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Richard W. Tinberg

Chief Executive Officer

HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER & COMPANY INC

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HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER & COMPANY INC

9307 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Niles, Illinois, 60714

United States

Company Description

Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and backs its products by a rather famous Lif...more

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6 retailers that are forgotten - but not gone | Retail Dive

Hammacher CEO Richard Tinberg told Fortune previously that the company "check[s] the facts."
"If a company makes a claim about a benefit their product provides, we ask for the scientific studies that back it up," he said.


Investor Relations

Richard W. Tinberg
Richard W. Tinberg has served as a director of our company since its inception in 1997. He has served as Chairman of our Audit and Examining Committee (including the prior joint committee for our company and the Bank) since 1997, and also served as a member of the Compensation Committee from 1997 until he resigned from such position in March 2009. Mr. Tinberg was formerly a director of CTFG from 1995 until February 1997. From 1985 until January 2008, Mr. Tinberg was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradford Group, a group of organizations engaged in the development and marketing of collectibles, gifts, jewelry, direct to consumer checks, and home decor items. In 2008, Mr. Tinberg assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bradford Group. Mr. Tinberg has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hammacher Schlemmer & Company, which specializes in the marketing of innovative products and gifts, since 1985.


Hammacher Schlemmer has a Secret - Verit Advisors

The copy is important, it is "vital to our tone," says Richard Tinberg, Hammacher's CEO.
"We avoid superlatives, we check the facts. If a company makes a claim about a benefit their product provides, we ask for the scientific studies that back it up. We are sitting beside a burbling brook, Tinberg and I, inside Hammacher's headquarters in Niles, a Chicago suburb 20 minutes northeast of O'Hare by car. Hammacher's longtime chairman, Dominic Tampone, had a saying, "an axiom, a tenet," Tinberg tells me: "If it's not electric, make it electric. Maybe we didn't have the unexpected yet," Tinberg says, referencing the company's tagline - Offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected - "but that came to be over time." Toward the end of 1982 Tinberg became president. "It was a monumental task," he says. Sharper's founder, Richard Thalheimer, "his strategy was to be able to change his strategy," Tinberg says. Tinberg pauses and squints out into some vague distance beyond his wireframe glasses. He's wearing a pinstripe suit, tall and elegant with a face defined by its brow, long and broad. A Hammacher man. We listen to the stream for a spell. I ask what companies he looks upon as kindred spirits. "Banana Republic, in the early days. But mostly the cover items need to surprise, delight, and intrigue, Tinberg says. The need to surprise transcends sales, even; there are cover items that do not sell at all. Sometimes, however, a cover item sells far better than planned. The hovercraft is one example. The first time the company put one on the cover was in the 1980s, and it ended up a blockbuster - several dozen sold. "People were just sending us $6,000 checks in the mail," Tinberg says, sounding as surprised and delighted today as he surely was when the checks came in.


PR-Augmented Reality Catalog - Hammacher Schlemmer

"It's the next best thing to visiting our landmark Manhattan store in person," explained Rich Tinberg, Hammacher Schlemmer's CEO.
After downloading the free Hammacher Schlemmer app for iPad, users simply scan specially marked catalog pages to overlay a three-dimensional image of a product that literally jumps off the page. Users can zoom in and out, spin the item 360º, play videos, and easily access helpful information such as user manuals and customer reviews with just a touch. Items can even be purchased directly from the app. "Our new Augmented Reality Catalog fits right in with our rich tradition of innovation," said Mr. Tinberg. "We are very pleased to offer our customers this new technology that blends the familiarity of our catalog with the multimedia capabilities of the iPad", said Mr. Tinberg.


Hammacher Schlemmer has a secret

The copy is important, it is "vital to our tone," says Richard Tinberg, Hammacher's CEO.
"We avoid superlatives, we check the facts. If a company makes a claim about a benefit their product provides, we ask for the scientific studies that back it up. We are sitting beside a burbling brook, Tinberg and I, inside Hammacher's headquarters in Niles, a Chicago suburb 20 minutes northeast of O'Hare by car. Hammacher's longtime chairman, Dominic Tampone, had a saying, "an axiom, a tenet," Tinberg tells me: "If it's not electric, make it electric. Maybe we didn't have the unexpected yet," Tinberg says, referencing the company's tagline -- Offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected -- "but that came to be over time." Toward the end of 1982 Tinberg became president. "It was a monumental task," he says. Sharper's founder, Richard Thalheimer, "his strategy was to be able to change his strategy," Tinberg says. Tinberg pauses and squints out into some vague distance beyond his wireframe glasses. He's wearing a pinstripe suit, tall and elegant with a face defined by its brow, long and broad. A Hammacher man. We listen to the stream for a spell. I ask what companies he looks upon as kindred spirits. "Banana Republic, in the early days. But mostly the cover items need to surprise, delight, and intrigue, Tinberg says. The need to surprise transcends sales, even; there are cover items that do not sell at all. Sometimes, however, a cover item sells far better than planned. The hovercraft is one example. The first time the company put one on the cover was in the 1980s, and it ended up a blockbuster -- several dozen sold. "People were just sending us $6,000 checks in the mail," Tinberg says, sounding as surprised and delighted today as he surely was when the checks came in.


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