Online Industry XBIZ Exec Awards Set for Jan. 13; Pre-Noms Begin Nov. 3

Stephen Yagielowicz

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the return of the XBIZ Executive Awards, which recognizes the top adult industry professionals for the exemplary services that drive their online brand’s successes.

The awards will be presented at an exclusive cocktail-style awards ceremony on the evening of Jan. 13. The ceremony will kick off the 2015 XBIZ 360 conference series, which is set for Hollywood’s posh Andaz Hotel from Jan. 13-16.

Adult companies may nominate their client’s exceptional staff members — as well as members of their own executive team — for an award beginning Nov. 3 through Nov. 14 via adult industry social network, according to Kristen Kaye, XBIZ’s head of business development.

“There are so many dedicated and talented individuals working both in the spotlight as well as behind the scenes in the industry that it is hard to single out the ‘cream of the crop’ to receive the prestigious XBIZ Executive Award,” Kaye explained. “XBIZ considers many factors, including a candidate’s business acumen, market experience, standing within the industry and their leadership ability, along with the number of peer nominations from the community itself.”

XBIZ founder and Publisher Alec Helmy explained that the Executive Awards were created to recognize the industry’s outstanding business leaders, as well as the personalities behind the industry’s most progressive brands.

“As the industry’s journal of record, XBIZ is familiar with the extraordinary talent that enables creativity, innovation and success within the adult industry,” Helmy said. “Our annual XBIZ Awards honors the best products and companies in the business. By also honoring the talented individuals who make these companies successful, the XBIZ Executive Awards gives tribute to those who help power the industry."

The 2015 XBIZ Executive Awards will honor top adult industry professionals in 10 categories:

  • Business Development Executive of the Year
  • Brand Ambassador of the Year
  • Marketing Executive of the Year
  • Senior Leadership Award
  • Progressive Leadership Award
  • Chief Executive of the Year
  • Tech Leadership Award
  • Community Figure of the Year           
  • Businesswoman of the Year
  • Businessman of the Year

A list of category descriptions and general event information is available at

The 2015 edition of XBIZ 360 will once again bring together industry players from around the world to explore the future of the rapidly evolving adult industry.

XBIZ 360 is comprised of seven separate, unique events and conferences, each targeting a specific market segment, including digital media, content production, retail and adult products, providing a panoramic showcase of industry insights in one place.

Adding to its educational components, XBIZ 360 also offers a range of networking opportunities, along with the atmosphere and entertainment that only Hollywood can provide. XBIZ 360 culminates with the adult industry’s awards event of the year — the 2015 XBIZ Awards show — presented by Fleshlight and hosted by James Deen.

For a limited time only, XBIZ 360 attendees qualify for an exclusive group rate of only $199 per night for rooms at the official event venue, Hollywood’s Andaz Hotel.

Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 XBIZ Executive Awards are now available on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact