MAggieMurphy

Greetings from Tampa:  I am spending a lot of time in Florida this month as part of Texture’s latest marketing effort, appearing on the HSN shopping channel for our must-have magazine app. Even the most hardened news veterans would be humbled by what these hosts do. HSN’s Carrie Smith (above) and the team keep a billion and one teeny details in their heads, while also wheezing around ginormous sets making seamless pitches for hundreds of products. My years of TV segment appearances—on everything from Morning Joe to Wendy Williams—didn’t prepare me for the speed and complexity of their work.  While I won’t get an Oscar nomination for my performances the way Jennifer Lawrence did for channeling a certain home shopping queen, it is a ‘joy’ to try my hand at this awe-inspiring operation. Offering our app, which is unlimited access to over 200 of the world’s best magazines, on HSN is a smart way for us to reach travel fans, foodies eager to find the very best recipes, beauty and fashion fanatics, and gossip lovers who want their weeklies to stay in the know. Our app is everything you love about magazines, at your fingertips, minus the coffee-table clutter. Personally, I am hoping to score a discount on some Joy Mangano luggage. Being around all these amazing deals (loving Serena Williams’ dresses and sweater wraps!)  is really addictive.