Momentum Factor CEO Jonathan Gilliam will be joining DirectScale CEO Rodger Smith on a webinar to discuss the future of compliance in direct selling and compliance automation on Wednesday, September 8 at 2 pm Central.
In the past weeks we’ve all been flooded with emails and scary news, much of it causing angst and confusion. Yes, this is pretty awful. But we will get through it. We will be temporarily banged up, but we will definitely get through it, together.
Anyone who has worked in legal or compliance for a direct selling company understands the incredible challenges presented online. As networkers increasingly use the Internet to promote their businesses, companies are at more risk every day from uncontrolled or unmonitored claims by the field, often to disastrous effect.
Many companies today struggle with their products being sold without permission on websites such eBay and Amazon. Direct selling companies are particularly vulnerable, from former distributors who post their products for sale, to larger aggregators who deliberately buy up product and offer them at a discount to prices the selling field can offer.
Recently, Facebook announced it would be adding new “reaction buttons” to its commenting features. Though some jumped to the conclusion that this would be equivalent to a ‘dislike’ button, there was room left for interpretation about what exactly the buttons would do.
Our social and online reputation teams have noticed a recent rise in what we affectionately refer to here as "Insta-spam." That is, spam bots leaving fake comments from fake profiles, or hashtag hijackers posting dozens if not hundreds of often inappropriate photos, directly tagged to client brand names.
If you haven’t taken part in the "gig economy", you will soon. Powered by the ubiquity of mobile and GPS, new apps are taking over the distribution of tasks and services we use everyday. From ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft, to errand matchmakers like Instacart and TaskRabbit, these innovative services are being massively adopted not only by consumers but also people seeking to supplement their income. As a result, markets for taxis, handyman services and many others are being upended.