The Direct Selling Association presented the 2020 DSA Award winners for top honors in customer service, products, innovation and to individuals who stood out as a prominent leader in the industry in a virtual awards ceremony. The 2020 DSA Award winners include: 2020 CSR Vision for Tomorrow: Amway – Project Light Speed Excellence in Business:…

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FTC vs. Neora

Joseph N. Mariano, president and CEO of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), shared the following on the recent loss of direct selling legend Bob Brouse. With deep sadness, I write to report the loss of a direct selling industry and association leader, a recipient of the first DSEF Circle of Honor in 1988, and the 1995…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has filed a brief challenging the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On October 2, DSA filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court with the United States Chamber of Commerce and National Retail Federation in FTC v. AMG Capital Management LLC. The brief supports the position of AMG Capital Management regarding an enforcement action…

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Everything rides on this—that’s a common quote heard about the outcome of the November election. The idea is that what happens in a few short weeks will not only dictate the next two or four years but potentially the next twenty or more. Not agreeing or disagreeing with that point of view, I prefer to…

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Direct Seller Independence Act

Bi-partisan members of the Congressional Direct Selling Caucus sent a letter to leadership in the House and Senate requesting relief for direct sellers in the next stimulus package to be passed by Congress. Led by Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX), the letter was signed also signed by Caucus members…

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The U.S. Direct Selling Association issued the following statement regarding recent letters from the Federal Trade Commission to direct selling companies. A handful of direct selling companies, including some members of the Direct Selling Association, have received warning letters from the Federal Trade Commission regarding inappropriate product and earnings claims made in connection with the ongoing virus pandemic. The FTC…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) released top line results from its 2020 Growth & Outlook survey during the opening of its June 4–9 virtual education event, Engage 2020. Growth & Outlook is DSA’s annual survey that reports on the size and scope of direct selling in the U.S. and is audited by Nathan Associates, a…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) will launch its DSA ENGAGE 2020 @Home Experience tomorrow, June 4, with live sessions continuing through June 8. Registration remains open through tomorrow. DSA is providing the event as an open opportunity to the entire DSA membership, so DSA members can register entire teams of employees that have never before…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) and Isagenix International recently hosted U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for the first installment in DSA’s virtual town hall series. Sen. Sinema provided an update on federal, state and local initiatives related to the global pandemic, as well as discussed specific initiatives she has championed in the U.S. Senate. “The…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Ben McAdams (D-UT) for a virtual town hall with Utah direct sellers. Held on May 1, the event was moderated by DSA President Joseph N. Mariano. Opening remarks were offered by Ryan Napierski, DSA chairman of the Board and president of Nu Skin…

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