The Curator Newsfeed: November 20, 2015


Cheers to another successful work week! Here's a roundup of the trendiest links on the web and lots of client reads!

How a Designer's 'Peace for Paris' Sketch, Made in Minutes, Became a Global SymbolAdweek

Meet the Instamom, a Stage Mother for Social Media, The New York Times, Dance moms, insta mom- whats next?! -Audrey

Seattle gum-wall time-lapse: Watch ton of gum disappear in a minuteThe Seattle Times

Facebook Tests Tools to Help Users Cope With BreakupsAdweek

Facebook Launches New Fundraising Tool For Non-Profits, Tech Crunch

5 Holiday Shopping Trends Social Marketers Need to Know (Infographic)Adweek

Client Coverage:

The Safariland Group Supports Retired Sergeant Major Jeff Benrud at the Baja 100, The Tactical Wire

Luke’s Lobster prepares its first Vegas shack; Goodwill debuts another store, Vegas Inc

 New Stores Open at Premium Outlets in Livermore, The Independent

Thanksgiving Heritage Turkeys: To Buy or Not to Buy? Portland Eater

The Santa Photo Experience & Kidgits Holiday Extravaganza at The Shops at Mission Viejo, Over the Top Mommy

Thanksgiving Treats, Discover South Lake Union

San Diego Holiday Shopping DestinationsWhere Magazine

Colorado Mills names new marketing director, Colorado Biz

Lyon + PostShe is Lovely

Basking in Baja, Luci's Morsels

Whole Food Market Gives 3 Tips to Mastering the Cheese Plate, Eat Seattle

Columbia Center Mall prepares for busy Black FridayKEPR TV

How Runners Can Stay Safe and VisibleBelieve in the Run

Pet Adoption Day at Camarillo Premium Outlets on November 21, SoCal City Kids




The Curator Newsfeed: November 13, 2015


Hope everyone had a great week! We've rounded up some exciting things happening on the web this week, as well as some awesome client highlights. Take a look below! 

The Instagram Post-Time DebateMan Repeller, The "real life" breakdown of when the good time to post on IG is. Saturday night 12-3 AM "“People are drunk and giving out free likes." -Brooke

What Successful Business Leaders Eat for Breakfast (Infographic)HubSpot Blogs

The Biggest 2015 Thanksgiving Trends, According to PinterestRefinery 29, I'm all about being trendy! -Audrey 

Golden Retriever Festival In Scotland Looks Like The Cutest Party Ever (PHOTOS)Huffington Post, Sorry for all the animal posts but this is just too cute! -Laura Caroline

This 5-calorie drink made from an obscure fruit that is normally thrown away will make a debut at the Super Bow, Business Insider

Client Reads

Whole Foods Raises Money for Vancouver SchoolsModern Mama

Eat All About It: Tri-Cities Wine Festival planned Nov. 14 in KennewickTri-City Herald

On The Road: Carlsbad Outlets Fashion ShowFox5 San Diego

Biz update: New stores at Brea Mall, local opens PostalAnnex in PlacentiaOC Register

DIY: Reindeer Pipe Cleaner Gift Card Holder + GIVEAWAY, WhiMSy love



The Curator Newsfeed: November 6, 2015


Welcome November; red cups are back which means it's officially holiday season! We've pulled together some exciting links. Read below to hear about holiday drinks, a goodbye to Seattle's gum wall, puppies for rent, and more. Have a wonderful weekend!

Run, Don't Walk! Holiday Lattes & Cups are Back at Starbucks, Refinery 29, The red cups make me significantly more happy than the regular cups! It's holiday season! -Audrey

Twitter Makes Hearts The New 'Like' Button, Drops 'Favorite'Forbes, Heart to heart. -Kate

Puppies for RentKing 5, Kittens last week, puppies this week! -Laura Caroline

Cleaning up Seattle's gum wall, Seattle PI, I have mixed feelings about the gum wall... it's gross but iconic! -Stephanie

Amazon's Black Friday Store Is Here — Prime Members, Get Excited, Refinery 29, Wait, WHAT?! I need to start shopping! -Audrey 

These 4 Brands Are Embracing The Twitter Emoji CrazeAdweek

Client Coverage

Thanksgiving fresh turkeys: When should you order one, and how much should you buy?Oregon Live

Taste of Thanksgiving: supporting local schoolsA Cloth Life

4 Neighborhoods (and an Outlet) Perfect for Holiday Shopping in the Bay Area, San Francisco Travel

Shop Under The Stars at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Discover SD

Order in for Thanksgiving with Whole FoodsTonie Girl

PlayLive Nation Now Open in Kennewick, NBC Right Now

GQ hosts men's runway show at Premium Outlets for PrideThe Desert Sun

Tri-Cities’ first video game lounge opens in KennewickTri-City Herald

Holiday party fashions to celebrate the season’s glitz and glamKron 4





The Curator Newsfeed: October 30, 2015



Happy (almost) Halloween! It's the end of another productive week here at Curator. We have rounded up some fun links for you, as well as some spooky client coverage below. Hope you have a weekend filled with lots of tricks and treats!

Halloween Light Show To Macklemore's 'Downtown' Is So On PointElite Daily, It's a must watch! -Audrey

Now Trending: 2015 Holiday Season Retail StorecastChain Store Age

An Inside Look at Our Favorite Women in WineClub W, Who runs the wine world? GIRLS. -Brooke

12 iPhone Storage Tricks That Everyone Should KnowTown&Country, Ugh, no storage is the worst. -Noelle

Get UberKITTENS delivered to your office todaySeattle Refined

Client Coverage

Renovated outlet mall draws big name retailersPress Enterprise

Kidgits Boo Bash on 10/24 and Trick or Treating on HalloweenOver The Top Mommy

2015 Halloween festivities in Las Vegas valleyKTNV

Halloween Extravaganza at Waikele Premium OutletsHawaii Mom Blog

Halloween activities abound in Solano CountyThe Reporter

Simon Kidgits Club Halloween Spooktacular at Del Amo Fashion CenterSoCal City Kids

Best places to Trick-or-TreatQ Fox 13



The Curator Newsfeed: October 23, 2015

Happy Friday! It's been another busy week here at Curator; holiday season is upon us! Below are some links that caught our attention. Cheers to the weekend! 

The Tiny Hamster is Having the Halloween Party He DeservesFWx, Tiny Hamster's Halloween party, y'all. -Annmarie

Here's How to Stay Healthy at Chipotle According to NutritionistsElite Daily, Reasons to each Chipotle! -Audrey

Quit your job: Seattle's first cat cafe is now hiringPuget Sound Business Journal, It's actually happening. -Laura Caroline

Starbucks Introduces the Beast Mode Frappuccino to Benefit Opportunity YouthStarbucks Newsroom, "You could get buff on this..." -Jennifer

A First Look at Nielsen's Total Audience Measurement and How It Will Change the IndustryAdweek

These are the new emoji in iOS 9.1, TNW News, Really can't stay calm with this news! -Brooke

Retailers in for a Very Digital Holiday Season, According to NRF SurveyNRF

Client Coverage

You don't have to be supermodel tall to wear these jeansLos Angeles Times

Baby on the Way: Safe hair productsFox 5 San Diego

New eateries to open at Stanford Shopping CenterPalo Alto Online

Stanford Shopping Center announces 10 new retail stores, The Almanac

Halloween costume ideas for the whole familyKTVA Alaska


The Curator Newsfeed: October 16, 2015


Happy Friday once again! It's a beautiful end to another week here in Seattle. We have some great links and client coverage rounded up below. Enjoy your weekend!

This Nipple Tatooist is Changing Women's LivesElle, A beautiful story of a tattoo artist who gives women nipple tattoos after most often breast cancer surgery. "I used to think of a nipple entirely as a sexual thing. It was beautiful to look at and touch; this amazing, secret thing that belonged to a woman. Now I see it as this incredibly important piece to the human puzzle. I wasn't prepared for how something so small can make people feel whole again."- Brooke

Babies in Pumpkins!, Ellen, The cuteness overload is real! -Audrey

Just About Everything About Twitter Suspending Deadspin And SBNation Accounts Is RidiculousTech Dirt, On Monday night, Twitter shut down Deadspin's and SB Nation's accounts, because they had repeatedly received takedown notices from the NFL over the former two's repeated use of animated GIFs. A lot of people come out of this looking stupid—Twitter, the NFL—but mostly it's just an illustration of how effed up and behind the times our copyright laws are. -Paul

Histography- Timeline of HistoryHistography, Wanna have your effing mind blown? Check out this visualization of all historical events listed on Wikipedia. -Paul

A Visual History of Every Single Oreo Flavor, EverRefinery 29

The Curator Newsfeed: October 9, 2015

Photo by: @brookeand

Photo by: @brookeand

Hello and happy Friday! We're sharing some great reads below, as well as several pieces of client coverage. Take a look and have a lovely weekend! 

Late-season baseball is often pointless, sometimes the best, and occasionally both. Case in point: We finally got to see Ichiro pitch. -Paul

Moments, the best of Twitter in an instantTwitter Blog, Twitter Moments is Twitter's new thing to show you the big stuff that's happening on Twitter during a given day. It seems kind of like the My Story feature on Snapchat: Twitter adds something, and then when something new happens, they add that, too, and it all adds up to create a story about what happened on Twitter that day. -Paul

5 fall reads for PR prosPR Daily, Industry fall book reads. -Kate

The 20 best Universities in the world, according to UW News & World ReportBusiness Insider,  UW ranked as #11! Go dawgs!- Audrey

ABC Family changing name to draw more young viewersEntertainment Weekly

What Jessica Mendoza Means to MeFox Sports, This week, for the first time ever (yep, it's 2015), a woman called a nationally televised MLB postseason game. Here's a great column from Mariners blogger Meg Rowley on why it matters. - Paul

Meet Pumpkin, The Orphaned Raccoon That Now Thinks She's A DogBuzzFeed, Excuse me while I die from cuteness overload! - Brooke

Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep It's SoulThe New York Times, Seatown read! - Kate

Client Reads

New retailers join Napa OutletsNapa Valley Register

Kirkland-based Fitcode announces $1.8 million in fundingKirkland Reporter

GQ + Glamour Lookbook Live Fall Events RecapAny Second Now

Fall Fashion: ShoesKTVA

Del Amo Fashion Center grand opening events on Friday, October 9thExaminer

Hood River blueberry outfit nabs $100k-plus loan from Whole FoodsPortland Business Journal

Dsquared2 Outlet gets November Opening at Simon's East Bay CenterWWD

5 Great Places to Find Animated GIFs

Hey, do you ever find yourself in situations—perhaps a blog post, or maybe an email—where words just won't do, and there's not an emoji to properly convey your feelings or emotions? Well, then you've come to the right place.

These types of situations are exactly what animated GIFs were made for, and we've rounded up some of our favorite places to find them. 


Buffer's GIF Mood Board

As the title implies, this one covers GIFs by mood, and for the moment (as of this writing), they're entirely positive. So if you're feeling happy, head here.


Giphy is like Google for GIFs. It's searchable, which is a huge plus, and you can even make your own. Best of all, every GIF comes with an embed code, for easy use on blogs.

James Van Der Memes

Pretty straightforward: It's a bunch of reactions, acted out by TV and film legend James Van Der Beek.

Lookout Landing

Specifically, check out this Kyle Seager post, although if you read LL on the regular, you know that they're never short on great, Mariners-related GIF material in general.


Google Image Search

Go to Google. Do a search for basically anything. Click on Images, on the results page. Click Search Tools, then Type, then Animated.

Boom. You're welcome.

One small warning: There's no guarantee these are public domain, so be careful.

Why Facebook’s Redesigned Notes Could Be Rad for Bloggers

If you host your own blog, you can already syndicate each post on platforms like Medium, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. Now that Facebook has updated its Notes tool to be more blog-like, you’ve got another, and potentially a more powerful one.

Why syndicate? It’s kind of like atomizing your content, but my rationale is that it gives a post more chances to thrive. Personally, I have more Twitter followers than I do blog readers, and I get more interactions on Facebook than I do on Twitter.

The cool thing is, now that Facebook has upgraded Notes, I’ve got at least five “big” places to post content:

  • This blog
  • LinkedIn (using their Notes-like blog feature)
  • Medium
  • Tumblr
  • Facebook Notes

Even if one of my posts doesn’t go supermegaviral, the aggregate readers I get from all those places are far greater than what I’d get on one of those platforms alone. And the way Facebook’s algorithm works, if I can get the ball rolling on just one post, I can stretch my audience to more—and arguably more relevant—people (re: friends of friends).

I’m not one to blast all my content everywhere, all at once, but I’m interested to see how Facebook Notes could help increase reads on my Facebook-focused and personal posts.

This post was originally published on Facebook Notes.

The Curator Newsfeed: October 2, 2015

Hello and welcome to October! This week we have rounded up some great links and client reads below. Have a great weekend!  

37 Ways to Build a Huge Brand on PeriscopeBoom Social, Here's a bunch of Periscope inspiration. -Paul

Taco Bell to your door: Another food delivery service now available in Seattle with DoorDashGeekWire.

An underdog is taking over the sneaker market, Business Insider, Sketchers has surpassed Adidas, but Nike still leads. -Audrey

Twitter Plans to Go Beyond its 140-Character LimitRecode, Twitter is over. -Paul

A nutritionist shares pictures of everything she eats in a dayBusiness Insider, Eat better and feel better with these ideas! -Audrey

Facebook Starts Letting You Add a 7-Second Looping Video as a Profile PicTechCrunch, Facebook just announced some huge updates to how profiles work. -Paul

Client Reads

Website for buying jeans helps women find best fitThe Seattle Times

Lululemon, The North Face, More Headed to Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Los Angeles Racked

GQ + Glamour Look book Live San Diego RecapGlitz and Glam by Tiff

PINK upcoming eventsVentura County Star

"Music for Montebello" Returns for its Second YearSoCal City Kids

Six New Shops, Five Guys added to outlet at CabazonThe Desert Sun   

Giving Thanks, Autumn Events, Recipes, and GoodnessEdible Vancouver

People on the move at Snoopy's Home Ice, Redwood Credit Union Insurance Services, and more, Petaluma Villages announces new GM.- Kate