LINK Strategic Partners Recognized as One of PRNews’ Top Places to Work

National award considers firm’s growth opportunities, benefits, compensation, culture, career development

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2019) — Social impact firm LINK Strategic Partners (LINK) was named as one of the best 50 companies to work for in public relations and communications by PRNEWS. The list celebrates the organizations that have created workplace environments that epitomize work-life balance, give back to the community, and advocate for diversity and inclusion.

LINK was founded in 2012 with five full-time employees in 2012 sharing a small office space. Since then, it has more than quadrupled the size of its staff, and has expanded across the nation and into Europe. Since its inception, LINK has forged an entire industry at the intersection of strategic communications and “hyperlocal” community engagement—proving the market viability of a firm that does only community-serving work in a way that is impactful, profitable, and sustainable.

Criteria for judging includes growth opportunities, benefits, culture, career development, compensation, mentoring, incentives, gender equality, and more. The award will be presented at the Top Places to Work in PR & Agency Elite Awards Luncheon in New York City on Nov. 21.

In addition to this national award, LINK was also recently honored as one of the Greater Washington region’s Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal, further solidifying the firm’s positive and rewarding workplace culture both locally and nationally.

“Both of these recent workplace awards tell a really authentic story about how we are managing to be both hyperlocal and national at the same time,” said Michael Akin, president of LINK. “And, like the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, this one means so much because it is a reflection of our internal culture and the very special team we have built here.”

The finalists and honorees of the Top Places to Work in PR and Agency Elite Awards represent the innovative, risk-taking and strategic communicators and organizations setting the benchmark of excellence in the communications arena. Criteria for inclusion on the list included business growth, benefits, turnover, culture, diversity, and more.

For more information about the criteria, and to see the full list of businesses honored, visit › releases › prweb16564249
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About LINK Strategic Partners

LINK Strategic Partners is a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm proudly based in Washington, D.C. In seven years, LINK has expanded from a small local shop to a dynamic firm with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our world-class and diverse team of professionals ranges from 17 to 92 years of age and lead our offices in D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, Maine, New York, and Manchester, United Kingdom. LINK’s mission-driven work includes

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