Curator Newsfeed: December 2, 2016

Hello, December! We can't believe how quickly the holiday season is coming and going. This week, we've been hard at work with our incredible clients to put together the best in holiday gift ideas, giveaways, festivities and more! If you're in search of some family fun or inspiration for your secret Santa gift exchange, take a look at our links below. 

Client Coverage:

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE (+ GIVEAWAY!), Obsessed by Portia

Holiday Gifts Under $50 for HerConfessions of a Product Junkie

Photos from Macy’s Parade 2016 in downtown SeattleThe Seattle Times

Portlanders enjoy 29th annual Macy’s ParadeKOIN 6

2016 Macy's Holiday Parade in downtown Portland (photos)The Oregonian

Macy's Holiday Parade held in downtown Portland, KGW

PHOTOS: 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeKING 5

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS: SUGGESTIONS FROM THE BREA MALL BLOGGER EVENTDangerous Cupcake

5 Reasons to Shop Colorado Mills This Holiday Season… and a $500 giveaway!Colorado Moms

Pyramid Snow Cap Turns 30Wine and Beer of Washington State

Born to be a Tequila SommelierTravel Dreams Magazine

New garage opens at Northgate MallDaily Journal of Commerce

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDEA Grande Life

Special Needs Santa Photos, Santa Claus is Coming to a Simon Mall Near YouSpecial Needs Travel Mom

Rant & Rave: Holiday parade was joyfulThe Seattle Times

THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJODress Me Blonde

HEALTH(IER) HOLIDAY TREAT: MOLASSES GINGER COOKIES, A GRAIN-FREE VERSION OF AN OLD TRADITION! AND FREE GROCERIES FROM WHOLE FOODS!Create / Enjoy

Nonna’s BiscottiBakeaholic

Shops at Mission Viejo Celebrated by SoCal SafariMission Viejo Patch

FAVORITE BREA MALL SHOPS THIS HOLIDAY SEASONLatina Moms OC

DIY Fruit, Nut and Flower Laced Chocolate BarsLindsay Pleskot

Curator Newsfeed: November 25, 2016

Friday is here and we hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! A four day weekend comes jam-packed with holiday parades, shopping and family time. This week, we have more family festivities, holiday gift guides and delicious recipes for you to sift through this season. Grab a warm drink and read about it all below!

Client Coverage:

Make-A-Wish with JonathanKing 5

Wish kid Jonathan is @KING5Seattle and just gave the weather forecastMake-A-Wish AK & WA (Twitter)

Guess who is up bright and early to give the weather forecast for KING 5? That's right.... it's wish kid Jonathan!, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (Facebook)

Sonoma County guide to tree lightings and Santa arrivals, The Press Democrat

SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD WITH SPICED PECANS AND TANGY CANE SYRUP VINAIGRETTE // DANCE OF THE TURKEY DAY DINNERSChocolate and Marrow

TheFashioNisha x Vince at Stanford Shopping Center, The FashioNisha

The Shops at CrystalsCW Las Vegas

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE WITH THE SHOPS AT MONTEBELLO, The Crissy Diaries

Holiday Fairs and Festivals, 2016, The Seattle Times

This Week In Torrance 44.16 HD - Torrance CitiCABLE - November 17-23,2016, Torrance CitiCABLE (Youtube)

Foul-weather gear to keep gardeners going through fall, winter, Oregon Live

Local farm aims to give turkeys a good life before Thanksgiving, KATU 2

Whole Foods helps you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving feast, King 5

Gifts for the Millennial with Brea Mall, AllGlammedUpStyle

Macy's Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, more: 7 things to do this weekend in Portland, Oregon Live

Finishing touches for Portland's Macy's Holiday ParadeKGW

More clowns, new floats in Portland Macy’s paradeKOIN

NEWSBREAK LIVE! Lindsay Hermance from Del Amo Fashion Center Talks Holiday ShoppingTorrance CitiCABLE (Youtube)

Find Your Holiday Joy at Santa Rosa Plaza {Great Deals and Seasonal Treats}Sonoma County Moms Blog

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT STONERIDGE SHOPPING CENTERPink on the Cheek

So-Cal Safari Christmas Special 2016 - Santa Claus, Bergstromedia Video Production

So-Cal Safari - Captain Dave & Gisele Anderson Feeding those in need, Bergstromedia Video Production 

COTTON:ON - WINTER FAVORITESThe Crissy Diaries

Holiday Gift Guide to Brea MallBalancing the Chaos

CLOWNING AND CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH MY MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADEKirida.com

Macy's Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting mark Portland's seasonal celebrations on Black FridayKATU

Preparations begin for annual Macy's Holiday Parade in PortlandKPTV

Get ready for the Macy’s Holiday Parade, Holiday Carousel, Winterfest and Snowflake LaneThe Seattle Times

Behind the Scenes of the 26th annual Macy's Holiday Parade, Seattle Refined

Sneak Peek of Floats at Macy's Holiday ParadeKOMO News (Facebook)

Macy's Just Launched the #SantaProject, Obsessed by Portia (Instagram)

Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown PDXIn The Pink and Green (Instagram)

Portland crews prepare for My Macy's Holiday Parade, KOIN (Twitter)

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of the 26th annual Macy's Holiday Parade, KOMO News (Twitter)

My Macy's Holiday ParadeObsessedbyPortia (Instagram)

Black Friday & Holiday Shopping at the Shops at MontebelloMontebello Mom

Curator Newsfeed: November 18, 2016

It's here; the busiest time of the year! Our team has been working hard to help Santa make his way around various Simon Malls, so be sure to make your wishes heard. We hope you are well-prepared for the holidays because they'll be here sooner than you know it! To help you plan ahead, we've shared family-friendly events, Thanksgiving tips and holiday gift guides for you below. Check it out!

Client Coverage:

LET'S GET GIFT SHOPPINGTessa to a T

Luxury Living at Villa del Palmar Resort in Loreto, MexicoLuxury Travel Magazine

Santa Claus comes to town to hear kids wish listsKEPR TV

Western Chief Plans Star Wars Rain GearLicense Mag

Holiday Gift Guide 2016Dazzling Daily Deals

Caring Santa at Colorado Mills Mall Helps Special Needs Kids Enjoy the HolidaysColorado Moms

GET IN THE HOLIDAY MOOD AT STONERIDGE MALLMama Knows It All

Pyramid Breweries Delivers Refreshing Winter Warmer Ale With Release of Snow CapBusiness 2 Community

Western Chief Launches Darth Vader Rain CollectionVAMP Footwear

Seize the Season... Sharing the Northwest WinesWines NW

VISITING SANTA AT STANFORD SHOPPING CENTERRestyle.Restore.Rejoice

Visits with Santa at Brea MallBalancing the Chaos

Tukwila man wins $240,000 Hit 5 jackpotTukwila Reporter

Kirkland man wins $50,000 in Powerball drawingKirkland Reporter

Yummy ideas to please the entire family on Thanksgiving, Q13 FOX

Western Chief Announces Star Wars Darth Vader Rain Boots and Rain Gear for Kids, Yahoo

USA’s Thanksgiving hot spotsFinancial Express

70th Anniversary of Macy's Train Window display, KING 5 (Twitter)

Macy's Holiday Seattle Window Display, Q13 FOX (Twitter)

EXTRA FESTIVE HOURS AT THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJO, Over the Top Mommy

{MEETING SANTA} | STANFORD SHOPPING CENTERRaspberry Glow

Why Beer? An interview with Ryan Pappe of Pyramid Breweries, Wine Rabble

Here's what it's like to wear the same, sweat-resistant shirt for 7 days straightBusiness Insider

Gratitude List: Curator Edition

The holidays are here! Families are planning Thanksgiving menus, booking holiday travel, and thinking about the upcoming gift-giving season.

This is a magical time of year. We are all a bit more cheerful, grateful, thoughtful, and willing to celebrate the everyday. At Curator, the holiday season is also the busiest time of year because our clients are concentrated in the retail, travel, and food and beverage industries.

While we all are working hard on behalf of our amazing roster of clients, we are never too busy to acknowledge a teammate’s good work, applaud an agency win, or express appreciation to one another. With that in mind, we reflected on what we are thankful about Curator. Here is our collection of gratitude notes: 

"I am grateful that I come to Curator and learn something new from our team every day. We’re all focused on results, but we come together from different backgrounds, bring different strengths to the table and offer different perspectives. I love the process of brainstorming and problem solving with this team. I’m energized by the smart, thoughtful people around me and I never take that for granted." - Ann Marie Ricard, Senior Vice President / Group Account Director 

"I am thankful for our Curator team. I'm very appreciative of everyone's hard work and dedication to our clients. While we all are very different, we share a passion for our jobs, getting great results and being the best in client services." – Jennifer Carroll, Account Director

"I have always been fortunate to work alongside smart and remarkable people, but Curator takes it to the next level. With this team, I am mentored, challenged and valued. I laugh everyday. Beyond my incredible colleagues, I adore the brands we represent and my client teams are rad. To sum it up, I am grateful for finding job love at Curator for the first time in my career." – Kate Hudson, Senior Account Executive

"I joined Curator a few months ago, eager to be a part of the team, eager to be helpful. Transitioning into a new job is exciting, adventurous, and challenging, and as one might expect, I was greeted with a learning curve. My colleagues rallied around me, determined to see me succeed. Scott, Ann Marie and Jennifer guided me with helpful feedback, patience and generous praise. Kate jumped in when I was overwhelmed; Erin and Stephanie greeted me with daily kindness and encouragement (and a needed trip to Chick-fil-a). I am grateful for this supportive team of good people and I’m grateful that transitions don’t last forever!" – Blaire Benson, Senior Account Executive

"I am grateful for the people I work with. Ultimately, I’m a better professional and a better person because everyday I get to learn from and be pushed by some of the best in the business. I’m excited to come to work everyday and I want to work hard for the people who are sitting next to me." – Stephanie Kirk, Account Executive

"I’m grateful to Curator for a chance at an incredible career. Fresh out of college and in search of a job, Curator gave me a shot at a position better than I imagined. While this job is challenging, and often times stressful, I’m so grateful to work alongside knowledgeable mentors who teach me the how-tos of the PR industry, and, most importantly, this is a great start to my career with co-workers I call friends. To that, I thank you, Curator." – Erin Brown, Assistant Account Executive

"I'm grateful for all of the awesome mentors Curator has given me, who have all been so willing to help me grow and learn in this profession. Being a part of the Curator team has surrounded me with encouragement, knowledge and lots of laughs, and for that I am so thankful!" – Nicole Braman, Intern

"The different personalities we all bring to the table meshes so well, and I love that I can learn from each person in the office in different ways. During this busy holiday season, I can't help but adore the appreciation and support everyone gives to one another despite stressful situations. I am excited to get through the holidays and am so blessed to be part of a hardworking team!" – Kia Vang, Intern

Curator Newsfeed: November 11, 2016

Happy Veteran's Day! The fall season calls for countless moments of celebration with more to follow now that the holiday season is in clear sight. As you plan out gifts for family members, friends and even co-workers, be sure to take time to scope out new products--there's something fitting for every person and occasion over the next two months. For some great product ideas and shopping destinations, take a peek at our links below!

Client Coverage:

Pyramid Celebrates 30 Years Of Snow Cap Winter WarmerCraft Beer Monger

PYRAMID BREWING RELEASES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF SNOW CAP WINTER WARMER ALEBrew Public

Fall/Holiday Shopping At The Stoneridge MallHello Mrs. Blog

SNOW CAP SIPS AT PYRAMID BREWERY, Kirida Blog

44 Gift Ideas for Carry-On TravellersNever Ending Voyage

{STONERIDGE SHOPPING CENTER}Raspberry Glow

Pyramid Releases Super Snow Cap and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow CapThe New School

Pyramid Brewing's Tribute to '77 Trail Blazers, KGW

A Visit to the New Danzante Bay Golf Course in Loreto, MexicoLuxury Travel Magazine

Macy's holiday star lighting takes place November 25KING 5

Curator Newsfeed: November 4, 2016

Happy November! The weather is getting crisper and cooler here in Seattle, as the Curator team jams away on upcoming holiday projects. With the arrival of a new month comes many new projects, products and partnerships, including a new brew to celebrate the Portland Trailblazers, the opening of the first Victoria's Secret store in Anchorage, Alaska and much more! Read all about it below!

Client Coverage:

Santa Claus arrives at Stoneridge Mall tomorrowPleasanton Weekly

BREWERY RELEASE: OREGON: PORTLAND: PYRAMID BREWERIES CELEBRATES THE 1977 PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERSNW Beer Guide

Veterans in need to get new homesKIRO 7

Kids’ rain boots light the way through the Seattle grayShopNW

New store brings international lingerie brand to AlaskaKTUU

Victoria’s Secret opens in Alaska, 70 jobs added with more to comeKTVA

Practical Halloween costumes for kidsWUSA 9

GREAT DAY WASHINGTON & WESTERN CHIEF…A Courageous Beauty

Pyramid Brewing announces new beer to celebrate Portland Trail BlazersFOX 12 Oregon

It's time to order Thanksgiving fresh turkeys: How much should you buy, and what's the deadline?The Oregonian

Can Whole Foods give local growers a boost?CTV News

Q13 FOX Facebook Macy's Star In Your Community Contest Nomination Official RulesQ13 Facebook

Santa Arrives at Stoneridge in Pleasanton on November 5The Independent

Pyramid Reveals 30th Anniversary Collection of Snow Cap Winter Warmer AlesBREWBOUND

PYRAMID BREWERIES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SNOW CAP WITH 3 VERSION OF THE BEERWashington Beer Blog

Fashion Friday: Get Pampered Pink event at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, KTVA Facebook

15 Sneak Peek Photos of Whole Foods Market at UptownVictoria Buzz

Curator Newsfeed: October 28, 2016

November is quickly approaching, which means we're one day closer to the holidays! If you're looking for games, gifts and more this holiday season, we've got you covered. From a stain- and smell-free clothing line by our client, Ably, to a new positive party game created by our client, Sway, we have something for everyone on your list. Check it out and more below!

Client Coverage:

Ably: The Magic T-Shirt That Is Perfect for TravelNever Ending Voyage

“Companies Told People to Wear Oil on Their Bodies While Doing Yoga”Seattle Met

Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana at Colorado MillsGracefull Plate

PYRAMID BREWING HONORS THE 1977 TRAIL BLAZERS WITH 1977 LAGERBrew Public

New stores set to open at Colorado Mills for holiday shoppingBusiness Journal

The game of positivity, KING 5

Macy's Portland-Themed Holiday WindowsKGW

Curator Newsfeed: October 21, 2016

The month of October is flying by, which means Halloween is almost here! If your kids are still in search of a spooky, silly or scary costume, our client, Washington Shoe Company, has some great suggestions that can be re-worn long after trick-or-treating ends! For adults looking to throw a Halloween party, we have some wicked beer and board game recommendations that are sure to spark some fun. Check it all out and much more below. 

Client Coverage:

CULTURE DOSE: A PARTY GAME WITH A TWISTSeattleite

Rain gear for Halloween costumesQ13 FOX

Daily News HomePage for Friday, Oct. 14The Mercury News

NEW SESSION IPA FROM PYRAMID BREWERIES – WIN A $100 GIFT CARD, Washington Beer Blog

PYRAMID BREWING RELEASE DITTO SESSION IPA + ENTER TO WIN A $100 PORTLAND BREWING TAPROOM GIFT CARDBrewpublic

LUNCH AT RACCA’S PIZZERIA NAPOLETANAChic Talk

Fitness Fashion Trends at Brea MallMy Styled Life

Tacoma Cheesecake Factory hiring 270 for December launchThe News Tribune

Interview to Ably ApparelTreedom

Curator Newsfeed: October 14, 2016

Halloween is two weeks away and elementary schools are already getting special treats! Two schools in Kent, Washington were gifted with rain boots and jackets from Washington Shoe Company, while another school in Austin, Texas recently incorporated a fresh, healthy salad bar. Check out these stories and more, below!

Client Coverage:

Del Amo Fashion Center New Kids Play Area + Gift Card Giveaway, Any Tots

Marketing pro: ‘We have to adapt to the unpredictability of the ever-changing economy’Vegas Inc

Retail-restaurant roundup: Whole Foods in Tustin gets facelift; 3 new tenants at The Triangle in Costa MesaOC Register

Pyramid Breweries show New Day what's cookin'King 5

Kent-based shoe company gives boots to elementary studentsKent Reporter

The Shops at Montebello Hosts Kidgits Boo Bash and Trick-or-TreatingSoCal City Kids

ON THE MOVEOC Register

Upcoming Brea Mall Halloween Events | Kidgits Boo Bash and Safe Trick-or-TreatingLet's Play OC

Salad Bar Ribbon CuttingAustin Family

Storm Brewing & a Cherry Apple Grain Mason Jar SaladThe Blonde Giraffe

Eat Vancouver Food & Cooking Festival. What’s trending in the Food World? Lindsay Jang

Back At It Again

Hello again! My name is Nicole Braman and I am a communications major with a focus in public relations at UW, also minoring in entrepreneurship. I had the opportunity to intern at Curator last spring, and I loved it so much I just had to come back this fall!

Between the last time I was in the office and now, I spent my summer travelling through Europe. I went to London, Prague, a small German town, a bunch of cities in Italy and a few spots in Greece, and it really was the trip of a lifetime. If you’ve never been to Venice, Italy, let me tell you right now that you’re missing out. I’ve never been to a city anywhere near as unique as Venice, and I found myself stumbling upon the coolest streets and alleyways every which way I turned. The gondola rides were also just as cool as they were hyped up to be. Although its nice being back in the beautiful city of Seattle, I must admit I’ll miss the pasta, wine, art and the unbelievable views of the many places I visited.

Despite my nostalgia for my summer of European adventures, it feels great to be back in the office with my fellow Curators! As a return intern, I’m most excited to be able to work with some new and different clients so I can continue to learn all of the ins and outs of PR. With less than six months until I graduate, I’m very excited to keep growing and gaining more knowledge and experience in public relations.