Many of you may know Anthony Akers as JR’s right hand man on stage, but he’s really a man of many hats. He started in 2000 as Market America’s Events Director – a role which quickly expanded to include areas such as Multi-Media, Creative Services, Public Relations, and Travel. In 2005 he was appointed Vice President of Communications. Prior to coming on board with corporate, Anthony spent five years as a distributor – an experience that provided him a unique perspective. We sat down with Anthony to find out more about his role with Market America:
What is it like to be on stage with JR during the skits at International Conventions and World Conferences? Read More
Helping entrepreneurs realize their hopes and dreams has always been primary goal of Market America, but we hope to make an impact on those outside of the business as well.
Helping our communities is a critical endeavor – especially in a time when the economy is making it difficult for many people to make ends meet. Fortunately, there are organizations like The Servant Center.
The Servant Center is a remarkable group that strives to provide support and assistance to the homeless and disabled in Greensboro. From providing warm beds for disabled veterans, to their food pantry – The Servant Center serves a vital role in the Greensboro community – impacting lives in countless ways. Read More
After announcing a series of major changes aimed at making its user experience more emotional, you would think that Facebook would be celebrating its domination of the social media universe.
Not so fast.
Google+, the new social network that also made big news last week by officially opening its doors to the public, experienced what some are calling unprecedented growth in just a few days’ time. According to the latest data from Experian Hitwise, visits to Google+ increased a whopping 1269% last week. And while that is a mere fraction of Facebook’s 800 million users, it seems as though the gauntlet has been laid down and the king of all social media finally has some worthy competition. Read More
On this day, while Market America celebrates the launch of the first phase of our Shop.com integration, we also celebrate something equally as significant. Today happens to be the birthday of Market America’s COO, Marc Ashley – a day that is very special to me. Marc is a driving force in this industry, and represents this company with integrity and passion beyond words. Marc has been with Market America since its inception, and his commitment, drive, and determination have only increased from that point. His utter selflessness is seen in his immense desire to help others achieve success. I count myself lucky to be associated with a person of such character and commitment as you, and know that this company, and all of the amazing UnFranchise® owners out there, benefit tremendously from your leadership and passion. Read More
Market America is committed to helping others, and we are pleased to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to raise money for a great cause. If you are interested in donating, please follow this link to the Piedmont Triad’s Chapter on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International website.
For those of you in the Greensboro area, we’d like to welcome all of you to participate in this weekend’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. The 5k walk will take place tomorrow, September 24th, at the Center City Park in Greensboro. The walk will start at 8:00am, and is expected to last about an hour. Anyone interested in participating should contact Marlee Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More
This is the moment everyone has been waiting for. In 3 days, Market America Shop Consultants and UnFranchise® Owners will experience the biggest upgrade to their businesses since the company was founded some 20 years ago. Phase I of the new SHOP.COM sites will go live Monday, September 26!
What does this mean for you and your business?
• If your previous Web Portal address was www.marketamerica.com/mary, you will now also be able to go to www.shop.com/mary.
• You and your customers can shop from either site with a single sign-on. Individual Cashback accounts, customer details, and other information will be synced between the two.
• The ability to start inviting friends from your SHOP.COM site will be available. Read More
This week I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time with our Shop.com UK Team in London. This has been an amazing experience, and a real pleasure to meet with this wonderful group. We’ve had some very productive meetings this week, and I’m thrilled with the direction we are headed. We are poised for great success in the UK, and are prepared to hit the ground running. The United Kingdom represents a tremendous opportunity for expansion, and we couldn’t be more excited about our March 1st launch.
This expansion will open the doors to tens of thousands of new business partners, and will help forge the economy of the future. We are committed to expanding this amazing business, presenting our one of a kind opportunity to people around the world. Read More
Market America strives to make a positive impact on our community, and we find that working with local charities and Non-Profit organizations is a tremendous way to help others in need. Giving back to others is crucial, especially during a time when our nation faces many economic challenges – that’s why Market America is working with The Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Pathways Center, to help those less fortunate.
The Pathways Center fills a critical role for the Greensboro community by providing a safe environment for those who are searching for a place to live. The center houses 19 families, and provides childcare and other services free of charge. The Pathways Center makes a tremendous impact on those they help, by going the extra mile to help them get back on their feet. Read More
One week from today, Phase I of the SHOP.COM integration will go live – meaning that if your Web Portal address was www.marketamerica.com/marc, you will now also have access to www.shop.com/marc. Your customers will be able to shop from either portal, and their account information will flow seamlessly between the two portals. This upgrade will provide a substantial boost for our Shop Consultants and UnFranchise ® business owners – giving them the ability to tap into SHOP.COM’s millions of existing customers and grow their business like never before.
With a SHOP.COM url, our Shop Consultants and UnFranchise owners will be able to leverage the power of one of the most highly sought-after domains on the internet. Read More