CHARLOTTE — The Direct Selling Association recently presented its 2009 annual industry awards for outstanding achievement. ACN, Inc. was the recipient of the Success Award, one of the DSA’s top honors.
The Success Award honors direct selling member companies for overall excellence. ACN, Inc., was recognized for its “reinvention,” which began with creating a comprehensive set of new business tools to provide its salesforce with a variety of resources that could be integrated into every aspect of their business—from new business-building tools to conference calls to training sessions to conventions and beyond. The company also created ACN TV, an online news source right on the corporate website and cultivated a celebrity endorsement from Donald Trump to build excitement for the products and opportunity. The results of this three-year reinvention program are increased salesforce size, record-setting growth, dramatic increases in quarterly event attendance and an excitement they’ve never before seen within their salesforce.
“Receiving the DSA’s Success Award was obviously an outstanding honor, and it further proves that ACN provides its representatives with the best of the best in terms of training, support and business-building tools. It’s an award-winning system, and it’s only available at ACN.”
- ACN President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano
Uniting together in 1993, the entrepreneurial team of Greg Provenzano, Robert Stevanovski, Mike Cupisz and Tony Cupisz launched a single-product enterprise that would quickly become the largest direct seller of telecommunications and home services in the world. Today ACN provides customers with a full-scale Product Portfolio including IRIS 3000 Video Phone, Digital Phone Service, Wireless, Local/Long Distance and Internet, Home Security and Satellite TV. ACN is on the forefront of technology with Digital Phone Service and Video Phone, which allows users to see the person they’re talking to – in real time! With this revolutionary product, ACN is changing the face of communication. ACN operates in 20 countries with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information on ACN’s products and services, visit http://www.myacn.com. For information on the ACN business opportunity, visit http://www.acninc.com.
About the Direct Selling Association
DSA is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Among its more than 250 active and pending members are companies selling both via a party-plan method and in the traditional person-to-person style. In 2007, U.S. direct sales were more than $30.8 billion with more than 15 million direct sellers nationwide. The vast majority are independent business people – micro-entrepreneurs – whose purpose is to sell the product/service of the company they voluntarily choose to represent. Approximately 90 percent of direct sellers operate their business part-time.