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Walker Sands Communications Tapped by PR News as a Top Place to Work

CHICAGO – Nov. 4, 2013 – Walker Sands Communications’ rapid growth, startup mentality and collaborative work environment have earned the public relations agency a spot on PR News’ 2013 “Top Places to Work in PR” list.

Open to agencies as well as in-house and nonprofit PR practitioners, PR News’ “Top Places to Work in PR” recognizes companies that allow communicators to grow on a professional level while maintaining work-life balance.

“We’re honored to receive this award recognizing our entrepreneurial environment,” said Mike Santoro, president of Walker Sands. “Culture is the foundation of a successful business, and we believe that our clients ultimately benefit from a happy and productive team here at Walker Sands.”

Walker Sands is among 50 companies honored, and follows previous recognition by both PRNews as Small Agency of the Year and by Bulldog Reporter as a finalist in the same category. The agency credits its success to an open door policy, professional development opportunities and continuous mentorship by senior leaders.

“A number of our team members are in the formative part of their careers,” said Christine Pietryla, senior vice president of Walker Sands. “The fun, challenging and dynamic work environment enables growth, leverages the experiences of senior leadership to provide rich development opportunities and, hopefully, sets our team up for successful and competitive careers.”

This recognition follows several other notable award wins for Walker Sands, including being named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies, the Publicity Club of Chicago’s Silver Trumpet award for outstanding marketing campaign and the PRSA Skyline award for best B2B campaign.

About Walker Sands
Walker Sands Communications is a full-service marketing and public relations firm offering service to B2B and technology companies ranging from startup 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. In 2012, Walker Sands was named a PR News and Bulldog Reporter finalist for Small Agency of the Year. To learn more, visit