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Wingate Hughes Wins MarCom International Creative Award

Wingate Hughes’ Simple Ingredients Make Design Taste Good campaigns wins a 2017 Gold MarCom international creative award for integrated marketing in  the strategic communications/marketing category. The firm snags the award among 6,500 entries throughout the United Sates, Canada, and 17 other countries.

How These DC Architects Make You Hungry Through Marketing

With restraint, simplicity and focus in mind, DC Architects Wingate Hughes set a summer goal to thank their friends in DC commercial real estate simply and memorably with a unique gift — a raw, gourmet 16 ounce ribeye, two Miller High Life beers, and a recipe on how to make the perfect, uncomplicated meal. Our firm’s innovative technique follows a Simple Ingredients philosophy, and we breakthrough boundaries — even with marketing.

DC Distillery Republic Restoratives’ Simply Great Spirit(s)

Republic Restoratives, a women-owned small batch DC distillery and craft cocktail bar, stands for many things – community, authenticity, and friendship. Owners and childhood best friends Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner opened their storefront in May 2016 and make a point to weave simplicity throughout their business. This translates into a simple distillation process, unpretentious bottle designs, easy cocktail recipes, and transparent marketing.

Inside DC’s One Eight Distilling

One Eight Distilling’s co-founders and former college roommates Sandy Wood, also CEO, and Alex Laufer, head distiller, wake up every day with a shared passion to be the DC distillery that produces the finest spirits from grain to glass in the district. The two’s journeys to making booze vary greatly — law and catering — but now they’re being recognized at national competitions. One Eight Distilling recently won gold this April at the 17th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Inside Cotton & Reed: DC’s First Rum Distillery

As part of our Simple Ingredients Make Design Taste Good campaign, we’re highlighting those who practice a simple ingredients philosophy in life, work, or play. Jordan Cotton and Reed Walker are the co-founders of Cotton and Reed, DC’s first Rum distillery. Cotton and Reed’s tagline ‘naturally complex’ perfectly delineates how the distillery creates highly complex […]