Posts Tagged ‘promo’

Offerings And The Jacobs Back On ShopHQ Tuesday

October 6, 2014

Has anyone seen ShopHQ’s promos for the return of Marianna and Richard Jacobs’ Offerings sterling silver line on the network?

We think they are goofy. We’re hoping that ShopHQ purposely made them goofy.

ShopHQ hosts, including Lynne Schacher, appear and loudly proclaim “guess who’s back?,” in an exaggerated fashion.

Back in the day Lynne, Marianna and Richard Jacobs

Back in the day Lynne, Marianna and Richard Jacobs

Anyway, the Jacobs’ handmade jewelry is already on ShopHQ’s website, and it ain’t cheap.

http://www.shophq.com/b/jewelry/offerings/?shopall=1&icid=DN-Jewelry-Right-2-ShopAll

The soulful couple, who also sell under the name Sajen Silver, have their own website.

http://www.offeringsjewelry.com/

The Jacobs left ShopHQ was a brief stint at HSN. But they will be back to Minnesota this week, as they posted on Facebook. Hence all those promos.

“Deja-vu at ShopHQ…it feels like we’ve been here before!?! Offerings jewelry re-launches this Tuesday October 7th, live on ShopHQ at 10AM and 7PM…guess the hosts?” they wrote.

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HSN Why, Why Are You Selling Tacky ‘Faux’ Furs And Running Cheesy Holiday Promos?

October 21, 2009

This is definitely a chick discussion, but we love fake furs. Our closet has four fake fur coats, and that’s after donating three other ones last year to a coat drive and giving another one to our sister. Fake furs are really warm and fun.

So it’s with some dismay that we have to report that the “faux” fur apparel being sold on HSN Wednesday by designer Stefani Greenfield is not up to snuff. And to add insult to injury, the pieces are expensive.

Some fake furs really try to emulate real fur, and other fake furs are just fun and are not trying to look “real.”

We have an imitation mink coat that looks so real it draws dirty looks, we presume from animal lovers. And over the years we got dozens of compliments from friends and strangers on the obviously fake leopard coat that we gave to my little sis Karen last year.

The stuff in Greenfield’s Curations line is obviously not trying to look like real fur, but it looks bulky and cheap. But it’s not cheap.

Greenfield’s faux fur jacket is going for $200. A vest is $150. A headband goes for $30; a hat $40; and a weekend bag and belted-vest are both priced at $150.

We don’t care that the October issue of InStyle magazine is offering a discount on one of Greenfield’s vests.

And while we’re kvetching, HSN ought to be ashamed of the tacky, low-rent holiday promo spot it’s airing that features Bill Green, Colleen Lopez, Shivan Sarna and Lynn Murphy. They are seen clowning around, throwing Christmas gifts at each other. Is it supposed to be campy? Not working. We cringe every time we see it.

That spot gives home shopping channels a bad name. Its lack of sophistication perpetuates every stereotype there is about home shopping networks. Why bring in high-end jewelry designers like Dallas Prince, Carol Brodie and Me & Ro and then run a promo like this?

Whoever produced it should be shot, and not with a camera.