Here’s a Look at Adweek’s First D.C. Event, Honoring Washington’s Rising Brand Stars

The District has become a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship

Video Editor: Nick Gardner; Photos: Chris Loupos for Adweek
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Washington, D.C., may be known for politics, but visitors and transplants to the city will quickly notice it has much more to offer. Currently experiencing a cultural and entrepreneurial boom, the nation’s capital has quickly become one of the hottest markets for design, startups and marketing innovation.

To celebrate Adweek’s 24 D.C. Rising Brand Stars, we recently visited the District to host a reception packed with talent from across marketing, media, tech and institutions like the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

To see highlights from this event, check out the video above and the photos below.

You can also check out these stories from Adweek’s City Spotlight: Washington, D.C.:
Meet D.C.’s 24 Rising Brand Stars
How Five Guys Finally Warmed Up to Advertising
How D.C. Became a Hub of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

All photos by Chris Loupos for Adweek.

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."