September 1, 2015 FoxFuel

Nice to Meet You: Colton Mulligan

Role at FoxFuel:
Partner and Chief Executive Officer



Colton’s Favorites

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Aristotle, mainly because he geeked out over astronomy, which I find relatable.

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Bluetooth Device
My Bose SLIII Portable Speaker.

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Happy Place in Nashville
The basement Movie Room/Man Den at my house. Or Waffle House on Sidco.

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Recent Ad Campaign
I’m still a sucker for the Arby’s non-apologetic “We have the meats” campaign.

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Pirate Catchphrase
“But I don’t wanna be a pirate.” -Jerry Seinfeld

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Household Appliance
I don’t cook enough to have a favorite.


Deep Insight Into Colton’s Psyche

What’s the most frustrating comment, question, or feedback you get from clients?
“Shouldn’t you see a doctor about that?”

What is the first thing you did after college graduation?
I went backpacking through Europe with a hyper-intelligent professor/friend, who immediately made me feel like I learned nothing in college.

If you were permanently exiled from the advertising world, what would do instead?
I lack the connections or significant experience, but I would love to work in film as a producer.

What’s a current trend in advertising that makes you hurt inside?
The preference for off-the-shelf Content Management Systems.

How did you take it when you found out Santa isn’t real?
Apparently, it was traumatic enough that I blocked that moment from memory.

What best gets your creative juices flowing?
Black tea until my hands just barely start to shake and a roomful of folks for creative/strategic/brainstorming session. That or a touch of hypomania.

How do you find inspiration?
Wes Anderson Movies, Rube Goldberg Machines, Google Product Commercials, Kid President, and WIRED Articles.

Would you rather be attacked by 50 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
One horse-sized duck.  If I championed the bout, that makes for a way better story.