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District Maven Marketing Co-Sponsors Box at Fall International Gold Cup

There are few events more popular in Northern Virginia (or loved by yours truly) than Virginia Gold Cup. This biannual steeplechasing event is as historic as it is legendary and infamous. Not only has this been a time-honored tradition in Virginia since 1844, it happens to also be a fantastic opportunity to network and socialize.

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Newest Hospitality Client To District Maven Family: Bar Bao in Arlington, VA

Spring is in full bloom and it is that time of year where new beginnings just feel… right. In the spirit of the season, we’re excited to have some of our newest clients open for business and hit the ground running! The most recent of late: Bar Bao, an Asian Fusion concept located in the heart of Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood. The venue is the latest brainchild of The Social Restaurant Group, who also owns Pamplona across the patio as well as Provision 14 and The Prospect located in Washington, DC.

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Rent The Runway’s Customer Rating Platform: A Model For Us All

I’ve always said that most things in life, from relationship building to advertising, stem from trust and experience. Keeping these core values in mind when developing a marketing strategy is key. Companies are successful because they develop a connection with their customers, ultimately building a level of trust and laying out what doing business with them would be like.

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DC Throwback Thursday: WHCD Moments Worth Remembering

Hundreds (if not thousands) of events happen in Metro Washington every season, but the White House Correspondents Dinner has to be amongst my absolute favorites. Undoubtedly one of the biggest affairs of the year, “Nerd Prom,” (as it is affectionately referred to) is one of the few that specifically caters to the media industry. It is also a favorite amongst these professionals (such as yours truly) as WHCD is one of the rare moments in which a laundry list of notable celebrities can be spotted around town. Asking Glee star Kevin McHale if he found dancing in a wheelchair difficult, talking social activism with Wilmer Valderrama and spotting Tracey Morgan mean-mugging on the red carpet will always remain nostalgic career highlights for me.

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Takoda DC Takes Over As Newest It Restaurant & Beer Garden In Shaw

Whenever a client opens a new venue, it is always an exciting but busy week. Last week, was insane — I had two new restaurants open in the Washington D.C. area! In addition to Don Taco in Old Town Alexandria, the latest to open its doors is Takoda DC. Located on the north-end of DC’s trendy Shaw neighborhood, this bilevel restaurant and beer garden pays a considerable amount of attention to detail. Examples of seen not only in the deliberately decorated exposed brick walls and delicately tiled bar on the rooftop, but also in the menu and staff as well. (They only serve Sriracha-infused ketchup and their entire staff dons Converse chucks.) From the two guys who brought the District The Huxley, I’d expect nothing less. And from the hoards of press coverage on Takoda (here, here, here and here) it seems like Washingtonians agree.

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New Old Town Alexandria Taco & Tequila Spot Open For Business

Excited to announce that today is the official opening of Don Taco, my newest client to hit the Northern Virginia restaurant scene. Located on historic King Street in Old Town, this Alexandria taco and tequila bar is expected to be a closely related sister restaurant to their hugely popular and A-Town Bar & Grill in North Arlington. Given the repeated success of this hospitality group, one would have no doubts that Don Taco (and the heavily anticipated in Rosslyn) would be equally as successful.