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David Cottingham

COO

What aspect of storytelling brought you to join the team at Wrigley Media Group?

I began my career as an actor and independent film producer. Over the course of my 20+ year career at Wrigley Media, I learned to shoot, edit, direct, and many other production roles. The best part about production is the collaboration and creative process that goes into storytelling. It still amazes me how a group of talented people can come together, contribute in their roles, navigate unexpected difficulties, and create content that inspires. It’s the part of production that a lot of people don’t see. To me, working with people and seeing them work hard to create their visions is the best part. There’s nothing better.

What styles influence you as a storyteller?

When it comes to films, I’ve always been drawn to the sci-fi, action-adventure, and comedy genres. But when creating content for our clients, I really enjoy the inspiring stories driven by narration and music. I believe we do an outstanding job of listening to what our clients need and producing content that benefits their mission and goals, but also content they enjoy. And that’s what makes Wrigley Media special. Whatever story or style our clients are looking to create, we’ll be there to help them each step of the journey, together.

Where do you call home, and what inspires you outside of work?  

I was born in Philadelphia but moved around a lot (Hawaii, LA, Omaha) before settling down in Newport, KY, which is where I consider my hometown. After attending the University of Kentucky from ’96-’01, I now call Versailles, KY home, where I live with my wife and two daughters. And they are what inspire me. At young ages, both are driven by passions they work very hard at. One is an artist, the other a gymnast. I try to keep encouraging them to fuel that passion, just as I did, because it is possible to turn that passion into a career. Also, Star Wars has been inspirational in my life for as long as I can remember. And my girls love it too, so that’s a win.

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