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Walker Sands Named North American Boutique Agency of the Year Finalist in 2017 Holmes Report Awards

CHICAGO, April 25, 2017  Walker Sands, an integrated public relations and digital marketing firm for B2B technology companies, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Holmes Report’s 2017 North America Boutique PR Agency of the Year award. Walker Sands was chosen for its deep B2B technology expertise and collaborative business model that brings together both PR and digital marketing.

The SABRE Awards, presented by the Holmes Report, are the world’s largest public relations awards program. Nominated for its ability to provide real business impact, Walker Sands success is a result of its thriving culture, which Entrepreneur and Crain’s Chicago have recognized in their best places to work rankings.

Walker Sands’ work for CompTIA is also nominated for a SABRE Award in the Public Education category. The #MakeTechHerStory campaign is a national effort to bridge the IT gender gap.  The integrated project included an interactive microsite, a research driven e-book, a documentary-style video, social promotion, media relations and direct mail. In just four months, the CompTIA campaign resulted in over 125 placements, 800 e-book downloads, and 16000 video views.

Walker Sands’ contribution to the B2B tech space has been recognized by a growing list of industry awards over the last several years. In 2016, Walker Sands was a finalist in the SABRE Awards’ North American Technology Agency of the Year category. Additionally, the B2B tech agency is a four-time Inc. 5000 honoree and has experienced more than 170 percent revenue growth over the past five years.

“B2B tech has grown rapidly over the last 10 years and our commitment to serving this burgeoning industry has made us a standout in the PR community,” says Mike Santoro, president of Walker Sands. “To be considered as a finalist in the SABRE Awards is a huge testament to our growth and ability to support a highly complex industry like technology. I’m incredibly proud and thrilled with the work our team has produced this year and am very excited to see how we continue to excel in the coming year.”

The 2017 North American PR Agencies of the Year awards involve over 150 submissions from PR firms across the United States and Canada. Winners will be announced on May 2nd.

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About Walker Sands
Walker Sands is a public relations and digital marketing agency for business-to-business technology companies. With an integrated approach to their suite of services, 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