WSI Excellence Award Winner
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Peter V. DeCrescenzo
09.10.13 - 06.30 pm EST
WSI Client Mardi Gras Casino Wins 2013 Sherpie Award for Social Media Marketing
Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23rd 2013…Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida was awarded the 2013 Sherpie Award for the Best Use of Social Media for Public Relations. The Sherpie Awards are given each year to spotlight the very best in social media marketing in the casino industry. The award was presented at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) held September 23, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
"It's a testament to the social media savvy and hard work of our team and to having a great client who was willing to take some creative risks with us", said Internet Marketing Consultant Peter V. DeCrescenzo, who runs WSI Online Solutions the digital marketing agency of record for Mardi Gras.
After finishing runner up the last two years Mardi Gras won for it's use of social media in a public relations campaign to promote the Toys in the Sun Run charity motorcycle run. The Toys in the Sun Run is an annual motorcycle parade that attracts over 30,000 motorcyclists from across the U.S., whose proceeds benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation in Hollywood, Florida. WSI and Mardi Gras used a variety digital marketing tactics including web graphics, e-blasts and a dedicated web page. Their social media efforts for the event also created an impact through an interactive Facebook photo contest, SMS and check-in campaigns, blogs, frequent posts on Facebook, Twitter and a YouTube video. "The best part", said Peter DeCrescenzo, "is that we were able to promote the casino while helping to raise over $600,000 for the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation which is such a great cause."
WSI Online Solutions in Fort Lauderdale Wins Global Website Design Award
Toronto, Ontario, September 10th 2013…WSI Online Solutions won the People’s Choice Award at the Excellence & Innovation Global Convention held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto on August 24th. WSI Online Solutions walked away with the top Internet marketing and website design award at the convention for the third year in a row. The 2013 award was for their work with Little Java’s Family Fun Center in Weston, Florida (www.littlejavas.com). The Fort Lauderdale based agency won for their work with Mardi Gras Casino in 2011 and 2012.
“It’s a testament to the hard work and creativity of our team and also to having a great client who was willing to take some creative risks with us”, said WSI Internet Marketing Consultant Peter V. DeCrescenzo.
Peter V. DeCrescenzo Receives WSI Top Award for Marketing Excellence
- World's Largest Digital Marketing Franchise Honors Several Franchise Offices for Best-in-Class Marketing Solutions and Outstanding Achievement in 2011 -
Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2011… WSI, the world's leading franchise providing digital marketing solutions, recently recognized excellence within their franchise network in the dynamic field of digital tools, techniques and technologies. The company held its 6th Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony at its global Excellence and Innovation (E&I) Convention in Las Vegas in September. Nearly 400 WSI offices attended the awards ceremony as WSI announced the winners of their 2011 Excellence Awards.
Ron McArthur, president of WSI says, "The WSI Excellence Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the WSI system as well as excellence in the online solutions delivered by our Consultants to the business communities in their local markets. In 2011 we have had the privilege to award some superb websites and business excellence from the global WSI franchise network. This exceptional list of winners is a solid testament to WSI's industry leadership and continuous innovations in this exciting field. I would like to congratulate all the winners of WSI's Annual Excellence Awards for their outstanding achievement delivering results for our clients."
This year, the WSI Excellence Awards were divided into 4 categories: Marketing Awards, Community Impact Awards, Rising Stars Awards and Business Achievement Awards.
The Marketing Award winners for 2011 were:
- Peter DeCrescenzo, WSI Consultant based in USA, for a solution delivered to Mardi Gras Casino
- Juan José Fernández Muñúzuri, WSI Consultant based in Mexico, for a solution delivered to Alpura
- Scott Robbins, WSI Consultant based in USA, for a solution delivered to The Art of Vacationing
- Eric Cook, WSI Consultant based in USA, for a solution delivered to Bank of Lancaster
- Rob Thomas, WSI Consultant based in the UK, for a solution delivered to First Call Auto Rentals
Receiving the company's first ever People's Choice Award (as voted by the franchisee community) was Chuck Bankoff, WSI Consultant based in USA, for a solution delivered to Rogall Painting.
WSI introduced the WSI Excellence Awards in 2006 to showcase the very best within our network. All winners were announced at the company's global convention in Las Vegas, USA on September 19, 2011.
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About WSI Online Solutions
WSI Online Solutions is located in South Florida and is run by Peter V. DeCrescenzo. They are part of a network of over 1500 WSI online marketing consultants serving businesses in 87 countries worldwide. WSI is the #1 Internet Business Services Provider in the world. It’s their mission to enhance the profitability and growth of small and medium sized businesses and medical practices in Florida and throughout the country by providing integrated Online Marketing Solutions including Social Media, PPC, Mobile Marketing and SEO.
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We hate to brag (okay no we don't), but we've won a lot of awards. Since 2007, the WSI network is credited with winning 40 WMA WebAwards! What can we say? We take pride in our knowledge and expertise and love providing solutions that get great results for our clients. We also like winning. It's a nice bonus.
So what's a WMA WebAward? Every year, the Web Marketing Association's WebAwards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of web design and development. In 2013, we received four Outstanding Website awards as well as a Standard of Excellence recognition in the food industry. We think these awards represent our industry-leading digital marketing skills.
Check out the video below that showcases some of WSI's award winning work: