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Harris Marketing Group Creates AET Member Marketing Program

Harris Marketing worked with our client, Association of Educational Therapists (AET), to develop a new Member Marketing Program to assist Educational Therapists in marketing their practices. There are many great benefits offered at a discounted rate to all of the members under AET.

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Association Executives Group Creates AET Member Marketing Program

The Member Marketing Program helps members of AET fulfill their marketing goals with professional, cost-effective brochures, websites, and direct marketing materials. The materials come loaded with targeted content that has been approved AET which establishes members’ professional reputation within the field of educational therapy.
For more information and to view examples, view our AET Member Marketing Program brochure.

Want to develop a marketing program for your business or organization? Contact Harris Marketing Group today at 414-908-4956 or info@harrismg.com.

Harris Marketing Group Receives Excellence Award at BMA Milwaukee’s 2013 Bell Awards

WALES, Wis. , October 2013 – Harris Marketing Group, a full-service, multi-disciplinary marketing and communications agency located in Wales, Wis., recently won an Excellence award at this year’s BMA Milwaukee Bell Awards Show on April 25, 2013. HMG won the award in the Branding or Rebranding category for the work that they did for Novation Industries, previously WM Plastics, last year.

Serving as southeastern Wisconsin’s premier annual marketing awards show, The 2013 Bell Awards Show celebrated the work produced in 2012 by some of the area’s top agencies, marketers and vender partners with winners in 22 categories. Put on by BMA Milwaukee, 26 agencies were honored at the show, receiving Bell or Excellence awards to commemorate their hard work.

Harris Marketing Group took home the Excellence award for their unique rebranding approach in their work with Novation Industries. HMG worked with WM Plastics (original client name) to reengineer their market positioning from a plastic injection molding company to a fully integrated product development company, renaming them Novation Industries. As part of this project, Harris Marketing Group incorporated a new logo, messaging, company website, corporate identity, and new collateral.

While shifting their overall image, HMG was able to expand Novation Industries’ target audience from purchasing managers to “C-Level” managers, product developers and marketing executives of consumer, industrial and medical product companies. Coupled with a strategic branding and marketing plan, Novation is quickly becoming a broadly recognized and nationally known company, competing with world-renowned product design firms such as Apple’s IDEO.

This distinctive and innovate work allowed Harris Marketing Group to not only compete for, but to win the prestigious Excellence award. The project was headed by HMG owner and creative director, Denise Harris, with the help of her art director Mary, and graphic designer Cheryl. Harris has more than 25 years of experience working in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing settings in addition to extensive experience working in commercial furnishings and institutional product marketing.

For more than 90 years, the Business Marketing Association (BMA) has been the nation’s leading professional resource for business-to-business marketers and communicators. The organization offers services, information, skill enhancement and networking opportunities that help its members grow, develop and succeed throughout their marketing careers.  For more information on BMA Milwaukee, visit www.bma-milwaukee.org.

Located in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up.  The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels, as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing.  With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, business planning and design, Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource.  For more information on Harris Marketing Group, visit www.harrismg.com.

Harris Marketing Group Selected as Agency of Record For Optima Sports, LLC

Marketing Partner Selected for Launch of CamberTire

WALES, WI July 12, 2010 – Harris Marketing Group (HMG), has been named agency of record for Optima Sports, LLC, a local automotive and sports technology company, to bring to market its recently announced newly patented CamberTire invention. The company will provide PR, consultation and other marketing communications support programs to help launch the new tire line.

The CamberTire promises to revolutionize the tire industry, affecting nearly every tire category, by bringing extensive benefits including improved handling/braking performance, safety and fuel efficiency.

HMG launched a public relations campaign for the CamberTire announcement and has since received coverage by both local and national media including segments on the local Fox 6 News and Jay Leno’s Garage, an online show.   The invention was featured in the June issue of Automobile Magazine where was it was named “one of the ten most significant emerging technologies.”  HMG has continued to work with industry publications and news outlets to ensure future coverage including the New York Times recent article and upcoming Car and Driver testing and analysis.

Optima Sports chose HMG as its marketing partner to develop a strategic and fully integrated approach to bringing the CamberTire to the market. HMG is providing Optima Sports with comprehensive marketing services including public relations, marketing collateral production and overall branding while acting as a consultant in corporate business planning and development.

HMG and Optima Sports will continue working together to further develop the CamberTire brand and market positioning.  Optima Sports will initially go to market with several sizes targeting the high performance market, near term plans are also in place to expand the product line to include molds with more conventional applications. The product will be brought to market using a dual channel strategy of licensing agreements with tire manufacturers and exclusive OEM contracts as well as placement in multiple product categories under the CamberTire brand.

HMG owner Denise Harris has worked with several start-up entities to take them to market as well as developed branding and product brand strategies.

Located in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group (HMG) is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman owned marketing and communications company, providing local and national clients with project planning, execution and follow-up.  With more than 30 years of experience in marketing, business planning and design, we offer clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing  and communications resource.

Harris Marketing Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

WALES, WIS., JANUARY 26, 2009 – Denise Harris, President of Harris Marketing Group in Wales, is pleased to announce that Harris Marketing Group, a business specializing in marketing and public relations, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center-Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“We are excited to have achieved certification by this widely recognized and respected organization, and we look forward to expanding our firm’s visibility among corporate supply chain diversity and procurement decision makers,” notes Harris.

WBENC is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.  WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

Achieving WBENC certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection.  The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman, and to ensure that the business formation/principal place of business is in the US or its territories.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

WBENC is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and is comprised of 14 regional partner organizations.  It is the nation’s leading third-party certifier of women’s business enterprises (WBE’s) for the private sector.  In partnership with women’s business organizations throughout the United States, WBENC provides access to a national standard of certification and provides information on certified women’s businesses to purchasing managers through its Internet database, WBENCLink.  WBENC certification is recognized and accepted by the majority of major corporations across the  United States.

Harris Marketing Group, located in Wales, Wisconsin, is a multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency in business in the local area for more than 11 years. The company’s integrated approach provides local and national clients with cost-effective award-winning work including brand development, advertising, public relations, graphic design and complete Web development services. The agency has serviced clients in a wide range of industries including high-tech, hospitality, banking, retail, and many business-to-business industries.  To learn more about Harris Marketing Group, please visit www.harrismg.com.

Denise Harris, President of Harris Marketing Group, Named Director

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition Board

WALES, WIS., DECEMBER 21, 2008 – Harris Marketing Group (HMG) and the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition (WBCC) are pleased to announce that Denise Harris, President of HMG and a long-time resident of Mukwonago, has been elected as a new Director to the Board of the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition.

“Breast cancer has deeply affected me and many loved ones, and because of that, I have a personal and professional commitment to supporting local efforts that are working to find a cure,” notes Harris.  “Over the past several years, HMG has donated hundreds of hours to the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition and to the Rock River HOG Chapter ‘Ridin’ to a Cure’ event, since these groups raise funds explicitly for breast cancer research and education in Wisconsin.  This is our corporate charity of choice.”

As a Director, Harris will represent WBCC around the state at healthcare conferences, support group and cancer survivor events, and fundraisers as well as act as an advisor to Wisconsin policymakers and as a lobbyist/witness for the State Legislature for items supported by WBCC.  She will also guide both internal and external marketing and communication efforts, and participate in general fundraising and other volunteer efforts for local events.

“WBCC has a ‘working board’ meaning that all directors assist in the development and implementation of strategic plans for WBCC, lead committees and actively promote the mission/vision and core values of the organization,” explains WBCC President, Ellen Vander Heyden.

The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition brings Wisconsin voices together to stand up and speak out about breast cancer with education spotlighting critical breast cancer issues; collaboration through strategic alliances; and legislation to influence policymaking as well as fundraising and development.

The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition is a statewide organization that is recognized as the premier resource on breast cancer policy issues. Since it was founded in 1994, the WBCC has initiated programs that directly reach people in Wisconsin, partnered with other organizations to affect changes in policy that have significantly increased funding for research on both the state and national level, and worked to improve access to quality care and treatment for all people.

Harris Marketing Group, located in Wales, Wisconsin, is a multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency in business in the local area for more than 11 years. The company’s integrated approach provides local and national clients with cost-effective, award-winning work including brand development, advertising, public relations, graphic design and complete Web development services. The agency has serviced clients in a wide range of industries including high-tech, hospitality, banking, retail, and many business-to-business industries.

Harris Marketing Group Adds Two New Staff

WALES, WIS., NOVEMBER 13, 2008 – Denise Harris, President of Harris Marketing Group in Wales, is pleased to announce the addition of two seasoned professionals to its staff:  Suzy Pitzo, new business development account executive and Susan Achtenhagen, writer/communications/public relations.

With a background in sales at AT&T and NCR as well as customer service experience with Strong Funds and Metavante, Suzy will oversee new business acquisition and customer service.  Pitzo has a BS in Systems Analysis from Miami University of Ohio and resides in Pewaukee.

Achtenhagen has over 25 years of consumer research and strategic marketing experience in the financial/insurance/professional engineering markets.  She has multiple degrees in communications as well as an MBA in Marketing and resides in Oconomowoc.

Since summer of 2005, Harris Marketing has seen significant growth in its client base requiring agency owner, Denise Harris, to nearly triple her staff.

“By bringing seasoned professionals on board, I feel we can further enhance our service offering by providing current and potential clients with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary portfolio of experience,” explains Harris.  “Our staff experience includes business-to-business and consumer marketing in industries ranging from industrial to hospitality.”

Harris has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience including over a decade of corporate marketing management experience.  She has worked in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels and has extensive experience working in the area of commercial furnishings and institutional product marketing.  Her writing has been published both nationally and internationally.  A graduate of Boston College, she is formally educated in both design and marketing.

Harris Marketing provides product and company positioning, logo design, tagline development, corporate identity material development and other brand building and re-imaging services.  In addition, this award-winning company has extensive experience in corporate publication development and provides clients with full-service development including content planning, research, writing, design, production and distribution of both print and electronic formats.

With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, strategic business planning and design, the Harris Marketing Group offers clients a full-service approach to marketing and provides cost-effective, professional work and marketing services, including brand planning and design, newsletter and collateral development, graphic design, Web development, interactive services, advertising, public relations and direct marketing services.

Located in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up.  The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels, as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing. Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource.

We Need Your Support: Shock Campaign for “Ridin’ to a Cure”

Rock River HOG Adopts New PR to Benefit Breast Cancer Research in Wisconsin

WALES, WIS., SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 – Harris Marketing Group (HMG) is pleased to announce that it was selected by the Rock River Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) to develop a public relations campaign to promote their 2008 “Ridin’ to a Cure” fund raising event that annually benefits breast cancer research in Wisconsin.

Designed to be both contemporary and “edgy”—to attract the attention of bikers during the 105th Harley-Davidson anniversary celebration and to encourage participation in “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Saturday, September 27—billboard advertisements, posters for local venues and a unique “grass roots” business card promotion were developed by HMG.

“Our creative team designed a one-of-a kind, edgy campaign that appeals to the Harley enthusiast, expressing the need for ’support’ from men and all riders,” commented Denise Harris, President of Harris Marketing Group.  Harris further explained, “Our agency has selected breast cancer to be our charity of choice; we are donating our services to ‘Ridin’ to a Cure’ and to the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition.”

The “Ridin’ to a Cure” advertising uses a faceless woman – representing the fact that breast cancer can affect women of all ages and races – who is being embraced by a supporting male figure. The image is intended to depict support in a non-sexual, strong, protective manner.  The “We Need Your Support” headline addresses the literal visual support that is being given to the woman’s breast in the image.  However, the overall message of the campaign is to remind all viewers that women can not fight breast cancer alone without the support of family and friends—and that women need support emotionally, financially and physically.

Ken Matthews, chairman of the 2008 “Ridin’ to a Cure” event states, “This is a direct and candid approach so that people are aware of the fact that breast cancer affects both women and men.  We need to get the message out that this is a very nasty disease and we truly need your support to find a cure.  The campaign addresses this head on in a manner that is tasteful yet memorable.”

The male figure is portrayed with typical biker black leathers, medals, and tattoos representing sponsorship by Rock River HOG and Wisconsin Harley-Davidson.  The use of orange and black coloration is another nod to Wisconsin Harley-Davidson sponsorship.  In comparison, the women in the campaign are softer and more vulnerable; they are wearing a necklace with the ribbon symbol of breast cancer and, in some shots, a pink breast cancer arm band.  The hot pink coloration and the logo’s integration of the motorcycle wheel with the pink breast cancer ribbon illustrate the marriage of these two elements in the campaign for “Ridin’ to a Cure.”

Shots were carefully posed with subtle lighting to project the message that women are not alone in facing this disease and that they can lean on family and friends for support during the difficult times of diagnosis and treatment .

The mission of this annual event is to raise money and educate the community on the truths and myths of breast cancer, and to inform the public on preventative care and ways to support breast cancer patients and survivors.   From its inception in 1994, when $55,000 was collected, to last year’s ride that raised over $310,000, the Rock River HOG Chapter continues to grow this event each year.  Run exclusively by volunteers, there are no administrative costs. Over the past thirteen years, the Rock River HOG Chapter has donated in total nearly $2.5 million toward breast cancer research in Wisconsin.

A Salute to Survivors Parade will travel through Oconomowoc on Friday, September 26 at 6:00 PM (staging at 5:00 PM at the mini-mall by Schwefel’s Restaurant located on Hwy 16 in Oconomowoc), followed by a pre-registration party (6:00 – 10:00 PM) at Olympia Resort and Conference Center.

The 2008 “Riding’ to a Cure” fund raiser departs from Wisconsin Harley-Davidson in Oconomowoc at 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 27 and will offer a day of scenic riding in the Kettle Moraine area with a delicious lunch and thirst quenching beverages, live band entertainment and a chance to win spectacular door prizes and auction items including a drawing for a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  Registration is 8:30 – 11:00 AM; a donation of $40 is requested.

Located in Wales, Wisconsin, Harris Marketing Group is a full-service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing and communications agency, providing local and national clients with strategic planning, tactical execution and meticulous follow-up.  The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing.

Harris Marketing Group Agency of Record For First Federal Bank and ARC Pacific

Wales, Wisconsin, May 1, 2008 – Harris Marketing Group is pleased to announce that it has been retained by ARC Pacific and First Federal Bank of Wisconsin as their agency of record to partner with them to provide all of their marketing and communication needs.

“We are excited to be working with Wisconsin businesses in the industrial manufacturing and financial sectors,” said Denise Harris, owner of the Harris Marketing Group.  “Our goal for all clients who select Harris Marketing Group as their agency is to provide creative and personalized service, and professional quality work that delivers results.”

With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, strategic business planning and design, the Harris marketing group offers clients a full-service approach to marketing and provides cost-effective, professional work and marketing services, including brand planning and design, newsletter and collateral development, graphic design, Web development, interactive services, advertising, public relations and direct marketing services.  In addition, this award-winning company has extensive experience with corporate publication development and provides clients with content planning, research, writing, design, production and distribution of both print and electronic formats.

“New clients offer an exciting opportunity to apply our expert marketing skills to products and services so that they are presented in a fresh new way that will be appealing to existing clients as well as helpful in attracting new customers,” says Harris.

ARC Pacific Ltd. is an industrial outsourcing service that secures high quality material supplies at a competitive price, manufactures and assembles products built-to-print based on North American/European quality control standards and serves as a manufacturer’s representative for key clients.  Headquartered in Hartland, Wisconsin with a European sales office in Germany and manufacturing/strategic sourcing facilities in China, ARC Pacific has produced various types of industrial ovens, storage and packaging elements as well as industrial washers and material handling components.

“With a contemporary new web site and fresh, creative print materials developed by the Harris Marketing Group team, we are ready and well-positioned to better market our company—in the United States, Europe and China.  Harris Marketing Group was pro-active in their approach…we really enjoyed working with a company where the ownership takes a personal interest and provides hands-on guidance for all aspects of a project,” Andy Pott, Vice-President Marketing and Sales.

First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is a community bank with three branches located in Waukesha.  With over $93 million in assets and serving over 3,000 households, First Federal Bank offers customers aggressive interest rates, minimal fees and exceptional customer service from professional employees.  The bank concentrates on providing deposit and lending services to individuals and businesses.  First Federal also offers investment services through an alliance agreement with an investment service firm.

“At First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, we focus on personal service to provide a better banking experience.  Harris Marketing Group has helped us to creatively re-vamp our image and materials with a new logo and branding strategy, and updated literature and signage, to better reflect our commitment to progressive products and superior service,”  Krystal Finkbeiner, Director, Retail Sales.

Located in Wales, Wisconsin, Harris Marketing Group is a full-service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing and communications agency, providing local and national clients with strategic planning, tactical execution and meticulous follow-up.  The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing.

Owner of Harris Marketing spearheads building restoration

Wales, Wis., — July 2007:  In this age of widespread residential and commercial development, an old building may not have a chance to survive unless you find someone who believes in a renaissance.

Denise Harris saw enough potential in a building on the northeast corner of Highway 83 and Main Street in Wales that she purchased it and returned it to its former glory through a significant restoration and expansion process.  Today, the 5,000-square foot facility is the home of Harris Marketing Group, a full service marketing agency.

“I had driven by the building for years and always had interest in the building, and always thought it was a unique architectural space,” said Harris.  “When I examined the place, I knew it was perfect.”

Harris, an interior design enthusiast, went to work on transforming the two-story, 60-plus year old structure into something that would fit her taste while maintaining a piece of its history.  The interior includes a combination of wood floors and carpeting, earth-tone walls, a warm, comfortable reception area, a state-of-the-art conference room and ample office space for growth.  The rooms are complemented with many furnishings and art-deco pieces she purchased during the restoration process.

Harris felt it was a good idea to parlay the restoration of the existing building with an expansion to more than double the size of the original structure.  The newest space was created on the east side of the building now houses three individual offices and a library on the main floor.

An upper floor includes two individual offices, a kitchen and plenty of additional space to accommodate the agency’s future growth.  A basement includes enough space to store a variety of marketing materials.

“We wanted to make a unique, comfortable environment for our clients,” said Harris.     “I am sort of an architectural buff and I wanted to maintain the integrity of the time this building was built in the ‘40s, and decorate it as an art-deco style with a lot of hand-made, frosted glass.”

A unique conversation piece which has stood the test of time is a thick chunk of drywall from the original creation of the structure’s bathroom.  Subscribed on it were a few inscriptions from throughout the years, including one from 1946 that said, “I love you; Built the house.”

Harris was so moved with finding this historic piece that she encased it and hung it on the wall which divides the original structure and the expanded office space.

The building was built in 1946 by Merl Vollmer and David Edwards, and originally used as a residence until it was sold in 1975 to a realty company, which rented out the house to couples as a temporary place to live while their own homes were in the process of being constructed.

In the late ‘80s, Linda Beckman and a business partner bought the home with the ideas of renovating it and opening up a hair salon.  Xanadu, Too! Covered the main floor, with the rest of the building used as rental space.  The business was in its 18th year when Harris inquired about leasing some space on the lower level.  She admired the place so much and saw enough potential to make a purchasing offer.

“It turned out to be a good thing for both of us,” said Beckman, who relocated her salon business across the street from Harris Marketing Group in a strip mall along Highway 83.

Located at 262 W. Main Street, Harris Marketing Group now occupies the first building on the left as travelers make their way into the heart of Wales.  The location can also be seen on Highway 83, and provides the opportunity for the business to be a part of a very quaint area and the close-knit Town of Wales community, as well.

“The restoration and addition to the building was tastefully done and added a measure of sophistication to Main Street, which is the gateway to the downtown,” said Wanda Gosa, a trustee on the board for the Village of Wales.

“I love the fact that is backs up a nature preserve,” added Harris. “It brings the exposure and the convenience but also beauty and the quiet, too.  It brings those two things together with the unique, architectural environment for both our employees, who are a creative staff.  We are a creative company and I wanted a creative environment for our employees and for our clients.”

Harris Marketing Group launched in 1997 while Harris worked as a consultant for several nationally-known corporations.  Unforeseen growth through client referrals and continual growth of business with existing clients propelled Harris Marketing to the status of a full-time agency.

Today, Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up.  With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, business planning and design, Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource.

The Group’s host of services includes product and company positioning, logo design, tagline development, corporate identity material development and other brand building and re-imaging services.  Additionally, the award-winning, female-owned company has extensive experience in corporate publication development and provides clients with full-service development, including content planning, research, writing, design, and production and distribution of both print and electronic formats.

Harris Marketing Group Grand Opening draws a crowd

Wales, Wis., September 2007– Harris Marketing Group, a multi-disciplinary, women-owned marketing company, celebrated 10 years of servicing national business-to-business and consumer clients with the grand opening of its new location in Wales, Wis. in May. The newly renovated 5,600 square-foot building houses executive, creative, interactive and public relations suites and was designed specifically to accommodate future agency growth.

“Our client base, as well as our staff, has doubled for three consecutive years, and we are poised to double again in 2007,” explains Denise Harris, owner of Harris Marketing Group. “I attribute our achievements to a commitment to responsive client service and exceptional results. That’s an automatic formula for success.”

A representative from the American Cancer Society was present at the event and helped to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

Harris started Harris Marketing Group in 1997 while working as a consultant for several nationally-known corporations. Unplanned growth via client referrals and continual growth of business with existing clients ultimately launched Harris Marketing to the status of a full-service agency. Today, the company works with both local and national clients within the business-to-business, consumer, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale markets.

Harris Marketing Group provides a host of services including product and company positioning, logo design, tagline development, corporate identity material development and other brand building and re-imaging services. In addition, the award-winning company has extensive experience in corporate publication development and provides clients with full-service development including content planning, research, writing, design, production and distribution of both print and electronic formats.

Located in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up. With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, business planning and design, Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource.

Wales Residents Rescue Injured Wildlife at Harris Marketing Group Building

Wales, Wis., December 29, 2006 – A group of Wales residents rescued an injured goose from the natural conservatory pond located behind the Harris Marketing Group building on Main Street off of Highway 83. The goose’s had been injured and became trapped on the ice-covered pond. Dean Mickle, a local retiree, came to Harris Marketing and requested permission to rescue the lame goose. With the help of Jay and Matt McIntyre, and Rachel and Lucy Bauer, Mickle was able to rescue the bird and bring it to the Wildlife in Need Center in Oconomowoc where it was immediately treated. The recovering bird is currently undergoing physical therapy at the Center to rebuild muscle strength and, once able to fly again, it will be released back into the wild.

“Being adjacent to the conservatory gives us a sense of ownership over its care and inhabitants,” says Denise Harris, owner of the Harris Marketing Group. “We are so grateful to our neighbors for bringing the injured goose to our attention and for taking the necessary steps to rescue it.”

The Wildlife In Need Center was founded in 1993 by Nancy Frank and formally opened its doors in January of 1994 in a 2-bedroom house in Waukesha. In 1995, they moved to their current site on 5-acres of land in Oconomowoc. The Center’s mission is to provide wildlife rehabilitation and community education services. Annually, they admit about 2,000 animals and answer over 10,000 phone calls from people asking for advice or help with wildlife issues. During the school year, they conduct educational programs in the schools, for scout troops, and for church and civic groups. For more information about the Wildlife in Need Center, visit www.helpingwildlife.org.

Located just south of the intersection of Highway 18 and 83 in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up. The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels, as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing. With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, business planning and design, Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource.

Harris Marketing Group Selected as Agency of Record for MobiLife LLC and Anderson & Kramer S.C.

Wales, Wis., September 12, 2006 – Harris Marketing Group, a multi-disciplinary, women-owned marketing company located in Wales, Wis., recently added two local companies, MobiLife LLC and Anderson & Kramer, S.C., to its diverse client list.

MobiLife LLC, located in Delafield, Wis., and established in 2006, is the only company to offer a lightweight, compact power wheelchair with a unique 22” height elevation. Harris Marketing was acquired to help solidify the MobiLife brand through an integrated approach to include strategic brand planning, logo and tagline development, corporate identity material development and other brand building services. They will also manage the nationwide launch of the MobiLife PMV X22 through a managed roll-out to include multiple public relations, advertising and direct mail activities. Within the next few years, MobiLife executives, with the help of Harris Marketing, plan to expand the company’s product line, as well as its distribution into global markets.

“Small, niche companies like MobiLife need a marketing company that is passionate and willing to work with us regardless of our budgetary limitations,” says Steven DuFresne, owner of MobiLife LLC. “We feel that the team at Harris Marketing is dedicated, bright and creative and they share in our excitement about making positive changes in the world. They are completely dedicated to helping us bring our company and product to market.”

Anderson & Kramer, located in Wales, Wis., is one of Waukesha County’s fastest growing law firms serving clients throughout and beyond the Midwest.  Anderson & Kramer provides a diverse portfolio of experience and a broad service offering including business, commercial real estate, litigation, wealth planning, and more. Harris Marketing will provide corporate collateral, including fact sheets, a corporate brochure and folder, Web site development and other business building materials to solidify and further establish the Anderson & Kramer brand.

“We were familiar with the work of Denise Harris and her staff and saw the quality of the materials they were creating,” says Kurt Anderson, attorney and partner at Anderson & Kramer. “When we needed a corporate brochure and Web site, we knew they could capture A&K’s personality and portray us in a high-end, creative and personal way.”

Since summer of 2005, Harris Marketing has seen significant growth in its client base requiring agency owner, Denise Harris, to nearly triple her staff. “By bringing seasoned professionals on board, I feel we can further enhance our service offering by providing current and potential clients with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary portfolio of experience,” explains Harris. “Our staff experience includes business-to-business and consumer marketing in industries ranging from industrial to hospitality.

Denise Harris has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience including more than a decade of corporate marketing management experience. She has worked in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels and has extensive experience working in the area of commercial furnishings and institutional product marketing. Her writing has been published both nationally and internationally. A graduate of Boston College, she is formally educated in both design and marketing.

Harris Marketing provides product and company positioning, logo design, tagline development, corporate identity material development and other brand building and re-imaging services. In addition, this award-winning company has extensive experience in corporate publication development and provides clients with full-service development including content planning, research, writing, design, production and distribution of both print and electronic formats.

With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, strategic business planning and design, the Harris Marketing Group offers clients a full-service approach to marketing and provides cost-effective, professional work and marketing services, including brand planning and design, newsletter and collateral development, graphic design, Web development, interactive services, advertising, public relations and direct marketing services.

Located in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up.  The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels, as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing. With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, business planning and design, Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource.

Harris Marketing Group Wins Multiple Awards For Professional Marketing Services

Wales, Wis., August 23, 2006 – Harris Marketing Group, a fast growing, women-owned, marketing company located in Wales, Wisconsin, was the recipient of multiple industry awards during the last year. Their recent recognition includes an Award of Excellence for corporate collateral design from the Business Marketing Association of Greater Milwaukee; a Clarion Award of Merit for newsletter development from the Association of Women in Communications; and two Gold Awards for newsletter design and brand development from the MarCom Creative Awards competition.

“This is the first year we’ve entered our work and we were excited to be recognized by every award category we entered,” said Denise Harris, owner of the Harris Marketing Group. “We think it is a reflection of our daily goal to exceed customer expectations and push the envelope on creative development and problem solving.”

According to Harris Marketing, these awards reflect the company’s acute focus on client brand development. Harris Marketing provides product and company positioning, logo design, tagline development, corporate identity material development and other brand building and re-imaging services. In addition, this award-winning company has extensive experience in corporate publication development and provides clients with full-service development including content planning, research, writing, design, production and distribution of both print and electronic formats.

With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, strategic business planning and design, the Harris Marketing Group offers clients a full-service approach to marketing and provides cost-effective, professional work and marketing services, including brand planning and design, newsletter and collateral development, graphic design, Web development, interactive services, advertising, public relations and direct marketing services.

Harris Marketing has experienced significant growth in the last year and a half and its skilled staff consists of seasoned professionals specializing in various aspects of marketing. With this growth, Harris has developed in-house, full-service Web and internet, public relations and graphic design departments to minimize outsourcing and maintain quality and consistency.

“At HMG, we believe in relationship-based marketing,” says Harris. “Our goal with every client is to become their marketing partner by educating ourselves about their company and industry. We work closely with our clients to not only build their business, but provide them with the most cost-effective tools to bring their marketing and sales efforts to the next level.”

Denise Harris has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience including more than a decade of corporate marketing management experience. She has worked in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels and has extensive experience working in the area of commercial furnishings and institutional product marketing. Her writing has been published both nationally and internationally. A graduate of Boston College, she is formally educated in both design and marketing.

Located in Wales, Wis., Harris Marketing Group is a full service, multi-disciplinary, woman-owned marketing agency, providing local and national clients with brand development, project planning, execution and follow-up. The company has extensive expertise in business-to-business, institutional, high-tech and retail/wholesale marketing channels, as well as commercial office and institutional product marketing. With more than four decades of combined experience in marketing, business planning and design, Harris Marketing offers clients a comprehensive, one-stop marketing resource