StorErotica to Open Pre-Noms for 2024 Awards, Welcomes New Editor

CLEARWATER, Fla.StoreErotica Magazine is set to launch pre-nominations for the 17th annual StorErotica Awards Show, slated to take place July 16 at the ANME Founders Show in Burbank, Calif. The magazine also announces that it is welcoming Kristen Burke as its new editor, effective May 4.

Established in 2007, the StorErotica Awards honor the best in pleasure products and adult retail, as voted upon by StorErotica Magazine readers. Nominees will be chosen by readers via an email survey due to be sent out to all subscribers this week. 

The 16 returning categories for 2024 include: Pleasure Product Company of the Year, Distributor of the Year, BDSM/Fetish Company of the Year, Boutique Brand of the Year, Lubricant Company of the Year, New Product of the Year, Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Brand Ambassador of the Year and two Retailer of the Year Awards (for independent and chain locations).

New this year will be the introduction of the Account Executive of the Year category, which will replace the Brand Ambassador of the Year award. The ceremony will also include the announcement of this year's inductees into the StorErotica Hall of Fame. 

Pre-nomination votes will be accepted via the email survey starting May 3.

“This awards process will help us by receiving pre-nom and final voting tallies in almost real-time from a wider field of qualified recipients who work with these products and vendors in an almost daily capacity,” StorErotica head of sales and marketing Kristofer Kay said. “Having the opportunity to celebrate our partners and friends marks the highlight of our year here at StorErotica. Our continued gratitude goes to the Founders and the ANME crew led by Lacy Empkey for what will be another wonderful evening for the adult retail industry in Burbank.”

Meanwhile, Kristen Burke is set to step into the position of editor at StorErotica Magazine, taking over for Lilly Jenner, who started with the company in 2022 and is pursuing a new career as a firefighter in Idaho. 

Burke hails from New York and has more than 10 years of writing and marketing experience. She pursued her MGA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook University and has written for The IndependentShowbiz CheatSheet, CinemaBlend and Ranker.

"I'm excited to join ED Publications and look forward to familiarizing myself more with the industry," Burke commented. "After working freelance for nearly a decade, I'm eager to be part of a team again and write for ED and SE Magazines."

Moving forward, all editorial content and inquiries can be sent to Burke at [email protected]

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