Walker Sands Communications
55 W. Monroe, Suite 3925, Chicago, IL 60603
312/267-0066; fax: 312/876-1388
Key practice areas: retail technology, IT infrastructure and enterprise software, marketing and adtech, payments, consumer electronics, and cleantech.
Employees: 43. Founded: 2001.
Agency Statement: Walker Sands is a full-service digital marketing and public relations firm for technology business-to-business companies. With offices in Chicago and San Francisco, Walker Sands was founded in 2001 to provide data-driven marketing support for a wide array of companies with the business mission of providing best-in-class communications counsel and services. The Walker Sands Philosophy values the intersection of PR, search and social to build brand awareness, generate new leads and deliver real measurable business impact beyond vanity metrics.
Walker Sands also mentors startups as a partner with Techstars, the world's number one startup accelerator. Additionally, Walker Sands is a sponsor of Catapult, a Chicago-based incubator. In 2014, Walker Sands received recognition for client work from the PRSA Skylines, Hermes, Publicity Club of Chicago and Bulldog Reporter, among others. The company is an inductee into the Public Relations Organisation International (PROI), the largest global partnership of independent agencies. Inc. Magazine named Walker Sands as one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list, in both 2013 and 2014.
Ken Gaebler, CEO, founder, princ.; Mike Santoro, pres. & princ.; Ellen Hanson, COO; Will Barthel, VP of biz. dev.