I was having a discussion about Amway products and to my surprise the other party cited “JoeCool’s website” as evidence that Amway’s products were overpriced and not competitive – in other words, a scam. JoeCool is of course a well known anti-Amway zealot. So I thought I’d have a look at JoeCool’s price comparisons, and he was his usual dishonest self. This is JoeCool’s comparisons – Continue reading Anatomy of Deceit – an Amway Critic’s price comparisons
1. Amway is a global leader in the $102-billion direct selling industry. More than three million Amway Business Owners operate independent businesses in more than 80 countries and territories around the world.
2. Amway and its subsidiaries employ more than 13,000 people worldwide.
3. Amway and its subsidiaries reported record sales of more than $7.1 billion for the year ending December 31, 2007.
4. Amway operates 65 Research and Development laboratories worldwide, staffed by more than 500 scientists, engineers, and technical professionals.
5. Amway Research and Development professionals have been awarded more than 500 patents and have had more than 400 papers published in top industry journals.
6. Amway is a leader in the U.S. Direct Selling Association, the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
7. Amway was ranked #43 on the Forbes Magazine 2007 list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.”
8. Our eco-friendly home care products help maintain a cleaner environment and a cleaner home. Continue reading Amway – 50 Facts
For those awaiting my next post, as alluded to last week, my apologies. I injured my shoulder and haven’t been the most efficient computer user the last few days. Hobbies like blogging have taken a lower priority!
I promise to have something up soon, but in the meantime a very strong recommendation for Chuck’s new post, the first of Ten Points That Set Amway Apart.
Also today, keep an eye on http://www.everykickcounts.com – a new Nutrilite campaign featuring Ronaldinho is due to be launched some time today. Mikael over on his swedish Amway Global blog is also keeping an eye on it – Every Click Counts – Nutriway och Ronaldinho stöder barnen! as well as highlighting a book published last year in Sweden about the direct selling industry, including a section on Amway – Amway, Världens största Direkthandelsföretag!
Meanwhile, Network Marketing Ireland has a very encouraging report on the rebirth of Amway in Ireland – Amway Bounces Back and Founders Crown Ambassadors Dr Peter & Eva Müller-Meerkatz have posted a few photos from their recent trip to the European Diamond Advisory Council meeting in Munich. I think it would be fabulous if other top Amway leaders followed the example of the Müller-Meerkatz’ and start their own public blogs, telling the world what life is like as a successful Amway business owner.
Here’s a short clip of part of the press conference announcing the AC Milan/Nutrilite partnerhip, including Amway handing over a $10,000 check to the Milan Foundation for Ronaldinho’s first goal for the club.
You can read the official announcement on AC Milan’s website (also in Italian) –
Folk on Amway Talk and in the comments on this site have wondered what benefits the recently announced Nutrilite partnership with AC Milan might bring to Amway business owners. Well, the video below is highlights of last weekend’s game between AC Milan and Sampdoria. Team Nutrilite member Ronaldinho scored 2 of Milan’s 3 goals.
While the video is not the best quality, you can clearly see Nutrilite signage behind and around the goals. This youtube video clip alone has had over 70,000 views within 2 days of posting. Other similar clips of the game take the viewers to well over 100,000. As Andy Gamm reports in the comments over on the Amway Global Opportunity Zone, the clips have also been played over and over again on news and sports channels throughout Europe – with viewers likely totalling in the millions.
The following video teaser for Team Nutrilite/Team Nutriway has been posted on numerous Amway Europe video sites today. Interestingly, it doesn’t say “Who’s joining us next”, as the Ronaldinho teaser video did, instead it says “What’s Next?”
Does this mean it’s not a person? A team perhaps? Or an event, like the recent Nutrilite Canadian Soccer Championships? Or perhaps it’s a new website, like the just launched spanish website – Nutrilite80.com? I tried to get some hints on the Team Nutrilite Blog on the Amway Global Opportunity Zone, Andy Gamm says he’ll blog about the announcement on Friday (10.17.08 for Americans!)
Anyone care to hazard some guesses?
Robin Luymes, Manager, PR & Editorial at Amway Global, has posted a great blog about the new Nutrilite and Artistry Mobile Brand Experiences, which are currently touring North America with the Amway Global Tina Turner Live Tour. Robin has included some great photos of the Brand Experience buses, something regular reads of the TTAA sites got a sneak preview of last week, when one of my favourite Amway bloggers, Bridgett, posted some photos taken when she took a trip to Michigan – Amway Partners With Tina Turner: Mobile Marketing Is Simply the Best.
Robin also has an account up on Flickr where he has posted a whole heap more photos – check them out. In a piece of irony highlighted by Robin back in June, Amway’s Opportunity Zone blogs missed out on a Direct Selling Innovations award to another company that was utilising “a brand bus they used to crisscross the nation in support of their representatives”. What’s particulary ironic is that Amway pioneered this “innovation” nearly 50 years ago!