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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15 Tools for Your Digital Life in 2015

Posted: January 15th, 2015

In 1989’s Back to the Future Part II, Michael J. Fox’s iconic character Marty McFly bounced back and forth through time – with one of his most notable stops being the year 2015, a futuristic world filled with tools that captured our cultural imagination: self-lacing sneakers, flying cars, and hover boards to name a few. Well, […]

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Reclaiming the Cube: 5 Ways to Sit Outside the Box

Posted: January 9th, 2015

The word “cubicle” has certain connotations. But we’re not the types to let ourselves get stuck in the box (or cube). So when we recently made the move from our free wheeling, picnic-table-style seating at WeWork to our new, much larger but much more cube-filled space near McPherson Square, we quickly – and unsurprisingly – […]

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Happy Holidays from Social Driver!

Posted: December 18th, 2014

’Tis the season to be jolly – and we’d like to thank you for bringing us joy all year long. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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Good Design for Better Schools: The My School Information Design Challenge

Posted: November 25th, 2014

It’s no secret that big data is changing the world, and quickly: a full 90% of the world’s data was generated during the past two years alone. Making sense of this ever-expanding arsenal of information is an enormous opportunity—and challenge—for organizations of all kinds. And in order to benefit from this expanse of new information, […]

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5 Women Leading Digital Advocacy on Twitter

Posted: November 20th, 2014

What is the most effective way to reach policymakers and make a real impact? Working in Washington, D.C., it’s a question that is practically impossible to ignore. And there’s no doubt the face of advocacy is changing: a mass communications, press-release mentality simply isn’t effective in a world where a single comment on social media […]

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9 New Faces: Meet Our Newest Social Drivers!

Posted: November 13th, 2014

There are few things more exciting than welcoming new energy and talent to our ever-growing team here at Social Driver. It’s been a busy couple of months characterized by rapid growth, and we can’t wait to introduce you to the newest members of our team – so we won’t! Say hello to our nine newest […]

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Top 10 Design Inspiration Resources

Posted: October 30th, 2014

We are huge believers in the open source community. There are thousands of creative people solving complex problems and sharing their findings, processes and ideas every day online. Often, when we’re working on a project, we find ourselves facing challenges others have already spent untold hours developing solutions for. As designers and technologists, it would […]

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Social Driver CEO Thomas Sanchez Appointed to Mayor Gray’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council

Posted: October 28th, 2014

Social Driver Founder and CEO Thomas Sanchez was sworn in as a member of Mayor Vincent Gray’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council Monday evening. The Council will, in the words of Mayor Gray, focus on ensuring “a more inclusive tech economy,” and will convene to advise District officials on ways to stress diversity in the growth of […]

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