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Archive for October, 2006

Monday, October 30th, 2006…

Oh, Pooh

Official statements we never thought we’d have to issue:
We do not manufacture teddy bears. Not here. Not in China. Never have. Never will.
We do not manufacture tissues. Not here. Not in China. Never have. Never will.
We do not manufacture garden hose, pixie wings, dimmer switches or turpentine.
We do make a pretty fair Margarita. Excuse us while […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race, Michigan

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Friday, October 20th, 2006…

‘Perhaps’ they made it up

“The Democratic Party acknowledges it has no proof U.S. taxes were avoided, hence the use of the word ‘perhaps’ in the ad.”

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006…

The Bermuda lie angle

First, the governor’s race in Michigan led to a purposefully misleading charge that we outsourced jobs to China. It was – and we gotta tell you, we are wearing out our Roget’s finding these words – hooey of the highest order.
Now comes the purposefully misleading charge that we pulled a tax stunt that some companies […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006…

U Can’t Make This Up

We don’t write the news.
We just do what we can to provide the context.

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006…

Are you serious???

THIS is the big scandal? THIS is “Hurry, come to the press conference!”???
A seventeen-year-old pack of… travel tissues?
We are tempted to say something snotty.
Like, we didn’t even HAVE a plant in China in 1989.
Like, there have been no Amway-branded products marketed in the U.S. since 2001.
Like, there haven’t even been any Amway distributors […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006…

Of little import

Rumor has it that an old friend is planning a press conference in Grand Rapids today, where he will brandish (cue the “Jaws” music)… “Chinese-made products!”
Look, we’re in no position to tell reporters how to do their jobs. But having watched this same guy pull up to our headquarters a while back for another […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor

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Friday, October 6th, 2006…

Reasons to be cheerful

On the air in Michigan with our two latest “I am Amway” spots (see below). And it feels good.
A couple months ago, a little stunned at being attacked by name in the Michigan governor’s race (sounds naïve now, we know, but it’s true) we made the decision to take to the air, defending our employees […]

Filed by: Corporate Communications

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race, Michigan

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006…

PFICtion, pfalsehood, pfooey

There are lies, damned lies and politics as usual. Before we toss a brick through our TV screen (Howard Cosell gave us that idea), allow us to set the record straight.
The “$19 million tax break” alleged by the Michigan Democratic Party has been a confirmed crock since 1997. The people making the charges […]

Filed by: Government Affairs

Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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