Intern Roll Call: Meet Jerry

 
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Hello everyone! My name is Jerry Choi and I am currently a senior at the University of Washington majoring in communications. I found out about Curator PR through PRSSA and decided I wanted to intern because, man, it is so hard to find a lifestyle PR firm in Seattle. I am excited to get more hands-on experience working on client accounts and with a smaller team. 

I grew up in Mill Creek, Washington, and then moved to Seattle for school and I have loved every moment in the city. I am a huge extrovert, hence why I love urban cities (the bigger the better) and while I love Seattle with a passion, my dream is to move to NYC for work one day. Throughout my academic life, I had many career changes but the biggest ones were switching from biology to journalism, and now to public relations. 

When I am not at Curator, I love to explore Seattle, finding all the nooks and crannies or just shopping for clothes (a self investment shall I say). One contrary aspect of me that many people seem to be surprised by is that I love nature and like to go on hikes or boat on lakes. I’m a person who cannot stay inside all day or else I’ll go crazy. 

My career passions are in fashion, and fashion PR is very much something I am trying to pursue. However, as a beginner in the PR field, I’m open to getting my feet wet in all industries. Life is a journey and a mystery, but those are the fun parts! We’ll see where I end up. 

 

Curator Newsfeed: Second Quarter 2019

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The Curator team is just wrapping up Q2, and longer days are right around the corner. The warm weather has already started to roll in, setting the scene for a perfect Seattle summer where we will work just as hard as we play. As we prepare for the beach, sun and barbecues we are looking back on everything we accomplished this spring. From influencer coverage to Mother’s Day to new beer releases and much more, check out our coverage recap and enjoy the stories we helped share.

April:

Dropbox tripling size of Seattle engineering outpost with office lease in new downtown skyscraper, Geekwire

Indulge in Retail Therapy at Las Vegas’ 10Best Shopping Malls and Centers, USA Today

More leg room: Delta offers upgrade deals for Seattle travelers with purchase this weekend only, Seattle PI

My Dinner Date at Palomino Indy, Fashionately Me

Easter Bunny Experience at Tacoma Mall, McKenna Herzog

Meet the Mallwalkers of Meadowood Mall, MyNews4

Market Fresh Fruit is offering complimentary tulips for Administrative Assistant’s Day, Seattleite

Quick! Delta’s offering a flash sale of select SeaTac flights – for TWO Days only, Seattle Refined

May:

Torrance’s Armed Forced Day Parade Marks 60th Anniversary Saturday, May 18, Daily Breeze

Review: Pyramid Curve Ball Summer Blonde Ale, Drinkhacker

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at Brea Mall, My Styled Life

Distribution Roundup: Retailers Scoop up Ice Cream Brands, NOSH

Delta Announces second Flash Sale for Seattle Flights – for one week only, Seattle Refined

Pyramid Brewing releases Curve Ball Blonde in bottles and Coast Day Dry-Hopped Hazy Lager in Cans, The New School

‘ART OF SPRING’ at The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas Weekly

‘Art of Spring’ at The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas Sun

New Spring Cocktail Menu at Palisade, Seattle Refined

Preparing for Baby: Favorite Stores for Baby Clothes and Décor!, A Touch of Pink

New Spring Happy Hour Menu at Palisade, Seattle Foodie Podcast

June:

Richland Student receives scholarship from Simon Youth Foundation, YakTriNews.com

Experiential Activations: This is the future of Torrance’s iconic Del Amo Fashion Center, Daily Breeze

The Foodie Space, Torrance CitiCable

17 of the Best Events Happening in Southern California This Week, LAist

Celebrate National Martini Day with drink specials at Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, YakTriNews.com

Washington’s Lotto Jackpot raised to over $11 million; highest in decade, Q13 Fox

Pyramid Brewing, 2Bar Spirits’ Nathan Kaiser & National Salad Month, Happy Hour Radio

Summertime and the livin’s jazzy, Palo Alto Online

Dizzy Wright, Fringe Fest, Jeff Ross and Dave Attell and More To Do This Week In Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly

Stanford Shopping Center Reveals What’s in Store, Palo Alto Patch

Farewell Curator, From Nathan

 
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Hello everyone! It’s Nathan, one of Curator’s spring interns. I am currently writing this from the Curator office, unwilling to leave - they may in fact have to kick me out. My experience at Curator has been nothing short of incredible. The valuable insights that I gained into the world of public relations were eye-opening. In my three months being an intern, I was introduced to many concepts that were entirely new to me, but with generous amounts of help and guidance I was able to become confident in executing and applying these concepts frequently. I now have firsthand experience with developing media lists, drafting press releases and social media copies and much more!

As a marketing major I had an interest in PR but did not fully grasp everything that the field encompassed. I think that regardless of major, a dive into the world of media and media relations will benefit any career. With a world so tied together and based on communication I feel better prepared coming out of this internship than any class on public relations could teach me.

I must admit that while the knowledge I gained from this internship will benefit me for the rest of my career, the most exciting and rewarding thing was interacting with the staff here at Curator. Delaney, Solana, Kiley, Lourdes, Scott and my intern colleague Marta all bring a brightness and joy to the office that elevated this role above just work. Everyone was inviting, patient and more than willing to teach me the skills I needed to learn. I am a strong supporter of doing what you love and working in an environment that makes you excited to go to work, and I can easily say that the people at Curator embody that and made that a reality for me. The best people to teach are the ones who are experts in their field and love their work and the staff at Curator represent these ideals.

I graduate very soon and will be heading straight off to more school before venturing out into the workforce. Thank you everyone at Curator for making my months as an intern as entertaining as they were informative.

 

Farewell Curator, From Marta

 
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Hello everyone! It’s Marta. I introduced myself previously as a spring intern at Curator PR. Since you last heard from me I have gained very valuable insight into the world of PR from the Curator team, started my own podcast and tried new food spots in Pioneer Square! I am quickly approaching my last finals week of my undergraduate journey and can say I feel more prepared than ever to enter the workforce after graduation. 


I'm incredibly thankful for my time with Curator and the hands-on learning opportunities the team provided me in content creation, influencer research and media relations.

Over the course of my internship I have researched and pitched to reporters, drafted press releases, developed social media content and copy and even got to sit in on a radio segment for a client! I have been able to apply concepts and learnings from the classroom to real-world settings, helping clients communicate effortlessly with their targeted publics. 

I have gained many new skills since my first day at Curator PR such as creating effective media lists, intentional influencer lists, engaging press releases and have developed a keen eye for detail when creating content for social media. I have loved getting to know everyone on the team and will cherish the laughs, the lessons, and the creativity everyone shared with me! 

After graduating and ending my time with Curator I plan on attending my best friend’s wedding in Oregon, enjoying some sun (without homework) and swinging into things at the end of June with MSL Group. As my internship ends and I continue to develop my PR skills, I will be forever grateful for my time at Curator. Thank you Curator for trusting in my creative abilities, empowering me to be confident in my voice and most importantly for the memories we created together!

Farewell Curator, From Mark

 
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Hi everyone! It’s Mark. I introduced myself on Curator’s blog a few months ago as one of the fall-quarter interns. Since you last heard from me, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to continue interning with Curator. As I continue my last two quarters of college, I want to gain all the knowledge I can about “adulting.” I am excited but tremendously nervous to enter the workforce, but I know the experiences and knowledge I’ve gained at Curator have prepared me well.

When I first started at Curator, I had little-to-no experience with PR. Since then, my knowledge has grown exponentially and continues to grow everyday working with the team. I have learned so much at Curator and I am extremely grateful for everything they have taught me. One of the biggest skills I’ve learned has to be researching media and building media lists. Media lists are extremely important in PR because they’re how you get your story out to the public. I recently built a larger media list for a product release. The media list I built covered five states and Canada. A couple of the states I was finding media for were a little more rural. Without the media lists, there wouldn’t be a lot of coverage about the release. Over the course of my internship, I have built and found the right journalists for many things such as food events, products releases and sporting events.  While building media lists might be time consuming, they’re a crucial part of PR.

 After graduating and finishing my time at Curator, I plan to take a small break before jumping into everything. I want to do a little traveling, maybe to Europe or Asia. I want to give myself a little more time to be young before really becoming an adult. What I really mean is, I want to watch all the Gossip Girl I can while I eat a bunch of junk food.  As my internship ends and I continue my steps toward the professional workforce, I will be forever grateful for my time at Curator. Thank you Curator for the knowledge, skills, and most importantly the memories I have made with everyone!

 

 

 

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

 Free Dental Clinic Brings Smiles To Community, Gresham Outlook

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

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Palomino Restaurant & Bar, Sierra In The City

February:

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

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

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

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

March:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 
 

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