M.Network rebrands as M.Global, terminates dissenting affiliates
In the wake of Jamberry Nails collapse and subsequent acquisition my M.Network, brand loyal affiliates claim they were under the impression they’d be able to continue their nail wrap focused business with minimal disruption.
Those hopes have now been dashed, following yesterday’s announcement that M.Network plans to rebrand as M.Global.
The company name change to M.Global was presented to affiliates yesterday as a “brand refresh”.
Speaking onstage at a company event in Nashville, Tennessee, M.Network’s Senior Vice President, Dave Webb, revealed M.Global and the company’s new logo.
We are a united group. We are not “M” and Jamberry.
Have you noticed that? We’re “M”.
In line with M.Global’s desire to bury the Jamberry Nails brand, new M.Global nail wraps were also revealed.
Former Jamberry Nails affiliates have been discussing the acquisition and recent developments in closed Facebook groups.
Reports from affiliates in the group suggest M.Network staff infiltrated some of the groups and used private discussion to terminate several affiliates.
Those terminated were informed;
You have been terminated due to a Policy & Procedures violation (disparaging the company + Home Office staff).
The comments made against Home Office staff and M.Network in a Facebook group were slanderous and violated the P&P that Consultants agree to follow.
As at the time of publication, M.Network hasn’t provided terminated affiliates with specific examples of private group postings it alleges are slanderous.
The message to former Jamberry Nails affiliates however appears to be clear:
Forget about continuing on marketing Jamberry’s wraps. Either you’re on board with M.Network’s rebranding or you’re out.
Personally I think summary terminations after an unexpected and sudden merger, especially one that was handled rather poorly on the communication front (initially nobody knew what was happening and M.Network executives refused to comment), are a bit harsh.
M.Network has the details of the consultants in question, with an open dialogue between the parties not an unreasonable request.
At the very least M.Network owed Jamberry Nails affiliates full-disclosure as to what had happened and what their plans were for the company.
Those not on board would still be free to leave, without the need for covert spying and general unpleasantness.
I don’t know who’s writing these articles, but keep it up! They’re FANTASTIC!! (the new ceo also commented that “all the internet trolls can go to hell”)
Thanks for the support!
An MLM company CEO dismissing affiliates as trolls and telling them to go to hell is certainly poor form.
Well, I have to admit, as a loyal Jamberry fan, ACTIVE consultant, and customer, I was on the fence with the ‘M’ acquisition of Jamberry assets until I watched the CEO call the consultants/members(?) who had questions and were frustrated at the lack of product shipments and lack of communication during the acquisition process (‘M’ stripped Jamberry’s assets, there was no ‘merger’) “Internet Trolls” and tell us to “go to hell” on stage during an FADV (Fight Against Domestic Violence) charity event, no less.
Who would want to be in business with or do business with such an immature amateur?
And all that on stage AFTER the CEO threw a temper tantrum, deleting the businesses of consultants, stripping them of their downlines (who had never seen or signed an “M Network policy & procedure document) AFTER promising ALL consultants “a home at ‘M’).
Even though there are thousands of former Jamberry consultants now drinking the ‘M’ “wetter water”, I do not see The Global ‘M’ Network in business for more than a year to 18 months due to what I believe is its’ unsustainable pyramid-style comp. plan.
The CEO, himself, is on video saying that the business is “not about the product, but the vehicle”, meaning his pyramid-style comp. plan that focuses on recruiting, not product sales.
Unless you can fill up your matrix (over 4,000 new members) with ACTIVE members who achieve their PV month-after-month there’s not going to be much money in it according to the math and what has been revealed to date about the ‘M’ comp plan.
There certainly will not be much earned from retailing ‘M’ flagship products @ just $5 per box profit.
We still have No idea how the ‘M’ comp plan will translate over to wraps and other former Jamberry nail products.
1. Buy a failing pyramid scheme for a few pennies
2. Terminate affiliates not on the top rung en masse citing spurious claims of slander
3. Reallocate their downlines below yourself and hoover up the commission
Nice bit of business.
Thank you for posting this article. It is amazing to me that with a very visible business like Jamberry you hear absolutely no updates.
Jamberry’s FB account was closed, their website hasn’t been updated. I know a top elite and she blasted rumors of their demise and said how thankful they were that such an ethical man as Ryan Anderson was taking over Jamberry and even honoring previous orders and how Jamberry was “stronger than ever”.
Now I see pics on FB of their “conference” in Nashville, looks like 50 women showed up?
I wonder what will happen if the name Jamberry is truly killed. As it is now these women keep selling under that name.
As I understand it everything is going to be rebranded M.Global, meaning if you continue to market Jamberry you’re going to confuse new customers.
Well, after hearing all of this information and the statements by the CEO, they aren’t getting my business anymore. This kind of behavior is unethical at best and almost illegal at worst.
Why would I continue business with a company that is not concerned with it’s consultants and customers?
Luckily I am not into the wraps but do enjoy the care and lacquer lines, but it looks like it might be back to OPI and Revlon for this former customer.
Oh and there is nothing wrong with selling the wraps from Jamberry, it’s like Kroger selling their brand under three different names.
I wonder if there is anything legally restrictive about consultants still selling from the Jamberry website?
The elite consultant I know still links people to her site on Jamberry, but if you go there nothing has been updated for a long time.
I still find it puzzling how there is nothing out there about the M Global (merger/takeover?) of Jamberry.
I imagine M.Global will redirect the Jamberry website to their own at some point.
Nashville: 1800 women showed up. It wasn’t as mad as previous years with 4k crazy women but the room was absolutely full and lunch lines were long!
Re: Libelous comments by terminated consultants; spurious rumor? I have screenshots. I’ve seen what was said first hand and it wasn’t pretty.
I’ve also seen terminated consultants suddenly saying they didn’t even know they were in that group or were added without their knowledge but I have screenshots of what they said.
Not to mention the libelous comments by the previous CEO and CMO – the CMO who, with much sass said on her own page, “I wasn’t fired, I chose to leave with a bunch of other people.”
Later she deleted that comment and claimed she was fired by voicemail. So which was it?
The CEO claiming other staff were to blame for her decisions. Buck stops with the CEO in any company and since she allegedly sought a loan (to develop products so she could turn Jamberry into Nu Skin) and then had two failed major product launches (Color Cure and Hair Care – she said she wanted to compete with Monat lol).
Hair Care was meant to pay back the loan in its entirety but it was stupidly expensive and a flat out fail.
She bought in base materials from China, shipped to Australia and bottled up Color Cure there slapping a “made in Australia” sticker on it to fool people. Then the allergic reactions happened.
She claimed only 2% had a reaction and that she was pulling the product to show the company integrity. Then in the “secret” group she claimed it was more like 10% with reactions (and rising still to this day).
Lets not even go there with the lipstick that is meant to stay on, she claimed Korean Beauty is hot right now and we must look there for inspiration.
Lets also not go there with chromatic powders (released January – too late, missed the Christmas trend on that and had stupidly inflated pricing for them).
There was an awful lot wrong with Jamberry, she took away rewards for consultants, she kicked out the part time consultants who did a bit here and there (and who kept Jamberry afloat with those occasional orders).
She spent months stripping the company of its heart and at the conference last year, staff were told to absolutely limit their time mingling with consultants.
It was nothing like the year before where staff were all hanging out with consultants and having a lot of fun while working hard.
She installed her friends and then when the incentives manager left she installed her sister. Nepotism at it’s best.
Yet people want to hail her as a hero and slate the guy who came along and basically kept the consultants with a place to earn money?
Yeah well I’m not the happiest that the company I joined is gone. I’m not a high roller at all and don’t even have a team. However, what I do have is still a place I can sling the product I’ve always loved. And for that I’m very grateful.
No one is forcing anyone to stay and no one is forcing anyone to sell wetter water.
The comments in the group they all got terminated from were disgusting and very much libelous. They were lucky they weren’t sued for the crap they said.
Besides if they were so unhappy they could say that stuff, why are they bothered they were terminated. Sounded like they were gonna leave anyway.
10000% agree with Anonymouse. She hit the nail on the head with everything she said. AND what people “heard being said” at conference but were not actually there, missed the mark totally and it is so easy to spin some words into something heinous when you only take a few words to spin them the way you want.
Jamberry ran out of money in April of this year and its all on the CEO’s back for that.
The sisters were going to make sure we and all employees were paid from their own pockets if need be. Ryan made sure that not one person missed a commission, bonus or paycheck. AND the things that were said in that group were heinous and they deserved to be terminated.
The screenshots of the things that were said were more than enough proof. NO company in their right mind is going to allow an employee of their company to bash them on social media and keep them employed.
Yeah, Jamberry is not what it used to be, most of us are sad about that. Do you know how close we all came to waking up to NOTHING in April or May? I for one am thankful that it did not happen.
Our current CEO is having to repair broken vendor relationships and in some cases is completely unable to. Our previous CEO screwed so many people over before walking away (she just quit showing up for work, she was not fired and neither was the CMO who has lied through her teeth about everything).
Did you know that our CMO was so completely incompetent that product in Australia never moved from Quarantined to inventory and that for almost 2 years the company was paying $20,000 PER DAY because of it?
This was product that should have been made available to the consultants there, but never was.
The warehouse is so completely overstocked with years and years worth of incompetence in Utah. Dont trash the current people trying to clean up the mess left behind. Those people walked away knowing that they had so poorly mismanaged the company in 2 years and that they took a money making operation and shoved it into the toilet.
We almost got screwed over by paying for our conference tickets to Nashville that the previous administration was refusing to admit was not going to happen. They had taken our money for the conference and t-shirts and sailed off with no intention of doing the right thing.
You dont want to support the ladies who are sticking with the company through thick and thin because someone you know “heard” something? That is your choice, but make sure you are making an informed choice.
Maybe go to the consultant that you previously bought from and ask her some questions. I was up front with my customers and I have not lost one single one. I consistently let them know what is going on with my business. I have gained a few as well.
I for one am a Jam Girl forever and ever!
Keep on drinking the koolaid 😉
I was going to post the same thing. Does Jam Girl even know what kind of scammers are behind m.network? Geesh.
Jam Girl, get ready to be devastated. Do you really think that Ryan is just such a nice, ethical guy that he would honor all of Jamberry’s debts for nothing?
M Global is headed up by known scammers, plain and simple. All MLM’s are scams where the people who get in at the top make money by the losers at the bottom.
I know a Jam “Elite” and it sickens me to see how she too is hanging on for dear life to the cult when so many women have lost money.
How can Jam girls sleep at night, knowing that whatever money they did make was at the expense of other poor women who were hoping to get out of debt but only sank themselves even more deeply?
Honestly, at this point, I will be glad when Jamberry goes away for good and the cult addicts will finally see the truth.
How did people lose money doing Jamberry?
I mean seriously? It was $99 to join. There was no requirement to hold stock (though some really stupid people bought their ranks themselves).
I did parties with just the samples in the starter box and before I knew it I had the $99 back easily.
It was the easiest product to sell – I just wore it and when someone commented on my nails I handed out a sample and got their details THEN I followed up with them.
This is so many people that just sat on their butt and did nothing. They expected to get business and make money by osmosis. Now they are all super resentful and still yelling about the sky falling like chicken little.
Sorry to break it to you, the MAX amount anyone could have lost was $99 – this isn’t LulaRoe where they had to onboard with a minimum monthly commitment of $5,000! Heck at one point it was $25 to join.
Anyone who was stupid enough to spend a small fortune (to buy their ranks) deserved to lose money. Seriously why the heck would anyone be that stupid?
Besides if they were that stupid they CHOSE to spend that money – no one forced anyone to spend anything. They had free will and chose to spend money.
Seriously the dollar tree has orange sticks and pushers and alcohol wipes way cheaper than any of the “branded” ones. I picked up a box of 100 alcohol wipes for $1.99.
I didn’t make a fortune but what I did make paid for extras I couldn’t normally afford. I didn’t go into it thinking I was gonna be a millionaire – I wanted to make a couple hundred bucks a month extra and actually get out with some adult company every so often.
You can’t blame Jamberry and M for your unrealistic expectations. Do you blame the lottery when you don’t get a winning ticket? It’s the same thing.
Kool Aid drinking? No, I’m drinking wetter water and it tastes pretty good. I’m sure most of you went and signed up to Color Street or Younique or some other company after you quit (or got fired for defamatory comments in that group) – until you realise money isn’t gonna be handed to you on a plate, you’ll keep repeating the same thing.
You won’t work for it then you’ll whine that you got cheated.. You’ll be calling your next company Kool Aid drinkers when you quit that too. If you got out, why are you still hanging round ringing the bells of doom? Don’t you have a life to be getting on with?
I mean seriously how do you have the time and energy to keep hanging around spewing out your bile over this? Move on already, you’ll feel better if you do!
Perhaps your paltry orders, and others like yours, are what caused Jamberry to close? Ever think of that?
No Char, marketing materials didn’t cause the issues. Often they were out of stock and if I had an event to do I wasn’t able to wait for them to come back in stock.
For giving out the samples and at events I used the cheap alcohol wipes. Why waste an expensive wipe at an event? All my customers who bought items got given the branded wipes and purple pushers for free.
Why would anyone spend $$$ on orange sticks? Not buying orange sticks from home office marketing materials isn’t what caused Jamberry to go under.
What caused it to go under was the CEO taking out a huge loan and hedging her very risky bets that hair care was going to pay for the loan in its entirety. She wouldn’t listen to the advisory board members who warned her it wasn’t a good idea.
She was going to do whatever the hell she wanted and ran that place as a dictatorship. Then blamed her very bad decisions on anyone and everyone else.
That’s what caused it to go under. Not me buying alcohol wipes from the dollar tree.
Oh and Char – I wouldn’t call $1000 orders a month all last spring and summer paltry.
I didn’t have a team but I sure was selling. How much were you doing?
What you “sell” doesn’t go into the pocket of Jamberry. OTOH, a team of 20 spending $1000 each would have been worth 20k to corporate.
Your team of one only contributed $1000. You provided no additional growth for the company and were a “stop chain”. Yes, paltry, in the eyes of corporate.
I don’t participate in pyramid schemes. They aren’t sustainable and usually shut down. Ethical owners don’t use the MLM method. Three facts regarding Jamberry right there.
You answered your own question. That was how they lost $99, and then they lost further money when their uplines convinced them to buy more overpriced tat so they could earn a commission.
You were very clever and managed to come out on top, good for you, have a biscuit. (Or you made a loss but someone else subsidised your losses, which is eqally common in MLM.)
Most people aren’t as clever as you, which is why 99% of MLM participants lose money.
Oh dear Char,
You picked on my not buying marketing materials and said that was what caused Jamberry to fall over. Then decide that it’s me not building a team that did them for.
No sorry you’re still wrong. All the people who sold made money for corporate. One of the elites told me the base cost of a wrap was $0.02 so yeah my little sales did help make money for the company too.
When they handed keys over to the buyers that company was doing very well. Investors don’t buy failing companies and keep them going for 2 years before they finally fall over. They buy healthy companies and aim to make money off them. Sadly they employed an idiot to run the company and gave her free reign to run it as a dictatorship.
When her crappy decisions were causing elites and the first spirit of Jamberry award winner to quit (just 3 months after getting the award) you know something is seriously wrong, but she still carried on.
She took out loans and hedged her bets on them with hair care. Everyone knew that was a ridiculous thing to do.
I wasn’t clever I just manage my money properly. They could afford to invest $99 or they wouldn’t have done it. Everyone has free will and everyone is a responsible adult with the ability to make their own decisions.
I wasn’t “clever and came out on top” I spent $99 to join. I worked to get that $99 back as soon as possible.
I wasn’t good at recruiting and having a busy family life I wasn’t ever going to be able to dedicate hours and hours on training people.
Who do you expect to subsidise any potential loss? My partner? My family and friends? Well you know, they would tell me to take a hike – and rightly so.
I try very hard not to live beyond my means – that doesn’t make me clever that just makes me sensible.
If people live beyond their means that’s THEIR choice. Ploughing money into MLM is THEIR choice. Their uplines might say “you’re so close to ranking! Get out there and go for it” but I don’t know anyone who said “you have to spend xx $ a month to earn yy $ a month.”
No one ever said that to me in any of the MLM’s / direct sales / party plans I’ve done. Not a single one and if they did I have the free will to make the decision to spend money or not, as does every single person who signs up.
If they didn’t have the brains to say no and kept living beyond their means that’s their look out.
Blaming someone else and never taking responsibility for themselves will see them keep on doing the same thing over and over. They are the kind of people who took out mortgages they could never afford and complained about not being able to afford them.
Accept responsibility for your own actions don’t blame other people for your own stupidity!
Whilst I remember being satisfied that Jamberry was a retail orientated MLM opportunity, you’d have to be pretty naive to dismiss the affiliate autoship factor – especially after the Vemma and Herbalife settlements.
Affiliate autoship recruitment is a real thing that happens within MLM companies, and victim shaming doesn’t get us anywhere.
@Oz except we are talking about Jamberry here. This discussion is about Jamberry – not about Herbalife or Vemma, though yes I accept there is wider discussion to be had on MLM overall (which is what this site highlights in and of itself).
They are saying people lost tons of money doing Jamberry. The way to do that in Jamberry was buy your own ranks, or live beyond your means. That was their choice, they were not forced into that and anyone with an ounce of sense could see spending $500 to get a bag worth $5 was a folly.
I mean they had so many of those bags and hairbands and other junk that they sold them off in Nashville for FADV.
Now the new set up – new company, M, yes they seem to be moving towards auto shipping. (I believe Le Vel does this too with Thrive). The second anyone says “you have to spend x a month” I guarantee the majority of those who are left from Jamberry will walk.
Thanks for that, but I’m not victim shaming anyone here when it comes to Jamberry. No one was FORCED to spend money, absolutely no one. Anyone who did that made a conscious choice to do it.
Not accepting responsibility for that is as irresponsible as spending the money in the first instance, and they will keep repeating the same behaviour until they accept their own responsibility in that and modify their behaviour.
I do think that shaming people who have chosen to stay and see where it is going is conversely unhelpful here. There are still a lot of very uncertain people hanging around but rolling with it to see where it all lands.
Trying out the products to seei if they are all they are meant to be. Personally I’ve found 2 of the new products that work ok for me. The rest not so much. One of the two is available elsewhere at a fraction of the price.
The old adage “if it looks too good to be true, then it is” might be a hard and horrible lesson to learn but learning it with Jamberry was one of the least expensive MLM ways to learn it in comparison to Herbalife etc
When I last looked at Jamberry it had a minimum 200 PV a month commission qualifier, that could be satisfied via autoship.
I noted a retail focus in the business but that doesn’t negate the possibility of autoship recruitment.
You were victim shaming and I called you out on it. Whether people were forced to spend money or not is irrelevant to autoship recruitment analysis.
It’s the same garbage pyramid and Ponzi scheme promoters bring up (“nobody was forced to sign up!”, “nobody was forced to invest!”). It has no place in an informed discussion about MLM business models.
The autoship recruitment model is the same, irrespective of whether you’re looking at Vemma, Herbalife or Jamberry. Pretending otherwise and blaming victims of the model is, as I stated, naive.
And seeing as you like the concept of taking responsibility so much, I’ll point out that it is the responsibility of an MLM company to ensure it is not operating an autoship recruitment scheme.
This is a trivial task by introducing retail volume qualifiers (or simply negating an affiliate’s purchase towards required PV). If an MLM company that chooses to enforce monthly volume quotas fails to implement these measures that is first and foremost their responsibility.
With respect to M.Network, conversely I found a company that mostly focused on autoship recruitment. To the best of my knowledge that hasn’t changed.
Sounds like you have it all figured out. Good luck with Jamberry.
Given to broad generalization strawman arguments much there, Anonymouse ?
Good luck living in a world where fraud is impossible and victims are responsible for everything that happens.
No, you did not have to have 200 qualifying volume in sales to qualify to receive commission. You got paid commission on every single sale, one sheet of wraps or 1000 sheets of wraps; commission was paid on them all.
At 200 you qualified as “active” and got further “bonus” commissions on the 10th of the month.
How M Network seemed to work was you had to get 60 qualifying volume and got paid zero until you hit 61 and beyond.
I don’t know if they are still going to do that but yes, you’re right. Anything that says “you just sell xx before you get paid” isn’t something I agree with or would work with.
Again you take what you want from that – I was not victim shaming given that Jamberry paid commission on every single sale. There was no requirement to sell.
You did originally have to make $600 sales cumulatively a year to remain as a consultant – which a lot of part time sellers did do, they were able to over the course of a year. It wasn’t an unrealistic amount to reach.
Then came along an idiot who decided to make it that you had to sell $250 in a 4 month rolling period. She did that because she took out a massive bank loan and needed guaranteed income.
She thought hair care was gong to repay that loan in full. She said she wanted to be like the other MLM hair care company.
Then she started rolling out $200 + per month of new product knowing consultants would buy it because they wanted to keep up with stock and be able to promote the latest items.
That guaranteed an amount of income every month for them. However there was no requirement to buy that stuff . You didn’t HAVE to but some people made a conscious choice to buy it.
Around Christmas consultants started really dropping in big numbers when their first qualifying sales period was ending and they didn’t make it. The others who bought so much “new” crap got fatigue and realised what they were doing with the $200 in new product monthly and stopped buying.
In January they realised they were screwed. By April, when the loan was due to be repaid they knew they were going under.
Big names at home office quietly disappeared to new jobs with different companies. Then along came M.
Consultants have been still on the Jamberry plan until I think sometime this month. Next month they merge old M and old Jamberry into one plan and one system.
No clue if the minimum requirement will be there. If it is more will drop.
Entirely the opposite of how MLM scams and escaping from them work.
People who buy the victim-blaming line are easy meat for the next MLM scam, where they will lose another load of “money they can afford to lose or they wouldn’t have lost it” (you get another biscuit for that genius logic), because they think that all they have to do is try a bit harder next time.
Obviously the amount of effort they put in is completely irrelevant, and they will lose their money again, like 99% of all participants.
So having been scammed twice, they’ll see the light, right? No, now they’re deeper in the hole, feeling more guilty about “not trying hard enough”, and they’ll join a third MLM convinced that this time they’ve cracked it and will get rich. If at first you don’t succeed hun. Failure is a bruise not a tattoo hun. Rinse and repeat.
This is why victims of MLM keep signing up for more MLMs over and over and over again, while their friends and family shake their heads in bemusement.
They will only stop repeating the behaviour until they accept that they are not primarily responsible. Yes, they could have been smarter, but only in the same sense that a victim of assault or rape could have been stronger and better at martial arts. They’re still the victim.
Only once they recognise that they were a victim and were never in control from the moment they signed up for an MLM can they do something about it.
Retail commissions, which don’t factor into autoship recruitment. To qualify for downline commissions you had to meet 200 PV a month, as at the time of my last Jamberry review (2015).
What you just described is affiliate autoship recruitment. Having or not having to buy the product is irrelevant when it’s being marketed as the easiest way to qualify for (downline) commissions.
Victims get caught up in the marketing and then suck new victims in (buy $x a month and earn $y), that’s how the model works. Well, until it doesn’t and collapses.
Again, blaming victims by stating they “didn’t have to buy anything” isn’t constructive. All you’re doing is making excuses for the perpetrators (typically the company itself and top earners), who have a responsibility to ensure affiliate autoship recruitment isn’t possible to begin with.
I wish I hadn’t bought so many nail wraps for my stash and also wish I hadn’t spent thousands of dollars on a vacation membership. Both have very diminished value now but the very best thing about both experiences was the lessons I learned.
In fact, it’s fascinating that I was swept up in the Jamberry frenzy in spite of having bitterly regretted the vacation membership purchase a few years before I joined Jamberry.
An interesting conversation. Lots of true points from all sides. Best point – don’t risk money you can’t afford to lose.
And my addition – once it’s gone, take your lumps, learn your lessons and move on. Don’t beat yourself up over it, or anyone else for that matter.
I do still love my Jamberry products. I was even lucky enough to avoid issues with Colour Cure and I still enjoy doing my own Jamicures. I have so many to choose from and no longer worry about cutting into a sellable sheet – LOL!
I am trying to restock my jamberry nail wraps. Do you own the company and are you marketing the products? Or should I just get what I can on Amazon and be done with it.
If M.Global doesn’t have what you want then yeah, Amazon or some other seller.