Meet the Dynamics Online Staff: JD Drake, Manager of Social Networking

JD Drake, Manager of Social Networking

JD Drake, Manager of Social Networking

That handsome fellow there is me, JD Drake. I am the Manager of Social Networking here at Dynamics Online. If you ever have any questions about how to engage and connect with your audience through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, or any of the other various social networks out there, I’m the one to talk to.

I have been a part of the Dynamics Online team for a little over a year now. In addition to helping our clients learn how to navigate the world of social networks, I also manage search engine marketing campaigns for our clients. Using tools like Google AdWords and Microsoft AdCenter, I manage pay-per-click campaigns to ensure that our clients are visible on search engines for the search terms relevant to them. I enjoy working directly with our clients to determine the perfect set of keywords that increase web traffic and (more importantly) increase sales/leads.

But enough about what I do (you can always email me if you would like to learn more), let’s talk more about ME. Here are some JD fun facts you might not know:

  • I was raised in North Canton, OH – the former home of Hoover vacuum cleaners.
  • In high school I wrote one short play & co-wrote a full-length musical that was performed by my fellow students.
  • I went to Ithaca College to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Television/Radio production and scriptwriting.
  • I spent some time living in Los Angeles working on TV shows including ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and ‘Boston Public.’
  • Northeast Ohio became my home yet again in 2005, when I moved to Cleveland to earn a Master’s Degree in Communications Management – Public Relations from John Carroll University.
  • I currently live in Shaker Heights, OH with my wife (and 1 cat).
  • I have worked with a wide range of companies, including non-profits, B2B, and B2C companies, to create unique social media strategies and empower staff to use these tools to grow their business and increase brand awareness.
  • I’m always willing to debate music & movies; both of which happens frequently at our office.
  • One of my favorite bands is Wilco. I have seen them in concert almost a dozen times, in over 7 different states.
  • I have always rooted for Cleveland sports, so if you come visit, please leave your Terrible Towel at the door.

Want more JD Fun Facts (you can never have too many)? You can learn more about who I am & what I do by following me on Twitter @JDDrake or simply email me at