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 interjects excitement and value into the day at your favorite bar or restaurant, Happy Hour Media reenergizes your marketing and advertising. We are a growing team of industry professionals who come together with a common goal: to provide extraordinary service to our clients and build each other up in the process.
Whoever said “do what you love” must have worked at Happy Hour Media, because each team member is passionate about the work we do; whether storyboarding out the next TV commercial, optimizing bid strategy on a Google Ads campaign, or building a multi-market radio buy, we are always trying to improve results for our customers.
Amanda Mueller-Hickler, our Social Media Manager, said it best, “Happy Hour is a group of winners, not whiners.” Wouldn’t you like to work with a group dedicated to winning for your business every day? Happy Hour Media, infinitely better name than“Regular Business Hours Media”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a background in project management, reporting analytics, and design, Jeudi is able to effectively coordinate the creation and execution of client campaigns and creative strategy in collaboration with our team. She loves being an advocate for the agency, but also prides herself in her role of acting as a brand ambassador for the clients we support. Knowing that communication is crucial for the success of any tactic she strongly values the transparent relationships we carry internally and externally. Jeudi strives to produce ethical, efficient, and meaningful work to deliver the responsibilities of our Account Services team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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