Right now, our office is buzzing with excitement because Walker Sands has been listed on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America for the 7th consecutive year. Coming in at #3274, Walker Sands joins the 1.5% of companies to make the list seven times.
2018 was a year of incredible growth at Walker Sands, with an increase of 56% in revenue and 46% in employee count. We kicked off the year by opening our brand-new Seattle office, which has since grown into a seven-person team working with top tech companies in the PNW. To better serve our large integrated accounts, we elevated eleven key employees to VP and SVP roles, which strengthened our leadership in PR, Demand Generation, Branding & Web, Creative Services and Client Services. To support this growth, we also focused on building our corporate team with new expertise in finance, tech and operations, which has helped make Walker Sands one of the most well-run agencies in the industry.
It’s incredible to look back and see how far Walker Sands has come since first making the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Back then, we were a 20-person team making strides in the B2B tech space. Now, we have offices across the country, and our 125+-person team is fortunate to work with some of the most innovative tech companies in B2B. From the beginning, we’ve recognized the importance of combining digital marketing strategies with traditional PR, and that belief has helped shape us into the integrated marketing agency we are today – with offerings spanning branding, creative, demand gen, marketing strategy, PR and web. As we work hard to accelerate the growth of our clients, we’re also honored to have our work recognized by industry awards such as PRSA Totem, SABRE and more. We’ve come a long way, and we’ll only continue to grow.
It’s thanks to our talented employees and incredible client partners who continuously push us to new heights that we are able to achieve this consistent year over year growth. By implementing our three pillars of “Learn, Support, Do” in their everyday actions, Walkersandsians have truly made this a community instead of an office. The collaborative culture they’ve created has been recognized as the No. 26 Best Place to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business, No. 6 for Midsize Companies, and the No. 3 Best Agency to Work For (Small) by the Holmes Report.
Congratulations to all our friends and clients who also made the 2019 Inc. 5000. We can’t wait to see where the next year takes us!