Walker Sands Wins PCC Golden Trumpet Award, Two PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards

Rapidly growing agency honored for outstanding deliverable work on its Trademob and HarperCollins accounts

CHICAGO – July 9, 2013 – Walker Sands, a public relations and digital agency for B2B and technology companies, has been recognized among Chicago's most elite PR agencies for exceptional PR campaigns by the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) and the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Chicago chapter.

Award Winning Chicago PR Team

Walker Sands was honored with a PCC Silver Trumpet in the marketing/lifestyle category and two Awards of Excellence in the PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards in the marketing business-to-business professional services and marketing consumer products–technology categories. The twelve-year-old firm remains centered around the technology industry with client work encompassing Fortune 500 corporations, startups, professional service firms and nonprofits. "As Walker Sands grows, we've remained vigilant about delivering impressive results for our clients across disciplines and industries," said Mike Santoro, president of Walker Sands. "Being honored by prestigious industry associations solidifies the work we've done over the past year, and I'm proud of our team for earning these awards."

Walker Sands earned the following honors from PCC and PRSA:

PCC Golden Trumpet Awards
Silver Trumpet: For its work on the launch of HarperCollins' Collins Dictionary crowdsourcing campaign, Walker Sands PR was awarded a Silver Trumpet in the marketing/lifestyle category.

PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards
Awards of Excellence: For the Chicago-based PRSA awards, Walker Sands PR was honored with two Skyline Awards of Excellence in the marketing business-to-business professional services and marketing consumer products–technology categories for the launch of mobile app marketer Trademob in the United States and promotion of HarperCollins' Wonders of the Universe app.

This recognition for Walker Sands' work follows a successful year in which the agency was named a PR News and Bulldog Reporter finalist for Small Agency of the Year. In the past five years, the company has grown from a small, but dedicated staff of six to a digital and communication consultancy nearly 50 professionals strong.

Walker Sands caters to business owners growing companies large and small, and focuses on delivering tangible results rather than vanity metrics. To learn more about Walker Sands' award-winning work, visit www.walkersands.com.

About Walker Sands

Walker Sands is a full-service marketing and public relations firm specializing in media relations for B2B and technology companies ranging from startups to enterprise level. With offices in Chicago and San Francisco, Walker Sands was founded in 2001 to provide marketing and public relations support for a wide array of companies with the business mission of providing best-in-class communications counsel and services. In 2012, Walker Sands was named a PR News and Bulldog Reporter finalist for Small Agency of the Year. To learn more, visit http://www.walkersands.com.

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