Part of a recurring series where we ask a Full Contact employee a couple of off-the-wall (and yet revealing) questions.
1) Who are you, and what is your role at Full Contact?
Rick Butler, Account Director
2) Speaking of roles, who is your personal role model? (And tell us why)
Professionally, I had a few bosses early in my career that taught me a ton about advertising and account management specifically. They passed along a few things I still think about daily, which have helped guide me throughout my career. I’ll hold off on naming names so nobody gets an ego. It’s either one of them, or Jason Segel’s character in “I love you, man” who I find to be pretty hilarious. Not sure I’d call him my role model per se; maybe he’s more of my spirit animal.
3) What’s the best piece of advice you ever received (and then ignored)?
Easy – “Go to college somewhere warm with a big football program.” While I loved my college experience, New Hampshire isn’t always the greatest place to spend the coldest months of the year. Although I can’t complain… my college experience did introduce me to advertising, which led to my first internship, and ultimately my career, so I do have that to be thankful for.
4) If you could magically become anyone else in the world, who would it be and why?
If it was for a limited time, I think it would be cool to live Anthony Bourdain’s life. The guy travels around the world to exotic places, eating weird, awesome food. I could definitely do that for a while. Not sure I’d want to transform into a 60-something-year-old man, but the rest of it seems cool.
5) And while we are imagining things, what is your Full Contact superpower?
This is a tough one. I’m not a big super hero or super power guy. Maybe super punctuality because I hate being late to stuff?
6) We know you do amazing things at Full Contact, but what do you do that’s kind of amazing outside of these four walls?
For the past 3+ years, and in particular the last 9 months when baby #2 arrived, I’ve helped keep my adorable little kiddos alive, well and happy. This has proved to be both fun and very challenging on a day-to-day basis. My wife is the true hero, but I’d like to think I contribute my fair share.
7) And finally, how do you make Full Contact in your job?
Attack every day with a positive attitude and solution-based thinking. Things can be challenging, but it’s way too easy to say “it can’t be done.” I love finding creative solutions to make things happen, and always try to give off a good vibe for those around me.