In a distinguished career of well over three decades, he has consistently combined entrepreneurial spirit with street-smart marketing while working with major international brands such as Canon, Air Canada Vacations, Arthur Andersen Co., Pioneer Electronics, AGFA Film, American Express Merchandise Services, and many others.

Derek is Managing Director of Newport Thomson, a dat & privacy compliance consulting firm based in Toronto. Offering CASL, PIPEDA, GDPR, ePrivacy CAN-SPAM full compliance services or review programs, Derek and his team can bring a client into compliance quickly and with the least amount of change to their systems. Derek is also the Publisher of Blazon.Online a curated portal featuring great content for marketers.

Educated in Marketing at University of Toronto, Derek applies creativity to his business strategy while placing a strong emphasis on results. At one point in time, seven of the nine brands handled by his ad agency were #1 in their categories in Canada.


eMarketing Management, CASL, Direct Marketing, Social Media Sharing, Web Development – Content Management Systems, eLead Generation, Strategic Planning,


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