A NOTE FROM OUR CEO

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to learn a little bit more about us. My philosophy is that every business simply provides lifestyle choices. Great vision and innovation make the world a better place. Yogi Berra said it best when he coined the phrase, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” I believe that anything is possible with the right leadership, insight and talent. Ordinary is never an option in business or as an individual.

In our business, people are the key. We spend a lot of time ensuring that we recruit the best people, that we deploy them in the right role with clear expectations, and then challenge them to produce the greatest work of their careers in a supportive environment that allows them to thrive.

I also believe that in order to sustain high individual performance over long periods of time, one must be balanced like the four wheels of a Daytona 500 race car that is required to run at high speeds for long periods of time to finish the race. Each wheel must have the same commitment with regard to investment of time, focus and importance. The four wheels are: 1. Career 2. Family and the people you love 3. Community involvement and finally most importantly, 4. Your personal well being including-physical, mental, and spiritual health, growth and happiness.

Our goal isn’t to be the largest agency with the most people located in the biggest downtown offices. Our goal is to be the ultimate brand and revenue resource for our clients. With the majority of our clientele, we have been an intimate part of their executive team for many years. Trusted to proactively identify and address potential challenges within our area of expertise on their behalf. This is a role that we consider to be a great privilege.

I hope that we have the opportunity to meet and work together in the near future.

Aloha,


Doug Harris

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TIMELINE

2004

Doug Harris founded the Harris Agency in 2004 after five years as partner at Hawaii's largest marketing consultancy.

2016

Food Gurus Hawaii is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Harris Agency, LLC. Created in 2016 to focus on providing turn-key food and beverage creative marketing solutions.

2019

Digi-VORTEX comes to life! We created a powerful new technology tool to track digital footprints, maximizing brand marketing and growth.

TODAY

Our team and work have been recognized annually amongst our peers, with numerous local advertising Pele and communication Koa Anvil awards.

We practice Kina'ole (doing the right thing for the right reasons at the right time) for the framework of our decision-making. We also believe that a balanced life of family, community, personal well-being and career is a happy one and ensures longevity of superior performance.

ACCOLADES

  • "We bank on their marketing expertise. Our relationshi spans over 18 years and 3 different F&B brands, and still going strong."

  • "I've known Doug for many years, and can recommend Food Gurus Hawaii based on their integrity, community reputation, and business expertise."