LOS ANGELES — Presented by Fleshlight and sponsored by AWE, MyFreeCams.com and CECash, the 2014 XBIZ Awards rocked the Century Plaza Hotel Friday night with a star-studded, red-carpet gala event that will be talked about for years to come. Among the multiple industry sectors represented at this, adult's poshest event, the leaders of the vibrant web-tech community won their share of salutations. (photo galleries)
Boasting one of the most seasoned operations in online adult, CECash took the honors as XBIZ’ Affiliate Program of the Year (Multi-Platform) and PaperStreetCash took the prize for Affiliate Program of the Year (Single-Platform).
The coveted Live Cam Affiliate Program of the Year award went to PussyCash, for its broad range of sites and services; including its ImLive, Sexier and PhoneMates.com sites, as well as its recent launch of a series of niche webcam sites.
WhiteLabelDating, Gamelink, Mobidea, MrSkinCash and Manica Money took respective awards for Dating, Retail, Mobile, Specialty and European Affiliate Program of the Year.
The top billing companies took center stage with the IPSP Payment Processor of the Year award going to Epoch. During the past year, the company launched its new Logo GPS geo-targeted payment script, released a new payment form specifically designed for users of tablets and smartphones and integrated the Paxum ewallet as a new payout option for its merchants and their affiliates.
The Merchant Services Payment Processor of the Year award went to OrbitalPay. The company recently made some high-profile personnel moves, with new vice presidents of operations and business development coming onboard, helping OrbitalPay to leverage its leadership position into the future.
Paxum received the Alternative Payment Services Company of the Year award, while CommerceGate was named European Payment Processor of the Year, rounding out 2014’s honors for the adult industry’s top billing companies —though CCBill did earn an XBIZ Award outside of its core category, by being named as Progressive Web Company of the Year — in part for reinventing itself through new business models, and for the release of a new back end.
AEBN/NakedSword won the award for VOD Company of the Year, while AdultCentro earned accolades as Content Provider of the Year, showing that quality content, customer service and innovation are key today.
Web Host of the Year MojoHost received another nod for excellence, with a reputation for quality service and growth that includes the recent acquisition of web hosting and colocation company Colo-Cation. MojoHost also recently released a new version of its cost-effective CDN alternative, SendFaster, rounding out the reasons it remains on top.
JuicyAds took home the Traffic Services Company of the Year award, with a number of recent achievements illustrating how JuicyAds gives back to the community, including its co-sponsorship of a benefit event, along with a substantial donation to the Canadian Red Cross to benefit flood relief. New team members, a newly launched Lifestyle Department, and social media campaigns, established JuicyAds as a top traffic provider.
Mobile Company of the Year Affil4You had a busy year, with its parent company, Wister, recently celebrating its 10-year anniversary. During the past year Affil4You’s achievements included expansion into German and Austrian markets, new initiatives in France, Poland and Turkey, a new suite of affiliate tools, the addition of Paxum as a new payment method and new personnel.
Software Company of the Year went to ElevatedX, while Design Studio of the Year was awarded to Zuzana Designs.
Gay Web Company of the Year went to Next Door Entertainment/Buddy Profits, while MyFreeSexStore was named as Innovative Web Product of the Year.
The 2014 XBIZ Awards extend not only to the market leading companies that power them but to the websites that these companies produce. This year the XBIZ Award for Adult Site of the Year went to 21Sextury.com.
As for the Live Cam Site of the Year Award, Jasmin.com (formerly LiveJasmin.com) took top honors and was also named Mobile Site of the Year.
The awards for Dating, Video and Studio Site of the Year, went to FuckBook.com, HotMovies.com and Brazzers.com, respectively.
Vicky Vette won the Performer Site of the Year Award for her VickyAtHome.com site, as this mega MILF continues her scorching career.
This year, Vette handed her crown as XBIZ’s Web Star of the Year over to Evelyn Cates, ushering in a new generation of performers. Cates is known by her fans as The Hottest Alt Model on the Internet, where her combination of social media savvy and tattooed brunette beauty has made her a live cam sensation on MyFreeCams and beyond.
HollyRandall.com took Photography Site of the Year, while Glamcore Site of the Year went to Babes.com and FreeOnes.com was named Fan Site of the Year.
Receiving the 2014 XBIZ Award for Gay Site of the Year was BelAmiOnline.com, while the honors for Transsexual Site of the Year went to EvaLinXXX.com.
DivineBitches.com and Clips4Sale.com took respective XBIZ Awards for BDSM and Fetish Site of the Year, while CrashPadSeries.com was named Specialty Site of the Year, rounding out the full slate of web / tech winners at the 2014 XBIZ Awards.
For a complete list of winners, click here.
Photo of Mojo Host staff by Rick Garcia.