the diverse assortment offers a great selection for many a trader. The Eropartner team also provides the best product information and attractive merchandise ideas are also part of the portfolio of the Best European Company 2015.
BEST BRAND 2015
With the Fifty Shades of lovehoneyGrey – The Official Pleasure Collection, and in cadence with the filming of the successful trilogy of the E L James bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, Lovehoney was able to position a line that has caused just as much of a stir as the books and films have done. There seems to be no end in sight for the success as part two and three will soon hit the cinema. The latest hit from the Brits is the line of Motörhead vibrators, with the official branding of the hard rock icons. The Best Brand 2015 is Lovehoney.
BEST ADULT TOY BRAND 2015
Rocks-Off is a Rocks-offname known throughout the adult industry, whether in Europe, Asia or the USA, the British company supplies distributors and wholesalers with products for him, her and couples. The company is constantly introducing new and stylish products, and is not afraid to redesign and optimise their bestsellers. This year they presented the brand in a new gold and silver shine, which replaced the Rockabilly design they used previously, and which is sure to be success and make them the Best Adult Toy Brand 2015.
BEST ADULT PLEASURE PRODUCTS BRAND 2015
CyberSkin, topco salesAverage Joe, Penthouse Toys, these are brand names that stand for the success of Topco Sales, and which belong to their bestsellers. With the Pornhub Twerking Butt by Topco, they created a product this year that takes the possibilities of toy technology and virtual reality to a totally new level. This is why Topco Sales is the Best Adult Pleasure Products Brand of the year.
BEST WELLNESS PRODUCT 2015
Eau Zone Shunga
When reviewing shungathe huge diversity of the products of the adult industry, one to mention those products created for especially tender moments. Shunga Erotic Art has everything for couples to use together, in order to make those romantic hours and tenderness all the more thrilling. But it is also possible to enjoy the care products as a single person, for relaxing and luxurious beauty moments.
BEST TOY TECHNOLOGY 2015
With remote svakomcontrolled App connections, warming elements, intelligent mode, there is hardly a type of technology that Svakom hasn’t integrated into their toys. Amongst the Svakom lines, erotic toys in shapely designs meet with high-tech functions to create unique products for personal enjoyment.
BESTSELLING E-STIM TOY LINE 2015
Mystim introduce mystimthat special tingle into the world of eroticism, with sex toys and fetish articles such as vibrators or penis cages. They compliment their regular usage with tingling electricity for that unique stimulation. The combination of the highest standards of design and quality, provide the thrilling toys from Mystim the title of Bestselling E-Stim Toy Line 2015.
BEST MALE ENHANCEMENT 2015
Bathmate is a true bathmateBritish icon and without a doubt, the company provides some of the most effective products for the natural improvement of penis size. Through the penis pump concept combined with optimal pressure distribution with the assistance of water, Bathmate is once again the Best Male Enhancement product of 2015. The latest variation named X20; they now offer a compact version of their popular growth aid.
BEST BRAND FOR MEN 2015
Malesation by St. Rubber
Malesation, produced by the German manufacturer and wholesaler ST Rubber, does not belong to the most popular male lines without a reason. Most men like it practical, and so they also take on a pragmatic approach when it comes to sex toys. Malesation offers a great variety of matching toys for him in an elegant, discreet design; paired with a high product quality and technological know-how. For these reasons, ST Rubber gains the award as the Best Brand for Men 2015.
BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN 2015
With 20 Years pjurof Enhancing Pleasure, pjur has been celebrating its products and successes throughout the year. For this purpose they have also introduced the ”Go for Gold“ campaign with a number of marketing activities, such as gold package bands on their products, the advertising materials for the campaign or with the raffling off of gold bars for consumers, and also employee parties for adult industry companies. pjur presents a campaign where everybody can celebrate, which is why they have the Best Marketing Campaign 2015.
BEST CUSTOMER MAGAZINE 2015
T-Magazine by Tonga
For the past year,tonga and with the introduction of the T-Magazine, Tonga has opened up another channel of communication for its customers. Every quarter the magazine presents the new products and innovations from Tonga and their suppliers. Customer portraits and interviews provide informative aspects looking into the cooperation with Tonga. Diverse customer information and communication make T-Magazine the Best Customer Magazine 2015.
BEST PRIVATE LABEL 2015
Whether cobeco phar,alubricants or products for erotic health and wellness, Cobeco Pharma provides numerous options for this particular sector as a producer. Alongside the high quality, the Netherlands based company gives companies the chance to present products under their own brand name or as advertising materials with their own logs, by implementing their Private Labelling concept. Marketing measures or mass production; the Best Private Label 2015 has a number of options to offer.
BEST HOME PARTY SERVICE 2015
Ladies Night & Maison X
Ladies Night ladiesnight maison xhas been presenting erotic products at home shopping parties for more than 10 years, and enjoyed huge success. From their base in the Netherlands, they are meanwhile active in many other European countries, and have recently gained a new partner in Maison-X, in order to be able to create even more successful toy parties. All in all there are approximately 500 employees available for direct consumer consultation parties which have resulted in Ladies Night & Maison X becoming the Best Home Party Service 2015.
BEST ASIAN COMPANY 2015
When looking the Asian market, there is no way you can miss Odeco. The company began as an OEM/ODM producer, but has since developed into an independent brand. The Best Asian Company has convinced the industry once again in 2015 with their diverse designs and toys with numerous functions.
BEST DVD DISTRIBUTOR 2015
From mainstream Kliponporno films to special niche films, trades that want to compile a comprehensive selection of films will find what they are looking for at Klipon, with their large selection of exclusive labels that are only distributed by Ed Heijnen’s company. Despite the huge success of online media, the DVD has not disappeared from the market, which is partly down to the Best DVD Distributor 2015 Klipon.
BEST DVD COMPANY OVERSEAS 2015
The girlfriends-films-awardcompany president Moose runs one of the most successful porn labels in the world, with varied film categories, not exclusively, but mostly featuring hot lesbian sex, such as the longest film series of all times titled “Women Seeking Women“: Working with producers such as B. Skow and overing a succesfull distribution service for other studios are other remarkable activities for this company. All of this has earned Girlfreinds Films the title of Best DVD Company Overseas 2015. and works with exclusive producers such as B. Skow. All of this has earned him the title of Best DVD Company Overseas 2015.
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS 2015
Anike Ekina is one of the best-known porn stars who has starred for many international labels like Magmafilm, Grenzwert, Inflagranti, Ribu Film, UC Diamonds and Pretty Gold Productions. Being the representative face and an exclusive performer for X3 pictures, she also uses her marketing and directing skills with her own film label, Ekina Films. So, Anike is not only an eye-catcher with her beautiful athletic body and her natural looks, but also proves once again that she can just do more than sex in front of the camera. For all these qualities, Sign Magazine honored her as Best International Actress 2015.
BEST GERMAN ACTRESS 2015
This year’s VENUS was a real festival of joy for the German porn star Lilly Ladina, who was getting married the traditional way during the event. However, there was another reason for her to be happy. Having entered the industry as a late starter, she now has managed to get a considerable career with German porn studios like Eronite, X3 Pictures, Ekina Films and Maniax-Media. Lilly is active as a performer in both the softcore and hardcore film market and a reliable shooting partner for the studios she works with. Her steady career, and her success after a rather late entry into the industry,are the reasons why Lilly Ladina received the Sign Award as Best German Actress 2015.
BEST ACTOR 2015
Pornfighter Long John
Pornfighter Long John is a chameleon in the international adult film industry. He has been in the industry for almost 20 years and he still loves and lives his work as a performer. For Pornfighter, who got his name from on-set karate training, every shooting partner and scene is special and unique. His curiosity for all sorts of scenes make him a very versatile “man on demand” who can play a lot of roles. Because of his long-time experience, his open-mindedness on set and his respect for his co-performers, he earned his award as Best Actor 2015.