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March 01, 2016

Publisher's Note

Join Us at The Omni Hotel April 7!

by Lauren Lawley Head



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Lauren Lawley Head

This month, the DSN team is putting the finishing touches on our annual Direct Selling News Global 100 and North America 50 lists.

Now in its seventh year, the Global 100 has become the signature ranking for the direct selling channel, recognizing the achievements of the top companies in our community and providing those inside and outside the sector with a heightened understanding of what it means to be in direct selling today. We’ll unveil the results April 7 at a celebration dinner at the Omni Dallas Hotel for direct selling company executives. Tickets are available online at DSNGlobal100.com, and I hope that you will consider joining us for this special night.

There will be a lot of growth stories to celebrate on this year’s Global 100 list, and you get a preview of some of those in this edition of the magazine. Our Company Spotlight feature this month on Arizona-based Plexus Worldwide is one of those stories. Plexus, which ranked No. 132 on the Inc. 5000 list last year, had several months in 2015 during which sales exceeded the company’s annual sales from just three years prior. In that story, CEO Tarl Robinson shares some of the lessons learned in managing growth, including the management team’s thoughtful approach to designing its new office space.

Our Company Focus story takes an in-depth look at another fast-growing company: Utah-based Jamberry. “When we started Jamberry, we just thought it would be a fun way to make a little extra cash to spend on something like cute clothes or a girls’ night out,” Co-Founder Lyndsey Ekstrom told writer Courtney Roush. “We didn’t expect it to become what it has,” which is a multi-national brand with some 120,000 independent consultants embracing the cutting edge of social selling.

The Global 100 isn’t the only list we’ll be celebrating in April. Next month’s edition will feature in-depth coverage of our inaugural Best Places to Work in Direct Selling program, including profiles on the seven award-winning companies: Jamberry, Jeunesse, LegalShield, Nu Skin, Team National, USANA and Zurvita. I’ll also be sharing insights from the research at Success Partners University, an exclusive two-day event packed with opportunities to study best practices in direct selling today. Details on that program are available at SuccessPartnersUniversity.com.

What is your company celebrating? If you send news of your recent accomplishments, including new hires, executive promotions, international market openings, facility expansions, philanthropic efforts and other key milestones, we will consider including them in upcoming coverage. We’d love to hear from you!

All the best,

Lauren Lawley Head
Publisher and Editor in Chief