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We’re excited to share that we’ve been named a finalist in two of the public relations industry’s most prestigious awards programs, the 2016 SABRE Awards North America and the 2016 PRWeek US Awards.
Presented by The Holmes Report, the SABRE Awards is the world’s largest PR awards program, dedicated to benchmarking the best PR work from across the globe. We’re a finalist in the North American Technology Agency of the Year category following an extensive research process involving more than 150 submissions from the best PR firms across the U.S. and Canada. Winners will be announced at the 2016 North American Sabre Awards, taking place on May 3 in New York.
At Walker Sands, one of the key drivers of our business is cross-team collaboration using our digital ecosystem model, which was one of the contributing factors toward our finalist selection by The Holmes Report. From media relations to content, PPC to SEO, development to design and all other aspects of our business, we are constantly working together to determine the next creative solution to help our clients reach their goals.
Using the digital ecosystem model, we’ve gone above and beyond traditional public relations and have invested in Google Analytics certifications, visual storytelling, copywriters and video storytellers. This model has helped us grown 177 percent in the past three years, including growing 52 percent in 2015 from $4.6 million to $7 million in revenue with 28 new employees.
We also received recognition as a finalist in the Small PR Agency of the Year category of the PRWeek US Awards. This awards program celebrates the very best corporate, agency, nonprofit, and education teams, and the work they produced during each year’s entry period.
In addition to our success in 2015, we’re already off to an exciting start in 2016 following the recent opening of our San Francisco office. Here’s to continued momentum, great work and strong results in 2016 and beyond!
To learn more about what it takes to be agency of the year, watch our latest company video: /what-does-it-take-to-be-agency-of-the-year.