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Slow and Steady Works Again

Slow and steady. It is the way we like to do things at TempPro and it also applies to my two main interests outside of business which are Toronto sports and Investing.  While we may or not be with you for the long term, we want our impact to last. As for our Toronto hockey […]

Highlights from the Chicago Housewares Show

  Last week I spent two days at the Housewares Show after a more or less 4-year hiatus. While not the conclusive guide to the show, let me share my observations as one who has exhibited and attended since 1983. I concentrate mainly on the electrics side, but the overall trends apply to the…

Challenging Times for Importers

It is show season which usually means Product Marketers are putting the final touches on their programs for Fall 2016. From my sphere, the Consumer Electronics Show, International Builders Show and Air Heat Refrigeration Expo are behind us and we still have the International Housewares Show,…

The Incredible Vitamix Story and the Barbell Marketplace

After visiting the liquidation segment of the market last time, for the final blog of the year, I will return to our true mission at TempPro Marketing Solutions Inc. which is creating mid-high to high end profitable businesses. A constant theme at companies through my career has been the…

Marketing Lessons from The Liquidator

Last week I had the opportunity to meet “The Liquidator”, Jeff Schwarz. As a career Marketer of new products, my world has always been about innovation and the eternal search for the next hit product or big idea. Based on the experience of working on products that have been sold in national…

The Benefits of Adding Experience to Your Team

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a mostly futile history since last winning the Stanley Cup, only reaching the final four three times in 49 years. Devoted fans have suffered the ignominy of witnessing such hockey hotbeds as Anaheim, Raleigh, Newark and Tampa hold championship parades while we…

The Age of Personal Branding

We are in an exciting era of Marketing and more specifically the age of the personal brand. From the Summer of Trump to the millions spent to disparage the Justin brand to Kanye musing about taking his brand into the political arena, election periods magnify this trend. And hey Maple Leaf land, are…

Introducing TempPro Marketing

David Lackey, Founding Partner I am pleased to introduce a new consulting and interim staffing firm, based in Southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto area, called TempPro Marketing Solutions Inc. (www.temppromarketing.com) Together, with my co-founding partner and recent colleague, Jane Laurie,…

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