Monthly Archives: May 2015

David B. Holl Appointed Direct Selling Association Chairman

At its annual business meeting, Direct Selling Association today announced that David B. Holl, president and chief executive officer of Mary Kay Inc., has been named Chairman of the Board for 2015-2016. Holl succeeds M. Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises.

“I’m pleased to accept this leadership role at a dynamic time for the American economy,” said Holl. “We have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the value of entrepreneurship and small business that our industry represents as part of a healthy marketplace.”

Holl joined Mary Kay Inc. in 1993 and was named chief executive officer in 2006 after several promotions.  Previously, he was a Vice President at Citibank, based in New York.

“David is a force in direct selling, and we are pleased that he has accepted this position,” said Joseph N. Mariano, DSA President.  “I


AIM Global Marks Anniversary With World’s Largest Human Smiley

Alliance In Motion (AIM) is celebrating its 9th anniversary in Bocaue in the Philippines this week and has set a record for the largest human smiley formation recorded by the Guinness World Records.
A total of 6,667 distributors of AIM Global gathered at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila to beat the previous record of 4,047 participants achieved by Smile Hypermarket (Qatar) in Doha, Qatar, on 27 March 2015.

Alliance in Motion is a relatively unknown outside Asia, however the company has hundred thousands of distributors worldwide and CEO Dr. Eduardo Cabantog was voted Nr. 1 in the Top Direct Selling CEO in the world 2014.
The company was also voted Nr. 1 in the Top Direct Selling Companies Poll 2015.


Top Earner Helen Dela’houssaye Resigns From Ardyss

Since 2008, Helen Dela’houssaye has been a Top Money earner with Ardyss International. Over the past 7 years Helen’s personal organization has generated nearly a half a billion dollars sales, helped 33 families become millionaires, created several hundred six-figure earners and cultivated a team of over 460,000 reps worldwide. Persons from her team have gone on to become industry leaders, published authors and inspirational speakers.
She is moving on to continue with her efforts in impacting people’s lives as an author, life coach and public speaker.

“I love Ardyss and each person that we have been able to touch and create a life changing experience for. God took this li’l ole’ country girl from S.C., with no direction, no formal education, no money & no connections but yet favored me to earn millions in the industry,


Proposed Amendment to Indian E-Commerce Law To Include MLM

As more Indian direct selling companies take advantage of e-commerce to expand their presence, the Indian government is pushing for a revamp of the Consumer Protection Act to protect the rights of consumers. The proposed amendments take care of new-age online and off-line models, including e-commerce, teleshopping, direct selling or multi-level marketing. 
India’s Finance minister Arun Jaitley stressed the need for a provision where consumers can file class action suits against fraudulent sellers, particularly in the era of e-commerce, which is dynamically changing the marketplace.

“Globally, the best practice is you allow class action in these cases. You also have to regulate the extent of reviews and appeals and the grounds on which multiple appeals can be filed,” he said. 

Consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan said consumers were often taken for a ride at