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WSI Recognizes Outstanding Achievement Among Its Franchisee Network At Its Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony

Sep. 30, 2010

-  World’s Largest Digital Marketing Franchise Honors Several Franchise Offices for Best-in-Class Marketing Solutions and Outstanding Achievement in 2010 -

Toronto, Ontario, September 30, 2010… With the increasing advancement in digital marketing tools, techniques and technologies, it is only fitting that WSI, the world’s leading provider of digital marketing solutions, recognizes excellence in this dynamic field. The company held its 5th Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony on the first evening of its global Excellence and Innovation (E&I) Convention in Miami last week. Close to 500 WSI professionals attended the gala dinner and awards ceremony as WSI corporate head office announced the winners of their 2010 Excellence Awards.

Ron McArthur, president of WSI says, “The WSI Excellence Awards recognize excellence in digital marketing solutions delivered by our Consultants to the business communities in their local markets as well as outstanding achievement in the WSI system. For the 5th year in a row, we have seen some stellar websites and Internet marketing and business excellence from the global WSI network. The outstanding winners list is a firm testimony to our industry leadership and continuous innovation toward reaching new frontiers in this exciting field. I want to congratulate all the winners of WSI’s 5th Annual Excellence Awards for their outstanding achievement.”

This year, the WSI Excellence Awards were divided into 4 categories: Marketing Awards, Recognition Awards, Revenue Awards and Supplier Awards.

WSI Consultants around the globe submitted their best-in-class marketing solutions for consideration in WSI’s Marketing Awards program. WSI Corporate then reviewed all the submissions and created a shortlist of 17 final nominees, at which point the entire franchisee network had the opportunity to vote for the solutions they believed were most deserving of a 2010 WSI Marketing Award.

The Marketing Award winners were announced at the company’s award ceremony in Miami last week.

·         Husam Jandal, WSI Consultant based in Dubai, for a solution delivered to Kaya Skin Clinic

·         Neal Lappe, WSI Consultant based in Virginia, for a solution delivered to Giroud Tree Service

·         Doug Schust, WSI Consultant based in Ontario, for a solution delivered to Nisim

·         Francois Muscat, WSI Consultant based in South Africa, for a solution delivered to CBT Coaches

·         Jason Yi, WSI Consultant based in California, for a solution delivered to Diablo Solar Services

The company also distributed Recognition Awards to specific individuals in the franchisee network for their outstanding contribution to enhancing the WSI system. Those who received a 2010 Recognition Award included: Darren Kincaid from Virginia for his bi-weekly talk show facilitating ongoing collaboration in the franchisee community. Chris Schofield from the UK, Doug Schust from Ontario, and Ron Adelman from Missouri were recognized for chairing WSI’s Product & Technology, Marketing and Education Committees respectively.

Other awards distributed at the event included WSI Revenue Awards recognizing top revenue earners among the franchisee network for the year prior. Winners included: Alberto Ferreiro from Mexico who received the Top Area Representative for Regional Growth Award and Gilles Dandel from France who received the Top Area Representative for Franchise Development Award. Doug Schust from Ontario received the Top Revenue Earner for a WSI Consultant Award. Ron Adelman from Missouri received the runner-up award for the same category, while Tim Pellens from the Netherlands received the second runner-up award.

Lastly, WSI also recognized its Supplier community as ReachLocal received the Top Revenue Earner for an eMarketplace Supplier Award. Action Hosting received the runner-up award and WSI Search Results received the second runner-up award for the same category. Action Hosting also received the Top Recommended Supplier Award as voted by the franchisee community. Meanwhile, Silktide Ltd. (WSI Webscan) received the runner-up award and Constant Contact received the second runner-up award in that category.


WSI introduced the WSI Excellence Awards in 2006 to showcase the very best within our network.   All winners were announced at the company’s annual gala dinner and awards night at its international convention in Miami, USA on September 24, 2010.

For more information, please contact Valerie Brown-Dufour at 1-905-678-7588 ext. 1370 or

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WSI is the world’s #1 franchise offering digital marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries.  The company has the world’s largest Digital Marketing Consultants’ network and a strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Digital Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2009, WSI was the proud recipient of 5 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). WSI has been ranked the #1 Internet Services Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 listing for 10 years in a row. Entrepreneur Magazine also ranks WSI at #13 among the Top Home Based Franchises and #49 in America’s Top Global Franchises. With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program.

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