In Good Spirits

 

Sweet, salty, smoky, and strong–it’s all you need.

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Liquor of Choice: Altos Tequila

 

Ingredients

kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup mezcal or tequila
1/4 cup club soda

Preparation

Pour kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with a lime wedge; dip rim of glass in salt. Combine 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup mezcal or tequila, add ice, and top off with 1/4 cup club soda. Garnish with lime wedge.

Where FoxFuel Gets Them

Public House


 

Seeking Roomie in L&C Tower

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Tired of working from home or noisy coffee shops?  Looking for an intimate, collaborative workspace?  FoxFuel Creative wants to be roommates!

For a competitive rent of $900 per month, you’ll have access to a private and secured 114 sf work space as well as:

  • 24/7 access
  • Security guard
  • Mail service
  • Receptionist
  • Furnished private room with motorized convertible standing desk, stationary desk, two office chairs, and locking storage cabinet
  • Fiber Internet
  • No monthly fee for use of 12 person conference room and white boards
  • No washer or dryer
  • Large windows with views of downtown
  • Lounge space
  • Access to 30th-floor conference and meeting spaces
  • Kitchen
  • Printer/copier/scanner
  • You can come to our parties, but
  • No pets allowed (with the exception of succulents and plastic dinosaurs)

Email us at info@foxfuelcreative.com for more information, or call our Operation Specialist at 615-933-9369  to schedule a tour.

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Recruiter Position at Lipscomb University

Lipscomb College of Business is a new FoxFuel client and we’re looking to help them find top talent to round out their team.  Currently, the College of Business is looking to hire a new recruiter to represent the Business Graduate programs and bring in the most promising graduate students.  Anyone interested must apply through the Lipscomb University website, but feel free to let us know that you applied and we’d be happy to follow up with a good word.  

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Primary Responsibility:

Represent Lipscomb University Business Graduate program to prospective graduate students through college fairs and events.

Job Related Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including a working knowledge of Word, Excel and Access
  • The ability to work independently and with a team to set and implement goals
  • Event management
  • Strict confidentiality
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creativity

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in marketing or public relations

2-5 years experience in a sale or marketing position preferred

Occasional travel may be required.

Hiring Statement:

Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.

The full job posting is available here.

Good luck!

A Note From The CEO: What I Love Most About FoxFuel Employees

We’re an organization made up of people I love. They are more important to me than our clients, our reputation, or even their specific role within our company. Things happen from time to time that let you step back and think about why you’re in this game, and why you invite others to join.  I’m flying back from a short turnaround trip and I started thinking about why we started FoxFuel, and why I love this bunch.

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Rachel was my first hire ever as a professional. She will tell you that was abundantly clear in our first year together. She’s kind and caring where I’m too aggressive and opinionated. She’s the yin to my yang and clients love her. She’s the buffer to my direct approach and our culture wouldn’t be the same without her.

John Paul is getting better and better at thinking about the big picture and identifying the creative elements to tack onto something to make it even better. He has his ear to the ground for new coding technologies and toolsets to help us keep staying at the bleeding edge of innovation in the digital space. He’s also the funniest FoxFueler and he’s amazingly self-aware. John Paul makes meta-level jokes that keep me rolling.

Travis is unbelievably thorough. I respect this as I have to review every project before it goes to a client and catch all the improvements that have to be made. Even though he’s not even a partner, he approaches his work like his own name is signed at the bottom of each website, and looks for opportunities to make each project sing.  He’s great at working with a team to nail the intent of the higher vision.  This dude isn’t a task checker, he thinks about the client and what they need.

(Our development team gets offers every other week or so and they don’t even entertain them. Offers from bigger agencies in the region to competitive shops right across the street. Our developers are unbelievably talented and thus, highly sought after once another shop see our portfolio of projects. Pretty proud to have them onboard.)

Kelsey loves all aspects of the agency life. She doesn’t just want to know what you have to do to be a good designer, she wants to know what you have to do to help the agency – in everything from accounting to strategy to coding. She’s made it clear that she’s committed to FoxFuel and I love that she wants to help build us into something great.

Henry has twice the professional experience and he served as the COO of another Nashville agency that I respected. He led a team at Dell for 12 years, yet, he stepped into his role at FoxFuel saying “I want to learn digital and help you all create beautiful work.”  He’s like a big brother to half of our account team, and I feel like we hit the lottery the day he asked to join the team.

Amelia moved a couple hundred miles just to work with us and I’m so glad she made the trek. I threw her in the deep end with a client who is difficult to impress (cough, Mike Kopp). She wins people over with her charm, attentiveness and follow-up on projects. She’s a peach.

Charlyn is the rock that can weather any storm. She takes critiques well, and she can adapt to almost any situation you throw at her. She’s competitive, which gives her this enviable drive, but she softens her interactions and layers in a reassuring confidence. Also, her son is probably my favorite three-year-old.

Andy left an independent freelancer role with some solid brands to join our team. He and I have a lot in common, although we approach things from opposite ends of the spectrum. He loves stepping up into responsibility and he’s not content to sit back and wait for you to ask something of him. He hit the ground running and that’s a necessity at FoxFuel.

Mary quite literally runs my life – professionally speaking. She is the most layered person at FoxFuel. You wouldn’t think that the girl that loves glitter and shimmies when excited would have gotten a tattoo after a man on the streets of Nepal said “Hey, you wanna tattoo? 10 bucks.” She’s got a servant’s heart and I wish I had more of her humble attitude.

Mary Ellen loves thinking about the end user and how creative interacts with digital. We desperately needed someone who could help bridge that gap and Mary Ellen is the woman to do it. She’s got a brain in both worlds and she’s going to do great things at FoxFuel.

Joe is the calm calculator behind the fury that is FoxFuel.  The dude brings some level-headed logic that is very much needed to my manic energy.  I could write about 5 pages on what both partners bring to the table, just know that this guy is the technical brain that makes much of our art come to life.

Michael is my foil and counterpart.  This guy brings the art to the passion I throw at things.  He’s got the highest emotional IQ of anyone at FoxFuel and he immediately knows how to craft a story in the perspective of the person you’re approaching.  The dude is also sarcastic to a level that rivals his wit, and his “narration of someone else’s daily thoughts” joke slays me every time.

To close, I love these folks. Thanks to this crew, I don’t go to work everyday, I go to hang out with friends and enjoy a day full of new experiences.  I hope your job offers the same.

Seeking an Account Executive

Who We Are

We believe creativity is best when it is simple, honest and based on strategy. Through collaboration with our client’s experience and our marketing expertise, we make relevant and powerful connections with an intended audience.

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Who You Are

You can maintain and grow close relationships with clients, while managing multiple projects from concept to completion. The chosen candidate will be driven, competitive, and ambitious, seeking opportunity for growth in a dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced environment. You will be a part of the strategic division of FoxFuel that focuses on account service, reporting directly to the CEO.

You Definitely Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, management, business or related field
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • 2-4 years of account experience at an agency or an impressive history working in a company’s marketing department
  • Strong ability to respond and adapt to unexpected change
  • Solid note-taking skills and the ability to craft one heck of a creative brief
  • Experience leading a website through concept to completion
  • The passion and ability to form long-term, close relationships with clients.

You Probably Have

  • Experience writing strategic marketing plans
  • A preternatural fear of missing a deadline for a client
  • Experience as the main liaison between an agency and its clients
  • Confidence in driving projects forward and pressing creative coworkers forward to deliver projects on time
  • The freedom to travel once a quarter
  • A working knowledge of Google Analytics, SEO best practices, modern user experience standards
  • The ability to critically evaluate a client’s needs to proactively research and present solutions
  • The flexibility to work additional weekend hours at least once a month
  • A love for keeping up with the latest trends and tools in marketing social media and technology
  • A great joke at the ready and on solid go-to Karaoke song

What You’ll Do

  • Work in tandem with the CEO and CCO to pitch and land new business. You will build out proposals and presentation decks under the direction of the principals.
  • Own and manage clients that are entrusted to you
  • Present creative work to the client for feedback / approval
  • Prepare reports on campaign effectiveness and budget progress
  • Attend networking events to establish new client relationships and potential partners
  • Field and manage projects without supervision
  • Orchestrate and manage internal and external company events
  • Coordinate with vendors and media to craft strategic campaigns and ship programs ahead of deadlines
  • Manage invoicing and budgets for assigned clients, collecting payment when necessary
  • Run small errands and tasks (we’re a small agency, so when a business cards need to be retrieved from the printer or when a client wants coffee for a meeting, someone has to do it, and that someone is you.)
  • Take the fox on walks

Your New Family

We aren’t normal. Our status meetings include campaign timelines and group therapy sessions. Our team building exercises consist of rushed deadlines and sarcastic and seemingly demeaning, but actually complimentary comments. Our internal chat tool has more gifs than actual communication and we’ve all seen each other in swimwear. We’re more invested in each other than in profit and care more about our clients than our bottom line. Whether our suits have snazzy cufflinks or sharpnose pufferfish, our family works together to build quality cool shit and we have a ball doing it.

To apply to be an Account Executive, send your resume, cover letter, a video, and something funny to colton@foxfuelcreative.com and mary@foxfuelcreative.com.
Your video should respond to these four questions:

1. What are your career goals?

2. What are you really good at professionally? (What do you love to do?)

3. What do you suck at, professionally? (What do you hate doing?)

4. Why do you want to work at FoxFuel?

Good luck! Hope to see you around the office soon.

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