Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company honoree


Walker Sands founded




Star rating out of 5 on Glassdoor.com


We're taking home more awards every year, but we never forget whose approval matters most: our clients. These are just a few of the latest awards that Walker Sands has received for exceptional marketing, PR and design.

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Our Story

In 2001, Walker Sands set out to make an impression on businesses and the world alike. That mission prevails, as evidenced by our longstanding partnerships and expansion from Chicago to San Francisco and, most recently, Seattle.

In the past two decades, we've cultivated a culture that prioritizes collaboration. While other agencies have struggled to bring PR and digital services together, we’ve made that our foundation.

Our approach has paid off. We’re a six-time Inc. 5000 honoree that has grown revenues 194 percent over the last six years. These numbers are the result of our thriving culture, which Inc., Crain’s Chicago Business and Entrepreneur have recognized in their best places to work rankings.

We’ve come this far by maintaining a partnership mentality that values strategy, proactivity and creativity.

We're here to tinker with new ideas, ask big questions and have fun along the way. Best of all, our knowledge-sharing and process improvement doesn't flow from the top down. It's driven by our people through initiatives such as Walker Women (our professional support group focused on female leadership), Techweek Gives (a campaign we co-chaired to raise $1.6 million and 10,000 volunteer hours for educational and nonprofit outreach in Chicago) and our ongoing team training programs. (Interested in being a pro bono client? Apply here.)

Walker Sands is filled with brilliant, determined marketing scientists, but our culture revolves around more than just work. We also host regular social gatherings, including a summertime Cubs outing, extravagant holiday parties, quarterly trivia nights and numerous team retreats.

In short, we've put the philosophy, programs and tools in place to make our agency a place where people can live up to our core values: to learn, support each other and do exceptional work.

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