Back in May, our company chairman Steve Van Andel announced that $100,000 would be donated to Amway One by One as part of the Amway Australia 40th anniversary. Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) and staff nominated 36 excellent projects that touched them and demonstrated meaningful work for children in need.
After careful deliberation, 8 projects were chosen to receive funds:
- Heart Kids – helping children with heart disease, the leading cause of infant death
- Indigenous Learning Centre at Orana – helping indigenous children learn to read, write and use computers
- Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane – providing a new twin neonatal crib for seriously ill and premature babies
- Cystic Fibrosis – providing six nebulizers for better for faster treatment for families that can’t afford them
- Autism – providing early intervention for children suffering autism on the Gold Coast
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia – helping infants who have undergone major surgery for congenital abnormalities with research and early intervention
- Disabled Child Sport – providing sports equipment for children in Western Australia living with disabilities
- Epidermolysis Bullosa – helping children who suffer from a painful genetic skin condition with camp for kids and respite support for family members
At a recent staff meeting in Australia, employees discussed how some of these causes affected them personally. They, along with Amway IBOs, have made this initiative their own, and brought us closer to families and children in the communities that we live and work. Check out Amway’s One by One Campaign for Children now.
Events (both great and small) are a perfect way to share information to outside users live. People love to know what’s going on event if they can’t be sitting in the audience with you.1: Twitter – Tweeting live (in our opinion) is always the most effective way to communicate when you are involved in large event. Take full advantage of this and use the event hashtags to generate online support for user around the world. 2: Facebook – Always let people know what you are doing in the business. Creating a simple insighful comment on your Facebook profile will create interest about what you are doing, and why people need to get involved. 3: Video – People love video content, it puts the users into the drivers seat. If you haven’t created a Youtube account do it, it’s so easy to upload video through your mobile device. 4: Blog – Engage the audience and other bloggers to talk openly about about the event, this create positve online word of mouth. 5: Website – Never underestimate the power of a simple website, social media platforms are great but you need to have all of your content backed up and websites are perfect for this. For more Social Media Tips checkout Carl’s presentation via SlideShare here or follow him on Twitter here
If you have attended one of my Social Media Training sessions over the past few months you will have noticed I have spoken at length about how Social Media can help build your business online, but I have also been trying to project the notion how use these channels to boost our Google rankings.
As many of you know, Social Media is the new word of mouth and the key to driving traffic to positive messages toward Amway related content.
Here are 5 easy ways you can help support SEO in a matter of clicks.
4: Link to Amway’s Social Media Hub and Pages
See you online soon!
Amway’s global chairman Steve Van Andel flew in to Australia to help celebrate our 40th Birthday and open our new Business Centre in Melbourne.
For many people Friday nights are notorious for afternoon drinks and this Friday was particularly special. Located on level 36 of the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney sits Blu Bar, one of the city’s highest and most prestigious bars. This setting was a perfect way to kick off the weekend celebrations and the opening of the new Melbourne Business Centre. Check out some of the snaps below!
What a response we had! Thank you to everyone who entered the Who Is Zac competition, we were overwhelmed with fantastic, creative and inspiring entries. We hope you had as much fun making them as we had judging them! Tell us what you think of the winning entry and other great videos on our Amway Facebook Page. See you winning entry now on our Amway Youtube Channel.
Amway is now a $US 9.2 billion company which grew by 9.5% in 2010. We have also helped 8 million children and donated $US141 million to help children through our One by One program. Strong growth across global markets as direct seller gains market share; brand-building momentum drives 10th sales increase in 11 years. For the full story visit Amway News.
Social Media is the biggest thing since the inception of the Amway business, today 40% of people joining Amway are under 30 which means social media has a tremendous presence throughout the wider IBO audience. For more hints and tips stay in touch with Amway’s Social Media Adviser; Carl Mogridge.
Is Social Media a Fad?
- Facebook has 600+ Million users world wide
- 1 in 4 Australian’s have an active Facebook account
- Youtube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world
- If Facebook was a country it would be the 3rd largest
- 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
- Youtube has 2 Billions views a day
- 40% of people on Facebook support brands they buy
- 200 million users currently access Facebook through mobile
You asked for it and it’s here, your new dedicated Amway Blog. This is another blog which we think will help people connect with us.
In 1971 Amway was introduced into Australia with great success, in 1997 the term ‘blogs’ was coined, now in 2010 it has been estimated that there were 126 Million active blogs around the world. For those of you who are wondering what a blog actually does, well, it provides voice for a community, it provides an interactive platform to share experiences.
Finally, despite being online we are still human so feel free to reach out an engage with us online.
We hope you enjoy this blog.
John Haines Head of Business Relations