Business briefs: Harris Interactive; The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

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Harris Interactive hired Matt Knoeck as SVP, healthcare and Sharron Albert as VP, marketing. Both will work in the company's Healthcare Group. Knoeck comes back to Harris Interactive from market research firm TNS where his role was SVP, customer experience management. Albert joined from TJ Sacks and Associates where she served as SVP, marketing.

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance unveiled a video contest to help Americans identify the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with oral, head and neck cancer. Prospective contestants are asked to submit 30-second videos which encourage “increased education and awareness of oral, neck and head cancer,” the group said in a release. Submissions are being accepted March 4th through March 31st. The grand prize winner will receive an iPad and a chance to have their submission broadcast on TV. Second- and third-place winners will receive $200 and $100 cash prizes. According to a Harris Interactive poll of 2,100 Americans, nearly 64% of respondents were not knowledgeable about these three types of cancer and 71% said they had not been examined for the disease. Bristol-Myers Squibb will fund screenings for the group's 16th annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week April 14-20.

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