Walker Sands

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Walker Sands

55 W. Monroe, #3925, Chicago, IL 60603

312/267-0066; fax: 312/876-1388



Key practice areas: artificial intelligence, automotive tech, cyber security, distribution & logistics, educational technology (EdTech), electronics, enterprise software, financial technology (FinTech), healthcare tech, HR tech, insurance technology (InsurTech), IT services, marketing technology (MarTech) and advertising technology (AdTech), professional services, retail and e-commerce technology, small business. Employees: 115+.

Founded: 2001.

Agency Statement:

Walker Sands is a public relations and digital marketing agency for business-to-business technology and professional services companies. With an integrated approach, Walker Sands helps clients build brand awareness, enhance credibility and drive new business. Walker Sands is a six-time Inc. 5000 honoree and regular recipient of some of the industry’s most prestigious awards from organizations including Entrepreneur, Holmes Report and Hermes Creative. Walker Sands was founded in 2001 and has offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to agency work, Walker Sands is a sponsor of the Illinois Technology Association and is a founding partner of their Women Influence Chicago Council. In 2018, Walker Sands was named a top five technology agency by the Holmes Report and received recognition for client work from the Holmes Report In2 SABRE Awards, PRSA Skylines, PR News Platinum Awards and AVA Digital Awards, among others.

Ken Gaebler, CEO, founder, prin.; Mike Santoro, pres. & prin.; Ellen Hanson, COO; Will Barthel, VP, biz. dev.; John Fairley, sr. VP, digital; Andrew Cross, sr. VP, PR & partner; Will Kruisbrink, sr. VP, PR & partner; Dave Parro, sr. VP, client svcs. & partner; Annie Gudorf, VP, PR & partner; Erin Jordan, VP, PR & partner; Allison Ward, VP, PR & partner

600 California St., #13-024, San Francisco, CA 94109
415/429-5155; will.kruisbrink@walkersands.com
Will Kruisbrink, sr. VP, PR & partner

1517 12th Ave., #205, Seattle, WA 98122
206/480-1478; annie.gudorf@walkersands.com
Annie Gudorf, VP, PR & partner

Clients Include:

Sample clients include:

Accenture Interactive
CCC Information Services
HBR consulting
IGLOO Software
Miller Heiman Group
Salesforce B2B Commerce
Sprout Social
West Monroe Partners

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