Vincent Harris Wins 2017 AAPC 40 Under 40 Award
Vincent Harris is CEO of Harris Media, a digital agency of over 45 creative consultants, and served as Chief Digital Strategist for Senator Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign. Vincent heads up his digital agency from Austin, Texas and has run digital strategy for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator TedCruz, and recently in country for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Vincent is pursuing his PhD at the University of Texas and has served as guest faculty at Baylor University.
Featured Winner Spotlight:
AAPC: What does being a 2017 AAPC 40 Under 40 Award winner mean to you?
Vincent: AAPC is the most important organization in our profession, so I am grateful and appreciative to be recognized by my peers.
AAPC: What are you most looking forward to this year?
Vincent: I am most looking forward to growing my company. We’re over 50 people now for the first time ever and continue to do more work internationally and in the advocacy and branding space. Our firm has so many incredible people and I am so proud to work alongside all of them. I want to always push creativity in the industry and utilize the newest, and best technology for our clients.
AAPC: Who do you look up to in the industry and why?
Vincent: Tony Fabrizio, Donald Trump’s pollster and Fred Davis of Strategic Perception have always been people who have shared advice, and whose businesses, intelligence, and hard work I respect. Even when I was just out of college and just starting out, they took time out to talk and share insight into the business, and it meant a lot.
AAPC: Tell us about something you’re most proud of accomplishing in your professional career.
Vincent: I am most proud of working for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel is an incredible nation, and one that I always feel home at when I am there. The people of Israel have overcome so much and it’s truly a miracle what has been done with the little land and resources available to them. I have the upmost respect for the love that the Prime Minister has for his people.
AAPC: To what do you credit your success at such a young age?
Vincent: Romans 11:36 best summarizes for me. I am my own worst enemy often, and in our hard, taxing, and stressful industry, I am supported by my wife and a forgiving and gracious God.
AAPC: What advice would you give to a young professional who has their eye on being a future 40 Under 40 Award winner?
Vincent: To not take yourself too seriously. To work hard. To read books, articles, and news. To build time for thought and reflection and creativity.