FTC Rulemaking Group - Social Selling News Article

Article – FTC Announces New Rulemaking Group

Jonathan GilliamApril 7, 2021
The FTC has announced that the agency is creating a new and dedicated “rulemaking group,” a move that would strengthen the FTC's ability to invoke civil penalties outside its historical use of 13(b).
Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council

Press Release – DSSRC Issues New Guidance on Earnings Claims for Direct Sellers

Jonathan GilliamJuly 9, 2020
BBB National Programs’ Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), in partnership with the Direct Selling Association (DSA), today released new Guidance on Earnings Claims that defines and identifies earnings claims to ensure all representations made by direct-selling companies or members of their salesforce comply with legal and self-regulatory standards.
FTC COVID-19 Warning Letters

Press Release – FTC Sends Warning Letters to Multi-Level Marketers Regarding Health and Earnings Claims Related to Coronavirus

Jonathan GilliamApril 24, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced it has sent 10 letters warning multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) to remove and address claims that they or their participants are making about their products’ ability to treat or prevent coronavirus disease or about the earnings people who have recently lost income can make, or both.
Letter from the CEO - Jonathan Gilliam

Letter from the CEO – Compliance Never Rests

Jonathan GilliamMarch 27, 2020
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.
Momentum Factor Webcast - Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Ready?

Momentum Factor Webcast – Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Prepared?

Jonathan GilliamApril 4, 2019
For the first time in direct sales history, a truly independent self-regulatory body has been created to enforce social media and marketing rules among all direct selling companies, and their independent sales force. Join Momentum Factor's CEO Jonathan Gilliam and DSSRC Executive Director Peter Marinello for a lively webcast conversation on April 4th about how your company can stay out of hot water with this powerful new enforcement entity.
Q&A with DSSRC's Peter Marinello

The DSSRC is Up and Running – Is Your Company Prepared?

Jonathan GilliamMarch 18, 2019
Momentum Factor CEO Jonathan Gilliam recently interviewed Peter Marinello, Executive Director of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) to learn how the program will impact the compliance function of direct sellers.
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