45 Days: My DC Internship Experience at Social Driver

Posted: June 25th, 2015

For the past month, Social Driver has had the privilege to welcome a short-term team member, Hannah Gann. A rising high school senior from St. Joseph, MO joined our Operations team. Here’s a glimpse into her unforgettable DC internship experience. As an upcoming high school senior, my horizon only stretched so far. My goals as […]

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21 Career Tips for Recent Grads from WBJ’s 40 Under 40

Posted: June 18th, 2015

On Thursday, June 11th, 2015, the Washington Business Journal celebrated 40 of the region’s best and brightest professionals under 40 years old. At the event, we asked the honorees for their advice for budding professionals who are just beginning their careers. Now that everyone has graduated, we decided that we would share these tips for […]

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5 Website Security Tips to Give You Peace of Mind

Posted: June 11th, 2015

Everyone’s worst nightmare are the following five words: My website has been hacked. For most content management systems, this would be an extreme negative but when WordPress was recently hacked, it was actually a good thing. Sound crazy? The truth is no system is 100% secure. If someone tells you that their system is secure, […]

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13 Books to Start Your Summer Off Right

Posted: June 4th, 2015

Here at Social Driver, we are voracious readers––blogs, books, magazines, you name it. We’re always on the lookout for a great read. As Memorial Day heralds in the summer season, we’re sharing some of the amazing book recommendations provided by members of our team. Check out this list of what we’re reading this summer. Without […]

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25 Best Responsive Web Design Examples of 2015

Posted: May 28th, 2015

It’s that time of the year again! Social Driver is back with our fourth-annual list of favorite responsive websites. Responsive web design has become even more important if you are considering launching or redesigning you current site. In April, Google added mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in search results. This means that you could experience […]

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Vaccines, Fluoride, and Misinformation: Understanding a Social Media “Digital Pandemic”

Posted: May 19th, 2015

Social Driver recently hosted a roundtable with top healthcare organizations to discuss how social media impacts the spread of health information. For example, three out of four Irish children will have tooth decay before age 15, according to the Irish Dental Association. But the persistence of misinformation online has halted the prevention of tooth decay […]

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Social Driver CEO Delivers Commencement Speech at Alma Mater

Posted: May 15th, 2015

On May 2, Social Driver CEO Thomas Sanchez gave the commencement speech at his alma mater, Northwest Missouri State University. In his incredible speech he spoke about his beginnings, and pushed students to have a “driver mentality” and find opportunities to say YES where others might say no. But most importantly, he shared that being a driver […]

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Chartkick: The Data Visualization Tool You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted: May 13th, 2015

Visualizing data online can help drive home a point, make trends easier to spot, and give more context about the data. Reading a list of numbers can be boring, but luckily there are a lot of options to add dynamic data visualization to your website to not only bring clarity to the meaning behind the […]

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Beyond the 9 to 5: Why Your Team’s Personal Projects Matter

Posted: April 30th, 2015

At our first team meeting of the new year, Social Driver’s founder, Thomas, challenged everyone to share one thing they wanted to learn in 2015. The projects ranged from general things like wanting to focus more (me), to a great number of staff who wanted to improve their GitHub skills. After the meeting, I reflected on how Social […]

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How to Plan a Kick-Ass Corporate Retreat

Posted: April 23rd, 2015

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. We get caught up relying on routine and being at the mercy of a growing to-do list. As a result, we think it’s not only fun, but also strategic and vital, to create space for reflection and connection. Enter the Social Driver retreat. As […]

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7 Top Tips for Live Tweeting

Posted: April 8th, 2015

Last week, our team had the privilege of partnering with the Washington, DC Economic Partnership to live tweet local artist Wale’s Pop-Up Concert About Nothing. We know as much as anyone that live tweeting can be tricky business. It’s exciting and nerve-racking, but you need to act quickly to make sure you’re contributing to the […]

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9 Strategies to Perfect Your Personal Brand

Posted: April 2nd, 2015

A strong personal brand 20 years ago consisted of picking out the perfect Microsoft Word template to display a list of your professional achievements and a robust Rolodex. With the innovation of technology and introduction of social networks, all of that began to change rapidly. At Social Driver we partner with companies everyday to help […]

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Say hello to our 9 new Drivers!

Posted: March 17th, 2015

As you most likely know, Social Driver is growing like a weed, and few things excite us more than adding fresh blood and ideas to our constantly-expanding team. With that in mind, we bring you the latest and greatest to our team of Drivers! Also known as the only blog you will find multiple mentions […]

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How to Create Visually Engaging Content on Social and More from CNN

Posted: March 12th, 2015

CNN earned their 90 million social media followers by being a consistently reliable source of breaking news. But these days it takes more than just a timely story to engage your followers. On March 4, the National Press Club hosted CNN digital producer Eric Weisbrod as part of their “Get It Online” series. Weisbrod discussed […]

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WordPress: Not Just for Bloggers Anymore

Posted: March 6th, 2015

2003 was a pretty great year for technology: the Human Genome Project was successfully completed, Apple launched iTunes, and WordPress was developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as an extension of b2 cafelog, “a classy news/weblog tool.” From its roots, WordPress was designed to be a blogger’s platform. Focusing on bloggers, that didn’t necessarily […]

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3 Reasons Your Team Should Learn the Basics of Video Editing Software

Posted: February 19th, 2015

Here at Social Driver, we create a wide variety of video content for our clients. In order to keep up with the high demand for videos, we use Adobe Suite in our day-to-day workflow, focusing on Adobe Premiere for video editing. We use Adobe Premiere in conjunction with the rest of the Adobe Suite to […]

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Github Lifehacks: The Kardashian-West Edition

Posted: February 12th, 2015

At Social Driver, we are big fans of GitHub, a tool most commonly used by web developers and designers to share code, manage projects, and track issues. The creative Git community has done more than just accept the platform at face value; they turned it into a true Lifehack, tracking everything from household chores to […]

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Test Driving: HR Software Jobvite Brings Hiring to the 21st Century

Posted: February 5th, 2015

Hiring the right talent is essential to the success of any company, large or small. While larger companies have entire departments devoted to this, in fast, flat companies like ours, recruitment is often a collaborative endeavor taken on by employees across the organization. That’s why we’ve come to know and love our recruitment tool, Jobvite – […]

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Public Affairs Goes Social: 3 Ways Winning Advocacy Campaigns Use Social Media

Posted: January 29th, 2015

We used to write autobiographies or memoirs near the end of our lives, as a sort of testament to our accomplishments. But social media is changing all of this: now we’re documenting our stories in real time across our social networks. So what does this have to do with public affairs? How can this perspective […]

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Guest Post: What it Means to be Women in Technology

Posted: January 27th, 2015

At Social Driver, we believe a bright future is built on equality and diversity – two words that aren’t always associated with the tech field. That’s why we helped launch the Women in Tech campaign and asked Amanda Santello, an interactive designer at DigitasLBi, to describe her experience as a fellow female in the industry. Like many, […]

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