Friday Links

Curator Newsfeed: May 12, 2016

Change can be a good thing and Instagram's rebranding may be a perfect example. While some people love what they did with their logo, others don't care for it. Regardless, we love seeing companies moving forward and keeping things fresh for their users and clients.

For Curator news, Whole Foods Market opened a new location in Bellingham this week, Simon Malls and Premium Outlets continue to bring in new retailers and Ably exceeds its Kickstarter goal by a landslide. Take a look at some of our favorite links from recent coverage!

Client Coverage:

Whole Foods in Bellingham nearly ready for May 11 opening, The Bellingham Herald

Outlets Look to Reach Gilroyans, Gilroy Dispatch

Lakewood's Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana makes authentic pizzas just like in Naples, The Denver Post

Victoria's Secret is coming to Alaska, Alaska Dispatch News

Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt gets production boost from Whole Foods, Puget Sound Business Journal

Mother’s Day Brunch, Lindsay Living

Introducing Quebec's Riviera Petit Pots, Longo's celebrates 60 years, Planters donates new peanut butter to Yonge Street Mission and other Food News, Inside Toronto

DUCK BOOTS, Lace and Pearls

Curator Newsfeed: April 29, 2016

Happy Friday! It’s been an action-packed week for the Curator team. Between Beyonce’s new album dropping and upcoming Mother’s Day initiatives, the office has been filled with non-stop chatter. Check out the latest buzz below including Mother’s Day gift ideas, recent store openings at Stanford Shopping Center and a celebrity clothing line sold exclusively at Macy’s. Oh, and don’t forget to take a peek at our favorite stories hitting the newsstands.

Industry News:

Why Beyoncé Is Embracing Her Own Backlash, The Atlantic, "But part of what’s been fascinating about her 2016 PR campaign is the way it has encouraged and capitalized on the notion of her as someone whom everyone can’t agree on." – Jen

Men read terrible tweets to female sportswriters in eye-opening PSA, USA Today

Client Coverage:

Mother’s Day Gifts at Gilroy Premium Outlets, Have Need Want

Stanford Shopping Center’s facelift; Prince’s SF designer connection, San Francisco Chronicle

Hoops great Nate Robinson, Strideline more than halfway to fundraising goal for 'pocket sock', Puget Sound Business Journal

Whole Foods moving slowly up West Coast with ‘365’ conceptThe Seattle Times

Lady Gaga and Elton John create a fashion line for Macy's, The Oregonian

The Age of Enlightenment, WWD

Mom, Don’t Quote the Raven

Stanford Shopping Center adds 45 new stores, The Stanford Daily

Whole Foods sets opening date for Lake Oswego concept store, The Oregonian


tip-toeing through the tulips, Living for Pretty

Curator Newsfeed: April 15, 2016

Friday has arrived and, although it’s a busy time of the year, we’re excited for everything in the works. From festival fashion and prom trends to brunch bootcamps and tulip tours, this week’s client coverage will have you puddle jumping through flower fields and daydreaming about your next shopping trip. Here’s a peek at what to look forward to this Spring. 

Client Coverage:

Shopping at Stoneridge Mall For Mother's Day, Hello Mrs.

Time to start searching for the perfect prom dress, The Seattle Times

Coachella + Free People + Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Outfit Of The Day

One of Our Favorite Things To Wear Year-Round, Obsessed by Portia

Mother’s Day Finds at San Francisco Premium Outlets, KRON 4

Roasted Chicken with Whole Foods, Mumfection

Stylist Darcy Camden goes prom shopping, KING 5

Spring/Fall 2016 Boot Trends: Western Chief and Chooka Boots, Baby To Boomer

What's new at Brea MallGreer's OC

Tulip Tour with Chooka Bootstiny cup of cake

Curator Newsfeed: April 1, 2016

Happy April Fools Day! Big news this week was Instagram's new update on how you're going to start seeing content in your news feed... Lots of people love it, lots of people hate it. What are your thoughts? Take a look at some more industry news and client reads to keep you up-to-date on the latest trends.

Industry News:

Instagram Is Changing Its Feed, but (Calm Down) Not Yet, The New York Times

Why Instagram Extended Its Video-Length Limit To 60 Seconds, Forbes

Time to step up: Instagram's changes mean no more filler content by brands, PR Week

Client Coverage:

Baja California Dreaming, Resident, Page 102

Travel Bliss: The 2016 Tulip Festival, Urban Bliss Life

Creativity, California Centers Magazine

Flush With Tech Wealth, San Francisco Warms to Fashion, Business of Fashion

Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana (Lakewood), 5280 The Denver Magazine

Curator Newsfeed: March 25, 2016

Happy Friday from Curator! We had lots to celebrate this week: A Washington Mega Millions jackpot winner, #ManInTree coming down from his perch and, most importantly, National Puppy Day! We were busy finishing up Easter plans this week and are looking forward to upcoming spring content. We hope you all have an egg-cellent Easter filled with delicious food, Easter egg hunts and too much chocolate. 

Industry News:

How #ManInTree climbed to the top of Twitter GeekWire

10 things to know about Twitter on its 10th anniversary Venture Beat

Client Coverage:

A Visit to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Baja California del Sur  Malibu Times Magazine (pg 76-79)

Flower Fields expected to peak early San Diego Union Tribune


How to make Easter basket for grown ups Global News Canada

Easter baskets for adults Q13 FOX 

Dying Easter Eggs the Natural Way Northwest Healthy Mama


Wednesday GMNW - Easter Ideas with the Columbia Center Mall KVEW-TV

Fit for a kid: Easter Sunday fashion finds for the little ones DayBreak KTVA


Washington’s Mega Millions $157 million jackpot claimed The Seattle Times

Curator Newsfeed: March 18, 2016

Happy Friday! The sunny weather we were able to soak up this week made Day Light Savings a bit more bearable. We celebrated St. Paddy's Day and the luck of the Irish with the release of Washington's Lottery's “luckiest stores” throughout the Puget Sound. While you're enjoying your weekend, be sure to stop by a 7-Eleven for a Slurpee in your cup of choice. Check out our weekly roundup featuring new retailer announcements at various Simon centers, Whole Foods Market's Beauty Week 2016 and a 69-cent happy hour you won’t want to miss. 

Buzzfeed Launches New Ad Format to Further Monetize its Big Social ReachAdweek

Instagram May Change Your Feed, Personalizing It With an AlgorithmThe New York Times

7-Eleven: Bring Cup, We'll Fill it with SlurpeeKING 5

Denver Post Editor Greg Moore ResignsThe Denver Post

16 Green Foods For St. Patrick's Day That Are Equal Parts Festive and DeliciousBustle

Client Coverage:

Easter Baskets for AllGood Day Sacramento

Easter Bunny Photos at The Shops at Mission ViejoOver the Top Mommy

Whole Foods Natural Beauty Products + IG GiveawayThe Balanced Berry

Celebration of FashionSocal Pulse

Easter Basket Ideas From Colorado MillsColorado Parent

These are the 10 Luckiest Stores in Puget Sound, Washington's Lottery SaysQ13 Fox

Seattle Hidden Gem: $.69 Oyster Happy Hour at Whole FoodsFresh Jess

Why I Love the Colorado Mills Mall + GiveawayThe Denver Housewife

Retail-restaurant Roundup: Los Olivos Center Debuts Saturday, See Who Opens; Starbucks Launches Happy Mondays DealThe Orange County Register

Easter Egg Hunts All Around North CountySan Diego Union Tribune

5 Useful Tricks To Teach Your Dog, Hello Rigby

5 Sweet Items for the Easter Basket That Aren’t Candy, The Seattle Times

10 Things We Love About Carlsbad Premium Outlets, The Stylish Bisou

Curator Newsfeed : February 19, 2016

Time is flying by at Curator and it’s starting to stay lighter longer. We’ve had our National Drink Wine Day fun this week and now we are gearing up for some trendy getaways, stunning prom dresses and photos with the Easter Bunny as we jump into Spring. These client reads will definitely get you excited for greener grass, blooming flowers and warmer weather.

Client Coverage:

Newsy Suzie: BOHS' misters show their talent, Orange County Register

This getaway spot off the coast of Baja California will make you forget the rest of the world, Business Insider

Things to do this week in Sonoma County, The Press Democrat

Whole Foods Market wine buyer looks to set trends, Great Northwest Wine

Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Set To Hop Over To Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Oside News

Linguine with Lobster Tails in Roasted Tomato SauceLovely Lanvin

Ingredient Spotlight : Oysters, The Weeknight Society

Princess Project at Stoneridge center helping teens obtain prom dresses, Pleasanton Weekly

Disconnect to Reconnect in Loreto, Mexico, Communities Digital News

Everyone’s Favorite Holiday, National Drink Wine Day, Eat In Seattle

Magical Sunset At Villa Del Palmar, Loreto, Cuppajyo

Stoneridge Taking Part in the Princess Project, Independent News

The Curator Newsfeed: January 29, 2016

The Curator Newsfeed: January 22, 2016

Photo by Ann Marie Ricard 

Photo by Ann Marie Ricard 

It’s been another exciting week at Curator with a variety of client coverage. From scholarships and cheese holidays to an armor unveiling, we've got a story here for everyone. Here are some of this week’s trendiest reads. 

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs In 2016, Forbes, PR is at number 6 – Kate

Client Coverage:    

Why Big Brands Are Offering Big Funds to Small BusinessesEntrepreneur Magazine, Great article about Whole Foods Market's local producer loan program. – Ann Marie

Scholarship money up for grabs for college bound kids, KESQ

Safariland Unveils Armor at SHOTThe Outdoor Wire

Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Local OC and LA Applicants for College Scholarships, SoCal City Kids

South County business wrap up: Imperio Kia reopens in San Juan, new stores, eateries planned for Shops at Mission Viejo, The Orange County Register

Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day with Whole Foods, Eat In Seattle

Loaded sweet potato skins, The Balanced Berry

Chambers Bay Whole Foods Donates $2,100+ to PDZA Education Programs, The Suburban Times

SHOT16: Safariland Unveils the Safariland Armor Collection, Recoil


The Curator Newsfeed: January 15, 2016

It’s been an exciting start to 2016 at Curator. With the record-high Powerball jackpot and the Seahawks’ advancement in the playoffs, the water cooler has been a popular place! Here’s what we’ve been talking about at the office this week.

Pete Carroll: ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’, The Seattle Times, Love this! - Scott

2016's Biggest Fashion and Beauty Trends, Forbes

Client Coverage:

So Close! 12 Big Powerball Tickets Sold in Washington, Including Two for $1 Million, Q13 Fox

Golden Globes Cocktail. Pop the Bubbly!, Tonie Girl

Stoneridge Shopping Center Appoints New Director of Marketing & Business Development, Pleasanton Patch

Holiday Generosity for Emergency Foods Network, The Suburban Times

Men’s Styles & Where To Shop in San Diego, San Diego Blog