Our Story | The Personal Marketing Company - TPMCO

OUR STORY

IS ALL ABOUT

RELATIONSHIPS

Personal relationships have been the heart of our business from the start. Our goal is to go beyond generic, mass marketing materials and help you grow your business through authentic connections with your network. We provide a mix of personalized, engaging print and digital marketing tools so you current, past and future clients remember that you care.

WE’RE COMMITTED

TO INNOVATION

IN MARKETING

For more than four decades, we’ve helped
thousands of real estate professionals grow their businesses. As the housing market has fluctuated and new technology has become available, we’ve worked hard to keep our products relevant and innovative. We’re committed to continually researching current real estate trends and implementing new systems so that we can provide the highest quality in personalized marketing materials.

Study after study has shown that follow-up marketing is the anchor of all personal promotion, but real estate agents are some of the busiest people we know. That’s why we’re committed to using the very latest technology to empower agents to reach their clients consistently without spending precious time to get it done.

JOHN WENDORFF

Founder and CEO

PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE:

AN ENTREPRENEUR
AND AN EDITOR

1976


A NEWFOUND PASSION

After serving in the Air Force in California, John Wendorff returned home to Kansas City and sold cars part-time while studying to be an accountant. He soon discovered his passion was in sales and went to work for a business forms printer.

1978


TPMCO IS BORN

After developing a lucrative accounting system for ERA Real Estate, John embraced the challenge of becoming his own boss. Seeing an opportunity, he launched his own marketing company, with ERA as his very first client. After hiring an editor, a customer service rep and a part-time data entry clerk, John began publishing newsletters for real estate agents and started building a loyal customer base among other national franchises.

1980


A FAMILY BUSINESS

One of John’s first employees, an editor named Elizabeth, soon caught his eye. Employer and employee eventually became husband and wife, and the duo’s relationship has grown and flourished along with the company. While John has tackled the entrepreneurial growth of the business, Elizabeth’s passions lie behind the scenes – creating, designing and perfecting products.

TODAY


BUILDING THE FUTURE

Although ever-evolving technology has introduced many digital marketing options over the years, John and Elizabeth’s faith in direct mail products hasn’t wavered. As Elizabeth puts it, there’s just something special about receiving mail with your name on it.

It’s just so easy to hit the delete button as rapidly as possible when going through your email, but at least with a printed postcard or newsletter, you have to touch it. Even if it ends up in the trash, you’re going to skim the mailing because you want to see what it says and if it’s valuable. If it catches your eye, you might set it down and say, ‘I want to come back to this later.’ As long as people still enjoy getting a greeting card or a letter in their mailbox, print marketing will continue to be successful.

ELIZABETH WENDORFF

Senior Editor

EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITY

We believe in giving back to our local Kansas City community. The organizations we choose to support offer individuals a “hand up” rather than a handout. Check out the great work these nonprofits are doing!
HappyBottoms supplies low-income families with the diapers and wipes they need to keep their babies and toddlers clean, dry and healthy.
The Single MOM KC provides hope, community and mentoring for women who are carrying the overwhelming responsibility of parenting alone.
Welcome House is a residential sober-living program that helps men recover from addiction and empowers them to live meaningful, productive lives.

WELCOME
TO OUR
NEW HOME!

We’re so happy you’re here, but a few things are still under construction (sorry for the dust!). If you’re placing a Client Follow-Up order, you’ll be redirected to our old site temporarily. All other orders can be placed here. Thanks for your patience as we put on the finishing touches!