Harris Interactive Strengthens Healthcare Practice with Two Executive Hires

 Harris Interactive Strengthens Healthcare Practice with Two Executive Hires

Matt Knoeck and Sharon Albert Join Harris Interactive

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ:
HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced that Matt Knoeck
and Sharon Albert have joined the company as Senior Vice President, Healthcare
and Vice President, Marketing, respectively, to bolster the company's
Healthcare Group.

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Knoeck rejoins Harris Interactive from TNS with nearly two decades of
experience advising and developing clients along with organizing and leading
client-centric research teams. He will be responsible for increasing the
company's market presence in the healthcare industry with a particular focus
on stakeholder research.

Albert brings more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing
marketing communications strategies and research for public, corporate and
not-for-profit healthcare organizations. She will be responsible for advancing
the strategic direction and marketing strategy for the company's healthcare
offerings, including Strategic Health Perspectives (SHP), an annual
intelligence service that helps clients identify and understand current issues
and emerging trends within the healthcare marketplace.

Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive,
said, "Matt and Sharon bring a unique set of skills and experience to our
Healthcare Group. Their hire reinforces our commitment to promoting our
thought leadership in the healthcare industry."

Knoeck commented, "The healthcare industry is undergoing substantial
transformation. The organizations that will be successful in this changing
landscape must be forward facing, nimble and innovative. I believe that Harris
Interactive is such an organization, and I am excited to help shape the
company's evolving healthcare practice."

"Organizations serving the healthcare marketplace have a need for insight and
market intelligence to drive their business objectives, and Harris Interactive
has deep roots in understanding healthcare from the consumer, physician and
health care delivery perspective. I am delighted to join the company during
this dynamic time for the healthcare industry," said Albert.

Prior to joining Harris Interactive, Knoeck served most recently as Senior
Vice President, Customer Experience Management at TNS, while Albert served
most recently as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for TJ
Sacks and Associates and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and
Communications for Lightspeed Research. Knoeck has a Bachelor of Arts in
Speech Communication from Iowa State University. Albert earned a Master of
Science in Technology and Information Management from the Polytechnic
University, a PhD in Public Health Social Work from the University of Denver
Graduate School of Social Work, a Master of Public Administration from the
University of Denver Graduate School of Public Administration, and a Bachelor
of Arts in Psychology and Geography from the University of Denver.

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 forthe 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 health care, 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 196 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
visitwww.harrisinteractive.com.

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

SOURCE Harris Interactive

Website: http://www.harrisinteractive.com
 
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