CHATSWORTH, Calif.—When it comes to bringing new products to market, one of the best ways to capture the attention of the fickle buying public is to ensure that your product gets noticed by prominent sex educators and bloggers. These teachers and writers are the ones whose reviews, blog postings and e-zines have become key sources of information for consumers looking to buy quality pleasure products. An articulate, passionate advocate for sexual satisfaction who is enthused about your new design is a powerful ally indeed.
That’s why AVN Media Network will have some of the biggest names from the blogosphere and sex education at the AVN Novelty Expo, set for July 7-9 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Several networking opportunities, from parties to seminars to breakout sessions, are scheduled to help both sides of the equation come together and build relationships that will help business.
Among those scheduled to attend ANE are sex and relationship experts Reid Mihalko, Sarah Sloane, Jamye Waxman, and many more.
“I’m so excited to be attending ANE 2011 in July!” said Sarah Sloane. “Who could turn down the chance to see the hottest novelties & toys on the market, check out the next big sellers, chat with manufacturers and retailers, and hobnob with some of the most amazing writers & educators on the planet?”
Sloane is a BDSM/polyamory/sexuality educator, based in the Washington, D.C., area.
Mihalko is one of the only male sex and relationship experts touring the country today, and he has the ability to appeal to audiences of all ages, orientations, and backgrounds.
He has appeared on the Emmy Award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, VH1’s Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, Canada’s The Sex Files and SexTV, and the short-lived Life & Style, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in Marie Claire, GQ, Details, People, Newsweek and The National Enquirer, as well as media across the globe in 13 countries and at least seven languages.
“It is with great pleasure that I’ll be shaking hands and kissing dildos at ANE 2011 this July,” Mihalko said. “As a card-carrying Sex Geek, I can’t wait to see the hot new toys and novelties as well as meet the amazing men and women who work ‘behind the curtain’ to get these awesome products into the hands (and other places) of America! Not only is AVN graciously allowing me to contribute some of my marketing and networking savvy to the expo’s workshop series, they’ve given me permission to cook up a few surprises, and, OMG, have I got some things in store for all of us.”
The AVN Novelty Expo is the novelty industry’s premier B2B event. For years, hundreds of qualified buyers from around the world have gathered for this premier buyers’ conference and exhibition, where manufacturers debut new products and buyers make their most important purchasing decisions of the year. The buyer base includes distributors, retailers, exporters, mail order companies, large home party organizers, and individuals or companies involved in large-volume purchases. Exhibitors range from entrepreneurs offering one or two specialized items to premier manufacturers who produce a vast array of traditional favorites and cutting-edge designs.
For more information, or to register to exhibit at or attend the show, visit AVNNoveltyExpo.com.
Important Expo links and info to help…
AVN’s ANE: July 7-9th – avnnoveltyexpo.com
Reid’s Sex Geek Stampede to AVN’s Novelty Expo: HERE.
Hotel info: HERE – Rates for the hotel show are $149
The ‘O’ Awards site: HERE.
Join the ‘O’ Awards’ After-Party Facebook Invite HERE.