Time for Revolution in the Direct Selling Industry

Oct 14, 2020

Time for Revolution in the Direct Selling Industry BBB National Programs Podcast

When speaking about the importance of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council’s (DSSRC) recently published Earnings Claims Guidance, President of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Joe Mariano said, “DSA members believe it is time for revolution, not evolution.”

In this podcast episode, Joe Mariano speaks with Tom Cohn, Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of New Avon, Brian Muir, Vice President and Head of Global Compliance of Nu Skin Enterprises, and John Parker, Chief Sales Officer and Regional President of Amway to discuss how the nature of this fast-changing marketplace has informed the direct selling industry’s approach to self-regulation, how the DSSRC has helped, and the work that lies ahead. 

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