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About Direct Selling News


Direct Selling News Magazine has been serving direct selling and network marketing executives since 2004. Each issue of Direct Selling News offers content on topics that shape the dynamics of our industry.

Founder & CEO
Stuart P. Johnson

Publisher and Editor in Chief
Lauren Lawley Head

John Fleming

Editorial Director
Teresa Day

Managing Editor
Jennifer L. Mills

Art Director
Marcia Allen

Copy Editor
Peter Tepp

Contributing Writers
J.M. Emmert
Heather Martin
Jeremy Gregg
Lin Grensing-Pophal
Karyn Reagan
Courtney Roush
Beth Douglass Silcox
Andrea Tortora

Business Development Manager
Jerry Reagan

Audience Development
Matthew Beeman


The Direct Selling News website was recently redesigned to offer a comprehensive global view of the direct selling industry. The website includes the following sections:

  • News – Headline news from the United States and other key regions of the world, executive announcements and news in brief from direct selling companies.

  • Features – In-depth looks at the current issues facing direct selling, spotlights on established companies and upstart enterprises, and insights into the charitable giving efforts and corporate philanthropy of direct sellers.

  • Financials – Reports on both public and private companies, acquisitions and mergers, a Canaccord Genuity monthly summary and our exclusive Stock Watch analysis.

  • Perspectives – Original content and astute commentary from respected direct selling executives and industry consultants.

  • DSN Exclusives – Special print publication, exclusive interviews, special reports and the DSN Global 100 list of the top-revenue grossing direct selling companies.

  • Resources – Direct links to global, national and regional associations as well as articles from regional contributors and a section on personal development.

  • DSN Magazine – The current issue of our print publication as well as archived issues.

  • Vendor Directory – A list of suppliers and vendors to the direct selling industry.



Direct Selling News is the only publication dedicated to serving direct selling and network marketing executives. It is a controlled-circulation, monthly magazine with an audience of over 6,500 subscribers.

Subscriptions to Direct Selling News are complimentary to direct selling and network marketing executives.

Paid subscriptions are available to anyone else interested in receiving the magazine. Subscriptions mailed to a U.S. or Canadian address are $50; overseas subscriptions are $100. All subscriptions must be paid in U.S. dollars.

If you are a management-level executive at a direct selling company (i.e., based out of the corporate office) or a supplier to the direct selling industry, click here to sign up for your complimentary subscription. To purchase a paid subscription, click here.

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