Walker Sands

20 Leading Digital PR Agencies

2020-04-09 by Jim Crickell

Choosing the right Digital PR firm is no easy task. Between the Digital PR strategy they offer or the things they stand for, anyone would have a tough time making the right choice - and potentially second-guess themselves regarding it down the road.  In order to make the process slightly easier, we’ve compiled this list with some of the best digital public relations companies, agencies, and networks in the digital PR industry. Choosing any one of these means making the right choice for your brand and guarantees success - the rest of the Digital PR business is up to them: This... Read More >

PR News From Edelman PR, Ruder Finn & Walker Sands

2018-09-21 by JamesD
PR News From Edelman PR, Ruder Finn & Walker Sands

Edelman Hires Kate Krane as Brand Practice Lead for Pacific NW Leading PR company is introducing a new member to its leadership team this week. Kate Krane is now the "Brand Practice Lead" for the company's Pacific Northwest branch. According to the general manager of Edelman Pacific Northwest, Will Ludlam, Kate brings exceptional leadership potential and business acumen to the team.  As the way that companies connect with customers continues to evolve, Edelman believes that Kat's background in transformative retail and technology experiences will help her to reach their audience in new and exciting ways. Kate comes to Edelman from... Read More >

Public Relations News: Hot Paper Lantern, Walker Sands & More…

2018-07-09 by JamesD
Public Relations News: Hot Paper Lantern, Walker Sands & More…

Summer is here and that means that PR news is heating up around the globe. Here are just some of the most recent stories to emerge about PR Agencies Peppercomm's Birkhahn and Moed Leave to Create Hot Paper Lantern Co-founder of PR company Peppercomm, Ed Moed recently announced that he is leaving the firm to launch a new affiliate brand. Other staffers will be departing Peppercomm to build the new firm "Hot Paper Lantern" with Moed. Mike Friedin, Chief Strategy Officer, Deborah Salerno, the CFO, and Sara Whitman, MD, are all preparing for their departure. Additionally, president and partner Ted... Read More >

Walker Sands Communications: a PR Profile

2018-06-03 by Jason Tannahill
Walker Sands Communications

Walker Sands Communications Walker Sands is a public relations firm founded in 2001 and based out of Chicago. Their services include branding, product launches, blogging, and a focus on winning awards for their clients. Their niche is primarily technology-based clients ranging from startups to national and global enterprises. Some of their clients include Acquity Group (NYSE: AQ), Alterian (acquired by SDL), Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), HarperCollins UK, Seesmart Technologies (acquired by Revolution Lighting), ThreatMetrix, Newark element14, SecureNet, ThinkVine, CenterPoint Properties, and others. According to this site, “in 2014, Walker Sands was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for... Read More >

News From Ketchum, Walker Sands, Text 100, FWV, and WE Communications

2017-06-02 by Jason Tannahill

Ketchum London adds Mark Walsh as Consumer Director Ketchum, a member of Omnicom’s PR holdings, just announced that Mark Walsh will be the consumer director in their London office where he’ll direct his energy to strategic counsel for consumer brands in London, as well as adding to their list of consumer clients. Overseeing his efforts will be Jo-ann Robertson, deputy CEO and partner at Ketchum London. He comes to this new position after five years at Citizen Relations, most recently in the Asia-Pacific regional director position. He worked with clients such as Sony Mobile, Hewlett-Packard, Casio, and BT. Walker Sands... Read More >

State of Illinois Public Institution of Higher Education Issues Marketing RFP

2017-01-18 by Jason Tannahill
State of Illinois Public Institution of Higher Education Issues Marketing RFP

The State of Illinois Public Institution of Higher Education is looking to hire a marketing firm. The University is seeking oversight and management of traditional media planning and placement for TV, radio, print, digital, outdoor and sponsorship opportunities, as well as media consultation. The chosen vendor must demonstrate success in brand identity development and multiple media marketing for higher education clients as well as other commercial and non-profit clients. The agency will provide strategic counsel in media planning by analyzing ratings and demographic data for various media and maximizing exposure for the University with desired audiences. The agency must have... Read More >

Happenings at Bell Pottinger, Alison Brod, Mercury and Walker Sands

2016-10-06 by Aaron Sarno
Bell Pottinger PR

Bell Pottinger Discovered in Deal with Pentagon to Make Fake Terrorist Videos Between 2007 and 2011, documents show Bell Pottinger was paid $540 million by the Pentagon, securing an additional contract with the government defense and military complex in 2006 for $120 million. These funds were paid to the U.K. firm since U.S. law prohibits propaganda from the government being used on the U.S. people. Martin Wells, a former BP employee, broke the story to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism recently. Wells was hired as a video editor and found himself in Baghdad two days later editing content at Camp... Read More >

What’s Happening at Berk Communications, Walker Sands, ICR, Tory Burch, and Hiltzik

2016-08-25 by Richard D. Pace
Hiltzik helping Ryan Lochte with PR Crisis

Berk Comm adds 2 Luxury Resorts to Client Roster Berk Communications, an affiliate company of MWWPR, just picked up the PR business of both Baros Maldives and Milaidhoo Island Maldives, which are luxury resorts in the Maldive Islands. The Milaidhoo will be opening during the fall and is set on its own private island. Baros was the first luxury resort in the Maldives and started the top-tier travel to the Maldives trend. Good news for Walker Sands from Inc. Once again, Walker Sands made it to the top half of Inc.’s 5000 list. This list is the 35th edition of... Read More >

Chicago Issues Government Relations RFP

2016-08-13 by Jason Tannahill
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority in Chicago, Illinois is a political subdivision, unit of local government, body politic and municipal corporation established to promote, operate and maintain fairs, expositions, meetings and conventions in Cook County, Illinois. The Authority owns McCormick Place®, an exhibition and convention center located at 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Drive in the City of Chicago, which is managed and operated by SMG, a private convention management company. McCormick Place® is North America’s premier convention facility that generates 66,000 jobs and $10 billion in annual economic activity for the City and State. The McCormick Place... Read More >

Chicago Hub Issues Website RFP

2016-07-29 by Jason Tannahill
Chicago Hub Issues Website RFP

The Village of Northbrook, Illinois has issued a website RFP With a population of roughly 33,000 residents, and a daytime population well above 50,000, the Village of Northbrook is considered the retail, commercial and industrial hub of Chicago’s North Shore, in addition to being a community where residents expect and receive only the best municipal, school and park district services. The Village views its website as the flagship of its communications program and the primary method of communicating with residents and businesses. The Village is seeking written responses to the RFP for its selection of a qualified firm to provide... Read More >