Josh Sample

Founder and CEO, Drive Social Media

Josh Sample is the Founder and CEO of Drive Social Media, a digital-first marketing and social media agency. He is also the visionary behind Marketing Milk, the agency’s bespoke marketing analytics platform.

Since its inception, Josh has led Drive through exponential growth from $0 at its founding to more than $35M in revenue in 12 years. Drive is a national leader in social media marketing and creates custom solutions for nearly 2,000 businesses across industries and employs over 250 people throughout the agency’s six locations, including Miami, Atlanta, Tampa, St. Louis, Nashville, and Dallas.


Josh has deep expertise in building revenue-generating business systems that help CEOs, leading C-suite executives and business owners track metrics to scale business growth.

In the past six years, Drive managed $80.5M in Meta advertising investments, averaging $13.4M annually. In 2023, the company handled $23M, achieving, on average, more than four times ROI.

Josh’s business leadership philosophy is anchored by a future-focused mindset. At the helm, he is spearheading Drive’s digital transformation, creating innovative synergies between the agency’s data and technology expertise and the revolutionary capabilities of AI. The advancements are poised to upskill talent, build operational efficiencies, and create best-in-class marketing solutions.

Recognition & Contributions

Under Josh’s leadership, Drive has earned notable achievements. Drive has been honored as a two-time Adweek Fastest Growing Agencies awardee, featured in the Inc. 500, and included six times in the Inc. 5000 list. Josh has contributed thought leadership pieces to esteemed publications, including Adweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Inc., and MSNBC. He has also spoken live at events, including Orangetheory Fitness Convention, Xponential Fitness Convention, and T-REX.


Josh holds a B.B.A in Marketing and Marketing Management from Missouri State University.