SOURCE: Harte-Hanks


January 20, 2010 11:22 ET

Harte-Hanks Hires Industry Veteran for Digital Marketing Practice

YARDLEY, PA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Harte-Hanks Inc.® (NYSE: HHS) welcomes Alan Thompson as vice president, Digital Marketing & Solutions. In this newly created position, Alan is charged with enhancing Harte-Hanks' digital marketing solution offerings, including the digital messaging platform Postfuture®.

Alan's 20 years of experience in product marketing and management, with an emphasis in digital marketing and online advertising, made him an ideal choice for this position. Before joining Harte-Hanks, Alan was the senior director of interactive marketing at The Allant Group where he was responsible for defining the vision and setting corporate strategy for the interactive and multichannel marketing solution product line. Prior to that, Alan was senior director-product management and marketing of CheetahMail, an Experian Company. He has also held product management positions at Yahoo, Inc. and AdForce, Inc.

Gary Skidmore, president, Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing, commented, "We have some of the best digital marketing experts in the industry on our team; however, we plan to continue to expand our team to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest caliber solutions while addressing the surge of digital marketing opportunities from our customers. Alan has the right combination of experience and expertise to provide leadership and direction for our digital messaging solutions as well as to help our customers leverage digital marketing initiatives to their fullest potential."

Jeannine Falcone, managing director of The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks, added, "Alan also has 7 years of experience engineering digital products. As a result, he has a very holistic knowledge-base of not only the business impact of digital marketing, but also the technical aspects. His appointment brings additional value and dimension to our team, and is one more example of the dedication Harte-Hanks has to our digital marketing practice."

Alan, along with the Postfuture team, will be on hand at this year's Email Evolution Conference hosted by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) February 1-3 in Miami Beach, Florida where Harte-Hanks Postfuture is exhibiting.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to meet with Alan or learn more about Postfuture and how it can help you reach your customers more efficiently, contact us at (800) 456-9748 or email

About Harte-Hanks

Harte-Hanks, Inc.® is a worldwide, direct and targeted marketing company that provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. Visit the Harte-Hanks Web site at or call (800) 456-9748.

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