QVC And Annoying Adjustable Bracelets

March 1, 2018

We are so happy to see that QVC has brought back its 24-hour Big Bonanza Silver Sale. But as for the TSV Thursday, not so much.

Are we the only ones who can’t stand those adjustable bracelets with the sliding bead? We have a very small wrist, so in theory being able to tighten a bracelet sounds great.

But every time we’ve bought one of those bracelets, that double tail that hangs down from it is annoying.

We were actually pondering that earlier this week, and now QVC is hawking four different styles of these adjustable bracelets!

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Evine To Report Fourth-Quarter Results March 14

February 26, 2018

Evine will release its fourth quarter and 2017 results March 14 before the market opens at 6 a.m., the No. 3 home shopping network said last week.

CEO Bob Rosenblatt and Tim Peterman, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and Michael Porter, vice president of finance and investor relations, will host a conference call later that morning at 8:30 a.m. to review the results.

Those interested in participating in the conference call should dial 1-877-407-9039 or 1-201-689-8470 (international) at least five minutes prior to the call.

There will be a simultaneous audio webcast available at https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1552340/070743253029E2B1A6683BAC8C5A988C.

A replay of the conference call will be available on the company’s website for a limited time.

HSN Offers Vacation Packages To Caribbean

February 26, 2018

Evine does cruises for its customers, now HSN is arranging vacay.

Here’s the full pitch:

HSN Partners With Palace Resorts to Offer Customers a Luxury Beach Escape From Reality

HSN To Provide Customers Exclusive Vacation Packages To The Caribbean

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN has teamed up with Palace Resorts, a leader in five-star, all- inclusive resort accommodations, across Mexico and the Caribbean, to bring customers the opportunity to escape reality through unique deals on all-inclusive vacation packages.

Starting February 22, HSN customers will be able to book remarkable packages at Moon Palace Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun and Moon Palace Jamaica, while also receiving an exclusive 10% of the land value price spent in HSN spendable KA$H (credit placed in customers HSN account to be used for future purchases.) Upon final payment, customers will receive their spendable KA$H in their HSN account to use toward any future HSN purchases. The perfect opportunity for customers to plan the ultimate vacation and then use spendable KA$H to buy all of the necessities for their trip.

“Based upon our research, we know that more than three-quarters of our customers love to travel,” said Sean Bunner, Vice President of New Business Development for HSN. “We are excited to not only provide her with everything she needs to prepare for her vacation but to now offer her the ultimate vacation experience through our partnership with Palace Resorts.”

The dynamic Moon Palace Cancun resort hosts 12 restaurants, offering the finest in international cuisine, and 13 bars stocked with top-shelf spirits. Guests can enjoy pristine beaches, a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, world class Awe Spa, exotic tours, the finest in upscale nightlife options, and state-of-the-art kids and teens areas.

The newest addition to the Palace Resorts family, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, offers the highest possible luxury standards with the highest caliber service and exciting amenities and attractions that cater to families. More than 1,300 guest rooms, a luxurious well designed, contemporary lobby, nine outdoor swimming pools, an elaborate beach club, children’s waterpark, gymnasium, Awe Spa® and a six-lane bowling alley.

Moon Palace Jamaica is Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico and Jamaica’s most luxurious all-inclusive resort. The family-friendly property offers guests the opportunity to experience 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. The resort features the only FlowRider® Double wave simulator in Jamaica, lavish swimming pools, a kids water park, multiple dining destinations and signature Awe Spa®, the largest spa in Jamaica.

“Palace Resorts is excited to partner with HSN, the leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer,” said Kathy Halpern, Vice President of Global Marketing for Palace Resorts.

“HSN’s loyal following of predominantly women, combined with its customer’s need for quality experiences, is what made them the ideal partner for Palace Resorts; making perfect sense for us to combine our synergies as a brand. Moon Palace Cancun offers a luxury experience for those seeking the best in multigenerational, family & luxury travel, while offering a true value for our guests. From exquisite dining options, to the latest in spas, endless activities for kids, Moon Palace is the ultimate vacation for the HSN customer.”

HSN customers are also able to book distinct packages at Moon Palace Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun and Moon Palace Jamaica. For more information on what the packages include, please visit HSN.com, keyword: Moon Palace. Packages will be available year round with special rates and perks for HSN customers.

HSN Jean Queen Gilman Has Breast Cancer

February 26, 2018

We have a number of friends who have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer, and a number of women in the home shopping world have had this illness, as well. The latest one is HSN jean queen Diane Gilman.

Gilman posted the news on Facebook, telling her fans that she won’t be making appearances on the home shopping channel because she will be undergoing treatment.

Here is her post:

I want to share some personal news with you, and let you know why you won’t be seeing me on air on HSN for a while. I am 1 in 8…one of the eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

I have started my treatment, and I expect a full recovery. The great news is, I have the best care and the most amazing extended family supporting me, including YOU!

You will still see DG2 featured on HSN and HSN.com, and I’m still actively designing and styling the DG2 collection, as always.

I’m really excited about the beautiful fashions coming up — starting with the gorgeous February TS.

I know you’ll be inspired by each piece, just as I was when I was designing them.
My dear friend and long time host colleague- Shivan Sarna, I am thrilled to say, will be stepping in for me. I cannot think of anyone on the HSN team who is more passionate, knowledgeable and loves DG2 more!!! So, let’s all welcome Shivan!!!!!

Gilman’s news prompted an outpouring of support from her fans.

She wrote:

How can I ever thank all of You!!!

I am absolutely blown away, deeply touched and lifted so high by all your kind words and support.

I found out my diagnosis Christmas Eve, and since then have not shed a tear… until today, while reading your beautiful thoughts!!

Through the years the best part of my career, besides designing, has been your on air calls and the Sisterhood we formed!!! You are the Family I never had!!!

You simply cannot imagine what this means to me. That so many of you took the time out of your busy day to send a kind, encouraging word!!!

I am still designing. I’ll be posting to you regularly, not onlyon my progress, but many thoughts on DG2 Fashions.

But most importantly, I have to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!

ALL MY LOVE

Diane

Wishing her a swift and full recovery.

Evine To Broadcast Live From Cruise

February 21, 2018

We give Evine an “A” for trying. The No. 3 home shopping channel once again broadcast live from the Tucson Gem Show this year, and it will b doing the same on its Invicta Voyage to the Bahamas.

On Tuesday Evine said it will be doing its longest live remote broadcast to date for the second annual “Invicta & Friends Ocean Voyage.” The six-day live remote will kick-off at the Invicta Marine Pavilion in Miami Feb. 21 and then set sail on the Carnival Victory to the Bahamas Feb. 23 to 26.

Cameras will go behind the scenes of a live remote, and viewers see brands such as Invicta, Gem Treasures, Effy and Gems en Vogue.

“We are thrilled to set sail on the ‘Invicta & Friends Ocean Voyage’ for a second year in a row, and excited to expand the experience to some of our fan-favorite jewelry brands as well,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“Evine continues to deliver entertaining and unique shopping experiences, whether from our home base studios or exciting locations like Ireland, Mexico, New York, Savannah, or the Bahamas. This event, our largest live broadcast remote to date, won’t disappoint. The party will no doubt extend from the cruise ship all the way to our viewers at home.”

The “Invicta Jewelry Ocean Voyage” itinerary starts at the Marine Pavilion in Miami Feb. 21 to 22 before setting sail on the Carnival Victory cruise ship Feb. 23 to 26.

The event will feature 70 never-before-seen designs from Invicta, including the Evine exclusive premiere of graffiti artist, Erni Vales and his Sugar Skull Collection, in addition to former NFL football player, Jason Taylor who will be aboard representing his Jason Taylor for Invicta line.

The cruise will also feature the debut of more than 350 jewelry designs including the premiere of Blue Diamond from Chuck Clemency, the re-launch of Effy’s men’s jewelry collection, limited-edition items from Gems en Vogue and more.

Copycats Heidi Klum on QVC, Iris Apfel on HSN

February 20, 2018

The New York Post did a story Monday on celebrities hawking products by ripping – sorry we mean knocking — off real designers, and both QVC and HSN were cited in the story.

The article, “Attack of the Clones,” talked about one example that we were aware of where a celeb got called out for a product they were selling on QVC. That was the case of model-TV star Heidi Klum, who was in 2007 was sued by high-end jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels for a line she brought to the No. 1 home shopping channel.

Klum’s baubles had a clover-shaped design, which Van Cleef claimed unlawfully imitated its Alhambra collection. QVC pulled the line.

https://nypost.com/2018/02/19/are-celebs-knocking-off-real-designers/

The Post said that the lawsuit was settled and that Klum later claimed that her business partner, Mouawad USA, was not “knowledgeable.”

According to the Post HSN and its owl-eye-glassed vendor Iris Apfel, a Seventh Avenue darling, also got in hot water. In 2011 the married couple that was the force behind Hanna Bernhard alleged that Apfel had copied one of its pins, a large jeweled toucan, for HSN.

The married duo shamed Apfel on their website, charging that Apfel owned their original toucan pin and had imitated it, the Post reported.

HSN later issued a statement saying that Apfel had mistakenly believed that the brooch in her collection was a vintage piece. The objectionable version of the toucan was dropped from Apfel’s HSN line, replaced by a “modified” version, according to the Post.

Honcho Says QVC, HSN Won’t Merge

February 12, 2018

We looked up at our TV screen, tuned to HSN, while in the midst of reading The Sunday New York Times and thought we were hallucinating: HSN host Amy Morrison was on a split screen chatting with QVC’s Rick Domeier.

We don’t know if Domeier was trying to be funny when he didn’t respond to Morrison’s comments and questions or if there were technical difficulties and he couldn’t hear her, but the resulting exchange was awkward and painful to watch.

The brief teaming of the two hosts was part of e kickoff of the marriage of former rivals QVC and HSN was this weekend, with both home shopping networks starting to cross-promote and their king, Mike George, allaying fears about the future of the two channels.

In a letter to viewers on HSN’s website, George reminded everyone that QVC’s parent, Liberty Interactive Corp., but not to worry, the two networks would remain separate.

George wrote:

We’re excited to welcome HSN, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, and Improvements to the QVC family. Together, with zulily, we seek to bring joy and inspiration to you, our loyal customers, daily by combining the best of retail, media, and social.

QVC and HSN will continue to have their own distinct personalities—remaining separate brands, with HSN broadcasting from St. Petersburg, FL and QVC from its studios in West Chester, PA.

HSN and QVC have so much in common. We’re both committed to bringing you curated collections of world-class brands and entrepreneurial products presented in fun, engaging ways. We both strive to connect you with new ideas, interesting conversations, exciting personalities, and the hottest pop-culture events via our broadcast channels, websites, mobile apps, social pages, and other touchpoints. And we’re both constantly innovating—always looking for ways to make your experience with us richer and more exciting.

Thank you for your loyalty and commitment to HSN, to QVC, or to both brands. We look forward to continuing to offer you extraordinary shopping experiences.

Mike George

President and CEO, QVC, Inc.

The next few months should be interesting.

And Amy, enough with the extensions.

QVC Parent To Post 4Q Results March 1

February 9, 2018

Liberty Interactive Corp., QVC’s parent company, will announce its fourth-quarter earnings March 1.

Liberty President and CEO Greg Maffei will host a conference call to discuss the results at 11 a.m.

Following prepared remarks, the company will host a brief Q&A session during which management will accept questions regarding both Liberty Interactive and Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings.

During the call, Maffei may discuss the financial performance and outlook of both companies, as well as other forward looking matters including the proposed acquisition of General Communication Inc. by Liberty Interactive, its combination with Liberty Ventures Group and the subsequent split-off of Liberty Interactive’s interest in the combined company.

Please call ReadyTalk at (866) 548-4713 or (323) 794-2093, passcode 9151576, at least 10 minutes prior to the call.

In addition, the fourth-quarter earnings conference call will be broadcast live via the internet.

All interested participants should visit the Liberty website at http://www.libertyinteractive.com/events to register for the webcast. Links to the press release and replays of the call will also be available on the Liberty website. The conference call will be archived on the website for one year after appropriate filings have been made with the SEC.

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Evine Sets Big Hoopla For 27th B-Day

February 9, 2018

Evine is like us: We favor days-long birthday celebrations.

So kicking off Feb. 12, the No. 3 home shopping network is having a a week-long 27th Birthday Bash.

According to the network’s press release, during its nearly three-decade lifespan Evine has partnered with “passionate product storytellers,” including Paula Deen, Donny Osmond, Vanessa Williams, Dr. Terry and Heather Dubrow, the Beekman Boys, Dustin Lynch and others.

What’s on the agenda: unique product and birthday pricing from Invicta, Skinn Cosmetics, and Kate & Mallory and a special “Beyond the Backstage,” which will give fans an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the party on Evine’s social media channels as well as a chance to win prizes.

“While it’s our birthday, we wanted to celebrate and thank our fans for another amazing year,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement. “We wouldn’t be here if not for our customers and our brand partners. I’m excited to extend a birthday invitation for everyone to join Evine as we throw a party full of unique and exclusive products by some of our fan-favorite brands and personalities.”

To extend the party beyond the show, Evine will host a variety of hidden surprises on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat with a unique “Beyond Backstage” experience. Viewers can catch daily Facebook Live shows featuring Victoria Wieck, Akos the Solutionist, Elizabeth Grant among others.

Throughout “Beyond Backstage,” fans can also connect live with Evine’s hosts on Instagram and Snapchat, where they will share entertaining content and behind the scenes festivities throughout the event.

HSN, Miglin Part Of FX Tale Of Versace Murder

January 30, 2018

If you are a home shopping fan you might want to tune into Wednesday’s episode of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” on FX. HSN vendor Marilyn Miglin and HSN are part of the chilling story of the serial killer who murdered not only the Italian fashion designer but Miglin’s husband.

The series is about Andrew Cunanan, the sicko who killed Versace and four other men in 1997. We read two accounts of the series that mentioned that one of Cunanan’s victims was Chicago real estate developer Lee Miglin, Marilyn’s husband.

According to the New York Post, actor Mike Farrell portrays “closeted” Lee Miglin, who is killed in his garage.

“Miglin’s widow, Marilyn (Judith Light), consoles herself with appearances on the Home Shopping Network,” the Post wrote this past Sunday about the upcoming episode.

A New York Times review earlier this month also mentioned the HSN connection, describing Marilyn Miglin as “a home shopping maven whose husband, the Chicago real estate developer Lee Miglin, was one of Mr. Cunanan’s victims.”

The Times wrote, “In the throes of tightly wound grief, she explains the advice her had given her that made her a cosmetics mogul: ‘Just think of that little red light as the man you love.'”