WSI Internet Franchise Announces Doug Schust as New President

Experienced WSI Franchisee Well-Positioned to Drive Product and Company Growth

Toronto, Canada, November 17, 2012 - ( - WSI, the world’s #1 leading franchise providing digital marketing solutions, recently announced a new leadership appointment designed to drive the company’s brand expansion initiatives around the world. Doug Schust, a former WSI Franchisee since 1995, has been named WSI’s new President charged with leading the Internet marketing company through its next phase of market expansion. In addition to this shift comes the promotion of Valerie Brown-Dufour to Executive VP of Global Operations.

“Both Valerie and I are tremendously excited about the opportunity and challenge of leading WSI into our next stage of development and look forward to commercializing a new generation of products, services and online solutions,” says Doug Schust. “My goal is to instill a strong sense of brand identity into our dynamic group of Internet Consultants. Moving forward, we will aim to foster a culture of a unified voice and vision within our global network and lead the market as a cohesive, international brand. Given the continually shifting nature of the Internet, it’s vital to stay ahead of the curve in terms of products and services, but I also want to focus on forging a consistent, franchise-wide identity.”

Schust joined WSI in 1995 as a franchisee, bringing more than 16 years experience in the Internet marketing industry. Throughout his tenure, he has become a driving force for the WSI brand and a leading authority within the network, serving as Chair of the company’s Marketing Committee and establishing the award winning Internet solutions and design firm, M3-Social Mindz.

In addition, Schust was also an active member of WSI’s Internet Consultant Advisory Council, and the company’s Area Representative Program, which is geared to the educational advancement of WSI franchisees across the globe.

“The market is overflowing with untapped potential,” Schust continues. “WSI truly stands on the cutting-edge of the digital marketing frontier and I’m excited to help advance our network into an extremely successful era.”

As Schust transitions to WSI’s active president, the day-to-day operations of M3-Social Mindz will be administered by his partners, Baltej Gill and wife Linda Dinelle.

About WSI – we simplify the Internet

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 2012, 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

For more information about WSI’s offerings and business opportunities, please visit our website at For digital marketing tips, strategies and ideas, visit our blog at: Please follow us online at:,,,


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