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 December 3, 2015 - 9:05 AM EST
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Harte Hanks Launches Data Refinery℠ Platform

New Marketing Data Integration Platform Provides Specific Customer Data Profiles

Harte Hanks (NYSE: HHS), a leader in customer relationships, experiences and interaction-led marketing, today announced the launch of Data Refinery℠ – a Hadoop-based platform as a service (PaaS) solution that compiles, validates and enriches customer data from disparate sources to provide marketers with a clear view of customer behavior and intention.

Harte Hanks is introducing Data Refinery to answer the ‘Big Data’ question of how organizations can harness and manage the ever-expanding volume of customer data. Data Refinery sorts and manages large volumes of data across multiple sources in near real time, creating application-specific customer profiles based on the most accurate and timely data available. Data Refinery’s flexible data ingestion and preparation allow for on-demand analysis and modeling, enabling the creation of more personalized, relevant content based on near real-time feedback, increasing sales pipeline velocity and MROI.

While marketing intelligence has been a boon to brands in the digital age, many companies now face increasing challenges on how to best manage, utilize and capitalize on the breadth and depth of data available to turn it into actionable insights. Data Refinery can help enable better, more efficient marketing decisions and segmentation to significantly improve campaign performance. Gaining Insight from consumer behavior is more available and accurate than ever before, but harnessing the disparate sources and types of data to create this picture can be confusing, time consuming and costly.

“Today’s marketer has an incredible amount of data on consumers,” said Frank Grillo, CMO, Harte Hanks. “The volume can be overwhelming. Brands simply can’t keep up. Think of marketing data as a jigsaw puzzle in millions of pieces. In order to determine what the consumer is thinking, you have to solve the puzzle – and the clock is ticking faster than you can put the pieces together. Data Refinery solves the puzzle for you – instantaneously.”

In order to turn Big Data into big business results, marketers must increasingly find ways to compile unrelated data elements, both structured or unstructured. Data Refinery helps determine and select only the most valuable data elements. The result is smarter, more personal and more connected customer interactions.

Data Refinery is available now. To learn more about Data Refinery, please visit

About Harte Hanks

Harte Hanks partners with clients to deliver relevant, connected and quality customer interactions. Our approach starts with discovery and learning, which leads to customer journey mapping, creative and content development, analytics and data management, and ends with execution and support in a variety of digital and traditional channels. We do something powerful: we produce engaging and memorable customer interactions to drive business results for our clients, which is why Harte Hanks is famous for developing better customer relationships, experiences and defining interaction-led marketing. For more information, visit the Harte Hanks website at, call (800) 456-9748, email or follow us on Twitter @hartehanks or Facebook at

As used herein, "Harte Hanks" refers to Harte Hanks, Inc. and/or its applicable operating subsidiaries, as the context may require. Harte Hanks' logo and name are trademarks owned by Harte Hanks. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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Source: Business Wire (December 3, 2015 - 9:05 AM EST)

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