Walker Sands

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4.7 out of 5 stars

At Walker Sands, we believe that PR is more than simply getting placements. We help our clients use the intersection of Public Relations, Social, and Search to build brand awareness and generate new leads. We deliver real measurable business impact and not just vanity metrics.

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Walker Sands review by Nancy L.
Nancy L.
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"Twice As Nice"

What do you like best?

The Walker Sands team is always ready to help and keep pace with the speed of our business. The answer is never "no", it's "let's figure out how to do that." They also take feedback well. When onboarding a new agency at a new company, the biggest challenge is learning the tone of the new company. WS has done this twice, for two completely different companies.

While they are subject matter experts in everything they do, when tasked with something that exceeds their wheelhouse, they are extremely honest and genuine in their approach. Always helping to find solutions to ensure the client receives the best outcome.

What do you dislike?

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Walker Sands review by Dennis C.
Dennis C.
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"Tech PR trifecta - consistent quality in content, account service and media relations "

What do you like best?

The account team is rock solid and any new members come in already knowledgeable about the space. This maintains continuity but keeps a fresh input of creative ideas. Reporting metrics and dashboard are valuable for internal distribution to senior leadership.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. They are a responsive and low-ego team that supports our efforts and actively offer suggestions rather than waiting for orders.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Walker Sands has the bandwidth to support a wide range of communications skills. We only used their PR group but I would recommend consolidating other ancillary services if the scope requires it.

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Walker Sands review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"Solid Strategy and Delivery"

What do you like best?

Walker Sands took a very methodical approach, interviewing countless contacts within our business to gain a comprehensive understanding to enable a successful delivery of the project. i appreciated their up front honestly in the scope of work document, the weekly (or more frequent) checkpoint meetings and the commitment to a level of detail that was fundamentally required for our project.

What do you dislike?

the process perhaps took a little longer than we had originally hoped and scoped for however this was due to a mutually agreed upon expansion of scope rather than a shortcoming on anyone's part. i am confident that if our timelines were less flexible at the time that we would have tracked to it without issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

would recommend; WS was a creative group of resources with a very professional approach

Walker Sands review by G2 Crowd User in Internet
G2 Crowd User in Internet
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"A talented agency for the digital world"

What do you like best?

The team at Walker Sands has embraced our company and our culture. Their team has quickly learned to embrace us and speak our language. And their team is loaded with self-starters. I don't have to say "go" every time, they jump right in with the work that they know will be valued by our company. Our team should also be commended for always searching for additional pitch topics. They don't wait for me to come to them with ideas, instead they bring ideas to me. This is particularly impressive when you understand that our company provides a unique service in the tech industry. It is not easy to anticipate what we do, it requires thought and effort, which these guys provide regularly.

What do you dislike?

My dislikes are very few. The only thing that is slightly challenging is that the team dedicated to our work is split between Chicago and SF, which can make for some timing challenges.

Recommendations to others considering the product

WS is currently a tech specific shop, be sure you are looking to work in the tech industry before contacting WS. However if they expand their offering, don't hesitate.

Walker Sands review by G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
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"Far Exceeded Expectations"

What do you like best?

We are a tech company with a totally new product and needed some help getting word out / educating people about the problem we solve and our solution. Initially, we hired both WS and another firm (both contracts were on very similar terms). WS so far outpaced the other firm in terms of number and quality of placements that we soon dropped the other firm and went exclusively with WS. The results have been far better than we expected. And even though lead generation was not a goal of our engagement with WS, ultimately the placements WS procured have generated some valuable leads.

What do you dislike?

There was a warm-up period where I had to spend a bit more time than desired editing the content they generated. This was equally the case with the other firm we hired though, and has gotten better over time as the relationship progresses.

Walker Sands review by Maria L.
Maria L.
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"Constant results"

What do you like best?

or companies large and small, we determined that public relations is by far the most cost-effective marketing tactic, and, while we cover all aspects of marketing and have deep talents in a variety of tactical niches, our deepest strength is in public relations.

What do you dislike?

It is perfect, is a best aplication to communication

Recommendations to others considering the product

You must be got it

Walker Sands review by Matt G.
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"Working with a dedicated team"

What do you like best?

The best part about the Walker Sands team is they act as an extension of our in-house marketing team. They are always eager to help on projects outside of the scope and offering ways to expand our relationship to compliment our existing initiatives.

What do you dislike?

At times I wish I had more hours in our retainer, but outside of that nothing of note.

Walker Sands review by Andrei U.
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"Great experience"

What do you like best?

Very tight execution. If something has been agreed upon, you can count on it being done on time.

What do you dislike?

Little slow initial learning curve. Took them about 3 months to really get the ball rolling, but after that initial period WS has been very impressive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They are not the cheapest, nor the most expensive PR firm. Perfect for mid-sized companies.

Walker Sands review by Project Manager in Information Technology and Services
Project Manager in Information Technology and Services
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"Not just a PR firm, a true partner"

What do you like best?

The team was definitely the best part. They were smart, attentive and delivered in alignment with our goals and objectives. It was a partnership in all respects and the WS team was like an extension of our own.

What do you dislike?

It took a bit to get their team up to speed on our messaging, value props, etc. but I think that is to be expected.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a true PR and media partner, WS is the one.

Walker Sands review by Project Manager
Project Manager
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"Solid PR agency"

What do you like best?

Great understanding of PR metrics and how to present these metrics, something many PR agencies have difficulty showing.

What do you dislike?

Seem a little myopic with byline opps, when asked to provide something outside of the usual byline opportunity, but still within PR scope, they seem to struggle with execution a bit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A couple of items that were requests weren't completed to task, whether WS team didn't understand or disagreed with direction was not very clear.

Walker Sands review by Bridgette F.
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"Wonderful Media Training Experience"

What do you like best?

The overall training was very helpful. Practicing the interview and being able to view the practice tape and try again was the portion of the training I found the most valuable.

What do you dislike?

There was not a portion of the training that I disliked.

Walker Sands review by G2 Crowd User in Commercial Real Estate
G2 Crowd User in Commercial Real Estate
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"Former Walker Sands Client"

What do you like best?

Collaboration around our brand journalism site was the most enjoyable and rewarding part of our relationship. Walker Sands led much of the ideation and content development and did so with high-quality, punctual work. With the site, and their work in general, they always brought fresh, new ideas to the table and understood our business well.

What do you dislike?

Securing top-tier media coverage was something we collectively strived for but were only able to achieve a handful of times. I wish we would have been more successful in that effort.

Walker Sands review by Kelly J.
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"Professional, Personalized, First-Rate Experience – Incredible Results"

What do you like best?

Innovative, Personalized Approach to Solving our Needs

What do you dislike?

WalkerSands exceeded all of our expectations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

WalkerSands has the network, credibility, integrity and expert staff needed to surpass your expectations and drive results.

Walker Sands review by G2 Crowd User in Computer Software
G2 Crowd User in Computer Software
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"Professional and Hard-Working "

What do you like best?

There are a lot of reasons I like Walker Sands, but mostly it was their professionalism and amazing writing skills.

What do you dislike?

There were very few things I disliked about Walker Sands but first that comes to mind is the time difference.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think that Walker Sands is the best choice if you want a firm that works to get you the very best and knows the tech/retail space.

Walker Sands review by Marisa M.
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"Wonderful company "

What do you like best?

The company’s customer service is second to none

What do you dislike?

The company website should be a little more user friendly

Walker Sands review by Project Manager in Marketing and Advertising
Project Manager in Marketing and Advertising
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"One no the best! "

What do you like best?

Always helpful to what I always need. One of a kind. Every time I have a project is really good for everything I want and need.

What do you dislike?

Woul like to be faster. Sometimes I can't reach total productivity because of this little issue

Walker Sands review by Executive Sponsor in Marketing and Advertising
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"Understands complicated business, knows what they are doing"

What do you like best?

Their contacts, their expertise and know how and ability to get access to reporters where others may not provide that access

What do you dislike?

Walker Sands is a terrific agency and I would work with them anytime!

Walker Sands review by Project Manager
Project Manager
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"Extremely Creative Team"

What do you like best?

The teamwork, as a client we feel valued by the entire team.

What do you dislike?

Distance make meeting in persona more difficult, but we manage just fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A growing firm that contains a wealth of talent.

Walker Sands review by Analyst/Journalist
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"PR for fast-growing compsnies"

What do you like best?

A very well run organization with a team that understands both media and marketing.

What do you dislike?

PR agents all tend to lord over their contacts a little too much.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They’re a top tier agency.

Walker Sands review by Project Team Member in Internet
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"Professionalism at its best"

What do you like best?

The team that we work with is truly second-to-none. They are an extremely motivated and talented group of individuals.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything that I dislike. WS continues to exceed expectations.

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