Harris Media is killing the golden goose in Tallahassee

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Let’s review Harris Media’s work in 2011:

Stealing Tim Pawlenty’s look for a website for Rick Scott.

Launching said website without approval from the RPOF, which — small thing here — is in the disclaimer as having approved the site.

And, we learned today, drumming up business by trading on the Governor’s daughter’s last name. According to this report, Scott’s daughter, Allison Guimard is trying to drum up clients and she’s using her maiden name.

In a voice mail message obtained by the Times/Herald, Guimard twice identifies herself as “Allison Scott” and mentions that “we just did Gov. Scott’s campaign.” She does not identify herself as the governor’s oldest daughter. Listen to the slightly edited message here.

Don’t forget Harris Media was responsible for George LeMieux’s shaky entry into horrible media and, according to several Republican Party of Florida senior consultants and staffers, completely screwing up the online registration system for Presidency 5.  And, while I can’t prove, I have it on good authority that Harris Media has been using Rick Scott’s databases for its new client, George LeMieux.

The icing on the cake of all of this is Harris Media charges quite a pretty penny for this work. That’s why I really don’t understand how the other major public relations firms and players haven’t banded together and run this operation out of town.

I know of one well-respected communications/public relations operative who had previously worked with Harris Media, yet recently learned that Harris Media went behind them to their client attempting to steal their business.

Let me be clear to my friends in Tallahassee, Harris Media is killing the golden goose for all of you.

***Update***Vincent Harris is now accusing me trashing him because he wouldn’t advertise on SaintPetersBlog (which is not exactly true because he did advertise on SaintPetersBlog for a client.)

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