Walker Sands Communications Named a Moxie Awards Finalist

Presented by Built in Chicago, the Moxie Awards recognize the city’s most innovative digital companies and entrepreneurs.

CHICAGO – May 13, 2014 – Walker Sands Communications, a leading technology and business-to-business public relations and digital marketing agency, was today named a finalist for Best Service Provider in the third annual Moxie Awards, presented by Built in Chicago. Finalists were chosen from a competitive field of more than 7,000 nominees.

"We're honored to see our unique approach to PR, search and social media recognized by such a great organization," said Mike Santoro, president and principal at Walker Sands. "The tactical approach we've developed has enabled rapid growth for a number of tech brands in Chicago and across the nation."

Walker Sands plays a pivotal role in helping tech companies accelerate growth. In Chicago, Acquity Group (which went public in 2012), ThinkVine, YesMail Interactive and other tech companies work with Walker Sands to increase engagement and market visibility. Walker Sands has also helped launch a number of innovative Chicago startups including Elevate Digital, SceneTap and Social Integration. At the national level, Walker Sands has been recognized for work with Cisco, hybris, Threatmetrix and other growth-minded technology brands. For both local and national clients, Walker Sands’ efforts have resulted in meaningful improvements in lead generation, brand recognition and business performance.

Walker Sands is a Techweek Chicago partner, supporting the event through communications initiatives and on-site assistance. Walker Sands also mentors companies in the Techstars program, providing council and services to promising technology startups. Additionally, Walker Sands is a founding member of Ensemble, a Chicago collaborative of startup marketing service providers. The agency is the Chicago member of PROI, an international organization of public relations agencies and the world’s largest partnership of independent agencies.

“Walker Sands combines the personal attention usually found in boutique PR firms with the high-caliber talent typically employed by national agencies. We are in great company as a finalist for the Moxie Awards and we’re very proud to be named among Chicago’s top innovators,” added Santoro.

Over the past year, Walker Sands received recognition from the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, as well as several other industry-specific awards including PRSA Skylines, Hermes and PR Daily, among others.

Moxie Awards winners will be determined by a combination of judges and public votes and will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 19. Public voting begins today and will be open until June 10. To vote, visit Moxie Awards 2014.

For more information on Walker Sands Communications, visit www.walkersands.com.

About Walker Sands
Walker Sands is a full-service marketing and public relations firm specializing in media relations for technology companies ranging from startups to enterprise level. 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.
In 2013, Walker Sands received recognition from the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, as well as several other industry-specific awards, such as PRSA Skylines, Hermes and PR Daily, among others. To learn more, visit www.walkersands.com.

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Allison Dreiband
Walker Sands Communications
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allison.dreiband@walkersands.com

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