Rich Funk


How’d you get to where you are today, working at 435 Digital?

After I moved to California after graduating college, I started working in PPC at SEO Inc, one of the top digital marketing agencies in San Diego. After moving to Chicago in 2011, I worked on the paid search team for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch at Digitas. In 2012, I began my career as a PPC Specialist for 435 Digital.

What is your favorite YouTube video?

Watching this pug push a stroller through Portland never ceases to make me feel better, even if I just dropped food onto myself. Like, a lot of food.

Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter and why?

My good friend, and soccer editor for, @JamesTylerESPN. He’ll mix in little dashes of absurdity with all the soccer news you could possibly need.

What is your favorite thing about Chicago?

Wrigley Field is one of the greatest human creations of all time. Too bad the same can’t be said of the last 101 teams they’ve fielded there.

Twitter/LinkedIn Info

Twitter: @fuunk

What do you love about your role as a Paid Search Specialist at 435 Digital?

What I love about my position as Paid Search Specialist at 435 Digital is the environment of freedom that is cultivated within the company. So many agencies have a cookie cutter philosophy when it comes to paid search. Being able to not only think outside the box, but actually being encouraged to do so helps us stay out in front of the competition.