Who We Are

What’s in a name? Everything. We didn’t land on the name Happy Hour Media by chance. Just like a happy hour injects excitement and value into the day at your favorite bars and restaurants, Happy Hour Media reenergizes advertising campaigns. We’re a full-service ad agency, which means we’re not tied to digital ad platforms like SEM/SEO, social media, programmatic, or OTT. Likewise, we’re not exclusive to traditional advertising mediums like direct-response television, radio, or print. Our team of creatives and marketing strategists develop omni-channel plans to deploy the appropriate media mix, and track results. This allows us to drive new customers into your market with upper-funnel media and capture those who demonstrate intent to purchase with lower-funnel tactics.

We believe too many performance marketing agencies are bound to specific channels to drive results. We tailor our partner’s media plans to ROAS (return on ad spend) and understand that even the most robust attribution models require an inquisitive mind to understand the results. Together, we’ll make adjustments along the way to lower your cost-per-acquisition and show you the value you expect from a Happy Hour experience!

Based in the tech hub of Seattle, Washington, Happy Hour Media’s team consists of marketing strategists, account supervisors, designers, media buyers, digital ad specialists, and of course an accounting team to keep the train on the tracks. While based in Seattle, most of our advertisers run national or multi-market lead-generation campaigns. Since 2016, we’ve run campaigns in over 65 markets in the US and Canada.

AllManagementTraditionalDigitalCreativeAccounting
Partner/COO

Chris Holcomb

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Jeff Tindall

Client Services Manager

Liz Gadbois

Media Manager

Rebekah Pearson

Creative Director

Lauren Grey

Senior Accountant

Jesslyn Phounsavan

Staff Accountant & IT Manager

Morgon Burke

Account Manager

Jessica Gaffney

Account Executive

Gabrielle Cobb

Account Coordinator

Emily Cook

Senior Media Buyer

Mark Newell

Social Media Manager

Amanda Mueller-Hickler

SEM Manager

Terry Gorle

Account Executive & Digital Campaign Manager

Ben Nussbaum

Graphic Designer

Katherine Salsieder

Senior Graphic Designer

Kim Cummings

Partner/COO

Chris Holcomb

Founding Partner of Happy Hour Media, Chris cares about the culture we’re building the agency. It’s created an environment of hardworking experts who know their stuff and how to put clients on a pedestal. With 15 years in marketing and advertising, he understands you are only as good as the people around you, and that relationships are the currency of business. His job is to ensure that Happy Hour Media is a well-oiled machine, servicing enterprise-level accounts in a way that elevates their market potential and positions them for sustained growth.

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Jeff Tindall

Jeff is data-driven and inquisitive, which keeps him searching for the story behind the numbers. He has 15 years of experience in the advertising industry, and is passionate about leveraging emerging technology trends to drive cost-effective results. His understanding of media effectiveness and platform advances shape how he manages the traditional and digital media implementation at Happy Hour Media. Jeff will play a large role in the media strategy, data analysis and buy strategies used to implement the media plan.

Client Services Manager

Liz Gadbois

Liz specializes in driving strategy and flawless execution of complex multichannel direct response campaigns. She leads the agency Client Services Team which provides the bridge between our clients and Happy Hour’s internal teams. Liz thrives on data and loves digging into the results to drive strategy and continually grow and evolve our clients’ businesses.

Media Manager

Rebekah Pearson

Rebekah is known in the traditional media space for her fair yet tough negotiations, securing some of the best rates in the country for our local, multi-market and national clients. In her 14+ years of agency experience in broadcast media, she has managed fully integrated media campaigns and handled all facets of broadcast media implementation. Rebekah is a vigilant steward, treating each dollar as if it were her own and advocating for thoughtful planning and optimization for successful outcomes.

Creative Director

Lauren Grey

Having spent her career rising through different types of design positions, Lauren has developed a creative mind that churns out ideas and concepts at a blistering pace. Don’t be surprised if you’re in a meeting and she grabs a pen and starts sketching ideas on the spot! Lauren’s approach to creative is very collaborative and she knows that the best ideas can come from anywhere so will always listen first.

She immerses herself in our clients’ brands and works with the Happy Hour Media team as a whole to bring unique, on-brand and polished creative to market that focuses on driving results.

Senior Accountant

Jesslyn Phounsavan

With over three decades of diverse accounting, finance and administrative experience, Jesslyn manages the agency’s payroll, accounting operations, and financial reporting functions, which are critical to the agency’s success. Diligently analyzing and proofing the data to ensure accuracy is her superpower. Jesslyn wrangles numbers like Wonder Woman with her magic lasso. Nothing can escape her watchful eyes!

Prior to joining the Happy Hour Media team, Jesslyn worked at one of the best Pacific Northwest law firms in the accounting department for several years.

Staff Accountant & IT Manager

Morgon Burke

Having been with the company for the last several years, Morgon uses his knowledge of the specific needs of the client and vendor to bridge the gap between the two. Morgon manages A/R & A/P and acts as Jesslyn’s sidekick wherever she needs the extra help. Quick, flexible, and eager to solve problems, Morgon is always willing to work with clients to meet their needs. Outside of the typical accounting functions, Morgon works to simplify processes across the office and aids in using new technology to support the ever-evolving needs of the agency.

Account Manager

Jessica Gaffney

With over 8 years of experience in marketing and communications, Jessica is focused on client success and communication. Jessica joined Happy Hour Media in 2018. Her favorite aspects of being an Account Manager are building relationships with her clients and seeing the results of what advertising does to affect the bottom line of their company, in real time.

Account Executive

Gabrielle Cobb

Having a combined career history in account management and marketing, Gabrielle thrives on building relationships and assisting clients on their road to success. She points to her organizational skills, strict attention to detail, and writing background as the foundation of her accomplishments in the marketing and advertising industry thus far. Gabrielle’s wide range of skills allow her to step in to help on every account on an as-needed basis. She has proven to be an invaluable addition to the HHM team in more ways than can be measured.

Account Coordinator

Emily Cook

Emily’s previous experience as a Copy Coordinator at a local news station primed her for the transition into marketing and advertising. Her high-level attention to detail, judicious organization, and clear communication has proven the key to her professional success and are areas she constantly works to improve. Emily’s goal with every interaction is to ensure that our client’s needs are being met and projects are staying on track every step of the way.

Senior Media Buyer

Mark Newell

Social Media Manager

Amanda Mueller-Hickler

As part of the agency world for several years now, Amanda has worked with a diverse set of local and national businesses in the B2C and B2B sectors. Social media is a great tool to connect with your target audience, and Amanda helps implement the best organic, paid, and influencer strategies to boost your brand.

As our resident social media expert, Amanda stays on top of new and upcoming social trends to keep your brand ahead of the game and take advantage of opportunities where competitors are missing out.

SEM Manager

Terry Gorle

With over 20 years in web applications and brand marketing, Terry has developed a range of skills strongly suited to search engine marketing through his experience with content management systems, search engine optimization (SEO), and data analytics. As an active eCommerce consumer, in addition to extensive knowledge of construction trades, Terry also adds perspective in team marketing and design collaborations.

His natural inclination toward getting the most bang for the buck ensures daily attention to agency accounts, with a constant eye on maximizing optimizations and budget efficiency to generate the most valuable leads at the lowest possible cost to the client.

Account Executive & Digital Campaign Manager

Ben Nussbaum

Having graduated from Seattle University in 2018, Ben brings a fresh perspective to Happy Hour Media. He is always finding new and creative ways to help our clients reach their target audiences and drive results. Ben enjoys digging into the data, developing new marketing strategies and helping clients reach their full potential.

When not working, good luck getting a hold of him! Ben spends most of his free time in the mountains somewhere, either rock climbing, ski touring, or backpacking.

Graphic Designer

Katherine Salsieder

Having found her creative calling early on, Katherine loves jumping into design projects, collaborating and helping clients achieve their goals. She finds ways to make her work both conceptual and meaningful. She believes in working hard, doing an excellent job, and exceeding the expectations of clients and teammates.

As the resident barista, Katherine is always trying to ensure the coffee game at Happy Hour is strong.

Senior Graphic Designer

Kim Cummings

As well as being the Senior Graphic Designer for Happy Hour, Kim is also the company’s Front-End Web Developer professional with proficiency in HTML, CSS and WordPress. She brings a unique perspective to her creative work, seeking inspiration outside the box, and prides herself in her problem-solving skills.

Outside of work, Kim likes to play video games and dance. She is primarily fueled by coffee and love for her cat, Leela.

“I couldn’t be happier with the team we have built at Happy Hour. They are truly the lifeblood of the company, and are the biggest advocates for our customers. It is the dream of every business owner that their employees would care as much as they do. Dream accomplished.”

Chris Holcomb, COO