ORCA’S BEST OF 2021 HITS

January 5, 2022 | lora reuther

Orca publicists placed our clients in almost every top-tier press outlet you know in 2021!

Oprah’s Favorite Things included Orca Communications client Wonderffle, a stuffed waffle maker.

Then, Food & Wine Magazine chose to highlight Oprah’s best kitchen and food picks by including the Wonderffle.

The New York Times featured Butter Hub online and in print on Month #2 of their campaign with us!

 The team at Entertainment Weekly said TheraBox is the perfect option to treat yourself!

Real Simple Magazine featured Orca client NAUSENI’s handcrafted 100% natural wool felt slippers in its January issue!

Every newlywed couple needs a waffle maker and the experts at Cosmopolitan recommended Orca client Wonderffle as the ideal bridal shower gift!

Succulent Studios was featured in New York Magazine’s online shopping guide “The Strategist” in a round-up of the best subscription services!

MarthaStewart.com featured Vervana founder and cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra twice in one month! And we also landed Dr. Sinatra on the healthy foodie site EatThis.com and MSN.com!

Elle Magazine included Orca client Fini Shoes alongside NIKE, Adidas, Converse, Reebok, VANS and Uggs, just to name a few!

We placed the O-Yaki Skewer System in Rolling Stone as the best way to grill up kebabs or veggies for the Superbowl!

When your line has over 50,0000 reviews on Amazon, the editors with Cosmopolitan.com take note!  Congrats TubShroom on your never-ending love from the national press.

Top-tier news outlet International Business Times awarded Orca client Wayzn with its Best of CES 2021 Award, letting its over 20 million monthly readers know about the smart dog door’s amazing technology.

We placed Vertiball on the website for the hit TV show “The Doctors” and its Healthy New Year Giveaway, leading off the second bundle of prizes!

Vertiball also topped the list of Essence Magazine’s must-have fitness products for 2021!  MSN picked up the Essence story, too.

Orca client Wad-Free was “The ultimate hack for washing and drying bed sheets” according to TODAY.com in January 2021!

Longtime Orca client Pet Plate was named one of the “Best Pet Food Delivery Services” by Self.com!

Keep kids busy and having fun with Make-A-Fort. The cool kids’ product was featured on “New York Live” – WNBC-TV (New York, Market #1) in a “Wonder of Winter” segment.

Orca was pleased to kick off Trova’s CES coverage with a nice review from Gear Diary. CNET also featured a live interview with Trova’s Founder during CES 2021.

In a roundup of the Four Best Backpacking Mugs, Bustle.com rated Orca client HUNU as the best collapsible option!

Bustle posted a glowing review of Orca client SPOTMYUV!

RachaelRayMag.com featured both Orca clients, Pillow Cube and The Magic Weighted Blanket, in “The Best Bedding Products, According to Our Staff.”

Orca placed Jason Rosenthal, author of “My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me,” in The Toronto Sun about his relationship with his late wife Amy.

Canada’s largest privately-owned television network CTV News Canada featured author Jason Rosenthal about grief and the notion of “returning to normal” with an exclusive story on its website.

Orca is always happy to see several of its clients in product roundups, including SendAFriend, Celsius54, Literary Blooms, Rawlogy, and Sattva Vida in the Women Fitness 2021 Valentine’s Gift Guide.

Orca loves when clients like Bond Sanitizer are chosen for giveaways in the National Examiner! Other Orca clients who also enjoyed features in this publication in January alone included: Wet Hydration, Johnson’s Popcorn, and Kahawa 1893.

Both Little Global Citizens and GIRLS CAN! CRATE were featured in a “24 Subscription Boxes Kids Will Love” article on RedTri.com. 

Orca clients eat2explore and Little Global Citizens both were featured in a “30 Favorite Subscription Services ” article on MSN.com. 

Chicago Tribune’s Food & Dining reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ (NPR in Chicago) Food & Health reporter Monica Eng featured Orca client Vite Ramen on a 7-minute podcast “Chewing.”

Mind Body Green was a dream media feature for our client Succulent Studios… and Orca is thrilled that we made that dream come true in a “Great Green Gifts” round-up.

Digital Trends’ nearly 120 million monthly readers learned about the award-winning Wayzn, a device that turns any sliding patio door into a smart dog door!

Pottery Awesomeness enjoyed a Valentine’s Day feature on Today.com! Today.com also featured Mama Geraldine’s Cheese Straws and Johnson’s Popcorn for Easter! The popular TV show’s website also featured TheraBox in a roundup of the perfect gift for any mother figure in your life.

 

Men’s Journal singled out the Vertiball as the perfect post-workout recovery tool in its list of TOP Self Care Products!

Over 1 million of Best Food Around the World’s Instagram followers got a glimpse of the fun flavors and colors from Savor Patisserie’s handmade macarons — just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Go green! MadeTerra’s eco-friendly white rattan crossbody handbag was recognized by FabFitFun.com.

Orca is feeling sunny as SPOTMYUV landing premier coverage on KTLA Morning News!

Daily Mom called Lava Lunch a “Must-have Spring item!”

Romance Helpers’ “Romance in A Box Collection” offers a variety of gorgeous gift sets highlighted in Parade.com.

Parade Magazine said our longtime client VinGardeValise –the world leader in wine luggage- tops the list of Best Father’s Day Gifts!

An editor at Mother.ly gave Progressive Crawlers a glowing review after seeing firsthand how they helped one of her twin baby girls who was struggling to crawl.  The site also put together a gift guide for men so they know exactly what women want on Mother’s Day and included Literary Blooms’ beautiful Romeo & Juliet handmade roses. 

It’s always reassuring to Orca when Mother.ly validates our feelings about Healthy Roots – editor says it’s the Best CBD Tincture!

TikTok is really where it’s at! Wreck Beach Freezie made its TikTok debut on PureWow’s sister site @cocktails! The same site also raved about Orca client VinGardeValise’s Piccolo suitcase by FlyWithWine calling it their “prized possession.”

Another great feature for HUNU! HGTV.com  included them as one of the “The Best Zero-Waste Gifts for Anyone + Any Occasion.”

It’s never too soon to start planning for Mother’s Day gifts, and the folks at The Observer said Soul Insole is a MUST-HAVE!

Reviewed.com and USAToday.com said GIRLS CAN! CRATE, OwlCrate Jr., Little Global Citizens and eat2explore are the best subscription boxes around.

My Bucket Journals National Parks Bucket Journal was featured in the popular travel column “Here, There, Everywhere” in the Boston Globe Newspaper.

We were thrilled to land our client the VinGardeValise by FlyWithWine – the “It” luggage for wine enthusiasts in Travel + Leisure Magazine!

Buzzfeed featured both Reneva & Kombucha Town in a gift guide for Mother’s Day! Buzzfeed also featured Honeydipped Essentials Skincare Bundle in “24 Effective Skincare Products that Might Make you Think, Why Didn’t I Buy this Sooner?”

BuzzFeed loves Orca!

The site also featured our longtime client Pyro Pets’ cat skeleton candle by Celsius54!

….and Honeydipped Essentials in “39 Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Use Everyday!”

and CONQUERing was featured in “Cool Products from Small Businesses.”

If you are looking for five-star treats for your pup, look no further than PetPlate’s Organic Chicken Apple Sausage Bites. RachaelRayMag.com included PetPlate in an article titled: “Our Favorite Dog Treats.”

The popular Rachael Ray site also included eat2explore in its latest “Staff Favorite” features.

Forbes’ Father’s Day gift guide said one of the best grilling accessories is our client O-Yaki’s Perfectly Portable Grill Set.

Orca is excited when stories like the Footwear News article about SneakERASERS and the brand’s debut on Shark Tank get picked up by Yahoo!

Fortune.com knows the perfect gift for a law school graduate. Give them the gift of a better night of sleep with Huggaroo’s cooling weighted blanket.

We agree with the editors of Golf Vacations Magazine that GolfERASERS is pretty sweet! GolfErasers was featured in the “Sweet Stuff” section of the May issue.

New dads need their coffee! Business Insider featured Kahawa 1893’s Single Serve in “37 gifts for new dads that will help them through the first year as a parent.”

Pixlr is named among the top free photo-editing software of 2021 by Digital Trends, the largest independent, premium technology publisher in the world!

You know your product has made it when the highly selective editors of Good Housekeeping award it with their stamp of approval as one of this year’s best snacks. Congrats Forij granola!!!

We love landing the clients we represent in major magazines! People Magazine had a timely round-up of the best insect repellents including the Pang Wangle Essential Wrap – a stylish solution to keep the bugs from biting!

Cosmopolitan.com promoted the creepy cute client PyroPet Candles by Celsius54 – in a spooky round-up of the best candles to start buying for Halloween!

The VinGardeValise makes a great gift for the wine traveler in your life – as seen in Athleisure Magazine.

If you have created a brilliant travel product, you want Kari Bodnarchuk of the Boston Globe reviewing it. Congrats Rawlogy Massage Balls and Rollers on a fabulous mention!

Cuddle Clones’ Golf Club Head Covers was picked by Reviewed.com as one of the perfect ways to celebrate National Dog Day. It was also syndicated by Yahoo! News.

SneakERASERS was once again featured in POPSUGAR! This time they are finalists in a round-up article “Meet the 13 Brands That Are Amazon’s Innovator of the Year Finalists.”

RedTri.com featured FIVE awesome Orca clients – UPside Delivered, OwlCrate Jr., eat2explore, Little Global Citizens and GIRLS CAN! CRATE – in a “Fun Subscription Boxes to Help Prevent Summer Brain Drain” article.

When Back-to-School was right around the corner, Fenrici received a great feature on Reader’s Digest Online in ’37 Best Back-to-School Sales Happening Right Now.’

SodaPup, The Dooloop, and HandsOn Gloves gain loyal support once again from the team and their readers in Pet Age Magazine and PetAge.com.

Orca publicists knock it out of the park for TheraBox! They were  featured in a fabulous “September is for Self-care” segment on the TODAY Show. The therapist curated self-care box is the perfect recommendation for taking care of you!

There’s also a great feature for TheraBox in Teen Vogue that highlighted the best beauty subscription boxes.

And even more love for TheraBox in Good Housekeeping in a roundup of the Best Subscription Boxes for Moms.

Inspirations and Celebrations’ blog hosted a Wellness Wednesday on Amazon Live which included a really nice, thorough description of TheraBox.

Check out Bustle.com’s article about mistakes that are costing you around the house and find TubShroom and Food Huggers for making this list of awesome solutions.

Orca secured the Wonderffle Stuffed Waffle Maker in Esquire’s list of the 50 best gifts for husbands!

We love when Amazon influencers post glowing reviews for our amazing clients… like one for the Chargella Wireless Charging Wristlet by Atlantis Gifts!

If Bon Appetit likes you, then you have officially made it! Congrats to Kahawa 1893, who Bon Appetit Magazine has named as one of ‘The Best Coffee Subscriptions to Buy Online Right Now.”

Cosmopolitan named the Wonderffle stuffed waffle maker as one of the top 30 Christmas gifts of 2021!

It was a double-dip of healthy deliciousness as Mom Does Reviews featured The Matzo Project and incrEDIBLE spoons for its Back-to-School healthy snacking review article!

Travel Weekly, a top digital site reaching the travel industry trades, said the Versillo travel pillow was a must-have!

Food Network Magazine loved the bakery-style bagel results at home, thanks to Cali Bagels box mix!

“Butter Hub is the smartest butter dish I’ve encountered.” That’s according to the food editor at the Vancouver Sun Newspaper, landed by Orca publicists.

Congratulations to Orca client, Wildwood Grilling! Their wood chips were featured in a Labor Day grilling article on Reviewed.com and USAToday.com.

Tubble made the New Review segment with Danny New on WFLA-TV in Tampa!

Adam Smithline, co-founder of the Wayzn smart dog door, was quoted as a subject matter expert in TechNewsWorld’s story about smart home technology.

Orca client and startup Kuleana introduced Los Angeles Times online readers to its sushi-grade tuna made entirely from plants, as it takes the lead in a major feature article on alt-seafood.

The country’s biggest newswire service, the Associated Press, spread the Cuddle Clones’ love. Among the outlets that ran the story were U.S. News & World Report and MSN.com.

The editors with CNET really did their research on the best products on the market which is why we were thrilled Orca client, Family Tree DNA, once again was selected as one of its best at-home DNA test kits!

PEOPLE.com honored Cat Cave Beds in “12 Gifts for Your Favorite Feline to Celebrate National Cat Day.”

We love seeing our cool client Celsius 54’s PyroPet candles on Cosmopolitan AGAIN in a round-up of the best candle brands!

Parents.com featured the SMiLE Lantern in “Great Gift Ideas for Kids” product round-up!

Tubble AND Spice of Life’s Bonfire Bluetooth Speaker were included in the popular HGTV.com’s “33 Best Camper Essentials” feature!

Insider.com said you are not a true cat lover until you have a pair of custom socks from Cuddle Clones emblazoned with your feline’s face. Also syndicated by Newsbreak.com.

MadeTerra’s woven pet house for hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits made Better Homes & Gardens’ list of fun and practical gifts to spoil your pet this Christmas.

If you need a gift idea, NAUSENI’S luxurious wool slippers were featured on AskMen.com in Best Stylish Gifts for Men this holiday season.

Half of the “6 Cool Subscription Boxes and Activity Kits for Kids” in New York Family Magazine were from Orca! Congratulations to Little Global Citizens, GIRLS CAN! CRATE and UPside Delivered who were all featured in print and online.

The Boston Globe featured both Celsius 54 in a holiday shopping guide and an in-depth feature for long-time Orca client, eat2explore.

HuffPost said Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company made for a sweet addition to Thanksgiving dinner and HuffPost also included Celsius 54 in a roundup of weird Christmas gifts.

POPSUGAR loved our clients this Holiday season. It included Wonderffle in the first slide of its coverage of Oprah’s Favorite Things, it endorsed Huggaroo’s weighted blanket for people who struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep, and it recognized TheraBox as one of the best subscription boxes available on Amazon.

Newsweek suggested Orca client Blinks in a gift guide for gamers.

Real Simple Magazine included Snooz in one of its holiday gift guides.

Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine included OwlCrate Jr in its annual gift guide.

Just in time for Christmas, American Singwriter published its “Gear Review: 2021 Holiday Music Accessory Gift Ideas” piece and String Sling made the cut!

SHAPE Magazine’s December issue said that celebrity trainers like Kate Hudson love Orca client Bear Blocks.

The best Christmas gifts under the tree include eat2explore, according to Foxnews.com.

The Forbes gift guide featured NAUSENI’S luxurious and cozy slippers as a great gift for travelers.

String Sling was included in an awesome roundup of BEST GIFTS FOR MUSICIANS on RollingStone.com.