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Vincent Harris Quoted In The Hill’s “Zuckerberg moves spark 2020 speculation”

Vincent Harris, CEO of Harris Media, was recently quoted in an article from The Hill that centered around Mark Zuckerberg and the possibility of the social media giant making a run for the White House. “Donald Trump’s victory changed the narrative in American politics,” said Texas-based Republican digital campaign strategist Vincent Harris. “We’ve seen a […]

Vincent Harris Quoted On Revolution Messaging helps drive Sanders’ ‘political revolution’

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders has weathered some tough losses in his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. But even when pundits close the curtain on his campaign, his supporters open their wallets. Online small-dollar contributions helped the Vermont independent exceed an improbable goal of raising $40 million for the month of February — and […]

Vincent Harris Quoted On – Is 2016 The Tinder Election?

After the end of her workday, Robyn Gedrich goes home and takes to her smartphone where, like many in their early 20s, she opens Tinder. But Gedrich isn’t on the app to find someone to date or a hookup. The 23-year-old from Brick, New Jersey, spends four hours a day, on average, campaigning for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

Vincent Harris Quoted On A Digital Revolution? Sanders Reinvents the Online Campaign

For months after announcing his White House bid, Bernie Sanders didn’t run a single campaign commercial on television. But he was everywhere online: emails, social media posts and paid ads on desktop computers and mobile devices. Sanders has spent $10 million building a presence on the Internet, more than anyone else running for president this […]

What I Learned from 16 months Running Rand Paul Digital

I remember being so nervous the first time I met Senator Rand Paul after being hired on his campaign to run digital operations. An hour later though, as I walked out of the meeting, I was more excited than ever. Here was a candidate who wanted to run a different kind of campaign and who […]

Vincent Harris Named One of Rare’s 40 Under 40 2015

In 2014, Bloomberg called him “the man who invented the Republican internet.” Before he was Senator Rand Paul’s digital guru, Vincent Harris made internet magic happen for Senator Ted Cruz and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, as well as helping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with social media in his last election campaign. As the […]

Vincent Harris Quoted on Rand Paul’s Viral Video Surprise

“Virality means increased traffic, sign ups, and of course digital donations,” said Paul’s digital strategist Vincent Harris. “[It’s] a huge number in a short amount of time by any standards, especially considering the fact the campaign didn’t pay a cent to promote it. Seems to be the most ‘viral’ moment since the senator stood up for […]

Vincent Harris Quoted on Rand Paul Advertising

Digital Ads Sell Candidates and Causes, in 15-Second Bursts Days after announcing his presidential bid, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, tried a quirky approach to skipable online video, first popularized by Geico. His campaign released a 15-second YouTube ad that began with an unlikely, and direct, appeal: “Please don’t skip this video,” Mr. Paul says. “We must take […]

The Debate Press Release Is Dead. Long Live the Hashtag.

Vincent Harris, Rand Paul’s chief digital strategist, has a message for political reporters tweeting and writing about the first debate of the 2016 Republican campaign this week: “We’re targeting you—directly.” With so many reporters expected to keep one eye on stage and another glued to TweetDeck, political campaigns are getting more creative about shaping the […]

Vincent Harris Speaks at #Twitter4Politics Panel

Harris Media founder and CEO Vincent Harris was a panelist at Twitter’s 2015 #Twitter4Politics event. Vincent spoke about his work as Chief Digital Strategist for Rand Paul and emphasized the importance of using Twitter as a platform for rapid response.