Curator Newsfeed: May 2017

Happy Friday! It’s been a crazy month here at Curator as we keep up with our amazing clients and prepare to move into our new building next week. Lots of exciting things have been going on and summer is sneaking up fast, but before we look ahead, let’s slow down and take a look at some of our favorite client coverage from last month!

For our client Simon Property Group, we partnered with incredible fashion and lifestyle bloggers to highlight malls’ Mother’s Day steals and deals, as well as fundraising events for Susan G. Komen. Additionally, our client Ably was featured in GOLF as must-have, active apparel for golf trips, and our client Chooka in Denver Life, featuring fun footwear designs and styles to make a true spring statement!

Check out more of our clients in the links below!

Client Coverage:

Small Business Week: Colorado Mills mall makes local retailers part of its mix, Denver Business Journal

10 Eco-Friendly Brands to Add to Your Suitcase, Drink Tea & Travel

Henry’s Tavern Planning Two New Offshoots This Summer, Seattle Eater

2017 Local Food Heroes, Edible Austin

The New Bee Bubble, Edible Austin

A Bloom for Every Room, Gentry Home

Budget-Friendly Outfits from Santa Rosa Plaza, Whiskey and Lace

The New Delicious: Deschutes, Silver City, Great Notion, Heathen and Pyramid Get REAL, The Pour Fool

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Local Event, By Brittani Lauren

How to Pack for a Golf Trip, GOLF

Mother’s Day Gifts from Stoneridge Shopping Center, Raspberry Glow

529 New School Gardens Funded by Whole Kids Foundation, Garden Center Magazine

Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Obsessed by Portia

Make a Splash with Spring’s Prettiest Rain Boots, Denver Life

Mother’s Day Shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo, Cupcakes & Cutlery

What to Buy Your Mom This Mother’s Day, Willamette Week

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation, The Good Trade

It’s a Pop Culture Party: ThinkGeek to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Store at Tacoma Mall, GeekWire

Conscious Collaboration: The New Competitive Advantage for Nonprofits, Philanthropy News Digest

Something Else the Romans Conquered in Vegas: Shoppers. Forum Shops, First on the Strip, Mark 25 Years, Los Angeles Times

Walk the Plank, Pokèmon, New AR Game ‘Captain Blimey’ Promises Huge Digital Treasure Hunt, GeekWire

Curator Newsfeed: April 28, 2017

It’s Friday, the sun is out and we’re eagerly awaiting our happy hour hangout with Avi Soor and Antonio Smith of #SeattleGents. Make sure to keep up with our blog and check back next week to read how our chat with them unravels. Oh, and we can’t send you off into the weekend without sharing our latest client coverage! Take a look at the links below. Cheers!

Industry News:

Sorry, Celebs, Using #Sp On Instagram Ads Isn’t Gonna Cut It, Buzzfeed News

Echo Look | Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant, Amazon

Client Coverage: 

Spring Trend: Statement Stripes, Denver Style Magazine           

Movers and Shakers for April 30, Alaska Journal of Commerce

Queen Anne Elementary gets garden grants, Queen Anne News

Columbia Center Mall hosts prom fashion show, KVEW

Local students get a front seat to beehives, just in time for Earth Day, KATU

Whimsical playhouses benefit social service agency rebuilding program, The Mercury News

Rainy Season Travel: How to Stay Dry in Style with These Essential Products, Travel Daily USA

Curator Newsfeed: April 21, 2017

The sun is out and so is the latest coverage on our lovely clients! The weather that Seattle is giving us today definitely screams FRIDAY! But before you go out chasing the sun, let’s talk Earth Day.

As Earth Day is tomorrow, it’s always a good idea to stop and reflect on how we are impacting the environment and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate the negative environmental impacts that result from everyday actions. We can start by thinking about the clothing we wear. Today, Forbes highlighted our client Ably and their technologically-advanced, eco-friendly apparel that aims to combat environmental pollution and climate change.

Also along the lines of Earth Day, check out Garden Center Magazine’s article on how our client Whole Kids Foundation is partnering with schools to save the bees. Learn about these stories and more, below!

Client Coverage:

Ably Sustainable Clothing Dresses Down Global Warming, Forbes

10 luxury playhouses that don't skimp on style, Curbed San Francisco


Pyramid Brewing Co. Reveals Rebranded Packages, Brewbound

Whole Kids Foundation funds 50 new school beehives, Garden Center Magazine

Curator Newsfeed: April 14, 2017

We’re all smiles here at Curator as we wrap up the week and look forward to a (hopefully) non-rainy weekend ahead! Before we jump into the weekend, let’s recap what our wonderful clients have been up to.

To start, The Seattle Times featured Ably’s Frank Henley shirt in its ShopNW section as a comfy, breathable and commute-friendly wardrobe staple, while Pyramid Breweries sat down with the Puget Sound Business Journal to talk rebranding and new label art with a bolder aesthetic.

Additionally, Utrip explains the edge that hoteliers can have over Airbnb by leveraging travel planning trends such as personalization, local expertise, location and technology to create better guest experiences.

Check out those articles and more, below!

Client Coverage:

15 ways to help you master your mass-transit commute, The Seattle Times

Easter Festivities at Stoneridge Shopping Center, Raspberry Glow

How hotels beat Airbnb by getting in bed with the traveler, Tnooz

How Hotels Beat Airbnb by Getting in Bed with Today’s Traveler, Hotel Online

Whole Foods Exceeds Prosperity Campaign's $3.2M Goal, Progressive Grocer

Lane County students spend school time working in gardens, KVAL News

Whole Foods Market foundation funds school gardens for three local schoolsBellingham Business Journal

Pyramid rebrands, taking the once-troubled brewery back to its roots, Puget Sound Business Journal

Curator Newsfeed: April 7, 2017

Are you ready to hop into the weekend? We've kept ourselves very busy in the office this week getting down to business with our new clients, and we are LOVING it! As Easter quickly approaches, the Easter bunny has been hopping around taking photos with kids and pets at all Simon Malls, and was even spotted doing the weather report for Q13 FOX! Check out where else he’s been and what our clients have been up to, below!

Industry News:

Chick-fil-A is cooler than Vice among teens, according to a new Google report titled ‘It’s Lit’, Recode

REI's Force Of Nature Wants To Change The Game For Women Outdoors, Forbes

Client Coverage:

Easter Bunny Does the Weather with MJ, Q13 FOX News

20 Outdoor and Gardening Products You Need This Spring, DIY Network

North County School News for April 6, The San Diego Union-Tribune

How to Master Easter Bunny Photos, Obsessed by Portia

Easter Festivities at Stoneridge Shopping Center, Raspberry Glow

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids and Teens, CBS Denver

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 

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


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