From the Desk of Patrick Ward...
Lists are funny things: some people love them and some lend them little credence. I’m not sure how I feel about them (although I do love me some Buzzfeed!), but I do know that when our agency gets recognized for the work we do, I am touched. I was touched last year when I was named among the top 50 Tech PR people by Business Insider. And this morning to learn we have been named to The Agency’s Post’s Top 10 Agencies for Startups list. We are excited that we are named alongside nine other agencies (not all PR firms) - including LaunchSquad, Awesome, Onboardly, among others.
Startups are a rare breed. We have seen great ones, haughty ones, fascinating ones and, well frankly, delusional ones…and don’t think for a minute I’m going to reveal which ones fall into which category. Over the years, I have worked with inspiring CEOs, watched whole markets grow before my eyes and I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything.
Now, we do a lot of other work at 104 West: I am particularly proud lately of the work we are doing in thought leadership for more mature enterprises. And our work developing and distributing contextual content for clients is worth noting. (Look for more in that area soon.)
But our work with startups is both our heritage and our hallmark, so this recognition is particularly satisfying. And the true praise belongs to the extended team of current 104 Westers and our alumni. Their hard work created this result.