Posts Tagged ‘social media’

The Art of Social Selling

Social Selling

Strategies and statistics for thriving in the social media arena. Social media platforms continue to evolve as natural tools for direct sellers to increase their network and attract customers by building genuine relationships. Social selling is not about the short-term, one-time sell. Rather, it’s about building relationships for the long-term. It requires more than “liking”…

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Instagram’s Checkout Shows Social Commerce Continues to Grow

Instagram Checkout feature

Instagram is launching in-app shopping capability is another sign that social media platforms are getting into the commerce game. So how does all this impact direct selling? With so many distributors using Instagram as a way to showcase new products and build their own personal brand, it’s only natural to assume they will want to…

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Biz Opp Presentation Trends

Presentation Trends

What’s Working, What Isn’t and How Digital Is Changing The Game. BEFORE SMARTPHONES were in every pocket and tablets became as common as the personal computer, sharing the direct selling opportunity meant hosting an in-person event. Potential customers had to be local or willing to travel, and the main attraction was either a talking head…

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The Conversation Advantage

Conversation

E-commerce giants and the gig economy are fierce opponents, but direct selling’s unique marketing strategy could be its best chance to weather the competition. Meaningful human interaction can seem like a dying art in this digital age. Front porches have been replaced by neighborhood Facebook groups, teachers assign homework by email, and political candidates rely…

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Direct Selling’s “Re-Defining Moment”

Direct Selling Association

Some years ago, on this page, I wrote about a “defining moment” for direct selling. And during last year’s DSA Annual Meeting, I spoke of the changes that were taking place in direct selling, and those changes I predicted we could see over the next few years. Now, as we move full ahead into 2019,…

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Instagram TV for Direct Selling

The latest disruptive social media platform that could be a powerful tool for direct selling companies and their field… There are more than 1 billion active users on Instagram, making it the third-largest social media platform behind Facebook and YouTube. This summer, the social media titan launched Instagram TV (IGTV)—a formidable answer to YouTube, but…

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Your Brand Reputation: Why It Matters More Than Ever

How many of us DVR our favorite television shows because we don’t want to be bothered with ads? Or click the “x” on those pop-up screens telling us about limited-time offers? What about the ads displayed on billboards, on the sides of buses, in the subway, the grocery store and sporting events? When advertising pervades…

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5 Key Strategies to Improve Your Company’s Online Reputation

When customers perform a search for your company, what do they see in the first page of the Google results? Chances are a search might include websites with negative content about your company. Negative websites can hurt your brand and decrease your company’s revenue. You can either let your reputation and sales suffer, or you…

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Chloe + Isabel Completes Restructuring; Hires New Executives

Chloe + Isabel

Chloe + Isabel, a New York City-based social selling company, recently completed a restructuring, opening its doors to more entrepreneurs and fashion jewelry lovers and increasing access to the Chloe + Isabel experience. The company has a new ownership group, which has a number of investments in the direct selling channel, supporting companies like Princess House.…

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