Harris Interactive Hires Robert E. Clark in Elite Client Advocate and Development Role

Nov 15, 2012, 16:00 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced that Robert Clark has joined the company as Senior Vice President. Clark brings more than twenty years of success consulting with, advocating for, and developing clients across a variety of industries, as well as significant expertise in building and managing profitable businesses for global information services organizations. He reports to Carol Gstalder, Executive Vice President of Harris Interactive's Custom Solutions Group.

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"Bob is a strong and well respected leader in the industry, known for his ability to develop and maintain premiere, highly consultative client relationships," said Gstalder. "Our competitive advantage rests with our ability to have a deep understanding of our clients' business issues coupled with the application of compelling and unique solutions to help our clients succeed. Bob's knowledge of the marketplace and his keen understanding of client needs combined with our custom solutions portfolio is a winning recipe for success for our clients, and our company."

"Clients face increasing pressures to do more with less," said Clark. "I've built a career on advocating for clients and helping them marry their personal and business objectives with solutions that make sense. Harris Interactive's solutions offer clients the greatest chance to succeed in this highly complex environment."

"The ability to attract a proven industry leader like Bob is a testament to the progress we've made in our turnaround program. His deep, long term client relationships, and consultative approach fit perfectly with our platform," said Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive.

Prior to joining Harris Interactive, Clark served in leadership positions at Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) and Opinion Research Corporation (ORC).

About Harris Interactive Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 215 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us -- and our clients -- stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

Press Contact: Michael Burns Corporate Communications & Investor Relations 585-214-7328 mburns@harrisinteractive.com

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