Avon Products, Inc, known simply as Avon, is an American international manufacturer and distributor of beauty, household, and personal care company that sells products through representatives in over 140 countries across the world. As of 2012, Avon had annual sales of $10.7 billion worldwide. It is the fifth-largest beauty company and second largest direct selling enterprise in the world, with 6.4 million representatives. Avon Products is a multi-level marketing company. Their "Ding Dong Avon Calling" advertising campaign, which ran from the mid-1950s to 1967, has been called "one of the most deeply ingrained brand identities of the past century". The company's CEO is Sherilyn S. McCoy, who was appointed to that position in April 2012. The former CEO, Andrea Jung, became the executive chairman of the board. Jung was the longest tenured female CEO among Fortune 500 companies. Andrea Junk:
Andrea Jung (born 1959) is a Canadian-American executive, fundraiser and prominent women's-issues supporter. She was the CEO of Avon Products, Inc. from 1999 until her forced resignation in spring 2012, and was simultaneously executive chairman of its board of directors through the end of 2012. As of January 1, 2013, she serves as a senior adviser to Avon's board, continuing in her long-established role as the high-profile public face of the company.
Jung joined Avon Products, Inc. in 1994 as the company's president in its product marketing group. She became president of global marketing in 1996 and executive vice president/president of global marketing and new business in 1997. Her responsibilities at that time centered primarily around market research, joint ventures and strategic planning. She then became president and chief operating officer, with responsibility for all business units of Avon worldwide. She has been on the company's board of directors since 1998. In November 1999, Jung was promoted to chairman of the...
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