DIVERSE THINKERS
MEANINGFUL PARTNERS

Socio is a creative, communications, and customer experience agency shaping the way companies do business.

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A DIFFERENT KIND
OF RELATIONSHIP

We are an award winning team recognized by industry peers and organizations. Relationships make us unique. Our best work is result of the a collaborative partnership built on trust and transparency.

Without that, we are merely another company with great ideas.

Creative

Content & Messaging
Creative Design
Marketing & Communication Strategies

Communication

Brand Development & Positioning
Storytelling Frameworks
Programming & Toolkits

Customer Experience

CX Strategy, Design, & Execution
Operational Process & Service Delivery
Technology Design & Integration

Without that, we are merely another company with great ideas.

We connect people, build relationships, and uncover opportunities for global corporations and government agencies to do business with certified minority-owned companies and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Socio brings vast experience in procurement and supplier development. We understand the challenges through our own experiences. Innovation lies well beyond a company’s offering, products and services.

Supply Chain
Strategy

Scoring to balance supplier pool based on capability and the company’s needs, initiatives and growth areas.

Supplier Diversity
Programming

Branded content, programming, mentorship, and organizational best practices to develop suppliers for your supply chain.

Diverse Supplier
Integration

Framework to increase tier 1 and 2 spending and tools to get buy-in from internal audiences.

We prepare suppliers to conduct business as partners by connecting culture, customer experience and performance.

Supplier
Readiness

Tools to find the right clients and opportunities for your company.

Supplier
Development

Workshops to prepare your team to deliver a customer centric experience.

Supplier
Positioning

Content developed to maximize certification within sales and business development.

Supplier
Coaching

Consulting to help with sales presentations, RFP writing, or whatever you need.

Socio FIRST LOOK is changing the narrative in supplier diversity.

It’s people, their culture, and their stories that empower a supply chain to become inclusive, diverse and innovative.

Our drive to sustain an inclusive work environment through products and services is often met with resource constraints and uncertainty. Together, we have experienced the challenges of bringing “new suppliers” to the table who offer cost effective and innovative solutions.

FIRST LOOK is an editorial sourcing guide and marketplace for certified diverse-minority-owned businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises. Use FIRST LOOK as a tool to introduce innovative companies to your supply chain. The names and faces within FIRST LOOK enjoy who they are as much as what they do.

For questions, comments, PR inquiry and/or interest in partnership, please contact Gonzo Araya, Socio’s Chief Creative Officer & FIRST LOOK Editor-in-Chief, at garaya@thinksocio.com.

As Thinkers

WE ARE ENRICHED BY CRITICISM AND HUMBLED BY PRAISE.
Clients make us smarter; being recognized for excellence let’s us know we are listening intently.

WE SPEND MORE TIME DEFINING OUR OUTCOMES THAN OUR OBSTACLES.
Balancing “why” and “why not” keeps us innovative and gets our clients where they want to be.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE JOURNEY TOWARD UNDERSTANDING BEGINS AT CONFUSION.
Our value is found in the questions we ask and the knowledge we share.

WE FIND FLAWS IN OUR PROCESS, NOT OUR CLIENTS.
We own the entire experience and the heavy lifting is always on us.

As Partners

WE LISTEN to understand needs and desired outcomes.

WE SYNTHESIZE strategy into framework.

WE PRODUCE creative, assets, tools, and technology.

WE EXECUTE programming, initiatives, and campaigns.

WE MEASURE against the benchmark.

WE REFINE based on the learnings.

For questions, comments, PR inquiry and/or interest in partnership, please contact Gonzo Araya, Socio’s Chief Creative Officer & FIRST LOOK Editor-in-Chief, at garaya@thinksocio.com.

Certified LGBT Business Enterprise through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

Executive Committee, nglccNY, Media & Communications Chair, leading conversations with corporate partners, LGBT owned businesses, and political organizations.

Council Member, NGLCC’s National Procurement Council, guiding procurement professionals on supplier diversity policy & procedure.

Regular guest speaker, panelist, and advisor on supplier diversity and minority-owned businesses.

  • Creative
  • Communication
  • Customer Experience