Ep 60: Challenging Industry Norms
On this episode of Direct Approach, Wayne Moorehead sits down with Melissa Thompson, the Founder and CEO of BELLAME. With over 30 years of industry expertise, Melissa shares her journey from leveraging her personal blog to building a thriving community of 100,000 followers before launching BELLAME—a five-year-old luxury brand focused on skincare and cosmetics.
Her passion for social entrepreneurship and direct selling shines through as she breaks down modern approaches to strategic decision-making, catering to today’s social entrepreneurs’ needs.
Melissa candidly shares how and why BELLAME challenges industry norms, allowing independent distributors to collaborate across businesses and brands and how embracing digital platforms has been a game-changer, ensuring they stay ahead of the curve. Plus, Melissa shares the behind-the-scenes story of why they boldly decided to merge the affiliate marketing and network marketing strategies.
Melissa Thompson’s journey is inspiring, and her wisdom is pivotal in shaping the industry’s future. Don’t miss this innovative and radical thinking episode!
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Wayne Moorehead has deep experience in marketing and brand strategy. He has applied his expertise and passion to help companies (from startups to Fortune 100) define, communicate and activate their brands. Wayne’s rare blend of experience and success has shaped his philosophy on effective growth strategies, and he believes the future of the channel will blend the best of direct selling with the best of direct-to-consumer.