Lakers in ’02. Yankees in ’51. Bulls in ’98. 

And now, you can add Drive Social Media in ’19 to the list of famous three-peats.

We’re thrilled to take home the prestigious Inc. 5000 Award as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for the third consecutive year. As the rankings are based on year-over-year growth, appearing on the list for multiple years in a row requires consistent, prolonged growth. Ranking in the top 20% of the list over a three-year stretch is a rarity.

We kept the momentum from a great 2018 going into 2019, and as a result — for the seventh year in a row — registered our highest revenue numbers in company history. Some of the highlights of the past year were as follows:

  • Launched the first and only Facebook-powered augmented reality scavenger hunt in American professional sports for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. The activation received national attention and was covered by outlets like NBC,,, CBS, Facebook, and Forbes.
  • Relationship with Orangetheory Fitness saw growth of partnership to over 50% of total OTF studios.
  • Evolved our franchise division to over 800 locations and 25 franchisors. Marketing Milk, our proprietary in-house built social media ROI tracking and reporting platform that launched in 2018, has become almost ubiquitous among our client roster. 99% of our partners are now able to track the ROI of their Facebook ads in real-time
  • Operating Partner, Josh Sample, began speaking to groups and delivered keynotes at multiple industry events, further cementing Drive’s place as a leader within the industry.
  • Expanded the number of employees on our operations team by 40% in St. Louis and 33% in Nashville.

We’ve got some exciting projects in the works for the rest of 2019 and into early 2020, and are laser-focused on continuing to achieve the kind of growth that necessitates inclusion with the caliber of businesses on the Inc.5000 list. However, we do want to take a moment to congratulate all of our Drive team members, and thank our 1000+ satisfied partners that make growth like this possible.