What, until recently, used to be a veritable urban food desert with barely a Starbucks in sight (ok, there’s one inside a Safeway two blocks away and a Busboys and Poets next to that) now features a one-of-a-kind destination inspired by a desert of an entirely different kind. Meet Shouk, the new kid on the block in Mount Vernon Triangle.

But not in a creepy way. We promise. The brand and reputation management space has, like everything else that flows through the filter we call Google, been flipped end-over-end in recent years as search results become more and more localized.

Last week, RepEquity co-hosted the DC, VA & MD Search Engine Marketing Meetup Group. The group of DC-area professionals meets every few months to network and share ideas with peers in the industry. This time around, we enjoyed a side of pizza and wine with our digital marketing.

This week, our client SemSem brought home the gold at the Horizon Interactive Awards.