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

 

Curator Newsfeed: August 2018

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The skies have spoken and have made the executive decision that fall has begun. Don’t get us wrong, we love our pumpkin-flavored treats, crisp fall leaves, and cozy sweaters, but with fewer than 100 days of true summer weather here in the Pacific Northwest, sunshine and warm temperatures truly something to celebrate. As we accept the reality of fall, we can at least relive the glory days of summer (at least August) through all the exciting things our clients did this past month. 

This restaurant has prime rib every day, but it becomes a stellar deal one night a week, Tacoma News Tribune

Exclusive: From Cinnabon to Zara, this East Bay mall just landed a slew of new retail leases, San Francisco Business Journal

Fall in Love with Breakfast at Stanley & Seafort’s, South Sound Magazine 

Bringing bold to your bathroom, Seattle Times

The Shops at Mission Viejo // Back to School Shopping, Personally Styled

Stoneridge Mall welcoming new shops, Pleasanton Weekly

Diablo Dish: Main Street Kitchen Reopens, Diablo Magazine

How Stanford Shopping Center stays relevant in the heart of Silicon Valley, SFGate

Back-to-School Shopping at Brea Mall, My Styled Life

Collagen embedded in fabric — a fashion collection from Buki is meant to let you dress your way to softer skin, LA Times

 Clothing with Built-In Collagen, 425 Magazine

Back to School Must Haves for 2018, By Brittani Lauren

 Discover Torrance – Things To Do, That’sItLA

Discover Torrance – What to Eat, That’sItLA

Does Collagen-Infused Clothing Really Help Your Skin, PopSugar

Sweetosaur's "Wafflesaurus Rex" Dinosaur Ice Cream Cone Is A Wild AF Dessert, Elite Daily

16 new bar and restaurant openings around San Diego, San Diego Union Tribune

A Seattle Company Is Making Wearable Collagen and It’s Impossibly Soft, Seattle Magazine

Shopping for a Cause in Sonoma: Events and Stores to Help Cats and Dogs, Sonoma Magazine

Hello. It’s me… Solana!

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Hi there! It’s Solana. I recently introduced myself on Curator’s blog several months ago recapping my internship experience here. Well, I’m back again, this time to re-introduce myself as an Assistant Account Executive. I feel so fortunate to be taking my first steps into the professional world of PR alongside the team at Curator.

I am a Seattle transplant originally from Sacramento, California. Although I am a California girl to the core, I have to admit that after three years of living in the Pacific Northwest I’m beginning to see the appeal. Beautiful summers, beaches, mountains, small businesses, world-class art, and out of this world food (and coffee!), I think I could live here for a while.

Before working at Curator, I had a short career as a professional ballet dancer with a small regional company. After realizing I had interests and passions outside the studio, I took the leap from Sacramento to Seattle to attend Seattle University where I recently graduated with a degree in Strategic Communication and specialization in Global Awareness.

My training as a communicator has taken me all around the West Coast from Sacramento to Seattle to Los Angeles at agencies and organizations of varying sizes. Through my experiences interning and working in communications I have learned that every person, every brand, every idea has a story, but it’s the stories that are told with integrity are the ones that change the world. What excites me most about working in public relations is being able to develop impactful strategies that elevate messages.

When I’m not in the office, you can usually find me teaching a Pilates class- I am slowly trying to convert our office into a Pilates friendly space. I have been an avid practitioner for about 10 years and began teaching about two years ago after completing a year and a half long certification course. Besides Pilates, I enjoy trying new restaurants around town with my friends, searching for the best ice cream in every city I visit, and listening to podcasts!

Dancing into Curator, Meet Kiley!

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Hi, friends! My name is Kiley Foland, I never formally introduced myself when I was an intern for Curator this last spring quarter, but I’m back! A month ago, I was fortunate to join the Curator team as an Assistant Account Executive. I recently graduated from Central Washington University (Go Wildcats!) with a major in Business Administration, focused in Marketing and Leadership Management.

I attended the Lynnwood campus of CWU so that I could work my way through college and graduate with no debt. In my time at the school, I loved taking on leadership roles, including Marketing Club President, and organizing a partnership with Toys R Us for a toy drive benefitting Children’s Hospital to collect more than 200 toys.

I am a born and raised Washingtonian I complain when it’s too hot and beg for sun nine months of the year. Dance is my greatest passion! Fun fact: I almost went to college in Utah to pursue a degree in dance. Prior to college, dance was my greatest method of communication. Using shapes and lines of your body to tell a story is, in my opinion, one of the most pure and beautiful art forms. I am looking forward to returning to dance in my free time this year.  

When I am not at work, I am most likely spending time with friends and family, dancing (both in classes and around my kitchen), or traveling. Most recently, I traveled to Spain where I visited beautiful places like San Sebastian, Toledo, Alquazar and Calella Costa Brava. I’m in the midst of planning a trip to Ireland this fall with my family to learn more about my heritage.

I am so looking forward to this next season of life and spending part of it here at Curator with my fabulous team!

Curator Newsfeed: July 2018

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Finding mid-summer heat keeping you inside and away from your “fun-potential”?  Don’t worry, the summer isn’t over just yet, there is plenty of time to stop by those trendy spots you’ve had on your to-do list for months. Grab a milkshake, spend some time on a ferry, do whatever is going to keep you from compromising your summer fun! Oh, and while you’re at it, check out our client coverage, which might spark some much-needed summer outing inspiration!

A New Twist on a Classic Cocktail, Fox 59

Is Anti-Aging Clothing the Next Beauty Breakthrough?, Hollywood Reporter

GRAY Loves: Buki’s Collagen-Embedded Clothing and Accessories Line, GRAY Magazine

Buki: Slipping on a Slice of Heaven, Catherine Grace O

Northgate Mall developers plan radical redesign, King 5 News

Shopping with the Fam…At Brea Mall!, Jetting Jewels

Wear Smart: Seattle-Based Buki Launches the First-of-its-Kind Collagen Embedded Clothing, Seattleite

The Dishes You HAVE to Try While Gaming at Dave & Buster's, Foodbeast

Office Envy: Xevo, 425 Business

 

Summer Intern Roll Call: Olivia Carter

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Hey everyone! My name is Olivia, and I’m the newest summer intern for Curator PR. I’m currently studying Global Business and Business Management at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. I initially chose Global Business due to my love for traveling and working with nonprofits. However, a course in global marketing my sophomore year piqued my interest in the world of marketing leading me to add a Marketing minor, which I have been loving every second of! I’m very eager to get started with Curator and expand my knowledge in public relations!

Born and raised a little north of Seattle, Idaho has been a fun change in scenery and setting, but I’m excited to be back here in my favorite city! A typical summer for me includes: sun (when we get it), iced coffee (Starbucks, of course), my chocolate lab, and lots of time with friends and family. If I’m not involved with any of those or at Curator, I’m probably running or training. I play D2 college soccer for Northwest Nazarene and the summer is all about preparation for our fall season—so basically a lot of running. For me, the ideal end to a summer day includes something yummy, online shopping, and watch The Office (sometimes all three at the same time).

All that being said, I’m excited to be interning for Curator PR this summer. I see this as an endless opportunity to not only learn more about marketing and public relations, but to also gain hands-on experience with such an exciting firm!