SOURCE: Harte-Hanks, Inc.

Harte-Hanks, Inc.

July 17, 2012 16:35 ET

Harte-Hanks Announces Departure of Gary J. Skidmore

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) -  Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities, today announced that Gary Skidmore, Executive Vice President and President, Direct Marketing will be leaving the company July 31, 2012. Mr. Skidmore has been with Harte-Hanks since it purchased his company in 1994, and he has served as President, Direct Marketing, since 2007. 

Mr. Skidmore commented, "Harte-Hanks is an amazing company, where -- together with the business I founded -- I have spent more than half my life. Leaving will be very difficult. We have absolutely the best leadership and people in our industry, who deliver very innovative services and products to some of the leading companies in the world. I will greatly miss it all." Mr. Skidmore will use his 31 years of experience to pursue charitable endeavors and new business opportunities. 

Larry Franklin, Chairman and CEO of Harte-Hanks said, "Gary has served the company well during a period of rapid change in the direct marketing business and in our company. His eighteen years of service are greatly appreciated, and we wish him the very best in the future." Mr. Franklin will be assuming leadership of the direct marketing business.

About Harte-Hanks®:

Harte-Hanks® is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing helps its clients obtain insight about their customers through database and marketing analytics. Based on that insight Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing designs, implements and executes multichannel marketing programs on behalf of its clients using direct and digital communications. Harte-Hanks Shoppers is North America's largest owner, operator, and distributor of shopper products which bring buyers and sellers together at a local level through its proven multichannel offerings, including targeted print, digital advertising, and classifieds. Its print publications are zoned into more than 950 separate editions and reach 11.2 million addresses each week in California and Florida. Shoppers also provide advertisers with PowerSites™ to help small- and medium-size businesses establish a web presence and improve lead generation, PowerClick™ SEM services, and mobile distribution of their ads and coupons. For consumers,™ and™ offer local online and mobile classifieds for garage sales, pets, used and new cars, real estate, as well as thousands of coupons and business listings. Visit us at,, and