Jeff Funk is an Emmy Winning Creative Director & Digital Content Producer in New Orleans. He has spent an entire career in television & media which literally started a week after graduating from the University of Florida. Over that span, he has managed brand activations & teams that has generated revenue, bolstered viewer engagement, ratings as well as streamlined sales workflow processes for major media companies such as The CNN News Group, Hearst-Argyle TV & The Turner Entertainment Networks, a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. based in Atlanta. With a passion for writing, he has conceptualized & executed strategic communications as well as content that magnify brand recognition across multiple media platforms (TV, Social Media, Online, Radio, SMS, Multimedia, Print).
In late 2011, Jeff became the Creative Director at WGNO-TV & NOLA 38, Tribune's duopoly in New Orleans. He leads the award winning team responsible for WGNO's hearfelt "God Bless Louisiana" campaign, a project that has garnered 3 Gold Addy & Promax Awards on the local and regional level in 12 months. It was also a 2012 National Addy finalist and most recently was awarded the 2013 Prestige Award for the "Best TV Promotion Of The Year" by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. Day to day, he manages all on air promotions, social media & digital activations for both stations.
Passionate about personal & professional brands, he blogs at BrandDynamite.com & has spoken at conferences such Digital Atlanta, NicheMommy & Barkworld on the topic of video, social media & storytelling. On his spare time, he tries to catch his breath as three boys with enough energy to power a small country keep him & his lovely wife quite busy.