Category Archives: Endorsements

Amway Global/San Jose Earthquakes Slideshow

The Earthquakes have a great slideshow up of yesterday’s press conference announcing their new partnership with Amway Global. The new jersey’s look great … check out the giant 30ft inflatable version!

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According to a post by David Vanderveen on Facebook, XS Energy is also now the official energy drink of the San Jose Earthquakes!

Amway Global sponsors San Jose Earthquakes

Amway has increased it’s partnership with the world of football (soccer). Following on from the sponsorship deal with superstar Ronaldinho, and then the Nutrilite partnership with AC Milan, the world’s most successful football club, Amway Global in the US today announced they’re sponsoring the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team.

Much like Amway, the San Jose Earthquakes have a great history, defeating DC United in the very first Major League Soccer game in 1995. They won the competition in 2001 and 2003 but hit hard times and closed operations in 2005, with the coach and most of the team moving to make up the Houston Dynamo.

In 2008 the San Jose Earthquakes made a return to MLS under the ownership of Lewis Wolff, owner of the Oalkand A’s baseball team.

Amway – 50 Facts

Amway 50 Facts (PDF)

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

Amway blog roundup

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.

Finally, don’t forget to keep up with the latest news on Amway Watch and the latest gossip on Amway Talk!

Amway Europe’s first corporate blog?

Amway Scandinavia, or more specifically Amway Denmark, has launched what I think is Amway Europe’s first corporate blog, focused on Amway’s sponsorship of the 2008 Nordea Danish Tennis Open. The blog is written by Mette Henius, External Affairs Coordinator for Amway Scandinavia.

It’s great to see Amway Europe getting some blogs going. As I’ve mentioned in numerous posts, I think getting more “positive” information on the internet is crucial to Amway’s reputation globally.

Still, I have to say the first step is somewhat disappointing. Not in the content or what the blog is about, but how it has been executed. It might be a great tool for communicating with IBOs or the media about the event, but as an aid to improving Amway’s reputation on the ‘net, it’s a dud. Why? Well, for a start, let’s look at the web addresses –

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What’s Next? AC MILAN!!!!!!

Nutrilite is the newest sponsor of one of the world’s biggest and greatest football clubs – Italy’s AC Milan. Under the agreement Nutrilite becomes the official brand of food supplements for the club and enjoys a mix of promotional and media rights with the team for the next two years.

“This agreement today”, explains Alessandro Saturday, Director General Amway Italy, “will allow Amway to make a concrete contribution to one or more causes for children. For every goal scored by Ronaldinho in our country a figure of 10,000 U.S. dollars is to be paid in to Amway’s One by One campaign for children, to support a project of Foundation Milan dedicated to children in Italy. “

Amway had previously signed a sponsorship agreement with Ronaldinho, appointed Ambassador Global Campaign Amway One by One dedicated to children.

Congratulations Team Nutrilite Olympians

Yesterday I started to write a post about Amway Global’s Team Nutrilite athletes that competed at the recent Beijing Olympic games. I instead up with a more personal post about the value of persistence – I quit. On Tuesday, Amway itself will publicly congratulation the athletes with a full page advertisement in USA Today (click the image to open the full version).

American sprinter Sanya Richards won Bronze in the Women’s 400m and Gold in the 4x400m relay, Asafa Powell was 5th in the Men’s 100m and anchored the Jamaican men’s 4x100m relay to a World Record. Team USA’s Jen Stuczynski lived up to her promise, winning Silver in the Women’s pole vault behind the incomparable Yelena Isinbayeva. Finally, Brazil’s Olympic football team, including superstar Ronaldinho, won Bronze in their competition. Together, Team Nutrilite’s athletes won 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. Congratulations! Continue reading Congratulations Team Nutrilite Olympians