January 15, 2021 | lora reuther

2020 May Have Been a Cold Reality but it was Red Hot for Orca Clients!

On The Ellen Degeneres Show, “resident expert crazy person” Kym Douglas showcased the amazing Orca client Mock ONE hammock that transforms your family room into a tropical vacation!

Good Morning America’s Tory Johnson knows a great solution and a sweet deal when she sees it! Thrilled for our client FTI whose SneakERASERS and GolfERASERS were featured on Tory’Johnson’s “Deals & Steals on GMA Weekend.

Orca lands amazing coverage for our cool client PyroPet candles by Celsius54 in O Magazine online in a timely round-up of spooky candles for Halloween!


Buzzfeed was so good to our clients with almost too many placements to count!

Indulge with these refreshing drinks during quarantine! Thrilled that THREE new Orca clients (Spa Girl Cocktails, Bravus Brewing Company, and Cold Brew Cowffee) are included in BuzzFeed in a product round-up article, “Make Quarantine More Exciting With These Treats For Your Minds And Body–Being at home due to the global pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in these treats!”

We’re thrilled that we landed our client WELLinsulated makeup bags on BuzzFeed today in a list of Mother’s Day gifts that are 100% Quarantine Friendly!

BuzzFeed.com readers love Thompson Tee’s sweat proof undershirts, and they featured the long-time Orca client in their Father’s Day gift guide!

It’s reason to celebrate when Orca lands not one, but two of our amazing “gifty” clients in a list of the best home gifts on BuzzFeed! Congrats to Succulent Studios- the monthly subscription box that delivers organic baby succulents to your doorstep… and to PyroPet candles that add a fun freaky twist to your home décor!

BuzzFeed.com featured Crown and Paw over the weekend in a roundup of the Cutest Products with Dogs on Them!

We’re thrilled that GIRLS CAN! CRATE has been included again in Buzzfeed’s “21 Subscription Boxes For Kids That’ll Deliver Some Fun To Your Door…or at least keep them entertained long enough for you to catch up on Real Housewives.” See #11 on the list.

Another Orca client in a gift guide on Buzzfeed! Check out LilGadgets Connect+ Pro Headphones in this Buzzfeed gift guide: “50 Seriously Cool Kids Gifts You Can’t Go Wrong With This Holiday Season.”

The perfect example of how a blog can lead to a national feature. Thank you Sweet Silly Sara for including Blinks as a top game pick that was picked up by BuzzFeed!


From Oprah to BuzzFeed! Orca continues to rack up the holiday hits for our longtime creepy cute client PyroPet candles! Congratulations on another feature on BuzzFeed in a list of gifts for that person you don’t have a gift for yet! (#18 on list)

Same with Forbes.com where many Orca clients enjoyed coverage in 2020!

Elevate your Memorial Day weekend with Spa Girl Cocktails! Forbes.com featured Spa Girl Cocktails in an article, “15 Sips, Snacks, And Sauces To Elevate This Memorial Day Weekend.” 

For Mother’s Day, Forbes.com names the Vinci Housewares Auto Pour-Over Coffee Maker as one of the best gifts for moms who love their coffee, letting her make authentic pour-over coffee at the press of a button.

Since we’re not traveling right now, Forbes.com recommends pampering Mom this Mother’s Day with luxe gifts that will make her home feel like a 5-star hotel. Congrats to Celestial Silk’s luxurious pillowcases for landing a spot in the gift guide: “Presents To Make Her Home Feel Like A Hotel.”

Congrats to NAUSENI socially conscious slippers for a fantastic feature on Forbes.com – in a list of luxurious must-haves for breakfast in bed this holiday season!

Forbes.com included Crown and Paw in a Mother’s Day Guide of custom gifts for dog Moms!

Editors at Forbes.com rounded up the best boozy gifts for 2020 and we’re thrilled to see Orca client VinGardeValise on the list! Known for transporting wine, the VinGardeValise also makes it easier than ever for booze lovers to bring home their favorite bottles of whiskey!

USA TODAY editors loved Orca clients!

Orca is so pleased that the money section of USA Today illuminated LumiCharge in its holiday spotlight!

Congratulations to Little Global Citizens for being rated as one of the coolest products of 2020 on USAToday.com!

OwlCrate Jr. was  featured in a new article on USAToday.com titled, “10 FUN CRAFT KITS FOR KIDS THAT CAN BE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR.” 

We love landing big timely newspaper features for our clients! Congrats to Our Moments whose “Couples” card game is included in USA Today in an online round-up of “Things You Need For A Romantic Night In On Valentine’s Day!”

CNN.com also loved our clients this calendar year thanks to hard work by Orca publicists!

Saturday happens to be National DNA Day and that means big deals for those looking to dig into family history. Congrats FamilyTreeDNA for being one of only three companies featured on CNN.com’s coverage of upcoming DNA deals!

eat2explore will keep your kids entertained and learning with their fun cooking kits, and today, CNN.com featured this awesome Orca client in a “Keep Kids Entertained and Educated with These 20 Genius Activities,” article!  

In the first month of their PR campaign LilGadgets scored two mega features on CNN.com and MSN.com! Check out LilGadgets Untangled Pro Headphones listed as a favorite pick in the Amazon Canada gift guide.


You know your product is LEGIT when you get the stamp of approval for a “best cleaning product of 2020” from the editors with Good Housekeeping.  Congrats on more Good Housekeeping love, TubShroom.  You sure know how to make your PR Firm proud!

He also was featured in The Daily Mail (UK) and USA Today ran stories about Jason after the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle read his late wife’s book Duck! Rabbit! for her son Archie’s first birthday!

Orca scores not one but two major newspaper features for our client, author Jason Rosenthal! The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post ran exclusive interviews with Rosenthal about his new book My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me, an inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings.

Our client author Jason Rosenthal is all over the news! Here he is skyping today with ABC Chicago about his new book, a tribute to his late wife called My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me.

Healthline pulled together a comprehensive list of the top subscription boxes for new parents with Orca clients, Oh Baby Boxes and TheraBox featured at the top of the list.

 Excited to share the audio of Flow Hive Founder Cedar Anderson on EllenK’s morning radio show on the KOST-FM (and via iHeart Radio) for World Bee Day.  They have 4-7 million listeners!

The New York Times featured 3 Orca clients!

You know you’ve made it when The New York Times gives you a glowing review online and in print! Congratulations to long-time Orca client, Boxxle, on today’s dream feature! 

NYT.com is a top tier publication and dream for many clients — we’re so proud of our publicist team for making this happen for our client Cocktail Cube.

For those looking to do a little family-bonding from a safe distance this year, there’s nothing better than an at-home-DNA test kit!  Orca placed this longtime client inside the pages of the New York Times! Congrats Family Tree DNA for a mention in this awesome holiday gift guide!

Also in New York, We are thrilled for Literary Blooms! Their beautiful flowers handmade from the pages of books that can no longer be sold were featured yesterday in the print edition of the New York Post Newspaper in a sustainable and eco-friendly gift guide.

Food coverage is an Orca mainstay. Check out these placements this year!

FoodNetwork.com has some fun ways to serve up fruit this summer using the O-YAKI Skewer System. Take a look at this article featuring O-YAKI: Fun Fruit Skewer Ideas – “Stick” with these creative skewers!

The Atlanta Journal Constitution online – AJC.com sends out rave reviews for Mama Geraldine’s Gourmet Cookies today in “3 Products to Enjoy From Georgia Food Businesses!”

Some like it hot! Prepared Foods Magazine featured Inbru in a recent article!

Culinaire Magazine featured Boxxle in their etcetera section showing off their fun finds for the month! (page 48) 

Spa Girl Cocktails give you the most bang for your alcohol and calorie buck according to Livestrong.com which has included Spa Girl Cocktails in the article “Sip on These 9 Delicious, Low-ABV Cocktails Under 200 Calories.”  

The National Examiner showcased CHUM Fruit Bites in a giveaway contest. The brand’s new Mango flavor is featured and is perfect timing for Back-to-School! The issue hits newsstands Friday.

made by Fressko is featured as one of the best back-to-school shopping deals for August on MSN.com.

Pure gold, baby! Nothing beats a winning combination especially our three “medal-worthy” Orca Clients Vite Ramen, CHUM Fruit Bites, and Pursue Happiness Cold Brew Cowffee which are all featured in the just-released July 2020 issue of Athleisure Magazine.

Summer wouldn’t be complete without fun gadgets to keep you cool! The neat and nifty WineGrasp drink holder made its national television debut today on one of the most watched programs — the 4th hour of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.

eat2explore was featured in a round-up of kids’ cooking kits on Delish.com!

The best road trip snacks are the ones you can eat single-handedly and PREVAIL Jerky is perfect for this very reason. Don’t take our word for it though! Check out the glowing review on SmartTravel.com.

Reviewed.com features eat2explore for the second time. This time it’s a more in-depth feature about how to get picky eaters to eat!

Now, this is hot! The editors at Esquire agree that Gindo’s Spice of Life Hot Sauce is one of “The 40 Best Food-Related Gifts to Impress Any Self-Proclaimed ‘Foodie.'” 

Gindo’s also made an impression on Essence Magazine! Searching for the best holiday gifts for foodies? Look no further than Gindo’s Spice of Life Hot Sauce, according to ESSENCE Magazine Online, which featured the fabulous hot sauce brand in the article, “10 Holiday Gifts For Any Type Of Foodie.”

We’re excited to debut the first Orca hit for client Ben to Table in Entrepreneur — mentioned in a story about Condiments! 

Parenting coverage? We had lots! 

The editors of RedTri.com know a brilliant mom-invented product when they see one and Unbuckle Me is most certainly that! 

It’s a dream outlet for most clients, and today ScaryMommy.com featured three Orca clients in their annual gift guides! Congratulations to Pottery Awesomeness, OwlCrate Jr. and Boxxle for being picked for these awesome features! 

The editors with DailyMom.com know all the best  “gifts that give back.”  Congrats to the PANGEA line for making this year’s list.

The way to dad’s heart this Father’s Day (and every day)? Through his stomach with a home-cooked breakfast of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. Check out DailyMom.com’s Father’s Day Foodie Gift Guide featuring the Woodlife Ranch Provisions Crate filled with all kinds of goodies from syrup to honey, pancake mix, tea and more.

The Busy Baby Mat and vegan leather reversible bibs from Bek and Jet are some of the most brilliant solutions for keeping babies germ and mess-free wherever parents may be! Check out the recent mentions of the incredible lines in the current issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

Also, congratulations to Queen Maddyn, featured in the August/September issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine in a roundup called “The It Factor!”

The hits are rolling in for Orca client Pang Wangle’s innovative bug repellent leggings! Pure Wow included again at the top of the list of products that get rid of mosquitos!

If you are on the hunt for the best gifts to give kids this holiday season, USMagazine.com is here to help! Scroll about halfway down to see the nice mention and photo of Orca client, Once Upon A Pancake, in their national debut in the “Great Gifts for Kids During This Holiday Season: Pics” article.

People Magazine Online is on the wish list of many of our clients, and Orca client, AKALO, was featured in an “Our Favorite Health and Wellness Products Discovered During Quarantine” article!

People Magazine can’t get enough of  Orca’s Pet Products. Two clients earn the honor of  Top Pet Products for 2020! Congratulations to Soda Pup and HandsOnGloves.

TheraBox was selected as Best Overall in a Brides.com roundup of The 7 Best Self-Care Subscription Boxes of 2020! Brides.com recommended TheraBox above all others saying, “If you’re serious about self-care, bring in the pros.”

Pottery Awesomeness was featured thanks to Orca publicists in the WashingtonPost.com for its amazing “give back” program!

Thrilled to see our cool client PyroPet candles by Celsius54 featured in Women’s Health Magazine in a list of 55 Best Gifts for Cat Lovers that are Purr-fect for the Holidays! (#49)

The senior editor at Men’s Journal can’t sing his praises loudly enough for the Wonderffle stuffed waffle maker, listing it as one of the Best New Gear and Coolest Gadgets for the week!

TikTok is where it’s at! Check out WineGrasp making their TikTok debut on PureWow’s sister site @cocktails. Sales were off the charts!

“Unique circumstances call for creativity when it comes to gift giving.” International Business Times loves TheraBox and made by Fressko as two unique presents you can buy online for mom this year.

Three Orca clients are offering some of the best May Deals on Newsweek.com! Crown and Paw and FurZapper are featured for their deals during National Pet Week. And Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company is featured for their May Cake of the Month that is also available for Mother’s Day.

Flow Hive appeared in both the print and online editions of the LA Times newspaper! 

We’re celebrating a great Earth Day hit on Wired.com for our awesome client defunkify! Check out defunkify’s Stain Remover Spray featured in an article that posted today about the best eco-friendly cleaning products for your home!

Good news! ABC News Radio interviewed Streetify’s Martin Banbury for its 60-second “TechTrends” segment. The piece is titled “Window Shopping, Digitally.” ABC News Radio is America’s most listened to radio news network with affiliate stations across the US.

We are so excited that the NBC News (National/International) television segment aired today for Streetify! Our client Martin Branbury (who is in London) was interviewed in the segment “Online Shopping, The Smarter and Safer Alternative.” This segment is to be broadcasted around the nation and apparently foreign affiliates as well. The one below is from an NBC affiliate in Texas.

Newsweek loves Orca clients Geekey, the mini 17-tool multitool, and Luminiser, the lantern that turns a small flame into a huge LED light!

Bustle.com is another outlet that couldn’t get enough of Orca clients this year!

Orca loves landing dream holiday gift guide hits for our cool clients like this one for Succulent Studios today on Bustle! 

Republic of Durable Good’s Mock ONE hammock is among the top 5 camping hammocks according to Bustle! And, since it doesn’t need trees, it’s perfect for backyard or even balcony camping!

Now more than ever before we want things in our homes to be as hygienic as possible. The editors with Bustle.com know that keeping your drains clear with TubShroom is one way to that! Congrats on more national love, TubShroom!

The editor’s with Bustle.com know good stuff when they see it and AKALO Wearable Vitamins are definitely good stuff!  Congrats to Orca client AKALO for being included in Bustle’s First EVER Wellness Box!!

Looking for the perfect last-minute gift that won’t seem like you waited until the last minute? eat2explore is the gift that gives all year long! Today, Yahoo.com featured this kids’ subscription box in a last-minute holiday gift guide.

Two days until 2021, and already Yahoo.com released a “Best Subscription Boxes to Start 2021,” article, and Orca client, OwlCrate Jr. was featured!

Everyone loves our fun foodie finds! Johnson’s Popcorn and Mama Geraldine’s Cheese Straws made it to Medium.com as “Really Classy and Considerate Gifts Your Deserving Team will Relish.”

Satisfy both your thirst and your sweet tooth more healthily– without having to venture out!  The Hype Magazine featured Wet Hydration and Killer Creamery  in a roundup article, “30 New-Ish Healthy, Fun And/Or Delicious Food & Drink Discoveries You Can Order Online Today.”

Cotton candy flavored Tidbits a favorite at Medium! This sugar free delight is one of “7 Delightful Gourmet Sweets and Confections That Will Wow Loved Ones This Christmas.”

Thrilled to see our longtime cool client PyroPet Candles by Celsius54 featured in a list of “weird gifts for weirdly cool people” on Heavy.com!

Stat!  Orca is positive that Scrubs Magazine loves SendAFriend who will be included in the Giveaway!

If tech coverage is what you’re after, we secured plenty!

Digital Trends included the Geekey in a story about portable tech gadgets on February 6th!

TechRepublic.com featured the PLIQO Bag and an interview with the creator, Patrick Tatham, in an article titled “Suit up for business travel with these carry-on bags.”

Orca is excited to report that client Kinzoo was covered by TechAeris today, talking about how it might be a better alternative to Facebook! “Kinzoo could be a better alternative to Facebook Messenger for kids.”

According to the Gadgeteer, the FloSleeve makes “a significant improvement in recovery from leg workouts and hiking.” Gadgeteer also featured Orca client Wayzn as well!

The writers at Reader’s Digest Online know all the best products to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions and the Piggyback Rider made this year’s list!   Congrats Piggyback Rider for your genius invention! 

Orca’s hero is Bond!  Not James Bond, but Bond Sanitizer who was mentioned in travel Bible Fodor’s about traveling during the pandemic!

HuffPost included the Pocket Chainsaw in its Mother’s Day weird gift guide on May 2.