Seattle's SimplyFun Wins Prestigious Direct Selling Association ETHOS Award

SimplyFun is widely recognized for its award winning educational board games and technology!

Jun 13, 2014, 09:00 ET from SimplyFun, LLC

SEATTLE, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SimplyFun, LLC, a developer and direct sales company for award winning games, is pleased to announce that they've won the DSA ETHOS Award for Technology Innovation as well as the Customer / Sales Support sub-category for the 30 Minute Virtual Party integrated technology. SimplyFun, LLC attended the DSA Annual Conference this past week to accept the award.

"This innovative technology was designed to meet the needs of SimplyFun's consultants and customers, who now have access to SimplyFun's game parties anywhere and anytime," says SimplyFun CEO Patty Pearcy. SimplyFun pioneered use of this technology and remains the only direct selling company currently using this platform to host online parties.

This new technology expands the company's ability to showcase SimplyFun's award-winning product line and build sales beyond the traditional direct sales party while providing a personal party experience. With the exclusive 30MVP technology, SimplyFun Playologists (consultants) and their guests are able to connect online to shop, build wish lists, ask and answer questions, and engage with others, and the host, each from the comfort of their own home.

The DSA ETHOS Awards are designed to identify and promote programs that serve as examples of direct selling at its best. DSA's slate of awards recognizes programs that help define direct selling as a business that helps people live better lives. "DSA congratulates all 2014 ETHOS Award sub-category winners for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to direct selling," said DSA President Joseph Mariano. "These programs are excellent examples of the creativity and innovation that continue to drive our industry."

All sub-category award winners, as well as Rising Star and Partnership Award winners and this year's category award winners, were recognized during the DSA ETHOS Awards Gala on Monday, June 2nd, at DSA's 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando. A complete list of 2013 ETHOS Award winners and more information on judging criteria can be found at

About SimplyFun
SimplyFun produces award-winning games designed for educating kids and connecting families. Developed with a focus on making learning fun, SimplyFun games help kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, develop communication, math and science skills, express creativity, collaborate with others and enhance their critical thinking. Founded in 2004, SimplyFun provides its Playologist consultants the ability to change lives with its educational games while earning unlimited income through direct sales opportunities in person and online.

About 30MVP:
30 Minute Virtual Party™ has developed software from the ground up to meet the needs of today's consultants, customers and Direct Selling Party Plan companies. 30 Minute Virtual Party™ software is a 100% web-based application with video chat, and an integrated Personal Shopper function with expert product recommendations that allows consultants, hosts and guests to have access to parties from any computer, anywhere, and anytime.

About Direct Selling Association:
DSA is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Among its more than 240 active and pending members are companies selling both via a party-plan method and in the traditional person-to-person style. In 2012, U.S. direct sales were more than $31.6 billion with nearly 16 million direct sellers nationwide. The vast majority are independent business people-micro-entrepreneurs-whose purpose is to sell the product/service of the company they voluntarily choose to represent.