I recently attended the Antonelli Institute Graphic Design & Photography board meeting. I have served on the board for many years and am proud to say that the school is doing exceptional well. Kudos to all.


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Madison Avenue at a fraction of the cost – that’s why.

Harris Advertising is not your father’s agency. Uniquely structured. Uniquely staffed. Uniquely cost efficient and effective. Simply put, it works.

Harris Advertising is a MACRO company. MACRO is a worldwide consortium of like-minded marketing communications professionals – an expansive network of independent marketing and communications professionals and specialized vertical companies available on an as need basis. We utilize this pool of talent to help us help our clients market themselves more effectively and cost efficiently.

We understand the importance of cost/value, cash flow and profitability to clients’ businesses just as to our own.  There is no overhead to cover and no long-term commitments that lock you into specific individuals, combinations of resources or ongoing costs. Just results.

I’ve always said give me top talent – art, copy, production, media … put us all in a mobile home with laptops and we will compete with any Madison Avenue agency at a fraction of the cost.

We don’t have a mobile home just top talent on an as need basis.

Call us today.


Put SMART MARKETING® to work for you.

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What’s your favorite Tastykake?

Tastykake celebrated it’s 100th birthday today.

I’ve been a fan my entire life. A daily staple in my lunchbox for years.

My first job was as Marketing Coordinator for Phillips/Jacobs, which was a subsidiary of the Tasty Baking Company. It was a wonderful job with wonderful perks. Every Friday, I would purchase a large bag of my favorite Tastykakes – Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes – from the company store.

Congratulations Tastykake – a Philadelphia icon.

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Experience Matters

Experience Matters

Below please find a list consisting of almost one hundred different accounts. The list is a compilation of 30+ years of my work.

Harris Advertising would like to add your name to this list.

No account too small or too big. Need a logo – done. Need a brochure – done. Need a website – done.  Or, perhaps you need something on a larger scale like the creation and execution of a fully integrated marketing communications plan – done.

From A to Z – whatever your marketing communications need,  Harris Advertising has you covered. Harris Advertising provides a thorough, practical knowledge and implementation of strategic planning, creative, production and media.


  • 2K Healthcare Solutions
  • Advanta
  • Alf
  • Allagash
  • Atlee Burpee Seed
  • Benjamin James
  • Bills Khakis
  • Bradford White Water Heaters
  • Breton Shirt Company
  • Buaer International
  • Camp David
  • Castle Forbes
  • CertainTeed
  • Cleve Shirtmakers
  • Commonwealth Federal Savings Bank
  • Corgi Hosiery Limited
  • Cutter & Buck
  • Cypress Creek Corps.
  • Devold
  • Dolomite
  • Dr. Alan Meltzer & Associates, Specialty Center for Dental Implants & Advanced Periodontics
  • Dr. Carlyn S. Phucas, DDS
  • Dr. Pistone Hair Restoration
  • Ecco
  • Fashion Bug
  • Forsyth of Canada
  • Gino Franco
  • Glassgold Plastic Surgery
  • Graham Harris Trading Company
  • Grandoe Outdoors
  • Greenview
  • Helly Hansen
  • Home Goods
  • IKON Office Solutions
  • Imperial Schrade
  • Independence Brewing Company
  • Indigenous Designs
  • Josh Bach Neckwear
  • J.P. Graytok
  • Kahala
  • Kakadu
  • Keystone Medical Systems
  • Laguiole
  • Le Chameau
  • Le Cordon Blue
  • Lewis Creek
  • Lochcarron of Scotland
  • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Madison Trader
  • Maverick Mountain
  • Menu
  • M. Gordon
  • M&M/MARS
  • Moore Push-Pin
  • National Football League Properties
  • New Jersey Department of Aviation
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • New Scotland
  • NewsNet
  • Of The Earth
  • Pacific Trail
  • Peter Elliot
  • Philadelphia Zoological Society
  • Phillips/Jacobs, Inc., a Tasty Baking Co. subsidiary
  • Phorm
  • Pistone Cosmetic & Dermatology Associates
  • PLUSH Haute Stuff
  • Rabil Ropka Kingett & Stewart, LLC – attorneys at law
  • Railriders
  • RCN, Residential Communications Network, a C-TEC Company
  • Resource Real Estate
  • Richel
  • Robert Amerigo
  • Rockfire
  • RSL Insurance
  • Saranac
  • Saville Heaton & Co
  • Schott Brothers
  • Sensi Sandals
  • Shawnee Village
  • Shetland Islands Knitwear
  • Siena Laser & Aesthetics, a Medical Rejuvenation Spa
  • Smithco
  • Sportscraft
  • Squam River
  • Suburban Newspapers of America
  • Sugo Music
  • Thomas Publishing Company
  • Thousand Mile
  • Tilley Endurables
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Tugaloo River
  • Ultraviolet Purification Systems
  • Valley Forge Military Academy & College
  • Victorinox
  • Waterrower
  • Xelos

Call us today at 215-836-0401.

Let’s add your name to our list.

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“Espousing one’s own virtues holds as much weight as a paper plate.”

- John L. Harris

We could braggadociosly toot our own horn but the credibility, integrity, sincerity and veracity of testimonials rings more pure and true when delivered by a collection of diversified accounts spanning twenty-eight years of service.

While our work emphatically does speak for itself, it is Harris Advertising’s preference to have others do the ranting and raving on our behalf.

“We captured 2nd place in the International Newspaper Marketing Association competition for our microsite. Really amazing when you look at the companies that won in our circulation class in other categories (NY Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Seattle Times, Phila Inquirer, etc.) Knowing SNA’s resources compared to these giants makes the award that much sweeter. And as John Harris says – those big guys don’t have Harris Advertising! Our branding campaign, microsite and direct mail/e-mail blast campaign – worldwide recognition!! We are just giddy here in SNA land. This is one of the proudest moments in our history!”

Nancy Lane, President

Suburban Newspapers of America

“John and I have worked together for years. In my opinion, he’s a true Hall-of-Famer.”

Bernie Parent, Hockey Hall-of-Fame Goalie

“My primary interaction with John has been in a client/agency relationship on the M&M/Mars STARBURST® Brand. Because of the nature of the STARBURST® team oriented work environment, I had the opportunity of getting to know John more closely and thoroughly than would have been the case in a more traditional professional setting. Furthermore, because of the varied activities, which comprised the team, I also had daily opportunities to observe John’s contributions in full marketing team meetings, small group discussions, various cross-functional exercises, and formal upper management presentations. I also had the opportunity to observe his performance on written proposals, business problem analysis and annual strategic business plans.

John is in the top few percent of the promotion agency brand team members I have known. John is a diligent team member who applies himself to his work with excellent results. More importantly, John is an individual with a considerable reservoir of innate and learned interpersonal skills. In my interactions with John, I have noted that he is particularly personable, an effective communicator, self-directed, always of good cheer, diplomatic, confident, and goal-directed. John has the intellectual and interpersonal skills and abilities to make a lasting contribution to his clients’ brand and company growth.”

Michael Ruppe, Senior Brand Manager


Call us today. We’ll put Smart Marketing™ to work for you. Together, Let’s create another great testimonial.
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Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season

and a smashing New Year

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“Harris Advertising choreographs seamless, integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns, which target your audience, promote your single greatest point of differentiation, and with unflinching conviction, initiate the all important call-to-action.”
- John L. Harris

Because of the way we are structured, we deliver more for less.  Uniquely structured.  Uniquely staffed.  Uniquely cost efficient and effective.  Simply put, it works.

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Proud to be an American.

God Bless our Veterans. We owe you everything.

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I will be attending Antonelli”s board meeting tonight. I have been a board member for almost 10 years.

Antonelli, founded in 1938, offers 2 year programs in graphic design and photography. It is a terrific school. I highly recommend it.

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Harris Advertising Does Social Media

Harris Advertising Does Social Media. Well.

Harris Advertising, a full service Philadelphia Advertising firm, has been retained by The Happy Rooster Restaurant & Bar, to launch a Social Media campaign.

Utilizing the most frequented consumer traffic platforms within the restaurant & bar vertical:







Harris Ad’s objectives are:

Protect The Happy Rooster’s reputation

Grow The Happy Rooster’s audience

Engage and motivate The Happy Rooster’s audience to buy

Track The Happy Rooster’s results

Contact us today for all your marketing communications needs. Traditional Media. New Media. We do it all. Well.

Harris Advertising can and will help grow your business.

John Langdon Harris

President | CEO

Harris Advertising




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