Dale Carnegie Training Hires New Director of Internet Marketing

July 17, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Hauppauge, NY – Dale Carnegie Training (DCT) today announced the appointment of Quinnie Wong as Director of Internet Marketing. In this role, Ms. Wong will lead Dale Carnegie Training's foray into the emerging media markets.

Ms. Wong's many responsibilities include managing DCT's online marketing strategies and programs, while continuing to grow the brand and business. She also plans to extend their existing programs to deepen DCT's relationship with graduates, partners and prospective clients via emerging media and technologies. Additionally, Wong will provide online marketing training to local offices.

"I have great respect for Quinnie," says Piera Palazzolo, Senior Vice President of Marketing with Dale Carnegie Training. "Her experience and attitude are a welcome addition to our team and we know she will be an asset to Dale Carnegie Training's growth. Her skills will allow us to pursue initiatives that have been in the works for some time. We are thrilled to see these ideas come to fruition."

"I apply the principles from Dale Carnegie's legendary 'How To Win Friends and Influence People' at work - everyday," says Quinnie Wong. "Taking responsibility for my actions and having the courage to apologize have enabled me to build many important business relationships. Also, being genuinely interested in other people has helped me gain tremendous promotional insights into people's needs and develop truly effective marketing programs. I am proud to be in this position and will enthusiastically communicate these valuable principles to the public through Dale Carnegie Training's online marketing initiatives."

Wong has extensive international experience. She was Head of Marketing at Yahoo!'s Hong Kong office and led in a number of global and regional initiatives. Prior to Yahoo!, Wong was the Regional Marketing and Communications Manager for Shell Oil in Asia and she led cross-country teams to launch Shell's first differentiated fuel, V-Power. Additionally, as one of the seven members of Shell Oil's Global Promotion Council, she managed and developed global alliances with partners including Ferrari and Warner Bros. Most recently, as the Chief Marketing Officer for GráficaGroup Advertising in New Jersey, Wong played leadership roles in developing and driving the agency's online strategies for key accounts such as Century 21 Real Estate and Jackson Hewitt. Her extensive marketing background, experience, and accomplishments will enable Wong to provide value and impact for the franchisees with whom she works.

Wong has won songwriting contest awards and is a published songwriter. She is a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong, a board member for the Wellesley Alumni Association - North Jersey, and a volunteer with the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades in New York. She graduated with a B.A. in Language Studies from Wellesley College and speaks English, Chinese, Japanese and French.

About Dale Carnegie Training

Dale Carnegie partners with middle market and large corporations, as well as organizations, to produce measurable business results by improving the performance of employees with emphasis on leadership, sales, team member engagement, customer service, presentations, process improvement and other essential management skills. Recently identified by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 25 high-performing franchises, the Dale Carnegie Training programs are available in more than 25 languages throughout the entire United States and in more than 75 countries. Dale Carnegie includes as its clients 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. Approximately 7 million people have experienced Dale Carnegie Training.

Dale Carnegie's corporate specialists work with individuals, groups and organizations to design solutions that unleash your employees' potential, enabling your organization to reach the next level of performance. Dale Carnegie Training offers public courses, seminars and workshops, as well as in-house customized training, corporate assessments, online reinforcement and one-on-one coaching. For more information, please visit www.dalecarnegie.com.

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