About Walker-Stanley Communications LLC

Smart. Professional. And completely committed to your business.

Walker-Stanley Communications specializes in helping companies grow through data-driven, integrated digital and traditional marketing techniques.

Our clients are growing, small- to mid-sized businesses that do not have the time or internal resources needed to update existing, or develop new, marketing initiatives.  They are seeking an experienced, professional partner that can ramp up quickly and deliver results.  Walker-Stanley understands the overload, conflicting priorities, resource constraints and deadline pressures. We “get it,” and we’re here to help!

Partner with Walker-Stanley Communications for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your marketing efforts are on track—so you can focus on the areas of your business you love best.

If you’re tired of never having enough time or expertise to handle your own marketing, talk to us.  We can help! Contact Us today.

How We Work

1. Part-Time Marketing Support

Our support model works in a couple of different ways. Our primary focus is working with companies on a retainer basis with commitments as low as 15 hours/month. This structure enables us to partner with our clients on an ongoing basis and act as their dedicated, part-time marketing manager. This support is a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time team member. Clients enjoy the flexibility to tap into a multitude of marketing support, including:

  • Digital marketing
  • Website projects
  • Social media campaigns
  • Reputation management

2. Project Specific Support

We also do some project specific work, mostly in the form of:

  • Websites: creating new or overhauling existing websites
  • Social media management
  • Reputation management: online review generation & management
  • Local SEO services
  • Online advertising: PPC, Facebook advertising

The Name

Who is Walker-Stanley? We get asked this, a lot.  The company is named after the founder, Tricia Akins’ late parents. A simple way to honor honest, hardworking, big-hearted parents who somehow managed to raise three carefully planned – plus one slightly unexpected –  blessings during the tumultuous 50s and 60s. Hence her dad’s Mad Men inspired clothing!

The Founder

 Tricia Akins

Tricia Akins

Founder | Director

With over 20 years of corporate marketing and communications experience, Tricia Akins founded Walker-Stanley Communications in 2011.

Before founding the company, Tricia held various marketing and communication positions of increasing responsibility at Key Equipment Finance (KEF) where she worked for over 11 years, most recently as a vice president of corporate development. Prior to joining KEF, she worked for Dana Commercial Credit (acquired by Heller Financial and then GE Capital) for over 14 years where she also held marketing positions of increasing responsibility. During her career, Tricia managed and implemented a wide array of marketing projects including advertising campaigns, corporate communications, crisis communications, public relations, marketing communications, corporate meetings and events, executive presentation support, promotions, internet marketing, video/multimedia production and website development.

She received her B.A. from the University of Rochester (NY) and her M.B.A. from Wayne State University (MI). Tricia is actively involved in her community. She is a past-president of the Talking Ideas Toastmasters Club, a Board of Directors member and speaker for the Superior Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Front Range B2B networking and professional development group, and a Superior/Louisville Colorado Young Life Committee member.  Tricia and her husband have two grown children and live outside Boulder, Colorado.