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 <span>Nancy L.</span>
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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.

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Walker Sands review by <span>Dennis C.</span>
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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
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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
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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
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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 <span>Matt G.</span>
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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.

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