Our Approach

We're a team of strategists, researchers, designers, and storytellers who work together to help you communicate with maximum motivating power.

Strategy. Science. Storytelling.

Our work draws on strategic thinking from branding, marketing, politics, and advocacy; insightful research from social science and data science; and the creative disciplines of visual design and storytelling.

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Powered by Aspirational Communication

Aspirations are powerful ideas: Our visions of the people we strive to be, the lives we aim to live, and the world we want to live in. They pack motivating power. They shape our identities. They drive our decisions and behaviors.

The most powerful way to inspire and engage people is to connect your cause to their authentic aspirations. 

That’s why the art and science of Aspirational Communication lies at the heart of everything we do.


Diversity and Inclusion

Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders in the fight for racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We hold our employees and partners accountable in this commitment.

We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it.

We will embody our values and work to achieve our vision by aligning our policies, practices and organizational culture with our commitment to equity and inclusion.

This is a short summary of our 10-page Code of Conduct. If you'd like to read the entire document, please email us at


Strategic? Creative? Passionate? Join our team.

Pro-Bono Communications Program for DMV-area Nonprofit Organizations

Hattaway Communications is dedicated to communications for impact. We use the power of strategy, science, and storytelling to help visionary leaders and organizations achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet. 

DMV-area nonprofits in need of communications expertise are invited to apply for our pro-bono program. We’re looking to work with organizations that are led by people of color, serve communities of color, and operate locally. 

This is a good opportunity for your organization if you:

  • Want to update your brand or share a new story about the work you do
  • Need to target new audiences to increase your reach, resources, and impact  
  • Are launching a new campaign and need help with strategy and design
  • Have new leadership and want to define a fresh vision and communications strategy
  • Want to update your brand’s visual identity to reflect your current mission and impact

Our work together will focus on one or more of the following areas:

The program is intended for DMV-based organizations that meet the following criteria:

This is an opportunity for your organization to collaborate with our team of strategists, researchers, designers, and storytellers and for Hattaway to partner with local organizations and help support our community. 

To apply, please send the following to with “Pro-Bono Application” in the subject line:

The application open period is from March 13–May 5, 2023. We will review all submissions and contact the finalists for additional information.