HSN, Univision Partner On Hispanic Boutique

HSN and Hispanic media giant Univision Communications Inc. Thursday unveiled their plans for “Boutique Univision, una tienda de HSN,” where the home shopping channel’s products will be featured on the Spanish-language network.

Their multiyear partnership will include HSN products across all categories, launching with curated collections in the beauty, home, fashion, culinary, electronics and holiday categories, the home shopping network said in a press release.


The partnership will be promoted through a marketing campaign across HSN and Univision’s TV, digital and social media channels, including the Univision Network, local television and radio stations and digital offerings.

The initiative will seek to promote the partnership via talent endorsements, product integration, and other efforts to aid brand awareness as well as incentivize trial offers on feature products, the release said.

“HSN is redefining the experience of shopping through engaging content and storytelling and we look forward to extending this to Univision’s platforms,” our buddy Bill Brand, HSN Inc’s chief marketing and business development officer said in a canned statement. “Univision’s position as the nation’s most trusted Spanish-language media and entertainment company creates a tremendous opportunity for HSN to broaden our customer base and develop new emotional connections.”

The next person quoted was Tonia O’Connor, president of content distribution and corporate business Development, who we presume works for Univision..

“Univision has grown its portfolio of traditional media assets to include digital and innovative platforms such as this one,” she said. “This venture with HSN speaks to this vision and represents a true partnership that will drive growth to our respective businesses while reaching Hispanic consumers in new and meaningful ways.”

Univision Network’s morning show “Despierta America” will serve as a platform for the shopping service as well as for its products via integrations on both a national and local level.

“By having talent present the product, viewers will be able to then purchase the items worn or used on the show — taking product integration to a new level,” HSN said.

Boutique Univision, una tienda de HSN, which will first launch in beta, will feature products from brands such as Coca Cola, Lancome, Benefit, OPI, G by Giuliana, Iman, Vince Camuto, HP, Samsung, Apple, Curtis Stone and Wolfgang Puck.

This product assortment along with the site functionality will increase as time goes on to match the preferences, demand and shopping habits of the Univision audience.

Boutique Univision will also feature the “Oferta Del Dia,” also known as HSN’s “Today’s Special,” a unique item available at a reduced price for a short time every day. Starting in December, “Despierta America” will begin showcasing HSN product on a weekly basis.

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