Dannia Hakki and Sherry Moeller of MokiMedia
Publicists Sherry Moeller and Dannia Hakki joined forces to create a party that tried to outshine the White House last night.
The dynamic duo celebrated the launch of their new PR venture MokiMedia at Bethesda's Lebanese Taverna last night -- a party that included a number of guests off of the firm's impressive list of clients.
"It seems everybody here wants to work with them," said Marwan Muasher, vice president of the World Bank. "Maybe I should."
The firm's accounts include internationally renowned musicians, luxury medical and spa services and celebrity interior designers.
Notable clients, including R&B Artist Ginuwine and his wife Sole, Jazz Musician Marcus Johnson and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki, even dismissed the State of the Union Address to stay late and enjoy champagne and vegan Sticky Fingers cake with the excited pair.
"I wouldn't miss it," said Johnson, who flew in from performing overseas just hours earlier with Moki on his mind.
During the evening, the firm's founding duo proudly scanned the restaurant packed with just the sort of people that rarely leave the confines of the District. But they did have their gripes.
"It wasn't our first-choice name," admitted Sherry Moeller referencing the company's moniker.
"We knew we wanted to use our names together, so we tried every possible combination," she said. "Our favorite -- DASH -- was taken. But Moki was cool. A memorable word that wasn't a word ... like Google."