New VP of Marketing Appointed at WSI

Date: OCT 19th, 2006

Topic: Franchise News

WSI a leading Canadian e-Business solution provider for small and medium sized businesses and the world’s #1 Internet Services franchise is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ken Dobell to the position of Vice-President, Marketing – Franchise Development.

“With his award-winning creative background and hands-on expertise in designing and executing complex integrated marketing campaigns, Ken makes a valuable addition to our talented executive team," announced WSI President Ron McArthur. "As WSI continues its path of impressive growth and market leadership, Ken will be instrumental in strengthening our Franchisee Selection Process and strengthening our brand across key market segments around the globe."

A highly qualified advertising communications professional, Mr. Dobell has over a decade’s experience in integrated employer branding and online marketing. Prior to joining WSI, he held a number of senior management roles with Monster Worldwide, both in Canada and in Europe. Monster Worldwide’s flagship brand, Monster.com, is one of the most visited sites on the Internet, with over 50 million registered users across an international network of twenty five local language and content sites.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, WSI is one of the top 10 Global Franchises in the world. Its success can be largely attributed to the exceptional caliber and professionalism of its International network of Internet Consultants. WSI’s secret for identifying the best-of-the-best lies in the company’s unique and proprietary Franchisee Selection Process. This process has been designed to ensure that the characteristics of high performance franchisees are used in attracting and selecting new franchisees.

In 2006 WSI’s strategy is to continue to build on its unique Franchisee Selection Process. “As a key addition to the management team, Ken will be working closely with our Internet Consultant Advisory Council (ICAC), and our Franchise Development team to further strengthen what has become one of our key competitive advantages” declared Mr. McArthur. “The caliber of our Franchisees is what sets us apart from other companies and we are looking forward to Ken helping us further enhance our industry leading processes as we continue globalizing our powerful franchise brand.

About WSI With over 1000 offices in 87 countries, WSI delivers thousands of e-business solutions to small and medium sized businesses annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, WSI provides affordable Internet related services and technologies that deliver maximum return on investment for businesses the world over. With the support and cooperation of charitable organizations, its employees, franchise network, suppliers and customers, WSI also aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program.