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Facebook’s New Timeline? More Work for Direct Sellers

Jonathan GilliamMarch 30, 2012
Controversial new format means even more of a commitment to social media. Not everyone is in love with Facebook's new Timeline format. It looks more like a personal profile page, so what's the point for companies?
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Jonathan Gilliam to Speak at DSA 2012: “Making Mobile Work”

Jonathan GilliamMarch 6, 2012
I am really excited to have been selected again to present at the Direct Selling Association's (DSA) Annual Meeting.With my co-presenter Jonathan Ducos of LifeMax, we will "unveil" the much anticipated results of the 2012 Mobile App Review
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Guest Post: Pinterest – Shiny New Object or Indispensable Direct Selling Channel? [Maria Duron]

Jonathan GilliamFebruary 21, 2012
New social network Pinterest is on fire. Should you adopt it as part of your company's social media presence? Pinterest is the latest addition to the social media network and is becoming more popular with individuals as well as businesses because of its eye-appealing nature. Retailers have touted the strength of the network in driving traffic to their websites and profit into their pockets.
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Guest Post: When Building Field Momentum, Don’t Always Follow Your Instincts [Vince Poscente]

Jonathan GilliamFebruary 19, 2012
It may sound counterintuitive, but one of the BEST first steps you can take to build leadership in the field is stop following your instincts. You see, executives in the direct selling industry have multiple responsibilities on their ‘to do’ list. Yet the bottom line is consistently building field momentum. One slip up in the complex realm of legal matters, product development or cash flow and positive momentum can turn in a flash.
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5 Ways to Build Your Social Media Following FAST

Jonathan GilliamFebruary 9, 2012
Ever wonder how people gather giant lists of followers and fans? Is it that they were already popular? No, the internet teems with un-famous people who influence millions online.
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Starting a Direct Selling Company? Join Us in Vegas on March 8 & 9!

Jonathan GilliamFebruary 1, 2012
Momentum Factor CEO & Founder Jonathan Gilliam to speak at premier direct selling startup conference. I'm honored to have been invited back to speak at the 2nd Annual Direct Selling Edge Conference in Las Vegas, NV. My topics this year are Advanced Marketing Strategies and Social Media Marketing for Direct Selling Companies.
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7 Top Reasons Direct Selling Companies MUST Go Mobile in 2012

Jonathan GilliamJanuary 20, 2012
No doubt you are hearing from your field about mobile. The fact is nearly half of your distributors — and everyone they meet — are on a smartphone. App usage now actually exceeds web usage for the first time ever. Let's say Joe is standing in line for a latte, and his phone buzzes telling him Mary in his downline is one sign-up away from a fabulous cruise. Think Joe might hit the "Call Mary" button if it's right there in front of him? Of course he will! And, if a significant number of the field does the same, it doesn't take long to realize the growth just a few actions a day could mean for your company.
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Maria Duron Joins The Firm — Our Clients Win

Jonathan GilliamJanuary 19, 2012
We are really excited to announce that Maria Elena Duron is joining our firm as Director of Client Communities! Not only is Maria an internet marketing celebrity in her own right, she's a lifelong direct seller, achieving leadership ranks at four different companies over her lifetime.
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Beware of Fly-By-Night Reputation Management Scams

Jonathan GilliamJanuary 7, 2012
Hiring a disreputable SEO or reputation manager can actually create a reputation problem. One of our reputation protection clients recently forwarded me an email from a company offering to eliminate a bad review they found on ComplaintsBoard.com for a few hundred dollars. The well-written email included a link to the review and a price for "totally fixing" it.
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