Monday, March 26, 2012

HONEY’S PLACE LIVE CROSSES OVER 100,000 VIEWS


HONEY’S PLACE LIVE CROSSES OVER 100,000 VIEWS
Popular web series gets huge traffic

Adult novelty web talk show, Honey’s Place Live has crossed over the coveted 100,000 views mark on video hosting site YouTube. The video series features hosts Lou Anginone and Laura Sweet as they sit down with adult novelty reps and talk about products and industry news. The series serves as an advertising and educational support platform for Honey’s Place distribution business.

“We have always been blown away by the popularity of Honey’s Place Live. We could never have imagined that we would have that many views total, let alone in under a year.” says Honey’s Place President Bonnie Feingold.

Honey’s Place Live host Lou Anginone says “We are very appreciative of all the guests who have been on the show. They are the ones who make this all possible.”

“When we approach our manufacturer reps about coming on the show they tend to get nervous so it means a lot to us that they push past the fear and come on the show and every single one of them has delivered.” Continues co-host Laura Sweet.

“Considering the narrow focus of the show it is very gratifying that we are able to garner so many views.  We only recently switched over to the YouTube platform so the majority of the 100,000 views have happened in less than a year. We consider Honey’s Place Live to be one of our most valuable marketing properties.” says Director of Marketing Rob Walker.

Honey’s Place Live and 5 Products in 5 Minutes videos can be seen at www.honeysplacelive.com .  Viewers can watch current and all past episodes on the site.

Honey’s Place carries more than 15,000 items from more than 120 different manufacturers, making them one of the leading distributors for lotions, vibrators, lingerie, lubes and novelties.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Press Release: Honey's Place Launches New Wholesale Site


HONEY’S PLACE LAUNCHES ALL NEW WHOLESALE SITE
Distributor Updates Site with New Functionality and Look

Adult novelties wholesale distributor Honey’s Place has launched their all new HoneysPlace.com website. The new site offers a clean, more streamlined approach with a completely updated look which includes easier navigation as well as many user friendly options for search, viewing, ordering and much more account control for clients.

“We have been working on this site for over a year and we are very pleased with the outcome.  We spent a lot of time talking to our clients about what they wanted in a wholesale site and I believe the end result will please our clients and allow for a more productive and pleasant buying experience” says Honey’s Place President and CEO Bonnie Feingold.

The new HoneysPlace.com features updates on old functionality that clients have come to depend on and all new functionality such as wishlists, quick orders, fast re-orders, and product requests.  The site also features detailed information about all 15,000 items in the Honey’s Place inventory.  The site will also alert visitors to all the specials and promotions currently running, allowing clients to take advantage of special offers.

To see the new site, visit: www.honeysplace.com

Honey’s Place carries more than 15,000 items from more than 120 different manufacturers, making them one of the leading distributors for lotions, vibrators, lingerie, lubes and novelties.

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For Press inquiries or more information about Honey’s Place products and Services, please call 800-910-3246 or email at sales@honeysplace.com  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Screaming O in the Press

Bloomberg recently ran a great article about our friends at Screaming O.  The piece mentions the new Studio Collection.  We also sat down with Conde and she talked about the new line.  You can view the video here.

Here's the article.

Sex Toy Designer Screaming O Pushes Past Novelty Shops into Walgreens Aisles


When Justin Ross first showed Keith Caggiano his business plan in 2005, Caggiano thought he was joking. Inspired by a Brazilian girlfriend, Ross, a former portfolio manager at New York City hedge fund Millennium Partners, wanted to start a sex toy distribution business.
Ross eventually persuaded Caggiano, a serial entrepreneur he knew through a mutual friend, to make the leap with him, and the duo invested $120,000 in combined personal savings and a loan from Ross’s parents. Today the 20-employee Torrance (Calif.) company, which imports most of its products from China, is profitable. Ross projects $15 million in revenue this year, mostly through adult novelty retailers and online.
Screaming O's desire now is to sell through mainstream channels while maintaining its racy branding. In late 2009, Walgreens signed a licensing deal to sell one of Screaming O's brands in 7,000 drugstores. Their products, with bright, explicit packaging, are also sold through Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, and RiteAid.com, as well as stores in 27 foreign countries. “We stand right at the edge. We want to market and brand ourselves as a company that sells fun,” Ross says, “without becoming so demure" that customers overlook the products.

It’s a tricky balance to achieve. Trojan, which has sold condoms for more than eight decades, first introduced vibrators to its product line a year ago. It’s taking a low-key approach, with television commercials that feature girlfriends chuckling knowingly over their “personal massagers” and packaging designed to disappear on the grocery store conveyor belt. In contrast, with a name like Screaming O, Ross, 38, and Caggiano, 44, can hardly be accused of subtlety.

“When people see our brand, the barriers go down and we melt their defenses,” says Caggiano, who developed the company’s online advertising and offline promotions, which mostly center on sponsoring international sporting events, spring-break hot spots, and safe sex forums on college campuses. “We want to find a way to help people be comfortable with themselves and their sexuality,” he says.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pipedream CEO to be Inducted into AVN Hall of Fame

Our good friend Nick Orlandino, of Pipedream Products, is set to be inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.  See the press release below.  

CONGRATS NICK.



Pipedream Products' CEO, Nick Orlandino, will be inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame during the 2012 AVN Awards. This is the second year AVN has included Hall of Fame inductees from the novelty sector of the adult industry. In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, Pipedream Products is nominated for awards in seven categories including Large Sex Toy Company of the Year.

"I feel very honored to be inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame," Orlandino exclaims. "It makes it all the more special to be inducted with my old friend Larry Garland, CEO of Eldorado. I would like to thank AVN for the recognition and of course thank those who vote for Pipedream in any categories our products and brands are nominated in."

Pipedream's other nominations include: Best Fetish Product for itsFantasy Web Bondage Restraint System, Best Lingerie Company for Fetish Fantasy Lingerie, Best Overall Sex Toy Line: Metal Worx, Best Party, Game or Gag: Finally Miley! Super Star Series Love Doll, and Best Sex Toy For Men: Fuck Me Silly 3.

The 2012 AVN Awards will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Honey's Place Up for Xbiz Award


Press Release
HONEY’S PLACE UP FOR X-BIZ AWARD
Distributor Nominated for Distributor of the year.



Adult Novelty Distributor Honey’s Place has been nominated for Distributor of the Year for the 10th annual Xbiz Awards.

“Xbiz is a strong trade resource for all aspects of the adult industry. The Xbiz Awards have always been such an esteemed award, it is an honor to be nominated.“ says Honey’s Place President and CEO Bonnie Feingold.

“We work hard every day to provide our clients with outstanding service and a full assortment of quality products from our manufacturing partners. These nominations are always a great opportunity to reflect on how we operate our business and what sets us apart. We are very grateful for the nomination”.

The Xbiz Awards Show will be held January 10th at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.

Honey’s Place carries more than 15,000 items from more than 120 different manufacturers, making them one of the leading distributors for lotions, vibrators, lingerie, lubes and novelties.

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For Press inquiries or more information about Honey’s Place products and Services, please call 800-910-3246 or email at sales@honeysplace.com    

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

4.74 Degrees of Separation

The Distance From You to Almost Anyone Is 4.74 Facebook Friends:
The number of individuals that separate any two people on Facebook — what’s commonly referred to as “degrees of separation” — is 4.74, according to Facebook.
The social networking giant this week released research on 721 million active Facebook users and their 69 billion connections done in collaboration with Università degli Studi di Milano.
Facebook said its network of users has only gotten more connected over time. Where in 2008, the distance from any one Facebook user was on average 5.28 hops, it’s now 4.74.
Plus, Facebook users are highly likely to friend people like themselves — that is, in their country and of their age. So if you take two people within a country, there’s likely to be only three degrees of separation between them.



Also interesting: only half of Facebook users have more than 100 friends.
But some people have a lot of friends (Facebook’s artificial limit is 5,000), so the average is skewed upward to 190 friends each.
Facebook says these are the largest social networking studies ever released.
The New York Times has some good context for the research here.
Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

5 Products in 5 Minutes with Blush Novelties

Donnie from Blush stops by the Honey's Place Live studio to talk about a few products.