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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Closure

DSSRC Administrative Closure #120

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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Closure

DSSRC Administrative Closure #119

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five social media posts disseminated by Company salesforce members on Facebook and Instagram.  DSSRC was concerned that five of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s products provide immune support that may...
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Closure

DSSRC Administrative Closure #118

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding five social media posts (i.e., four Facebook posts and one Instagram post) disseminated by independent salesforce members on behalf of the Company. The three social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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Decision

NAD Recommends L’Oréal Discontinue “#1 Dermatologist Recommended” Claim for CeraVe; Advertiser to Appeal

The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that L’Oréal USA discontinue claims that CeraVe is the “#1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand” and that it is the “#1 recommended non-OTC moisturizer for acne-prone skin.” 

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