LOS ANGELES — Presented by Fleshlight and sponsored by Cam4 and Epoch, the 2015 XBIZ Awards rocked Hollywood at the J.W. Marriot L.A. Live on Thursday night — hosting the most lavish red-carpet gala event that honors the adult entertainment industry’s top movers and shakers, including the leaders of the digital media and web-tech community who won their share of the accolades. (photo galleries)
Once again recognized as reaching the summit of online adult entertainment companies, CECash took the honors as XBIZ’ Affiliate Program of the Year (Network), while Adult Friend Finder was named as Affiliate Program of the Year (Dating).
ReallyUsefulCash, Flirt4Free, BrokerBabe, BaDoinkCash (which was also honored as having the top Marketing Campaign of the Year), Gamelink and MrSkinCash took respective XBIZ Awards for European, Live Cam, Mobile, Paysite, Retail and Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year.
Epoch reprised its role as IPSP Payment Processor of the Year, underscoring its solid reputation in this highly competitive arena, while the 2015 XBIZ Merchant Services Payment Processor of the Year award went to NETbilling, which celebrated its 16th year by adding additional banks, retail payment solutions, rate guarantees and direct integration with the popular WordPress publishing platform, used by many adult websites. Paxum also once again received the Alternative Payment Services Company of the Year award, following its securing of a range of new high-profile client accounts.
AEBN/NakedSword followed up a year of acquisitions and consolidations by returning a winner for the XBIZ Award as VOD Company of the Year, while Webmaster Central took the honors as Content Provider of the Year, in part due to its support of new technologies such as Google’s Chromecast, as well as its broadening of offers for the BBW, gay, mobile and transgender markets and an upgraded video player.
Web Host of the Year MojoHost continued its winning streak, while JuicyAds earned the Traffic Services Company of the Year (North America) award for its continued success at serving its customers needs — with recent moves including naming industry vet Rainey Stricklin to head its gay traffic sales division.
As Traffic Services Company of the Year (Europe), ExoClick reaped the rewards of its new offerings, such as an admin panel app for Android users, more international mobile network targeting, the addition of secure HTTPS capability, and more.
The stability and consistent excellence exhibited by the adult entertainment industry’s perennially popular service providers was exemplified by Affil4You, ElevatedX and Zuzana Designs taking respective Mobile Company, Software Company, and Design Studio of the Year awards.
Next Door Entertainment/Buddy Profits was once again named Gay Web Company of the Year, while ModelCentro earned the award for Innovative Web Product of the Year, and Gamma Entertainment was named as Progressive Web Company of the Year.
The 2015 XBIZ Awards not only honor the adult entertainment industry’s market leading companies, but the professional porn sites that these companies produce. For example, Cam4.com took the honors as Adult Site of the Year (Live Cam), in part for its generous charity efforts, sharing of consumer research, and victory over cybersquatters, while honors for Adult Site of the Year (VOD) went to AdultEmpire.com, which recently launched its own new video production label, Adult Empire Films and new parody title, “Pulp Fiction XXX.”
The 2015 XBIZ Awards for Adult Site of the Year in the Alternative, BDSM, Dating, Erotic, Fan Site, Gay, Photography, Niche, Studio, Transsexual and Video categories respectively went to Sssh.com, Kink.com, AmateurMatch.com, X-Art.com, FreeOnes.com, CockyBoys.com, MetArt.com, Blacked.com, EvilAngel.com, Shemale.xxx and Brazzers.com.
The award for Adult Site of the Year (Performer) went to AngelaWhite.com, while Ariel Rebel was named as Web Star of the Year, rounding out the roster of web / tech winners at the 2015 XBIZ Awards.
For a complete list of all 2015 XBIZ Award winners, click here.