Here at Direct Selling News we are in the business of storytelling. Specifically, we tell your stories, and we think more people should know about the exceptional individuals, values and products that drive this industry. One of our goals is to provide innovative and effective means of spreading your story. Until now, we have accomplished that in a couple of ways—by offering reprint services to supply marketing opportunities to your company and through our active social media presence, making it simple for your story to go viral across many networks.
Now we are excited to bring you even greater value and services through a new app available for both iOS and Android. Our new digital format delivers the news of the direct selling industry in an attractive, engaging and easy-to-use way. Of course, we will still print the magazine, and subscribers will continue to receive the hard copy in the mail. Having a beautiful digital issue available will allow you to take the industry’s leading publication with you wherever you go. This digital version will also give our international subscribers and your international employees an easy way to read the magazine.
That’s why we’ve partnered with MAZ, a company whose platform powers digital publications like Forbes, Inc. and many others. Their tools enable us to create content that, in a sense, jumps off the page. Readers can glide between the magazine, DirectSellingNews.com and the wider Web as they explore the latest issue. With the capability to layer links atop our magazine PDFs and embed interactive content like video and audio, we can now bring you the news in an exceptionally convenient, user-friendly way.
We want to help you start a conversation about the innovation and achievement taking place in your own company and across the industry. The increasing ubiquity of smartphones and other mobile devices presents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver Direct Selling News to a worldwide audience. When your company is featured in the magazine, you can immediately access the issue on mobile devices. When you want to share a novel concept with your management team, your international executives can quickly and easily download the digital format.
Our excitement about this new format could be summed up in one word: connection. Once inside the app, readers can connect to Direct Selling News through any of our social media pages. Readers can also connect to their own networks by posting content to sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Pinterest. The easy-to-use Clippings tool allows you to capture a quote, idea or image and share it instantly. The format also connects consumers to participating advertisers; simply click through the ad to visit their site and learn more.
In addition to our monthly publication, mobile readers can download a special edition of the DSN Global 100 Annual Report. If your company is ranked on the DSN Global 100, that’s news worth sharing. We’ve made it simple for you to do so with a report profiling each company and its extraordinary accomplishments in 2012.
You can download Direct Selling News through the App Store or Google Play Store. Qualified print subscribers receive free access to our digital content. We’re excited to offer more news to more people in more places through our new app. We hope you’ll be one of them.