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Putting a New Premier Toaster on Counters – and on the Map

The scrappy start-up, Revolution Cooking, came to Gear to position the world’s first smart, digital touchscreen toaster as a must-have for consumers. Gear highlighted the product’s unique tech features and $300 price point to get the media’s attention.


We conducted product demos via an extensive round of desksides with Oprah Daily, Food and Wine, Real Simple, Food Network and other key media. Sample requests immediately followed, as did inclusion in national stories— the start of a momentum that quickly became a major wave. Oprah Daily highlighted the product in its holiday gift guide leading to a sharp increase in sales.


A well-known rapper even gave the toaster an unprompted starring role in his TikTok video. Gear leveraged the video with editors, pitching it for inclusion in the “Best Viral TikTok” stories. In addition, Gear worked with Oprah Daily’s editorial team for 2+ years, resulting in the toaster’s selection as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2022.


Revolution’s CEO and the product even joined Oprah in the announcement video (one of only five brands included). This strategy resulted in 144 placements with over 6,748,469,080 impressions in Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Bustle, Esquire, CBS Mornings, and many other outlets, sending sales soaring during the 2022 holiday season.

“As a small, innovative brand in the kitchen appliance space, PR is critical to our ability to drive organic growth and credibility in the market. With Gear, we get thoughtful and personal attention from all levels of their organization. Gear is about relationships, we feel that as clients and we see it in how editors and media respond to them. In an age of marketing automation, Gear is refreshingly human and 1-to-1. The results have been beyond our expectations, with consistent high quality media placements every month since our launch.” 


Sean Robbins, VP Marketing, Revolution Cooking







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