Orca Communications 2023 Greatest Hits

January 9, 2024 | lora reuther

What a Wonderful 2023 For Orca Clients!

The Tsuri Company was included in Oprah Daily in “30 Black-Owned Skincare Brands to Elevate Your Beauty Routine.”

We also secured Fly With Wine in Oprah Daily! And that’s not all – dreams do come true for Kloveo, also landing in Oprah Daily

RollingStone.com included the yeedi vac station in “Great robot vacuums you should consider before getting a Roomba.” The writer listed the yeedi vac station as the “best all-in-one option.”

Today.com chose TubShroom as the first item mentioned in its “Editor’s Top Product Picks for 2023.” 

Velong Enterprises enjoyed a huge placement by an Orca publicist in The Wall Street Journal about manufacturing options outside of China. Front page!

The WSJ also featured FlyWithWine on its BuySide page.

We helped get FTDNA named one of the “best at-home DNA tests” by Forbes.  Plus, editors at USA Today said they liked it in a roundup of the 5 best DNA testing kits! NASDAQ placed FTDNA at #2 on its Top 5 list, calling it the best test for “deep heritage analysis.”

Parenting Healthy did a great review on Kahawa 1893 and shared it on several social media platforms.

Good Cup, a revolution in sustainable single-use cups, was featured on The Drew Barrymore Show! They were also featured on Yahoo News!  

Thanks to Buzzfeed for featuring the one-of-a-kind TinyTreehouses yet again, in, “If I Were President, I’d Make Sure Everyone Had These 31 Products.”

We secured Setex Eyeglass Pads in Real Simple in this story about “6 Clever Products!”

Kloveo was included in Food & Wines’ Amazon-centric roundup. The article was also picked up by Yahoo! and DeliciousFood.com.

Dogster.com included Walkee Paws in a Gear and Products feature for Winter, also shared on DailyRover.comDogster.com also featured The SodaPup Gourmet Dog Peanut Butter line.

The Daily Beast included Freshé in “Is Tinned Fish the New Caviar? TikTok Seems to Think So.

Elle.com included The Tsuri Company in “30 Black-Owned Skincare Brands to Support Now and Forever.”

It’s a hole-in-one for Designer Dram, which is featured in Golf Tips Magazine’s March/April issue! 

HOLA! Magazine Online featured the Lookstand in its Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

FreshJax made the list of “10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Foodie In Your Life” on Money.com.

And the winner is… Freshé Meals for being awarded “The Best Meal Prep Protein” in SELF’s 2023 Pantry Awards in The Best Tinned, Canned, and Boxed Goods category!

Mom.com recommends fun games like Head Spin from Project Genius to keep family members of all ages entertained. Mom.com also featured 

Waxelene’s Multi-Purpose Ointment in the editors’ picks article for February.

MO Superfoods Bars are featured in ATHLEISURE Magazine’s January 202 issue on its Self-Care page as “Our On-Hand Must-Haves.” (See pg. 160/Jan. 2023 issue)

As part of National Infertility Awareness Week, Orca client Nightlight Christian Adoptions was featured all over! INSIDER shared the story of Rodney & Mary Leah Miller to create awareness of the relatively unknown option for building a family.

Oprah is known to be a long-lead publication, but patience pays off! The lifestyle outlet also included Goodfit Puzzle in a graduation gift guide. 

Forbes placement is proof that sometimes it’s just a matter of editors finding the right fit for the products they try and love. In this case, a contributor to Forbes included MeatCrafters in “Social Media Users Love These Spring Picnicking Products.” 

Men’s Health included the Vinci Hands-Free Citrus Juicer in an article about the “best gifts for Mom on Amazon in 2023.” 

It’s a big deal when Forbes calls you a “disrupter!” Congrats to PopGel on their feature in this story about brands that are disrupting the oral care industry.

You know it’s an incredible month for your PR firm when placement in the Wall Street Journal is just one in a handful of noteworthy top-tier placements. Umby is included in a fun feature called, “Join the Debate: Should Anyone Spend $100 on an Umbrella?”

When the editors of Better Homes & Gardens love a product, they are not shy about it!  Orca is delighted to share that Tiny Treehouses made the cut in this feature of the editors’ favorite finds for April. 

Cosmopolitan might not be the first outlet you think of when you think about golf, but the women’s lifestyle publication publishes all kinds of gift guides. It included Putt-A-Bout in “46 Super Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas Your Husband Won’t Stop Gushing About.” 

Overjoyed to see our client The Crafty Cask’s SipScout Whiskey Sampler included in a Father’s Day feature in the New York Times – the Front Burner page! 

We are ecstatic to share the “Mother’s Day Gifts You Didn’t Know You Needed” features Leo’s Loo Too by Smarty Pear in a beautiful feature online reaching the readers at DailyMom.com.

FlyWithWine’s VinGardeValise was also featured in a round-up of timely vacation accessories on DailyMom.com.

We’re excited that traveling moms can read all about clients LumiCharge and PhoneSoap as Forbes’ named them the best tech for travelers in its annual Mother’s Day Gift Guide! 

Real Simple featured Spice of Life (Time Concept’s) watering can in its July/August 2023 Issue. 

Orca also buzzed with excitement when reading about Bee Cups in a Real Simple Magazine story about meadowscaping.

Yahoo.com highlighted Orca clients The Happy Birdwatcher and Thyme & Sage.

Orca client & Amazon expert Phil Masiello was quoted in CNBC‘s story on the new changes to Prime Day. 

Cheers to Seraphim Social Beverage for being featured in BevNet about its brand launch at the upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show!

MSNNews Break, and Medium.com shared Spleash in a round-up of “Bark Worthy” products.

Thrilled that Dave’s Gourmet’s newest partnership, Mama Kingston’s Everything Everyday Sauce (a favorite among A-listers like Justin Bieber!), was featured in NOSH!

Boston Globe featured Buddy Beat Light in its Father’s Day Gift Guide.

Like lightning striking twice, Pure Wow included Designer Dram in yet another Father’s Day gift guide (Designer Dram is #19).

Our longtime client Celsius54’s new nature-inspired Elements Candles that represent water, air, fire, and earth are featured on the “Style” page in the June issue of Furniture, Lighting, and Décor Magazine!

Nightlight Christian Adoptions Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program was highlighted in an Axios article about the gradual increase in embryo adoptions, a relatively unknown fertility option for building families.

Philip Brandes, CEO and Founder of Bravus Brewing Co., was featured in an in-studio segment on KTLA in Los Angeles about non-alcoholic lifestyle options for the July 4th holiday! 

Marie Claire Magazine featured several Orca clients in its Amazon Prime Day Cooking Essentials themed roundup. Clients include Vinci Express Cold Brew, Boxxle, Kloveo, and Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer!

Orca is ecstatic to share the Gadgeteer review of Leo’s Loo Too, which they declared is a dandy at dealing with the duty of doody!

Delighted to share that Seraphim Social Beverage was featured in Whole Foods Magazine’s list of “15 Trends from the Summer Fancy Food Show!”

When your college kid goes back to school, chances are they will miss the family pet, maybe even more than the rest of the family!  National TV presenter Steve Greenberg suggests you send them back with a heart-warming reminder of home from Crown and Paw!  This segment aired in multiple TV markets.

Town & Country Magazine gave a summer list of gifts for wine lovers and we were thrilled to see the VinGardeValise by our client FlyWithWine on the list!

Orca knows better than most the value of a good elevator pitch. So does Jessica Norris of Dilly’s Pickled Veggies who was just featured as the lead profile in an amazing article on “Elevator Pitches” by AmericanExpress.com!

The editors with CNN Underscored loved our client Snowfox in a “Beach Must-Haves” roundup.

Our client Kinstler –whose vibrant puzzles showcase the art of emerging modern artists- made the “Stuff We Love” page in the August issue of TravelGirl Magazine!

Orca was so proud to watch Gita Kwatra, CEO of Glioblastoma Foundation, on Good Morning Arizona, talk about the 5th Anniversary of John McCain’s passing from Glioblastoma and bringing awareness to the Foundation’s work to eradicate the disease.

HuffPost included Cask Cartel’s advent calendar in its roundup “The 2023 Advent Calendars to Buy Immediately Before They Sell Out.”

Golf.com featured our client Bad Cards Fore Good Golfers.

Thrilled to see the realistic-looking baguette candle – new from our cool candle client Celsius54 – featured in product showcased on ArchitecturalDigest.com!

Congrats to our client FlyWithWine whose VinXplorer wine backpack is featured in the holiday gift guide in the fall issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine!

Orca loved seeing our Amazon eCommerce expert Phil Masiello quoted yet again in these Yahoo! stories on Prime Day.

Long-time Orca client Putt-A-Bout is a must-have holiday gift for golfers according to The Strategist and SouthernLiving.com.

Johnson’s Popcorn was featured as a nominee for “Best Gift for Foodies” in USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Awards.

Gadgeteer posted its review of Orca client Slimca, at-the-time on Kickstarter! More love for Slimca! Announced on Apple Tech Talk, too! 

Reader’s Digest included Tiny Twinkle in a baby-centric roundup.

A huge cheers to Designer Dram for being included in US News & World Report in “The 8 Best Retirement Gift Ideas for Men.”

Then the Holiday coverage really kicked in!

The New York Times/ Wirecutter have made their selections for this year’s Best DNA Testing Kits and FTNDA was 3rd on the list!  

Fortune says Designer Dram is an exceptional choice for a whiskey gift and is featured in its holiday gift guide article titled “The 2023 Holiday Spirits Gift Guide: Spread The Booze.” 

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Orca is thankful that Associated Press told the Bee Cups’ small business story via Founder Jen Rose. 

The votes have been counted and… Johnson’s Popcorn is ranked #1 as the Best Gift for Foodies according to USA Today 10Best. Yahoo and AOL both picked up the article. 

David Moye’s holiday gift guide of “Weird Christmas Gifts” on HuffPost is always a favorite and two Orca clients made the list — check out The Armbie and Walkee Paws! 

Kahawa 1893 was featured in a Black Friday Deals article on Today.com

Speaking of TODAY, once again, Today.com has included Designer Dram in its must have gifts for dads who have everything.  

Buzzfeed mentioned long-time Orca client Putt-A-Bout in a “28 Unique Gifts They Probably Didn’t Even Think to Put on Their Wish List” article.

BuzzFeed also included Cask Cartel in “The 2023 Advent Calendars To Buy Immediately Before They Sell Out.”

We were so delighted to share this luxurious feature for Vinci Housewares in Forbes’ “Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Gifts To Make A Bedroom Feel Like A Five-Star Hotel.”

Looking for the best holiday gifts, bar none? The Strategist featured award-winning Monsoon Chocolate in “109 Carefully Selected, Unusually Special Gifts Under $50.”

Make your holiday gifts sweeter with Monsoon Chocolate, featured in Men’s Journal as one of its “20 Gift Ideas That Don’t Break The Bank!’ 

Congrats to our longtime client Celsius54 whose modern, twisty, and colorful Drill Bit candles made Real Simple Magazines 2023 Holiday gift guide.

The holiday season is just around the corner and editors are making their lists and checking them twice. Thank goodness the team at Forbes.com thinks Beyond Cushions and Fly With Wine are very, very nice! 

Editors with Southern Living Online are telling Santa that one of the best gifts to give neighbors this year is a personalized wine bag dawning your “nextie’s” favorite city skyline. Congrats Beyond Cushions for your 3rd mention in this incredible publication!

Orca is thrilled that House Beautiful chose Leo’s Loo Too as one of its favorite Amazon Black Friday deals.

Thrilled to see the new shockingly realistic baguette candle from Celsius54 featured in a round-up of unique gifts on Dwell.com!

The New York Times/ Wirecutter featured FamilyTree DNA in its Cyber Monday list. 

The Los Angeles Times featured Celsius54’s realistic-looking hand gesture candle called Candlehand in a round-up of clever white elephant gifts!

SmarterTravel.com loved our client Light+Nine in a list of the best luggage for kids.

WISH-TV’s LifeStyleLive loved Orca client Casa Leo.

Travel + Leisure recommended Snowfox in its “Best Drink Gifts” category.

Culture Magazine recommended Dilly’s Pickled Veggies for your next charcuterie board.