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The partners at Franklin Creative Group (FCG) have been involved in races from President to city council, producing winning mail for clients the past decade.

FCG was founded on the idea that mail should incorporate technological advancements and digital aspects and your mail firm should be a part of your team. FCG continues to innovate and move mail forward and will always do what it takes to put our clients in the winner’s circle.

The founders of FCG are industry recognized leaders in research, messaging and creative design. Get in touch and let us put our experience to work for you.

Meet The Team

Michael Fortney

Michael Fortney

In almost two decades in politics, Michael Fortney has served as a consultant on numerous campaigns across the country, helping countless clients win tough races and overcome long odds. He has been involved in campaigns for President, U.S. Senate, Governor and up and down the ballot.

In his role as a direct mail consultant, Fortney has written and concepted thousands of mail pieces for clients, and has been recognized with both Pollie and Reed Awards for creativity, effectiveness and design. Fortney’s mail has done everything from enrage opponents to register voters for the Republican National Committee, everywhere from Maine to Arizona.

Fortney grew up in Paducah, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Lamar University. He and his wife, Catharine, live in Denver, Colorado with their two sons, Henry and Bo.

Andy George

Andy George

Andy has been involved in political campaigns at every level for the past 15 years, providing hands-on strategy and analysis to political and business leaders. For the past six election cycles, he has managed multi-million-dollar campaigns and independent expenditures efforts for clients across the country.

Recently, Andy has been in a consulting role managing multi-faceted, multi-million-dollar mail projects for clients such as the Republican National Committee and outside projects for Gubernatorial and multiple U.S. Senate campaigns.

Andy was born in Kentucky and spent his formative years in South Carolina where he started his political career volunteering on local races. In 2002, Andy moved to Colorado where he met his wife, Rachel, they currently live outside of Denver.

Joe Pounder

Joe Pounder

Joe Pounder founded Bullpen Strategy Group in 2019 after starting several successful communications and research groups, including America Rising Corp. in the United States. Since founding BSG, he has helped lead the firm’s expansion doing work across the United States and having a UK operation. Most recently, he served as a senior advisor for Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign.

In 2014, Pounder was named by Campaigns & Elections as one of their Top 50 Influencers and The Washingtonian called him the “Troublemaker” for the firm’s research success in the election cycle. In 2012, he served as the Research Director and Deputy Communications Director at the Republican National Committee. While managing the $3.5 million, 27-person operation, he was named by GQ Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington and as one of people who will be running Washington in 2013 by BuzzFeed. Before that, Pounder served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Marco Rubio’s successful 2010 Senate bid and worked for then-House Republican Whip Eric Cantor in 2009 where he was named one of Politico’s “50 Politicos to Watch.” Previously he was Director of Rapid Response for Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2007 presidential primary campaign and later served in the same capacity for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Pounder is also a veteran of the George W. Bush Administration, where he was Deputy Associate Director of the White House Office of Communications.

Luke Marchant

Luke Marchant

Luke Marchant has more than 20 years of political campaign, public relations, and government service experience. From supporting Fortune 5 companies to running local, state and federal campaigns across the country, he has a diverse background that allows him to understand different audiences and help clients create the best content to tell their story.

For over 14 years, Luke was moving from campaign to campaign, splitting his time between both political and government engagements growing a knowledge and understanding. Working for US Senators John Cornyn and Marco Rubio, US Congressman Pete Olson, Governor Greg Abbott and many more. Along the way, Marchant picked up several awards, specifically for his mail and branding, from the 2014 Best of the Best at the AAPC Pollies to MavPAC 40 under 40.

He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, and lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife and two children.


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