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Cover Stories take a deep dive into the month’s top trends or topics. These long-form articles can cover companies, issues or newsmakers in the direct selling channel.
There are few innovations that rival the potential impact of budding Artificial Intelligence (AI). In the same way the internet upended everyday communications and ultimately became the shared platform for everything from shopping to entertainment, AI is now poised to shift the traditional paradigms that leaders depend on to succeed in business.
In Mexico alone, the direct selling market is projected to surge to $19.48 billion by 2028. That staggering number doesn’t include the more than 60 million Latinos living and working within the US, or the fact that direct selling is already a staple for the Latin American population, where a quarter of beauty and personal care sales take place through a direct selling relationship (compared to eight percent globally).
2022 brought pressure for both the direct selling industry and sellers—pressure with no singular cause, yet pressure that loomed heavily over the global landscape. Gains realized during the pandemic era started to normalize, while global inflation brought about obstacles and opportunities. Increasing competition from a widening array of income opportunities like home delivery, ride-sharing and other gig-driven employment applied […]
Letting go of what was and doubling down on what’s next. We’re experiencing a return to normal. Does this phrase sound familiar? The pandemic brought an unexpected boom to the direct selling industry. Many companies saw revenue increases and incredible growth. As the pandemic has eased, so too has that explosive growth. Only 18 companies made our 2023 list of companies who experienced three consecutive years of revenue growth.
DSN recognizes—for the first time ever—a group of innovative trailblazers, whose contributions push their companies’ trajectories upward, while reshaping the direct selling channel for the rest of us. More than two dozen companies answered the call to nominate their most accomplished achievers under the age of 40, who exemplify the kind of leadership skills and innovation that best represents the future of the direct selling channel.
Hundreds of people representing 53 companies from around the world attended in person. And thousands more watched the event via free livestream. Awards and honors were revealed in several categories, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bravo Awards and the DSN Global 100 List.