BLOG ARCHIVE FOR: March, 2009

Mar.30
2009

Artistry struts its stuff

Amway’s top selling beauty and cosmetic brand Artistry made news at Miami’s Rock Fashion Week. Artistry’s Mobile Brand Experience (MoBE) was also on hand near the newly renovated Fontainebleau, this year’s Fashion Week host.

Next, Artistry is teaming up with NEXT Models, a leading modeling agency, to discover three new faces. Our MoBEs will accompany NEXT beauty scouts to 15 locations this year in search of the lucky three, each who will receive cash awards and guaranteed contracts with NEXT.

On the other side of the pond, Amway UK is sponsoring this year’s Clothes Show London, where ARTISTRY Crème LuXury has been short listed in the “Best Skincare Product of the Year” category of the 2009 UK Beauty Awards.

Mar.25
2009

Amway in the tour business?

You’d have thought as much over the last two weeks if you read media reports out of Taiwan and China.

Each has recently relaxed travel restrictions, a step toward a more constructive political relationship and closer to today’s Sino-Taiwanese business chumminess. Record numbers of mainlanders have visited the island, and Amway has led the way, ushering some 12,000 employees and distributors on cruises to Taiwan.

By and large, we like what we’re seeing in terms of spirit of cooperation between the two, and we are pleased to be party to those efforts.

Mar.24
2009

Amway has fan with major Indian pub

India’s prestigious Economic Times takes a shine to the changes and global expansion afoot at Amway during a turbulent worldwide economy.

The Times recently interviewed Amway president Doug DeVos, who noted in part that our company’s private ownership structure as well as our deep-seated inroads in India, China and Russia gives us a leg up on our competitors. China’s success, in particular, hints at changes to come at other Amway affiliates around the world. To Doug’s point in the article, change will help Amway to thrive over “the next 50 years and beyond.”

While we might nitpick a few points in the article, we gladly accept the Times’ pat on our back.

Mar.24
2009

Allow myself to introduce… myself

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

Hey Everyone!

I’m Stefanie Maxim – yes Stef with an ‘f’ and no connection to the magazine ;)   I am a Graphic Design/Art Direction Intern here at the Spaulding building in Ada. I am so thankful to Jimmie Hanes, my Graphic Studio 3 teacher at Kendall, who encouraged me to apply for this internship. I’ve been here since June ‘08 and am loving it! Everyone here has been so helpful in helping me feel welcome and part of the team. David Rivette is my “mentor” and has been tracking my progress everyday I’m here in our morning meetings.

In my blogging, I hope to share my experiences here as well as post some of my favorite design sites I may stumble upon.

I’m graduating this May from Kendall College of Art and Design with my BFA in Graphic Design. My focus is print media and although I’m not super familiar with coding designs for the web, I did help in the design of this blog site  as well as redesigned the New Opportunity Zone home page that should be up in about a month – (thanks to our Amway tech’s that helped in the coding!)

Color is a passion of mine as well as looking at what others are doing to innovate the way we design. I love looking at Communication Arts publication amongst many other design focused publications and websites to spark ideas. I also enjoy getting coffee at a bookstore such as Barnes & Noble or Schuler Books and flipping through pages looking at layouts, type, color, etc. Long story short, I love good design!

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Projects I have been involved in here at Amway Global was helping in the design of the Trim Body System, Ribbon print collateral, Achieve publication spreads, designs for Nutrilite and Artistry, MoBE tours,  Amway’s Environmental Stewardship PDF, web ads informing employees and IBO’s (independent business owners) about new products, and many other design projects.

I have learned so much involving working with others in a professional environment. If ever I wasn’t sure how to do something, someone was readily available to show me and help the process. Such as getting use to Lotus Notes, a program we use to email back and forth as well as track process of projects…Sonja and Marsha have had the most patience with me in this area!

My internship has given me the opportunity to work and communicate with editors, marketers, project managers, graphic artists, art directors, etc. to complete projects with both large and small budgets and timelines. Understanding brands, self management, being detail oriented, flexible, and organization, and taking time to get involved in volunteer opportunities are values that are upheld at Amway.

To everyone here, I want to say thanks so much for all you do. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this company and thankful for the values Amway stands for.

-Stefanie Lin

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Mar.24
2009

Caught on tape: Amway exposed

Our interns dig up the dirt on our own products. Just trying to keep things clean.

Mar.23
2009

Introduction: Eric Schmidt

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

Greetings,

My name is Eric Schmidt and I am a Strategic Procurement Intern. Currently, I am a second year MBA student at Michigan State University with a dual concentration in Supply Chain and Corporate Finance. Previously, I have held supply chain management positions at Ford Motor Company, Gordon Food Service and Motorola. My responsibilities have included operations supervisor, purchasing, transportation development and SCM strategy.

At Amway, I have been responsible for designing and implementing a new commodity coding system which enables the company to better analyze global spend. I have also had the opportunity to help develop Amway’s Supplier Market Intelligence (SMI) program. Finally, I was able to represent Strategic Procurement in the company’s efforts to review its Supply Chain Code of Ethics.

Amway has been a great place to complete an internship. The company has given me real responsibilities that make an impact in the organization and enable me to continue learning. I strongly recommend Amway as a great place to work!

Mar.20
2009

Interns Expose Amway – Who We Are and Why We’re Here

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

Have you ever wondered what kind of people work at Amway? What happens behind the scenes at Amway?

I have, and I get to find out – and best of all, I get to share it with you.

The Interns Expose Amway blog will allow the interns at Amway to talk about some of their experiences and anything else that comes up in the life of an Amway intern.

We are also launching the Interns Expose Amway video series that will be hosted on this blog along with other social media sites out there! The video series will show the behind the scenes view at Amway from an intern’s perspective. There are buildings, departments, jobs, and facts you probably never even thought about that it takes to produce, deliver, and continue to grow the Amway business. It’s fun. It’s entertaining. It’s informative.

Trust me, we have some pretty interesting stories to tell, and tell we will! The experiences to share are just as unique as the people telling them. So let’s get to know some fascinating tidbits of information about some of the interns who will be sharing their stories on this blog:

She plays guitar, teaches a children’s choir and loves anything made with tomatoes…just not tomatoes themselves…its Abby Hoppen!

In 60 seconds just imagine what you can do…heat up a hot pocket, sneeze a few times, or maybe go one mile on the highway at 70mph…BORING (not anything very cool, I would say). But good news ladies and gentlemen, Derek Slenk can! He can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than one minute!

Charlotte Sasinowski not only has a cool last name, but she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain (and she loves cupcakes…so feel free to send them her way) Delicioso! James Buck? He is all animals’ best friend. He has been lacto-ovo (milk and eggs) vegetarian his whole life and has never once had a taste of meat!

Being a businesswoman is no easy task!  Some of you out there may know that it takes dedication and skill, among other things. That is our friend, Claire Filiatreau! She is not only an intern at Amway, but an Amway Global Independent Business Owner as well! Go Claire!

Michael DeBolt was a Marine Corps Sergeant, and spent two combat tours in Iraq. He was actually one of the first troops across the Iraq border when the war first started!

He has not watched 10, not 19, but 22 different NBA teams play live! That’s Eric Schmidt and that’s dedication people!

Not a Jurassic Park fan, folks, Stefanie Maxim is terrified of dinosaurs, especially Veloca Raptors. However, she is left-handed so perhaps that unique attribute will come in handy (no pun intended) while fighting off the Raptors!

And myself, I guess some things people tell me are weird about myself are I have abnormally large scapulas when I scratch my back, can make a Chewbacca noise, and can sometimes rap. I’m quite peculiar I guess! I play piano. I think that is a good note to end on.

Kevin Douglas and Sara Gonzales, our college talent acquisition team, will also join us to keep everyone informed on the latest with intern opportunities, tips, and other useful information!

So welcome to the Interns Expose Amway blog and video series! We are so excited to share our experiences with you and hope you enjoy!

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Mar.20
2009

Interns Expose Amway Video Series

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on the Interns Expose Amway blog.

Please click on any of the links below to view the Interns Expose Amway Video Series.

Quality Assurance interns


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Intern Orientation:


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Laundry:


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Mar.19
2009

Special wheels for special kids

Riding a bicycle is no big deal for most kids, but for children with disabilities, it’s special. For these kids, Amway of Australia is making the dream become a reality.

Our affiliate there is a sponsor of the Freedom Wheels program which, in partnership with the Technical Aid to the Disabled charity, modifies standard push bikes to help kids with disabilities ride a bike for the first time. Through our One by One Campaign for Children, and the time and monetary support of our distributors there, we’ve been able to get the Freedom Wheels program up and running. As a result, bicycles have been redesigned and delivered to happy kids and their parents throughout the continent.

We were also pleased to see this make the March 17 print edition of The Daily Telegraph which gave us coverage across Australia. We hope to see plenty more.

Mar.17
2009

Gifted and glossy in Korea

Amway Korea shares center stage with Korean Air, Yuhan-Kimberly, KIA Motors and Hyundai Insurance in the 17th Annual Korean Marketing Frontier Awards, presented by the Korean Marketing Association.

Why, you may ask, is this newsworthy? Amway Korea was the only direct selling company to win an award in any category this year. In addition, the KMA is represented by approximately 60 universities and industrial communities. Receiving an award from an academically-based body in Korea is held with very high regard.

Yong-Hwan Roh, senior marketing director for Amway Korea, accepted the award in the cause-related marketing category on behalf of the company. The KMA considered the Amway One by One Campaign for Children’s “Health Watcher”, “Amway Charity Playground” as well as the Nutrikids soccer team as successful examples of educating elementary school children about healthy living.

Also, be sure to browse Amway Korea’s newest corporate brochure which gives users the sensation of turning a glossy, high-quality page without actually holding a printed brochure.