ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, and Good Housekeeping magazine announced today that they are collaborating to find America’s next great entrepreneur with a game-changing invention.
Building on HSN’s existing American Dreams initiative – a program designed to cultivate entrepreneurs and introduce innovative new products to the marketplace – HSN and Good Housekeeping are launching a nationwide search to find a passionate entrepreneur with a new and unique product.
The selected entrepreneur will be featured on HSN to introduce their brand to HSN’s 96 million households and in the magazine, reaching its 25+ million readers.
“HSN’s has a long legacy of cultivating entrepreneurs and introducing innovative products,” noted Bill Brand, president, HSN. “Our customers look to us as a trusted source for discovering compelling new products, and the partnership with Good Housekeeping will allow us to further our reach. We know there is a strong synergy between HSN’s customers and Good Housekeeping’s readers, and we can’t wait to leverage our audiences to uncover solution-driven products.”
The winner will also have the chance to have their product tested in the Good Housekeeping Institute, for the opportunity to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal for one year. The Seal, introduced in 1909, is among the most recognized consumer icons in the world and is also backed by a limited warranty that provides a replacement or refund for up to $2,000 if a product proves defective within two years of purchase.
“Readers come to Good Housekeeping for the lowdown on the latest technologies and innovations. When they see the GH Seal, they know that product has been rigorously tested and vetted by a team of expert scientists and engineers—giving them confidence in their purchase,” says Jane Francisco, Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping. “Over the past 130 years, it has never offered an opportunity to entrepreneurs in this capacity and we are thrilled to see all these talented inventors present.”
Prospective entrepreneurs can submit their product now through July 31, 2016 by visiting the American Dreams and Good Housekeeping page on HSN at http://www.hsn.com/content/AmericanDreams/250 and following the submission instructions.
The collaboration will culminate at the end of August when 100 finalists will descend on HSN’s St. Petersburg headquarters for three days of judging and finalist selections by an executive panel of industry professionals. Ten finalists will be selected in September and featured in the December issue of Good Housekeeping, on newsstands on November 15. The public will be invited to vote on their favorite product beginning November 16, and those votes will be taken into consideration in choosing the final winner. HSN and Good Housekeeping will partner in determining the winner based on ingenuity, quality and public response of the product. The winner will also appear in Good Housekeeping’s April 2017 issue and will be invited to sell their product on-air at HSN following the issue release.
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HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 38 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
About Good Housekeeping:
Celebrating 130 years, Good Housekeeping (goodhousekeeping.com) is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 30+ million readers to discover genius innovations, delicious ideas, style-savvy trends, compelling news and best-in-class products for their homes, families and themselves. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s state-of-the-art labs combined with Good Housekeeping’s seasoned editorial talent is unparalleled. Staffed by top engineers, scientists and technology experts, the GH Institute tests and evaluates thousands of products each year for the magazine, website and for the Good Housekeeping Seal and the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, which are among the most recognized and trusted consumer icons in the world today. Good Housekeeping, which also has five international editions, is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation, and reaches 79.5 million readers and 68 million unique site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Good Housekeeping on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on the Inside the Institute blog. Follow Jane Francisco on Twitter and Instagram.