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55 W. Monroe, #3925,
312/267-0066; fax: 312/876-1388
Key practice areas: artificial intelligence, automotive tech, cleantech, cybersecurity, distribution & logistics, educational technology (EdTech), electronics & robotics, enterprise software, financial technology (FinTech), healthcare tech, HR technology, insurance technology (InsurTech), IT services, marketing technology (MarTech) professional services, retail and e-commerce technology, small business. Employees: 170+. Founded: 2001.
Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy and web. The firm’s integrated approach to marketing drives awareness, credibility and conversions for 100+ clients around the world. A 10-time Inc.
5000 honoree, Walker Sands is one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Atlanta.
Since 2001, Walker Sands has been pushing the limits of what B2B marketing can do to get the results and recognition their clients deserve. They pride themselves on helping B2B brands reach their goals — whether that’s increasing revenue, pushing into new markets, attracting top talent, going public or getting acquired.
Walker Sands’ mission is to accelerate the growth of B2B companies. Through strategic programs tailored to meet clients’ needs, they offer a full range of marketing expertise — from strategy to execution — to provide endless possibilities for the best B2B brands in the world.
The agency has received recognition for client work from the PRovoke SABRE and In2 Awards, PRSA Skylines, and PRSA Summit Awards among others.
Ken Gaebler, founder, prin.; Mike Santoro, CEO & prin.; Will Barthel, VP, biz. dev.; Andrew Cross, pres.; Dave Parro, COO; Allison Ward, CPO; Mark Miller, CFO; Cheryl Gale, exec. VP, PR & mng. dir., Boston; Annie Gudorf, sr. VP, PR & mng. dir., Seattle; John Fairley, sr. VP, demand gen.
2101 4th Ave., #2250, Seattle, WA 98121
206/480-1478; [email protected]
Annie Gudorf, sr. VP, PR & mng. dir., Seattle
560 Harrison Ave., #408, Boston, MA 02118
617/960-9900; [email protected]
Cheryl Gale, exec. VP, PR & mng. dir., Boston
3423 Piedmont Rd., NE, #264, Atlanta, GA 30305
600 California St., Suite 13-024, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Walker Sands in the news with O'Dwyer's:
On the Move: Diggs Exits Smile Train for M&C Saatchi
Tue., May 17, 2022...recently serving as partner. Before coming to the agency, she worked at Burson-Marsteller and Walker Sands . In her new role, Walsh will collaborate with FINN’s global public affairs practice leadership...
News of Firms: Antenna Group Sets Up PA Unit
Thu., Nov. 11, 2021...the policies and issues that affect their organizations and their stakeholders,” said Antenna CEO Keith Zakheim.
Walker Sands celebrates its 20th year in business by making $1,000 donations to 20 charities that...
Tech Firms Ride Out a Tough 2020
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021...clients drop by 4.9 percent in 2020, six of those firms—Highwire PR (#4) , Walker Sands (#6), PAN Communications (#7), ICR (#8), The Hoffman Agency (#9) and Inkhouse (#10)—actually billed...
On the Move: Konnect Agency Connects with Jacquot
Tue., Apr. 6, 2021...digital marketing; coupled with incredibly strong leadership," said Konnect president Amanda Bialek.
Dion Manly, Sandeep Goswami
Walker Sands promotes Dion Manly to vice president of operations and Sandeep Goswami to vice president...
Walker Sands Calls Santoro CEO
Tue., Jan. 26, 2021...Tech and professional services firm Walker Sands Communications has elevated president Mike Santoro to the role of chief executive officer.
Data Reign as PR Faces Future Market Volatility
Tue., May 28, 2019...and a 13.3 percent rise in employment to 12,048.
Chicago-based tech and professional services firm Walker Sands Communications grew more than any agency in O’Dwyer’s top 50 this year, surging an...
Top 25 PR Firms Post 12.9% Jump in '18 Income
Wed., Mar. 27, 2019...$20.6M, 24 posted gains with 15 in the double-digits. Leading gainers in this range are: Walker Sands Communications (#36, $14.1M, up 62.3 percent), Crosby (#26, $20.6M, up 36.5 percent), Lambert (#45, $10M, up 32.1 percent), Jeffrey Group (#47,...
People on the Move
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018...external communications for Novartis, Mohan will help build and execute fully integrated communications strategies.
Walker Sands has appointed Courtney Beasley vice president of marketing. Beasley joined ...
People on the Move
Thu., Jun. 28, 2018...of the Forbes Agency Council are selected based on their depth and diversity of experience.
Walker Sands has elevated three senior account directors to partner. Chicago PR leaders Allison Ward and Erin Jordan, along with...
Accounts in Transit
Wed., May 30, 2018...LHG will also be representing two properties in Jerusalem—the five-star luxury hotel David Citadel and the Mamilla Hotel.
Walker Sands Communications has been named global agency of record for Miller Heiman Group as it undergoes an evolution...
CompTIA & Walker Sands Bridge IT Gender Gap
Tue., May 23, 2017...has historically been considered a man’s field, but CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) and Walker Sands set out to change this mentality with their #MakeTechHerStory national campaign to bridge the...
Edelman's $840.9M in Fees Leads O'Dwyer Ranking
Wed., Mar. 16, 2016...+58.4%#71 Status Labs, Austin, TX - $4.4M, +55.7%#72 MCS Healthcare Public Relations, Bedminster, NJ - $4.3M, +52.3%#55 Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL - $6.9M, +52.1%#99 Marketing Maven Public Relations, Camarillo, CA - $1.8M,...
Understanding the New B2B Buyer Journey
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015...before engaging with a specific brand’s website. And then after that initial digital interaction, Walker Sands Communications client data shows that a prospect has seven to 15 additional touchpoints with...
17 of top 25 PR Firms Grew in Double Digits in 2013
Mon., Mar. 3, 2014...Moore Comms. Group, Tallahassee, +24% to $4.2M. Bateman Group, San Francisco, +42% to $4.2M. Walker Sands Comms., Chicago, +36% to $3.8M. J Public Relations, San Diego, +26% to $3.3M. Konnect...