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Happily Braintrust Launches Experiential Executive Freelance Service

Platform Takes Flexible, Fast Approach to the Future of Teamwork

LOS ANGELES, February 14--Today, Happily launches the Happily Braintrust, an exclusive network of senior-level event, marketing, creative, and public relations strategists. Happily will serve as a matchmaker between companies looking for unique skills to lend to their experiential events, and individuals or teams of freelancers who can augment a company’s existing marketing and communications staff.

The Happily Braintrust takes the gig economy to the next level: This is one of the very few platforms that provides smart, experienced, executive-level talent based on the specific skillsets companies or agencies need to round out their right-now team.

“This is what the future of teamwork should look like,” said Sarah Shewey, CEO and Founder of Happily. “It should be super-flexible, incredibly fast, and fun.”

Shewey and the Happily Braintrust will help companies fill very specific, short-term needs for strategic support around events, experiences, and brand outreach.

“Hiring in-house talent for short-term projects and campaigns is expensive and inefficient,” Shewey said. “Agencies can fill that role, but they, too, often require pricey retainers. The Happily Braintrust offers companies unique, easy, as-needed access to world-class experiential talent.”

The Happily Braintrust launches today with a client portfolio that includes Fuze, a unified communications company; vertical farm company Plenty; and Aprio, a business advisory firm.


Happily is an award-winning network of more than 52,000 curious and expert freelance event producers, coordinators, and assistants. For six years, Happily’s platform has allowed companies to quickly assemble skilled teams of skilled event producers. Within the platform, companies have access to an intersectional collective of freelancers. The Happily Braintrust extends that network to a select group of extremely experienced, senior-level event, marketing, creative, and public relations strategists who are ready to provide flexible, strategic support to clients.

Sarah Shewey, Founder and CEO of Happily,  is a pioneer woman of the experience economy. She is also the co-founder of TEDActive, the founder of EXP, a co-founder of The Margin, and the board president of dublab. An environmentalist, Sarah has spoken about the importance of sustainable event practices on NPR and publications around the world. She also co-invented the world’s first underwater projector.



To interview Sarah or representatives from any of the client companies about how the Happily Braintrust is changing the future of teamwork, please contact Genie Gratto,, 510-703-1104.


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