marketing & public relations


who we are

founded by Dan Q. Dao
in partnership with Nicky Corpuz
  • proudly POC-led


What is D1?

Named after the bustling downtown district of Saigon, Vietnam, District One is a digital PR, content, and advertising agency working with food and lifestyle brands. As a writer with vast experience covering culture, travel, and products, I understand what makes a compelling story. In the last few years, I’ve been particularly compelled by the small businesses out there making a cultural impact, both in terms of preservation and innovation. With my partners Carter and Nicky, we launched District One to help these pioneering businesses tell their stories. Today, our team of Millenial and Gen-Z digital natives leverages diverse experience in editorial, hospitality, PR, advertising, and consulting for a full-circle storytelling approach.
— D.Q.D.                 

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Our Work



What We Do


We employ an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on traditional public relations, social media, SEO, and paid advertising. We create original strategies for every client tailored to their needs and goals, delivering a consistent message across all platforms and develop a sustainable ecosystem for driving revenue.
Current Clientele      

Brooklyn Gin
East Brazil Co. 
Explorer Cold Brew
Food & Wine
In Pursuit of Tea
Kim’C Market 
Madame Vo
Omni Bev
Saxelby Cheesemongers
Slane Irish Whiskey
Us Two Tea 
And More....