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Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing

July 12, 2010 15:55 ET

Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing Selects Charlie Simmons as Enterprise Sales Leader

Strong Track Record and Deep Sales Experience to Help Sales Teams Solve Clients' Most Critical Digital and Multichannel Direct Marketing Challenges

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announced it has selected Charlie Simmons as executive vice president of sales, Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing. Simmons will be responsible for leading all enterprise sales teams and providing guidance and support to the company's business growth efforts across the Direct Marketing division. In this role, Simmons will leverage his expertise in multichannel marketing services, information management, consulting, and print and fulfillment services to help find solutions to clients' digital and multichannel direct marketing challenges.

"We are so excited to have Charlie Simmons join Harte-Hanks because he brings a wealth of executive sales leadership experience, marketing insight and client management skills to the table," said Gary Skidmore, president of Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing. "He is an exceptional leader, seller and marketer. We expect he will have an immediate impact on Harte-Hanks by helping us address our clients' multichannel direct marketing needs and ensuring our staff delivers the highest value in all of our marketing services."

"In this age of social media and digital marketing, companies look to Harte-Hanks more than ever to better understand how the integration of marketing services and new digital tools can generate better insights, deeper value and greater brand awareness in their markets for their customers," said Simmons. "Our clients challenge us to find the right marketing approach, campaigns and tools to cut through the noise, and I look forward to helping our sales teams offer the right mix of services for our clients to achieve all their marketing and business goals."

Prior to joining Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing, Simmons was senior vice president of sales at Experian Marketing Services with responsibility for global sales and channel partners. Previously, he held senior executive management positions at Standard Register Corporation, Divine, Inc, and Dun and Bradstreet. His nearly thirty years of experience span a number of industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, fulfillment, print, document management, and risk management.

Simmons, who lives in the Greater Chicago area, holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and is an avid sports fan, youth sports coach and mentor. 

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 Website at or call (800) 456-9748.

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