SharpSpring Partners with WSI as Marketing Automation Supplier for Global Network of Digital Marketing Consultants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. September 29, 2016 – SharpSpring, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHSP), a global provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions, announced it has entered into a supplier partnership with WSI, the world’s largest network of digital marketing consultants.

WSI helps thousands of businesses around the globe realize their online marketing potential by providing advanced digital marketing strategies. SharpSpring has joined the WSI eMarketplace to make its marketing automation platform available to thousands of WSI consultants and their clients.

Valerie Brown-Dufour, COO of WSI, said, “We are very excited about this new partnership with SharpSpring. Apart from having exceptional training and support for our consultants, we believe that the price/value equation will enable us to provide tangible results for our clients.”

“SharpSpring’s agency focus makes us an ideal fit for WSI consultants. Our platform allows them to create higher-value relationships with clients, grow monthly recurring revenue, and prove value with comprehensive lead-to-revenue reporting,” SharpSpring CEO Rick Carlson said. “As digital agencies adjust their business models and expand their offerings to provide even greater value to their clients, we are confident many WSI members will consider adding SharpSpring to their service offerings in the coming months.”

Many of WSI’s consultants are already among the more than 1,000 agencies that have selected SharpSpring. Rob Thomas, CEO of UK-based WSI-eMarketing, became a SharpSpring partner in late 2015.

“Since we started offering SharpSpring marketing automation as a service, we have experienced a significant uptick in client engagement, predictable revenue flows, and client satisfaction,” Thomas said. “SharpSpring’s platform and service has been developed with the needs of my business and my clients in mind, and we appreciate their approach to treating agencies like partners, not resellers.”

Over the past year, Thomas has spoken at many events about the benefits of SharpSpring and authored a blog post titled “Why We Champion SharpSpring.”

About SharpSpring

SharpSpring, Inc. (SHSP) is a rapidly growing, global provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions that enable businesses to improve lead generation and engagement to drive more sales. The company’s product lines, which include SharpSpring and SharpSpring Mail+, are known for their innovation, flexible architecture, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness — all backed by high-quality, multilingual customer support. Learn more at www.sharpspring.com and www.sharpspringmail.com.

About WSI

WSI is the world’s largest network of digital marketing consultants, with its head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Consultants have helped thousands of businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing strategies, WSI provides businesses with digital marketing strategies that are tailored to their individual needs and designed to elevate their online presence and profitability. In 2015, WSI received seven Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). With the support and cooperation of its customers, Consultant network, employees, suppliers, and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program www.makechildpovertyhistory.org.

SharpSpring Contact:

Edward Lawton

Chief Financial Officer

617-500-0122

ir@sharpspring.com

WSI Contact:

Michael Petlyar

Partner Manager

905-364-1382

mike@wsiworld.com