Intern Roll Call: Meet Marta

 
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Hello everyone! My name is Marta Gamez and I’m the spring intern at Curator! I’m a senior at Seattle University (SU) and am approaching my last quarter studying Strategic Communication and Public Affairs. Within my time at SU I have developed a passion for storytelling that is driven by culture, digital media, and equity. I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to intern with Curator and continue to develop my communication and media skills.

I grew up in The Dalles, Oregon, a rural town an hour and a half east of Portland. My favorite memory growing up was harvest season when the orchards transitioned from beautiful cherry blossoms to ripened fruit and the town would flourish with migrant working families and tourists. It was then that I noticed the power in communication and media to bridge gaps between audiences.

I’m incredibly excited to be joining Curator PR this spring and learn more about the PR industry and how to effectively engage with consumers. I look forward to a hands-on learning environment where I’ll be invited to dive into brand management, digital communication, and media relations.

When I’m not on campus or at Curator, I can be found at the nearest vegan dessert shop in Capitol Hill, exploring thrift stores, and snuggling up with cats at the many cat cafes in Seattle. I love Latino music, strolling in the city on sunny days, and have committed to expanding my taste palette by trying new cultural foods in this beautiful city! Feel free to recommend any restaurants - I’m on the lookout!


 

Intern Roll Call: Meet Nathan

 
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Hello Everyone! My name is Nathan Woldstad and I am currently a Senior at Central Washington University studying Marketing. When I found the opportunity to intern at Curator, I knew it would be a great learning experience.  My best learning has always been achieved by doing, so I am ecstatic to do hands-on work at Curator. I am very excited to begin this internship and start exploring business outside of the classroom.

I was raised in Granite Falls, a small town in Washington near the mountains. I was always restless in a one stoplight town and dreamed of moving to Seattle, the big city. I finally managed to achieve this dream when I started college, moving to Queen Anne and loving every minute of it. Now that I am here I have been taking in all the city has to offer. From coffee, to cuisine, to the nightlife, my love for the city has only increased.

When I am not in class or working at Curator I am also a barista. Coffee in Seattle is iconic, and the ability to be a part of that culture is thrilling. I am also a trained chocolatier, having ran a chocolate shop and a confection department before returning to college. Both experiences have cemented my love for food, and I am always looking for new flavors and ingredients to add to my cooking. I hope to travel the world one day, learning different cultures and cooking methods.

My love affair with learning and higher education will continue after graduation as I enter a graduate program at Pacific Lutheran University. I am looking forward to gaining a deeper understanding of social media, influencer collaboration, and working on events while at Curator. Together these experiences will allow me to handle a wide range of tasks and jobs, and  give me skills to put towards my future career.

 

Curator Newsfeed: First Quarter 2019

 
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Spring has sprung and in typical Pacific Northwest fashion we are ready for those April showers. Warmer weather, longer days, and fresh spring blooms are right around the corner. During the winter though, we were far from hibernating. From new brews, Chinese New Year and dentists giving back to the community, our Q1 client coverage highlights prove that it’s not just the state of Washington that is evergreen.

 

January:

Vegan Firefighter Tours 25 Whole Foods To Promote Plant-Based Diet - VegNews

https://vegnews.com/2019/1/vegan-firefighter-tours-25-whole-foods-to-promote-plant-based-diet?fbclid=IwAR2U-4a_lORx7Hz_PuLQfomwlJFVkNeS_P8D7D8KzZgKyYqeQwLZAGJwaPs

 

Free Dental Clinic Brings Smiles To Community - TheOutlook

https://pamplinmedia.com/go/42-news/418441-321485-free-dental-clinic-brings-smiles-to-community?fbclid=IwAR3HEtmsc2Ea4Vmrtyl-ccTbw8xB7nkciBqPpmBr7ZGXlkvctiA1LPf-Pus

 

Pyramid “Yeah, Baby!”: The Name Says It All! – The Pour Fool

https://thepourfool.com/2019/01/10/pyramid-yeah-baby-the-name-says-it-all/?fbclid=IwAR31GzD4zy5fxbtOW9BgAbnJInyDG9-zGXgosAMvENm3j5hTK5ezP8PrT5I

 

Palomino Restaurant & Bar – Sierra In The City

https://sierrainthecity.com/2019/01/15/palomino-restaurant-bar/?fbclid=IwAR0v-hEnE1eRNbjZ_55C9rdFPL75l95u1zKqcsSF26tzpVPhSKpVhTdFa-w/

 

February:

Chocolate Beer: The Unlikely Pairing that'll catch your eye this Valentine's Day – Seattle Refined

http://seattlerefined.com/eat-drink/chocolate-beer-the-unlikely-pairing-thatll-catch-your-eye-this-valentines-day?fbclid=IwAR1yF5YNUcdtXbeYRZLdduas_SZVvMwxO1nbtMY63HgSicHwfrvgU_-kWe8

 

Portland Office Market Set for Strong Start in 2019 – Commercial Property Executive

https://www.cpexecutive.com/post/portland-office-market-set-for-strong-start-in-2019/?fbclid=iwar2eby7n9hbjit1e-5v6vs-1bzatpjonppnrw7jdhml5ojnndnxpi7jqhjo

 

The Shops At Crystals – Chinese New Year 2019 Celebration – Jaime Xie

https://jaimexie.com/2019/02/11/the-shops-at-crystals-chinese-new-year-2019-celebration/?fbclid=IwAR0v-hEnE1eRNbjZ_55C9rdFPL75l95u1zKqcsSF26tzpVPhSKpVhTdFa-w

 

In Their Own Words: What It's Really Like To Be Black In CRE – BISNOW

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/other/in-their-own-wordswhat-its-really-liketo-be-black-in-cre-97420?fbclid=IwAR25N_wX_kWgM0ur5bbYbEQnotdBKgG2UWG0yL-A_sC13G9Ost4UqYX3158

 

March:

Humana brings wellness events targeting people 65 and older to Tacoma Mall – The News Tribune

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article228098294.html?fbclid=IwAR0GITBZoCLPFc-0F_V8ic9fJSC-71dBnfwWPEvdTLP5KY3JBHgsEffrkTU

 

Pyramid Brewing announces plan to combat hunger in Northwest communities – Washington Beer Blog

http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/pyramid-brewing-announces-plan-to-combat-hunger-in-northwest-communities/?fbclid=IwAR0syhtoxrhpK1hJw5vQHJyQqdPAFIcVHbqg2gq8eA3bnQX_apyMihA6ysg

 

WA Lottery lists state’s ‘luckiest stores’ in 2018 – KIRO 7

https://www.kiro7.com/video?videoId=931262707&videoVersion=1.0&fbclid=IwAR3xiXQjACG4UvVd1tqrdBIcMo1Jm17AjajvtgPBMIv5TTuMOWXUi9yPsBw

 

Food and beverage news for Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice: March 13-19 – Herald Tribune

https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190313/food-and-beverage-news-for-sarasota-bradenton-venice-march-13-19?fbclid=IwAR3L4FZUM2cEOLdhm9PkJ29_NEC7bvWPY0wwwHgYVRrkbWaDzWAJUsiz1X8

 

 

 

 
 

Then and Now… The Curator 10-Year Challenge

 

Everyone is doing it right? We wanted to join the fun of the 10-year challenge that is taking over social media right now. Oh how much can change in a decade… from 2009 to 2019, we hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane as much as we did.

 

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Ann Marie Ricard

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Lourdes Rios

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Delaney Berreth

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Solana Tanabe

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Kiley Foland

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Curator Newsfeed: November 2018

 
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While the Thanksgiving Turkey sinks in, don’t let the holiday celebration stop! Let the music play, let the lights dazzle and let the countdown to Christmas begin! December is a month of family gathering and celebration. While planning your holiday shopping strategy or searching for ideas, take a minute to breathe and read our client coverage from November. It will leave you plenty inspired from gift recommendations to a building topping off to new restaurant openings.

Kalama Navy veteran wins $2.55 million Washington lottery, The Daily News Online

Skanska tops out 2+U at 2nd and University, Daily Journal of Commerce

Black Friday & Holiday Shopping Preview, By Brittani Lauren

Italian Infusion Brings Pasta and Pizza to Fashion Valley, Eater San Diego

Brea Mall Health & Beauty Showcase, My Styled Life

Size Matters: High fashion goes big with this season’s outerwear, Luxury Las Vegas

Holiday Gift Guide: All that Glitters, Luxury Las Vegas

Holiday Gift Guide: Dazzle Them, Luxury Las Vegas

Shopping Centers Have Become Foodie Destinations, This Mall is Proof of That, Food Beast

Delta 12 Status, Molly Mesnick Instagram

Engine 2 Meal Planner Black Friday Offer, Vegan Magazine

Getting Ready for the Macy’s Parade with Ellen Tailor & Q13, Q13 FOX Facebook

 

Meet the Fall Interns: Last, but not least, it's Mark!

 
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Hi everyone! My name is Mark Workinger and I am one of the lucky fall interns at Curator. I am currently a senior at the University of Washington majoring in communications and minoring in Diversity. I have always had an interest in public relations so when I saw the opportunity to intern at Curator I knew I had to apply. I am beyond ecstatic to be one of Curators interns this fall. I have already learned so much and I am excited to continue learning about PR over the next couple of weeks.

I am a Seattle native, born and raised in the Beacon Hill area. I moved in high school and eventually wound up living in the Northgate area.  While I am not always a fan of the rain, I love Seattle and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.  What other city can you have a rainstorm, blizzard, and clear sunny skies all in one day? Also, I am a huge coffee drinker! Luckily for me there is a Starbucks on every street to help fuel my cold brew addiction.

If I am not at Curator, I will probably be on campus studying in Suzzallo Library or working at Regal Cinemas! Though if I do have some free time, I will probably be at home binging Grey’s Anatomy or Riverdale or going out to Capitol Hill with my friends. I also love to travel! Since I’m a foodie, my trips usually revolve around the food I am going to eat.

I’m excited to gain real world knowledge of what it’s like to work for an actual PR agency. While at Curator, I am looking forward to learning about crisis management and how to work through these kinds of situations. I cannot wait to see what these next few weeks might have in store for me!

 

Meet the Fall Interns: Introducing Megan

 
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Hello everyone! My name is Megan, and I am a fourth-year student at the University of Washington studying Communication. This quarter, I am excited to be taking my first PR class at school and using this opportunity to apply my classwork at my internship and vice versa, not to mention spending this fall working at Curator alongside the incredible team here.

Growing up, I moved around a lot, from the East Coast to cities in southern China back to the East Coast, then the West Coast. From that experience, I developed a huge passion for traveling. The list of places I want to visit is long but Turkey is most likely my next destination. In my free time, I like to experiment with food and making my roommates my guinea pigs for my creations. When it's sunny out, you will most likely find me wandering around town, going to coffee shops, parks, and photo-worthy locations - though I wouldn’t call myself a great photographer. I typically enjoy surrounding myself with energetic people at events and festivals. When the rainy season takes over, you will find me at home with my cat either watching one of the Marvel Universe movies or attempting to follow one of The Sorry Girls’ crafting tutorials on YouTube.

As I approach graduation, I want to take every opportunity available to learn new skills and explore different fields related to communication. While I am relatively new to PR, I am thrilled to be able to enhance my understanding of the industry. I look forward to working on my writing skills and more specifically improving my story-telling techniques during my time at Curator.

 

Meet the Fall Interns: Say hi to Dominique!

 
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Hi everyone! My name is Dominique Mohler, and I’m excited to be interning with Curator. I’m currently a sophomore studying Communications and Media at Seattle University. I’m excited to learn more about PR, continuing my love of writing which began my Junior year of high school all because of my amazing English teacher. Writers are able to inspire and bring about new ideas, knowing that each individual word is significant and has its own impact. What I LOVE about public relations is the ability to counsel clients to articulate and convey their voice to promote their brand with the public.

I am originally from the Bay Area, but have grown to love Seattle because it is literally a breath of fresh air. This city has lots of amazing restaurants and unique festivals almost every weekend, so it’s hard to be bored here. The coolest event I have attended so far was a pop-up Blind Cafe, where we sat in a pitch-black room and were waited on by blind servers. When I’m not in school or interning at Curator, I enjoy going outdoors and visiting Seattle hot spots like Kerry Park or Alki Beach while vibing with music from artists such as Jessie Reyes, Miguel, or Daniel Caesar (typical Bay vibes I know).

I’m looking forward to getting real hands-on experience in my field by sitting in on meetings and practicing valuable skills like writing pitches while helping further Curator’s clients’ goals. I am also excited to spend more time exploring Pioneer Square and working with my lovely team this quarter!


 

Curator Newsfeed: October 2018

 
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The leaves have fallen and the clocks are all changed. November has arrived. But before we move into the holiday season, grab a slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of Cool Whip and let’s recap some of the great client coverage from October. Read on to find delicious restaurant suggestions, an inspiring story on female leadership in the workplace, and the tale of three people who saved a beloved neighborhood nursery and community gathering place.


New Beer From Pyramid Brewing Uses Emerging Hop Technology: Cryo Hops, Washington Beer Pong

NEW BEER FROM PYRAMID BREWING USES EMERGING HOP TECHNOLOGY: CRYO HOPS, Washington Beer Blog

“America’s Test Kitchen” food festival comes to Seattle with A-list lineup, The Seattle Times

Inside a growing Portland tech company's hunt for the perfect office, Portland Business Journal

Eric's Heroes: 'It's a dream come true' -- meet the 3 who saved Swanson's, KOMO NEWS

4 best places for dim sum and Chinese tea in the South Bay, Daily Breeze

Opening alert: Joe & The Juice at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto Online

A Purposeful Internal Marketing Strategy And A Female Leadership Team Inspire A DSO’s Culture, Group Dentistry Now

Fast-Casual Korean Eatery Expanding to Fashion Valley, Eater San Diego

A Design Enthusiast’s Guide to Las Vegas, Architectural Digest


 

Curator Newsfeed: September 2018

 
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September certainly confirmed that it has begun. We are in love with the crispness hanging in the air and the beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow leaves on trees. While celebrating the official start of a new season, and not to mention being able to enjoy guilt-free pumpkin spice lattes (!), our clients were making some exciting announcements of their own. From a hometown hero story to trending fall fashion to new restaurant openings, take a minute to peruse the coverage our clients pulled in last month. 

Out + About: Things to Do in the South Bay Sept. 7-9, Daily Breeze

Longtime employees purchase Swanson’s Nursery, establishing new employee ownership group, Garden Center Magazine

Tacos and Tequila Arriving Soon at Fashion Valley, Eater San Diego

Diablo Dish: Heritage Eats Opens in Broadway Plaza, Diablo Magazine 

Jeffery Opens First West Coast Boutique in Palo Alto, Haute Living

 A Bendy new sneaker gives Allbirds a run for its money + more stylish news, 7x7

Review: Pyramid Coast Day Dry-Hopped Lazy Lager, DrinkHacker

What to Eat with Man’s Best Friend While Dining at This Dog-Loving Restaurant Chain, Food Beast

 Day tripping in style with excursions via private plane, Travel Weekly

2018 RH 25: Restaurants Unlimited Inc., Restaurant Hospitality

First Bay Area Shake Shack Approaches with Manresa Bread Cookie Concretes and More, Eater SF