Toronto, Canada, June 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- WSI, the world's #1 Internet franchise, recently announced that it has appointed an Area Representative for Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska and Kansas, USA. Kevin Hanneman, a WSI franchise owner and Internet Marketing Consultant, was hand selected by WSI Corporate to become the company's newest Area Rep.
During the 4 years that he has been a WSI franchisee, Kevin has gained immense experience operating his own digital marketing consulting business. As the region's new Area Rep, Kevin will share his expertise with fellow franchisees (WSI Consultants) to help them further grow their business. Kevin's responsibilities as the local Area Rep involve coordinating regional information exchange sessions, executing regional business strategies and coaching and mentoring WSI Consultants in his region.
"The Area Rep model was designed to offer an additional support mechanism to both our franchisee network and our customers," says Ron McArthur, president of WSI. "We are delighted that Kevin will be operating as the local Area Rep. As a relatively new franchisee who has drastically grown his business over the past year, Kevin is a good fit for our Area Rep program. By acting as a mentor to new franchisees, our WSI Consultants will have easier access to leading edge tools and resources needed to offer advanced Internet marketing solutions to their customers."
"Conducting regular calls, workshops and webinars are some of the first items on my task list," says Kevin Hanneman, WSI Area Rep for Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska and Kansas, USA. "My primary goal is to enhance and develop the franchisee community in my area through ongoing collaboration and knowledge sharing. By providing local WSI Consultants with relevant and cutting edge skills and expertise, they will continue to stay at the forefront of the Internet marketing space. I am honored to have been selected to be part of the WSI Area Rep program; this is a great initiative launched by WSI Corporate."
Introduced in 2008, the Area Representative program is a model whereby selected franchisees are appointed by head office to represent their regions. It was established with a two-fold purpose: to help increase the profitability of local Internet franchisees and expand regional market penetration by introducing suitable applicants from the Area Rep's sphere of influence to the WSI franchise system.
Since launching this additional local support channel for its franchise network, WSI has seen a considerable growth in franchisees' profitability among regions with an Area Rep. In addition to this central USA region, WSI also has several Area Reps operating all over the world, including other US states, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, South Africa and various parts of the UK and Europe.
WSI is the world's leading Internet franchise offering digital marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world's largest Digital Marketing Consultants' network with its 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 2010, WSI was the proud recipient of 6 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). 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 www.makechildpovertyhistory.org.