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Walker Sands Lands in Top Half of Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

CHICAGO (PRWEB) AUGUST 17, 2016 Walker Sands, a full-service digital marketing and public relations agency for B2B and tech companies, ranked 2398 in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies due to an increase in revenue by 151 percent over the past three years. In the 35th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by revenue growth, Walker Sands ranked 90 out of 250 companies in Chicago. Six Walker Sands clients were also included on the Inc. 5000 this year. “It’s incredible that we continue to grow this rapidly,” said Mike Santoro, president of Walker Sands. “Our growth is thanks entirely to our determined employees and innovative clients. And to grow in two of the biggest tech hubs in the world makes the ride all the more rewarding.” Thus far, 2016 has been another year of firsts and growth for Walker Sands. Beyond revenue growth, the agency has re-launched its San Francisco office, hired 16 employees, expanded its Chicago Loop office by 3,250 square feet and increased visual storytelling services with a new video department. In addition to this Inc. 5000 ranking, Walker Sands has been honored as a Chief Marketer B2B Top Shop, Entrepreneur top company cultures, Holmes Report North American Technology Agency of the Year finalist and multiple accolades at the Chicago PRSA and Skyline awards this year. To top it all off, Mike Santoro was named PR Professional of the Year by PRSA Chicago and finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Midwest earlier this summer. The Inc. 5000 list is considered the authority of America’s fastest-growing private companies—a vital component of the U.S. economy. Companies are ranked according to the percentage revenue growth over the past three-year period to demonstrate consistently rapid growth. According to Inc., only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies have demonstrated Walker Sands’ remarkably consistent high growth. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found at Walker Sands’ Inc. 500|5000 listing can be found at About Walker Sands: Walker Sands is a public relations and digital marketing agency for business-to-business technology companies. With an integrated approach known as the Digital Ecosystem, Walker Sands helps clients build brand awareness, enhance credibility and drive new business. Walker Sands is a four-time Inc. 5000 honoree and regular recipient of some of the industry’s most prestigious awards from organizations including PRSA, Holmes Report and PR News. Walker Sands was founded in 2001 and has offices in Chicago and San Francisco. To learn more, visit About Inc. Media: Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit