Curator Newsfeed: March 24, 2017

It's our favorite day of the week: Friday! We've been hustlin' like crazy here at Curator and we're excited to share our latest projects and favorite client coverage from the past few days. As it's currently happy hour on the West Coast, grab a drink, take a seat and read through the links below!

Client Coverage: 

Pyramid Unveils Limited Edition Brewer’s Reserve H7 Imperial IPABrewbound

Pyramid Releases Brewer’s Reserve H7 Unfiltered Imperial IPAThe New School

Best Travel Products of 2017 (Part 1)Huffington Post

Chinese food at Din Tai Fung in Torrance beats traditional mall fare by a mile, Daily Breeze

Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity CampaignHealthy Grocery Girl

Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign: Alta PallaNarrow Collective

Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity CampaignHello Rigby

Whole Planet Foundation GiveawayHealthy Grocery Girl

Whole Foods Market helps children grow community gardensTacoma Weekly

Whole Kids Foundation, Anna Kate ATL 

Au Revoir, Curator!

I'm sad to say my time as an intern at Curator has come to an end! I have learned so much that I know will help me in my future career (which is quickly approaching as I'm headed into my last quarter of college at UW)!

The amazing team at Curator has helped me experience what a career in PR is truly like and the everyday work that goes into it. After my internship, I'm feeling more prepared to hop into the real world. This quarter at Curator I have had to the chance to practice and improve my writing skills through drafting media materials like press releases, briefing documents and pitches. Most notably, I’ve experienced working on and juggling multiple accounts and the many facets of PR required to make the show go on.

Curator has been such a wonderful environment to learn and grow in, and I hope I get the chance to work with them again in the near future. I will miss the team a lot and be following you all very closely on social media! I’m not sure where my curiosity and passions will take me next, but I am excited to find out and I feel confident moving forward with the experience, knowledge and expertise Curator has given me.

Best wishes!

Katrina Clements

Curator Newsfeed: March 10, 2017

As our senior account executive Blaire would say, "It's Fri-yay!" The week has come to a close and we're enjoying our office hour and reflecting on some of our favorite client wins for the week. Check those out, below! 

Client coverage:

Pyramid Brewing Hits Its Groove – Again, Seattle PI

Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign, The Blender Girl

ThinkGeek opening another Washington state store with Tacoma Mall location coming this spring, GeekWire

Curator Newsfeed: March 3, 2017

Cue Rebecca Black's "It's Friday" because the weekend has finally arrived! 

This week has been incredibly busy for the team, as many of our clients are hosting fundraisers for philanthropic organizations and initiatives. Stanford Shopping Center is hosting a dress drive for The Princess Project Silicon Valley, Meadowood Mall is building giant CANstructions to raise money and canned food for the Northern Nevada Food Bank, and Whole Planet Foundation is raising money in an effort to alleviate poverty around the globe through its annual Prosperity Campaign.  

Learn more about how our clients are making a difference and how you can get involved below!

Industry News:

Find Awesome Gifts For Friends And Family With Our “Gift Guide” Newsletter!Buzzfeed

Seattle-area fashion bloggers share what inspires them (and where they shop)The Seattle Times

Client Coverage: 

Chooka Boots Make a Splash for SpringNew Jersey Monthly

Whole Planet Foundation Launches 2017 Prosperity Campaign, Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Silicon Valley nonprofit holds annual prom dress drive giveawaySan Jose Mercury News

Growing Little GardenersColorado Parent (pg 20)

CANstruction fundraiser returns to northern NevadaNews 4

Whole Foods Holds 12th Prosperity CampaignProgressive Grocer

Curator Newsfeed: February 24, 2017

It's Friday, folks! In case you missed the latest buzz this week, we'll help bring you up to speed.

To recap, our new client Utrip, a travel planning platform and startup, raised millions of dollars to power a planning service that gives users the next wave of personalization in travel, while Instagram introduced a new feature that lets users post up to 10 photos or videos as a swipeable carousel. 

Additionally, the Coach stores at Del Amo Fashion Center and Stanford Shopping Center are bringing the runway to its customers through in-store virtual reality experiences. Read about it all and more, below!

Industry News: 

Instagram lets you post up to 10 photos or videos as 1 swipeable carouselTechCrunch

Why Your Killer Press Release Isn't Enough - 7 Things You Must Do to Stand Out From the CrowdInc. 

Client Coverage: 

Utrip raises $4 million to build out consumer and B2B trip planning servicetnooz

Utrip raises $4M to build out artificial intelligence-based travel planning platformGeekWire

Seattle startup Utrip raises $4M, adds ex-Expedia CFO to boardPuget Sound Business Journal

Term Sheet — Tuesday, February 21Fortune

PYRAMID BREWERIES TEAMS UP WITH FOOD LIFELINEWashington Beer Blog

Seattle startup Utrip pulls in $4M in fundingThe Seattle Times

Coach…In Virtual RealityCalifornia Apparel News

Try It Tuesday: Stain Repellent ClothingWCIU-TV

Curator Newsfeed: February 17, 2017

We're experiencing some sunny weather in Seattle today and the sunshine has our office ready to dance into the weekend, but not without giving you the scoop on what we've been working on this week for our incredible clients.

To summarize, Delta Air Lines this week announced it's bringing back Main Cabin meals for select transcontinental flights, while Ably gave the Puget Sound Business Journal the inside scoop on their clothing line's potential to change the retail industry in a sustainable way.

Additionally, Columbia Center shared some last-minute Valentine's Day gift ideas and Meadowood Mall announced it will establish practice space for the Galena Lacrosse team in Nevada. In case you missed something or are simply interested in learning more, check out our links below!

Industry News: 

The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by SectorFast Company

BuzzFeed Is Exposing Readers to Opposing Viewpoints With ‘Outside Your Bubble’ Initiative, Adweek

Client Coverage: 

Chocolate PB & J CupsHuffington Post

Delta Air Lines pays $43 million in bonuses to more than 3,300 Seattle employeesPuget Sound Business Journal

Ably ApparelSmart is the New Sexy (Facebook)

Galena lacrosse finds home at Meadowood MallMy News 4

Stuff Seattleites love: Gifts inspired by coffee, nature, tech and moreShopNW

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas with Columbia CenterKVEW

Shah brothers' radical product called for radical fundingPuget Sound Business Journal

Delta will offer free light meals on some transcontinental flightsThe Seattle Times

Curator Newsfeed: February 10, 2017

We love Fridays at Curator, not only because we enjoy sipping drinks over happy hour as a team, but because it's our opportunity to reflect on wins from the week. Below, we've shared some coverage we secured for our incredible clients, including annual scholarship programs, special events and Valentine's Day fashion. Grab a seat and read through the links below!

Client Coverage: 

Some help keeping those New Year’s resolutionsLakewood Sentinel

Stoneridge Shopping Center opens annual scholarship programPleasanton Weekly

Daily News HomePage for Friday, Feb. 3, The Mercury News

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarshipsSoCal City Kids

Pyramid Railroad Avenue PorterWine and Beer of Washington State

The Shops at Montebello Chinese New Year 2017 CelebrationGuest of a Guest

Meadowood Mall donates practice area to Galena lacrosseReno Gazette-Journal

Meadowood Mall donates space to GalenaNevada Appeal 

Haute Looks for a Hot Valentine’s DayDenver Style Magazine

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas, KTVA Daybreak

Curator Newsfeed: February 3, 2017

February has officially arrived and you know what that means--Super Bowl weekend is here! We've been working with our incredible clients all week to make sure you have everything you need to host a viewing party filled with fun, and most importantly, food. Check out our links below for inspo on healthy snacks and refreshing beer that will have you named MVP by the end of the night. 

Client Coverage: 

Two New Beers Have Just Arrived From Pyramid BrewingCraft Beer Monger

I Tried Four Pieces of "Stain-Resistant" Clothing: Here Are the Ones That Passed a Spill TestGlamour

Healthy options for Super Bowl snacksQ13 FOX

Galentine’s Day Gift Guide + GiveawayStyle and Cheek

Pyramid Brewery Review: Triangulate Citrus Pale Ale to Bring Lemon Flavor to Your Super Bowl PartyBusiness 2 Community

Recipe of the Week: A Very Whole Foods Super BowlSeattle Magazine

Healthy EatingAustin Family

School Food Gets RealEdible Austin

Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Scholarship ApplicantsLA Parent

Meet Our New Intern, Katrina Clements!

Hello! My name is Katrina Clements and I’m Curator’s newest intern. I am a senior at the University of Washington, double majoring in Communications and Sociology. I am so excited to join the Curator team and gain real-world industry and agency experience! I‘ve done a variety of work in the past, mainly event planning, which included designing weddings and developing CBS radio events. While interning at Curator will be different than what I’ve done in the past, I am eager and enthusiastic to try my talents out in the field of public relations.

Through my work in sociology I have become very passionate about human rights, injustice, diversity and equality. I hope to be able to use my interests and knowledge in these areas while interning here at Curator. I am also extremely passionate about puppies! If you have a dog or any adorable pet you’re dying to show someone a photo of, I’m your girl.

I also love getting outdoors. This past winter, I went skiing, and during the summer I often hike and swim. On days I’m forced to stay inside, I enjoy puzzling. I recently finished my first 1000-piece puzzle! I also love to travel. Last winter, I studied abroad in Rome, Vienna, Budapest and Prague. If you have the travel bug as well, talk to me! I love sharing about the places I’ve been and what’s on my list to visit, as well as hearing about your travel experiences. 

Curator Newsfeed: January 27, 2017

Happy Friday! We've had a busy week at the Curator office planning and prepping for all that lies ahead in 2017. This weekend marks the start of Lunar New Year and many of our Simon Mall properties are offering fun, cultural performances and events to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Speaking of celebrations, our client, Pyramid Breweries partnered with the Portland Trail Blazers to honor its 1977 basketball team. Pyramid auctioned off many Blazers items, including signed jerseys and basketballs. Read about it, and more, below!

Client Coverage: 

East meets West as Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New YearLos Angeles Times

HOW TO MANIFEST WHAT YOU WANTObsessed by Portia

Cider With A Cause425 Business

11 Top Spots to Celebrate the Lunar New YearKids Guide Magazine

Celebrate the “Year of the Rooster” at The Shops at MontebelloSoCal City Kids

WEST COAST WINTER BEER TASTING NOTESThe Bearded Cicerone

Since They’ll Never Stop Jumping in Puddles, Your Kids Need Waterproof WelliesBravo

School food director embraces buying power, diversity to improve menusThe Statesman

Great Game Experience Celebrating 40 Years Since A ChampionshipFansided