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Happy Medium Celebrates 8thAnniversary

03/03/2019

Happy Medium Celebrates 8thAnniversary by Announcing the Promotion of 
Kristen Sabin to Chief Operating Officer and Christine Polson to Director of Client Experience

Des Moines, Iowa (March 1, 2018) – Happy Medium, an award-winning full-service web and media agency based in Des Moines, Iowa has reached a significant milestone as the company celebrates its eighth anniversary. Happy Medium provides web development, traditional and digital media buying, social media marketing and management, as well as user experience (UX) design to a diverse portfolio of clients. To commemorate this occasion, the company is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristen Sabin to chief operating officer and Christine Polson to director of client experience. 

Since its inception in 2011, founder and CEO Katie Patterson has expanded Happy Medium from one-woman providing media buying to one client, to a team of twenty-five full-time employees providing creative services to more than 100 clients in twelve states. Over the past eight years, Happy Medium has received dozens of awards including recognition from Ad Age, Inc. Magazine, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, Business Record, American Advertising Awards, Des Moines Social Media Club and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. In addition, the organization has had multiple appearances on the Inc. 5000 list—an award for the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Happy Medium has also been honored as Best Workplace for Young Professionals by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and named a Business with a Bright Future by the Business Record.

Katie Patterson reflected on her company turning eight-years-old by saying, “We work in a fast-paced industry, one that is constantly evolving. I founded Happy Medium with the philosophy of executing distinctive work and making client relationships thrive by going above and beyond. Kristen Sabin and Christine Polson are two key members of my team who epitomize what it means to go above and beyond for not only our clients but for our entire Happy Medium family.” 

Kristen Sabin joined Happy Medium in 2012 as an account coordinator and was promoted to director of client experience in 2017. In this role, Kristen led the accounts team in building and sustaining client relationships. In her new role as chief operating officer, Sabin will provide day-to-day leadership and oversee the development, communication, and execution of the company’s strategic initiatives. Kristen is the first Happy Medium team member to hold a c-suite position, other than founder Katie Patterson. 

“I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Kristen Sabin to chief operating officer. For the past seven years, Kristen has been an integral member of my team and has significantly contributed to growing our portfolio of clients while pushing our internal team to be more creative and innovative. I am thrilled to have her serve alongside me as we continue to grow our agency for years to come,” says Patterson.

Christine Polson has been with Happy Medium for the past year as an account director where she spent her time working with clients to ensure work was on task, on time and within scope. In her new position as director of client experience, Polson will expand her role by serving as the lead for the Happy Medium accounts team and providing strategic vision for the organization’s robust portfolio of clients. 

“As I look back on the past eight years, I am extremely proud of how Happy Medium has evolved. I’m excited about our future as the company continues to thrive on developing user-focused products and technology for our clients while adhering to our guiding principle of providing a supportive work environment for the staff to flourish,” says Patterson.

About Happy Medium 
Happy Medium was founded in March 2011 specializing in providing companies web development, traditional and digital media buying, social media marketing and management, as well as user experience (UX) design. While operating as a full-service web and media firm, it also thrives on the development of cutting-edge products and technology. Happy Medium implements the same strategies for its clients that it does for itself. Happy Medium has had repeat appearances on the Inc. 5000 list, awarded to the fastest growing companies in the United States. It has also been awarded Best Workplace for Young Professionals by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Business with a Bright Future by the Business Record, Best Social Media Company and much more. Company culture is a priority to the agency which is demonstrated in the unique benefits, competitive pay and founding principles: Curiosity, Happiness, Integrity, and Teamwork.

 

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