Why Harris Hess


  • Say Goodbye To Overwhelm 

Fierce competition and dizzying options are the new norm in business. We cut through the clutter with custom curated strategies and a rich inventory of services, all tailored to your specific priorities.  You can access superbly fitting solutions that set your business apart from the competition via our four distinct, high impact service portals.      

  • Streamlined Convenience 

Before we came along, business owners didn’t have consistent access to the convenience we offer, paired with such a broad range of top level, well organized, adaptable, streamlined marketing support.

  • Today Is A New Era

    •  Outdated Views on Marketing 
      • why don't we just do the "let's-try-it-out-and-see-if-it-works" marketing plan?
      • marketing services are too hard to locate, inflexible or expensive!
      • We'll need to contract with a large advertising agency 
      • Let's just make do with a sub-par solution at a retail outlet
      • We can just try some Do-It-Yourself marketing
      • Let's ask around if anyone knows a referral


  • Today's New Views on Marketing
    • All we have to do is bring our budget and our goals and meet with Harris Hess to discuss our options. 
    • I love social media, but I really need to get back to building the business and managing my staff.  I'm going to get some help that I can afford. 
    • Rather than 'reacting' to poor sales or negative client feedback telling me something is wrong with  my business, I proactively stay ahead of my competition with excellent branding, good strategy, beautiful design and smart media choices that allow me to hold my edge on my market AND let's me know my marketing is professionally managed for the most impact for my investment. 
    • Effective marketing that gets me increased share of my market and is within my budget, feels good and is great for my business. 


  • Partnership + Efficiency + Impact = Harris Hess

We are the best of both worlds. We've enhanced the tried and true traditional marketing agency paradigm with greater flexibility, diversified talent, and a more collaborative spirit.

We're firmly rooted enough to weather the storms of change, adaptable enough to meet the constantly shifting demands of your ever-evolving marketplace. 


  • Get Back Your Time

In addition to spot-on marketing solutions, we deliver the simple, yet hard-won gift of time. Time to reflect, regroup and refocus on your business, confident that you now have a solid marketing plan, with us as your partner.   

We provide relaxed, deep breaths and the best sleep aid there is.... peace of mind. 



While each of our clients benefit from marketing services produced specifically for them by the best professionals in the business, the all-important details, contacts, efficiency,  quality and project momentum are coordinated and monitored by Marketing Strategist and Principal Beth Harris Hess. Beth manages all client work and services management from our offices at Engine Room, in Portland, Maine's historic Old Port. 

Learn more about Beth HERE.




We wanted only the best collaborating professionals to producing services for our clients.  

We got them.


Independent marketing professionals and traditional agencies routinely draw from a roster of top freelance professionals for help with client work.  This informal cooperative process has been a successful marketing standard for generations.

Harris Hess has simply formalized this long and wonderful tradition of top-notch teamwork by hand-picking the finest freelance talent available to provide our services. 

Some of our collaborative services include branding, creative, research, digital and traditional media, website design/optimization, production, photography and graphic design.  

When clients discover our accessible location,  efficient structure, custom curated solutions and our best-in-the-business collaborating professionals, it seems that right off, they see that we are a huge asset. 

We couldn't be more excited. 


We work in a pretty progressive part of the world.

Portland, Maine, a thriving New England seaport town, is enjoying a vigorous creative, cultural and commercial renaissance.Situated amid all this beautifully stimulating richness, we are surrounded but the elevated inspiration and insight that is so integral to well-envisioned, well-crafted, truly influential marketing. Harris Hess located at Engine Room  - 41 York Street, Old Port District, Portland, Maine 04101 

What we believe



A well-defined brand paired with solidly on-point marketing produces an immediate, visceral and effortless understanding by the market. 





Well-conceived marketing exudes a seamless, simple and effective brand message that doesn't have to be pounded into the market to be heard. Thoughtful, precise strategies communicate brands clearly --without undue repetition, noise or excessive spending. 




Well-crafted concepts and attention to detail really do matter. Marketing must flow seamlessly through media, design, content, digital, websites -- all channels. Relentless consistency is key. 




Marketing is as fundamental to running a business as book-keeping is. It's time for businesses of all sizes and shapes to have the support and access they need, for this necessary and powerful part of doing business. It's time for business to enjoy flexibility, choice and efficiency with all marketing services from a trusted source that delivers easy access, personalized attention with services delivered by outstanding professionals. 






Classic brand identity and influence is well worth the investment of time, aptitude and budget.   Brand sustainability is directly related to smart, grounded, foundational marketing.





Brand elements are integral to every aspect of every enterprise.  They are not easy to see, but they are there to discover and share with potential customers.  Marketing pros know where to find brand elements so essential in differentiating one business from the next (and the next…) Like our thinking? Learn more about our Philosophy. 

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