WSI Announces its Gala Awards for 2017- 2018 in Montreal, Canada

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Toronto, Canada, June 22, 2018 WSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants, recognized outstanding achievement and business success by announcing its Gala Award winners at its Global Convention in Montreal, Canada. The 2018 Global Convention was attended by nearly 300 people comprising some of the company’s consultants, suppliers, industry experts, and other special guests from all over the world. The awards were presented during the 3-day event that culminated with a grand Gala Soirée on the evening of June 16th, 2018.

Extending his congratulations to the winners, Mark Dobson, Co-Founder of WSI, said, “The WSI Gala Awards are our efforts at acknowledging not only success in business, but also the ability, expertise, and, above all, excellence of the members of this network. As we are all part of a transformative and innovative digital marketing industry, our Gala Awards and its winners are a direct reflection of the commitment and advancements within the WSI ecosystem, our exceptional industry leadership and performance. I take this opportunity to congratulate all our winners on behalf of everyone at WSI and wish them continued success in the future.”

The WSI Gala Awards were given away across seven categories including Top Contributors, Top Consultants, Growth Star Awards, and WSI People’s Choice Awards. These categories recognized outstanding growth in revenue, community contributions, and client solutions delivered by WSI’s Digital Marketing Consultants during the last year. 

Four WSI Consultants received the Top Contributor Awards for 2017:

  • Cormac Farrelly (Ireland)
  • Eric Cook (USA)
  • Miguel Valle-Inclan (Spain)
  • Ryan Kelly (USA)

In the picture from left to right: Mark Dobson (Co-Founder of WSI), Cormac Farrelly (Q2 2017), Ryan Kelly (Q3 2017), Valerie Brown-Dufour (President, WSI), Eric Cook (Q1 2017)

In the picture: Miguel Valle-Inclan (Q4 2017) and Mark Dobson (Co-Founder of WSI)

The winners of the WSI’s Growth Star Awards for 2018 include:

  • Andrew Foye (South Africa)
  • Doug Fowler (USA)
  • Eric Cook (USA)
  • Gilles Dandel (France)
  • Ivan Travais (France)
  • Jukka Jumisko (USA)
  • Marco Marmo & Heitor Siviero (LATAM/Caribbean)
  • Neal Lappe (USA) 

In the picture from left to right: Valerie Brown-Dufour, Ivan Travais, Marco Marmo, Eric Cook, Neil Lappe, Jukka Jumisko, Gilles Dandel, Mark Dobson

It was a momentous occasion for WSI Digital Marketing Consultant from USA, Neal Lappe who took away multiple awards including the Nick Lattanzio Lifetime Achievement Award and a Top Consultant Award!

In the picture from left to right: Valerie Brown-Dufour, Neil Lappe (WSI Digital Marketing Consultant, USA/Canada – 2018) and Mark Dobson 

The winners of the WSI’s Top Consultant Award were:

  • Francois Muscat (South Africa)
  • Marco Marmo & Heitor Siviero (LATAM/Caribbean)
  • Neal Lappe (USA)

WSI also recognized its ReachLocal as its Top Performing Supplier and SharpSpring as the Top Rated Supplier.

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In the picture: Steve Dollar and Tehsin Daya from Reach Local, WSI's Top Performing Supplier Award Winner with Mark Dobson and Valerie Brown-Dufour

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In the picture: Trae Walker and Oscar Trujillo from SharpSpring, WSI's Top Rated Supplier Award Winner with Mark Dobson and Valerie Brown-Dufour

The WSI People’s Choice Awards are one of the most popular categories as winners are voted on by members of the WSI network members to recognize them for their excellence in providing digital marketing solutions to clients all around the world. This year’s top three winners were:

The WSI Gala Awards are organized by the company’s Home Office in Toronto, Canada and are presented at its largest training and networking event, the Global Convention. These awards have gained much popularity since its inception and are now one of the anticipated events in the network’s calendar. For more details on previous award winners and other events organized by WSI, please visit the “Media & Press” section in our website.

About WSI:

WSI is the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants with its head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Digital Marketing Consultants have helped over 100,000 businesses with their online marketing strategies. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing tactics, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing Plan tailored to their individual needs and help elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels.

In 2017, WSI received 7 Awards at the Annual WebAwards organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA), bringing their total WMA Award tally to 75. With the support and cooperation of its customers, Consultant network, employees, suppliers, and charitable organizations, WSI as a collective organization is dedicated to helping make child poverty history through its global outreach program

For more information about WSI, please visit our website at and check out the digital services we offer to our clients.

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