Posts Tagged ‘Evine’

Evine, And Akos Jankura, Will Solve All Your Problems

June 29, 2017

OK, we’ve never heard of him, but scientist and inventor Akos Jankura is bringing what is described as his “problem-solving product line” to Evine. The collection is called “Akos The Solutionist.”

According to the press release, Jankura is “one of the world’s top inventors and TV presenters” whose “long career includes nearly $1 billion in sales, nominations for multiple industry awards and appearances in over 40 infomercials.”

He will be on Evine July 4 and 5.

“Akos Jankura is a big name in the world of video commerce and I’m excited to leverage his incredible talent and expansive collection of ingenious products,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“Akos’ impressive career has been built on his ability to connect with customers and develop products that solve problems. Coming to Evine, Akos not only brings experience from other networks, but also a large following of fans that have come to know him for his radio show, ‘My Cool Inventions,’ and his live-streaming Inventions & Gadgets channel on Roku, AmazonFire, AndroidTV, YouTube and Facebook Live.”

Jankura’s inventions have been featured in The New York Times and the “Wendy Williams Show.” He also owns Inventures International Inc., which seeks out inventors throughout the world.

“All of my products are designed with a real-life problem in mind and I’m looking forward to showing Evine’s customers just how easy it is to overcome everyday household tasks,” Jankura said.

“As an inventor and entrepreneur, I’m passionate about offering a great value and creating products that are not only easy to use, but make even the most mundane tasks fun. I can’t wait to wow Evine’s viewers with the amazing demonstrations and the stories behind the collection of products I’ve assembled.”

He will demonstrate a variety of problem-solving products, including a UV vacuum cleaner, fridge deodorizer and “World Famous Survival Steel.”

Bob Vila Brings Home Improvement To Evine

June 20, 2017

Bob Vila — DIY expert, author, TV personality and the original host of “This Old House” — will debut a line of home-improvement products to Evine, the home shopping network said on Monday.

“My entire career has been devoted to home improvement, and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve learned with Evine’s viewers,” Vila said in a canned statement.

“Every product I’ve created is meant to solve a problem… and these are products you won’t find at your local hardware store. I think everyone from seasoned handymen to weekend DIYers will love what we’ve designed. These are items no household should be without.”

The collection is called “Bob Vila’s Outdoor Workshop,” and is “a variety of unique problem-solving products for inside and outside the home, developed through his decades of experience in the home improvement industry,” according to the press release.

“In the world of DIY, few names carry the same credibility and weight as Bob Vila,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said.

“For nearly 30 years, Bob has inspired homeowners and do-it-your-selfers and shown them the satisfaction of making an old house new again. I’m excited for him to spark that same inspiration in our customers. Bringing his combination of knowledge and experience to Evine, Bob has curated a unique assortment of DIY products that go far beyond the basic ‘hammer and screwdriver.’ This collection comes at a perfect time for all those summer home projects.”

Best known as the original host of “This Old House” on PBS for 10 years, Vila went on to host “Bob Vila’s Home Again” for 15 years. After that, he hosted “Bob Vila” and “Restore America with Bob Vila.”

Vila also made several cameo appearances as himself on the 1990s-hit sitcom “Home Improvement” with Tim Allen.

Beyond his television experience, Vila is also the author of 12 books, including “Bob Vila’s Toolbox.”

“Bob Vila’s Outdoor Workshop” will premiere today, June 20, on Evine.

Evine Promotes Peterman To COO/CFO

June 9, 2017

Evine has promoted Tim Peterman to chief operating officer/ chief financial officer. He has served as CFO for the network since 2015.

Peterman joined Evine as CFO in 2015.

Prior to Evine, he spent 25 years in operations, interactive media and financial management for public companies such as Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., InteractiveCorp, Synacor and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Peterman has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a CPA who began his career at KPMG in Chicago.

“Tim’s contributions over the past two years have helped Evine create a solid foundation for profitable growth in the future,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“His disciplined approach to strengthening our agendas in content distribution, customer solutions and fulfillment will further enhance our customer experience, and his focus on the balance sheet will pave the way for continued profitability improvement. By naming Tim as our Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, we are investing in the future of Evine.”

Paula Deen’s Sons Follow Her To Evine

June 9, 2017

We guess we should have seen this coming. Paula Deen’s brood is joining her on Evine, the network said this week.

Dean Brothers – cookware, kitchen accessories, and a curated collection of wines from Jamie and Bobby Deen, will debut on home home shopping network next Tuesday.

Like possums hanging on their mom’s back, the boys are following in Deen’s footsteps, as Paula offers food, kitchen, fashion and home products on Evine.

“I’m so pleased to offer our customers and fans of the Deen family a complete ‘Deen dining experience,’” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“With the debut of Deen Brothers, customers now have access to everything they need to make meaningful events out of mealtime, including food, cookware and wine. Beyond the products, we’re excited that Paula has made her family a part of our own. We take pride in our ability to foster and grow new brands, and the fact that Paula has brought her boys to Evine is a testament to that.”

And both the Southern sons chimed in.

“As Paula Deen’s son, I had the incredible fortune to learn a lot from mama growing up in her kitchens,” said Bobby, who in described as “an accomplished culinary personality.”

“She always taught us to welcome guests like they were a part of our own family,” Jamie said. “That’s really what this collection is all about… warmth and hospitality. I can’t tell you how excited we are to bring our collection to Evine. We’ve worked together with the team over these past couple of years and look forward to growing our business – as a family – with Evine.”

The brothers will offer items from their new cooking collection, as well as a variety of wines from Savannah Cellars, which they developed with vintner and restaurateur Doug Margerum.

“Each wine was hand-selected as the perfect accompaniment to toast to food, family and fun,” according to the press release.

“For the debut, the collection will offer an assortment of varietals, including Chardonnay and a red blend developed by Jamie during a recent trip to Santa Barbara. In addition to wines, customers will have access to Deen family recipes online, each a perfect pairing to a different Savannah Cellars wine.”

Is Suzanne Somers Bound For QVC?

June 2, 2017

UPDATE: A reader told us she saw a QVC promo saying that Somers is coming to the network in July.

Is this a sign of things to come?

One of our readers noted that several of Suzanne Somers’ products are now on QVC’s website, listed as “new.” The items include protein shakes.

http://www.qvc.com/catalog/search.html?langId=-1&storeId=10251&catalogId=10151&keyword=Somers

So is the blonde actress-entrepreneur-author coming to the No. 1 home shopping network?

Somers for years was on HSN hawking jewelry, clothes and diet food. Then she landed at Evine for several years, until announcing recently that she was leaving there.

We’re told that many, many years ago Somers was on QVC selling her Thighmaster.

So maybe she’s about to return.

Is Suzanne Somers Bound For QVC?

June 1, 2017

Is this a sign of things to come?

One of our readers noted that several of Suzanne Somers’ products are now on QVC’s website, listed as “new.” The items include protein shakes.

http://www.qvc.com/catalog/search.html?langId=-1&storeId=10251&catalogId=10151&keyword=Somers

So is the blonde actress-entrepreneur-author coming to the No. 1 home shopping network?

Somers for years was on HSN hawking jewelry, clothes and diet food. Then she landed at Evine for several years, until announcing recently that she was leaving there.

We’re told that many, many years ago Somers was on QVC selling her Thighmaster.

So maybe she’s about to return.

Frankie Avalon, Italian Food, Evine?

May 25, 2017

Singer Frankie Avalon, now there’s a blast from the past, is bringing a line of gourmet Italian food to Evine, premiering Sunday.

Apparently he was previously hawking his wares on QVC, which was news to us.

Frankie Avalon Foods will be part of Evine’s “Wonder.Full.Memorial Weekend” event, with Avalon appearing live to present a variety of gourmet foods, including appetizers, entrées and desserts.

“Throughout my career, I’ve spent a lot of time on the road,” Avalon said in a canned statement.

“Despite the excitement of show business, I always looked forward to returning to Philadelphia for one of my mother’s home cooked meals. She was a wonderful cook and inspired a lot of the dishes in this collection. In addition to authentic Italian recipes, what makes these items special are the ingredients. We didn’t cut any corners and demanded the best flavors from around the world, including chocolate from Belgian and sea salt from Sicily. I’m really proud of what we’ve created and I can’t wait to share these mouthwatering foods with families everywhere.”

Avalon will debut a variety of Italian foods, including appetizers, entrées and desserts, many of which include imported Italian ingredients.

The assortment is exclusive to Evine and includes breaded spaghetti balls, fried and stuffed pazotti bread, limoncello cake and cannoli cake.

In addition to food, the premiere will also include a limited number of signed copies of Avalon’s cookbook, “Frankie Avalon’s Italian Family Cookbook: From Mom’s Kitchen to Mine and Yours.”

Here’s the boilerplate on Avalon, for you whippersnappers who have never heard of him:

Actor, singer, dancer and former teen idol Frankie Avalon, born Francis Thomas Avallone, is a 20th century, American entertainment legend. With countless hit movies and singles, he began his career in food by authoring his first cook book Frankie Avalon’s Italian Family Cookbook, from Mom’s Kitchen to Mine to Yours. He has since made a name for himself in kitchens across America and beyond.

Here’s what Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt has to say about all this.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Frankie Avalon to the Evine family and look forward to giving our customers the opportunity to sample authentic, gourmet-quality foods from this entertainment icon,” he said.

“Frankie is an experienced video commerce veteran, and coming from QVC, he brings both live selling experience and a large following of fans who have hungrily awaited his return to our space. We’re ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome these fans to Evine with the premiere of Frankie Avalon Foods.”

JTV Alums Moseley, Lau To Be QVC Gem Experts

May 25, 2017

Gem expert Peyton Kelley is gone from QVC, but two Jewelry Television alum are coming to the No. 1 home shopping network: Jeff Moseley and Michele Lau.

Both Moseley and Lau posted almost exactly the same messages separately on their Facebook pages.

“I’m thrilled to announce I have officially accepted the offer from QVC to be one of their two Gemstone Jewelry On Air Guests!” Moseley wrote.

And Lau posted, “It is a done deal! I have officially accepted the offer from #QVC to be one of their two Gemstone Jewelry On Air Guests!”

We enjoyed them both on JTV, and this is no reflection on them, but we are a little perturbed if Kelley was let go to make way for them.

As we recently reported, not only Kelley, who was at QVC for years, but most recently host Jacque Gonzales are gone. As one former QVC host suggested, companies like QVC often let veteran employees, who are at the top of the pay scale, go as a belt-tightening measure. Hell, we were laid off at two newspapers for the same reason. It sucks.

Now that that’s off our chest, we note that this news about Moseley means that yet another husband-wife team is on home shopping. Moseley’s wife Erin is already on on-air rep for QVC’s Diamonique line.

Evine has jewelry vendors Judy Crowell and hubby Paul Deasy. And the network also has Pam McCoy, who used to appear on the channel back in the day with her husband Wes.

MacKenzie-Childs Blows Out Door At Evine

May 20, 2017

We’re always skeptical about these types of press releases.

On Friday Evine reported that its premiere of the the MacKenzie-Childs housewares line “beat sales forecasts by more than 200 percent and sold out of virtually all in-stock product.

“Evine and MacKenzie-Childs attribute the success to a number of factors, including unique product styling, collaborative cross-brand marketing, and engaging storytelling which brought the MacKenzie-Childs brand to life using Evine’s video commerce platforms,” according to the press release.

What it doesn’t tell you is exactly how many units were sold. If there were not that many in stock, they could easily all blow out the door.

“Evine has the most talented team in the video commerce business and the successful premiere of MacKenzie-Childs is evidence of that,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“I’m so proud of what our teams accomplished. Beyond selecting the perfect products for the premiere, the level of internal and vendor collaboration surpassed our teams’ highest expectations. Watching the show from the set was exhilarating. We sold out item after item and were on the phone with MacKenzie-Childs’ warehouse working to get additional inventory so we could fill more orders. It may just have been the most exciting six hours of my time here at Evine so far!”

During the May 3 and 4 air dates debut of MacKenzie-Childs the brand’s creative director, Rebeca Proctor, presented the company’s handcrafted items.

In addition to new product, MacKenzie-Childs debuted on a custom set designed for the line.

Contributing to the debut’s success was the strong cross-brand marketing between Evine, MacKenzie-Childs and Beekman 1802 – one of Evine’s most successful bath and body lines whose Upstate New York farm is located near the MacKenzie-Childs design studio.

Last month, MacKenzie-Childs and Beekman 1802 joined neighborly forces and created a co-branded product, which was sold on Evine during the premiere. Leading up to the premiere, both brands engaged their fan bases on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, even executing a Facebook Live show the evening before the launch.

Connecting with each brands’ customers via their own channels explains the significantly higher-than-average number of new customers Evine saw during the launch.

MacKenzie-Childs will return to Evine July 17 and 18 and feature many of the products that sold out in the premiere.

“The experience and results we had with Evine in presenting ‘MacKenzie-Childs Television’ exceeded my already lofty expectations,” MacKenzie-Childs CEO John Ling said in a statement.

“Being our first association with this platform, we were very reliant on the Evine team and their support and guidance was instrumental to our success. I am very proud of both teams for how they came together to so beautifully tell our wonderful story to a new generation of MacKenzie-Childs’ fans. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the Evine team and continuing to offer our customers a new way to shop our product.”

Evine Will Sponsor, Do Red Carpet, At Race To Erase MS Gala

May 5, 2017

Evine is stepping up to the plate as a sponsor of the 24th annual Race to Erase MS Gala on Friday, May 5, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

As a platinum sponsor of the star-studded gala, Evine is forking over a financial donation as well as donating several auction items to help raise funds in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that impacts over 2 million people worldwide.

And then just a bit over a week after the gala, Nancy Davis will appear live on Evine on May 19 – 21 with her signature “Peace & Love” branded product, including a co-branded timepiece created in partnership with Invicta.

“It is an honor for Evine to partner with Nancy Davis and the Race to Erase MS to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“MS is a disease that impacts some of our closest vendors, investors and customers, and we are humbled to support such a worthy cause. I look forward to having the opportunity to demonstrate Evine’s ‘Be Good to Others’ mantra as we partner with Nancy to help support research toward eradicating this debilitating disease.”

The Race to Erase MS was founded by Davis in 1993 after she was diagnosed with the disease. Since 1994, the foundation has raise more than $46 million in contributions. Funding research is the core focus of the foundation, with all funds raised supporting the Center Without Walls program, a nationwide collaboration of physicians and scientists all working to find a cure.

“When I was first diagnosed, there were no drugs on the market to help stop the progression of MS,” said Davis,founder of Race to Erase MS and owner of Peace & Love Jewelry.

“Today, there are 15 FDA-approved drugs to treat the symptoms of MS, and the FDA recently approved Ocrevus, which helps people with relapsing remitting MS in addition to people with primary progressive MS. That progress gives me hope and makes me grateful for all the people and organizations who have supported the Race to Erase MS. Evine has been an amazing partner over the past two years. The company’s generosity and willingness to raise awareness and money for MS research keeps our hope for finding a cure alive.”

At the gala Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Meadow Soprano on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” will be honored with the 2017 Medal of Hope Award.

Evine host Heather Hall will interviewing attendees on the red carpet along with Dr. Terry and Heather Dubrow as guests of honor.

In addition to the financial donation, Evine will also offer several auction items, including an “Evine Experience.” As part of the experience, the auction’s winner would receive a two-night travel package to Evine studios, including airfare and hotel for two. While at the studios, the winner would be given a backstage tour, the opportunity to pitch their product and a chance to sell a product live on Evine’s television network.

Invicta, Evine’s best-selling watch brand, has also created a timepiece especially for Davis’ foundation. Based on the popular Invicta Peace & Love watch released in early 2015, this year’s Invicta Peace & Love Lupah will be offered in both men’s and women’s styles and include six additional easy-to-change colorful straps. Each timepiece proudly displays Nancy Davis’s signature Peace & Love logo on its dial and comes packaged in a specially-designed gift box.

Returning to Evine May 19 through May 21, Davis will present the co-branded watch and new pieces from her Peace & Love gemstone jewelry collection, including a white topaz and zircon adjustable bracelet, offered in 14 different styles.