Have you ever wondered how and why Pink Truth was started? Below is a clip from my appearance on HuffPost live, in which I talk briefly about my Mary Kay experience and why I started this site.
Get involved with Mary Kay. Spend lots of money. And make sure your husband never knows about it. That’s the Husband Unawareness Plan.
This is one of the more sinister aspects of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Of course, this is an unofficial thing. Mary Kay Inc. will say they know nothing of it, and certainly don’t condone it. But the corporation profits from it.
Learn more in this clip from my HuffPost live appearance:
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) promotes itself as a trade association that ensures ethics and integrity among the multi-level marketing companies that are members.
The real truth about the DSA is in this clip of my appearance on HuffPost Live:
One of the common “defenses” of multi-level marketing and the fact that 99% of people lose money in it… is that people just joined to HAVE FUN! They didn’t really want to make any money. They just wanted to meet people and have fun.
In this clip from my appearance on HuffPost live, I debunk the myth of joining to “have fun” with the help of Robert FitzPatrick, founder of Pyramid Scheme Alert.
The most clever marketing ploy ever instituted by Mary Kay is the PINK CADILLAC! It screams success. The general public sees a woman in a pink Cadillac, and assumes she is very successful and earning the big bucks in Mary Kay.
The sad reality is that most of the Cadillac drivers are making about $30,000 to $40,000 per year. That’s not executive income! And these women are in the very upper ranks of Mary Kay.
One of the common statements made by people in favor of multi-level marketing is that it is just like corporate America. We call MLM a pyramid scheme, and corporate America is a pyramid too! That’s simply not true.
While the SHAPE of the hierarchy of people looks like a pyramid in MLM and in corporate Amercia (one person at the head of the company, a few below, managing several below them, and so on)… that is where the similarities end.
Recently, I appeared on HuffPost Live, discussing multi-level marketing and its negative effects on those who become distributors. Below is a clip in which I discuss my opinion that Mary Kay Cosmetics is one of the most predatory MLMs available.
I present to you two very professional Mary Kay Sales Directors. The video is entitled “Put Your Big Girl Panties On!” and is all about prizes and being a Mary Kay star consultant to “set yourself up for whatever you want to achieve next seminar year.” (i.e. They’re convincing women to order by telling them if you want to be a star next year, you better be a star this quarter!) This is a short clip from the video, which constitutes fair use under U.S. copyright laws. Watch until the end, and then add your caption in the comments section below!
Written by Lazy Gardens
Is it really “Faith first, family second, career third” in Mary Kay? Hardly. It’s all Mary Kay, all the time. Especially on holidays.
Fox News in Los Angeles did an exposé on multi-level marketing company Fortune Hi Tech Marketing. This video exposes the truth behind the company: operating like a pyramid scheme, dismal failure rates, false earnings representations, few making any money, broken promises, FHTM lying about its relationship with big name companies.
Fox interviewed Pink Truth owner Tracy Coenen for their story, but you should note that the comments they used in this video were comments she made about MLM in general, not specifically FHTM.