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Duane began his direct marketing career as a producer for ITV Productions, Edmonton and later as a Creative Director for Labuick Media of Orchard Park, NY.  In 1989, Duane started Phoenix Productions in Toronto specializing in DRTV production for a variety of Fortune 1000 companies including Time Life, National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Sony Music and more. In 1992 he partnered with the Production Partners to create a new DRTV division. They went on to produce many award-winning infomercials and short form spots for Guthy-Renker, Interwood Marketing, Fitness Quest, Williams Worldwide, Quality Music, and more. Venturing out again in 1996, Duane teamed up with many top record companies producing a myriad of TV spots for Brittany Spears, Janet Jackson, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel and many more including the ERA award-winning Pure Moods album. He was also the first producer for the "Now That's What I Call Music" campaign for Universal Music and Kids Bop for Razor and Tie.  In 2010 he joined Kingstar Direct as their Director of Creative Services producing a string of hit infomercials and short form spots for Time Life Music, Tri-Star Products, Telebrands, Thane Direct, Studio Moderno, Industex, Spin Master, Sleep Country and Herbal Magic. In 2016 he worked with Lori Greiner to produce a short form spot for the Simply Fit Board, a bona fide hit, garnering over 160 million in sales. Currently, Duane is focusing on short- form spots and social media content for his clients. A recent Facebook campaign for Jerome Alexander Cosmetics has produced over 3 million dollars in sales for their Magic Minerals AirBrush Foundation product.

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