About CommunicationsMatch™

CommunicationsMatch’s powerful agency search, consulting, and engagement tools and resources help companies find recommended communicators that match specific needs, save time, and improve agency search outcomes. 

Developed by communicators for communicators, CommunicationsMatch is among the most comprehensive search tools for quality agencies and professionals in the industry with 6,000 profiles of agencies, consultants, and freelancers from 12 countries. Read “An Introduction to CommunicationsMatch


Easy to use, sophisticated search technology

CommunicationsMatch’s technology platform enables companies to search for and shortlist communications and marketing partners by expertise, location, size, ownership, keywords, organizational membership, diverse ownership, and designations.  


Communications and PR Agency Profiles

Listed agencies, consultants, and freelancers create and manage searchable profiles detailing their capabilities, recommendations and reviews. Directory profiles include contact information, areas of expertise, logos, and more. Comprehensive profiles include detailed descriptions, leader bios, capabilities presentations, recommendations and awards, as well as the ability to post to the Insights Blog. List on CommunicationsMatch.


Search is Free, No Commissions, Modest Listing Fee  

Search is always FREE and our algorithm is driven by search terms, not who pays the most to get top billing. We put companies in the driver’s seat to find, review, and request information and proposals from communications experts that meet their criteria. Register for unrestrcted access to search and our tools. Watch our “How to Search” video:



"Relationships" with Valued Experts, Not Transactions for the Lowest Price 

We connect companies looking for "relationships" with communications agencies, consultants, and freelancers. We’re not a search tool to find or bid-out projects at the lowest possible price. We don’t take a commission on assignments from agencies or companies.

We built CommunicationsMatch for professionals who want to be found by companies that value their expertise, and for companies who recognize and value partnerships with experts who understand their business, goals and objectives. Our approach means agencies, consultants, and freelancers are motivated to do their best work and engage over the long-term.        


Agency Request For Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Tools

Our Agency Select request for qualifications (RFQ) and request for proposal (RFP) online tools, developed with leading search consulting firm, RFP Associates, help companies efficiently request information and submit RFPs to selected agencies. It’s a simple and highly-effective reinvention of the typical RFQ/RFP process.



More than Agency Search Technology:  We Offer Agency Search Consulting, Next Day Crisis and Opinion Surveys, and Developer Search Services

We believe technology is a powerful starting point for searches and engagement, but we know that companies don’t always have the bandwidth to manage a search. We provide agency search consulting services tailored to the specific needs of each client with industry leader, RFP AssociatesWe also help companies, agencies, and entrepreneurs find developers and programmers in Eastern Europe to build and manage technology platforms. Developer and Programmer search services.

With our partner, Researchscape International, we offer Crisis and Opinion Surveys for a flat-rate, with next-day results.



We are a Resource for Agency Searches and Communications Best Practices

Our agency search resource center is a comprehensive source for insights, research, guides, and videos that help companies achieve better agency search outcomes.

Since hiring an agency is one of the most consequential decisions a company will make, we leverage our years of experience in hiring, firing, and managing agencies to help companies navigate the agency search journey.   

Our agency search video series features RFP Associates’ Steve Drake and Robert Udowitz discussing a comprehensive range of topics including:  Why hire a PR or communications agency, the role of RFQs and RFPs, and how to select finalists.  Watch the series:



Our PR & Communications Agency Search Guide takes a comprehensive look at the search and selection process. Our research into search trends provides agencies and companies valuable perspective into the drivers of search. 

In our Insights Blog, CommunicationsMatch and listed companies share unique perspectives on communications issues. One of the key themes we explore is the intersection between communications and behavior – and the lessons for PR, communications, and marketing practice. Read: “Tunnels & Funnels: Why We Make Bad Decisions, and How We Can Make Better Ones,” “Thinking Outside The Box To Make Better Client Connections,” and “Slow PR: Communications Strategies For a Fast World”.    

We are nearing 100 Communicators-to-Communicators 3-Minute Insights videos on the CommunicationsMatch YouTube channel. In these videos, industry leaders, consultants, editors, and educators share perspective and takeaways for the communications community.          


Part of the Communications and PR Community

We are part of the communications community. We’ve sponsored and supported events including PRSA’s Counselors Academy, the Museum of Public Relations’ Black PR History Month, spoken at the PRSA NJ chapter’s event on Crisis Communications in the #MeToo Era, and established partnerships with the National Black Public Relations Society, RFP Associates, Researchscape, CommPRO, and others.


We are Focused on Making a Difference

We’re building CommunicationsMatch to make a difference. We’re helping companies find communications agencies that match their needs and helping agencies generate new business leads.  That’s what drives us.   

Need help or want to know more?  Contact founder and CEO Simon Erskine Locke  at [email protected].



CommunicationsMatch was developed by communications and technology professionals with experience in senior corporate and agency roles, startups, and database development. The company’s advisory board is made up of technology, communications, financial services, and business development professionals.


Simon Erskine Locke, founder and CEO

Simon Locke has more than two decades of corporate and financial communications and technology experience. He was a co-founder of a strategic communications consultancy and developer of a town-resident communications platform, YourTownHub, used by towns and industry associations. 

He has previously held leadership positions in U.S. Businesses Communications at Prudential Financial, Inc., communications in Japan for Morgan Stanley, and Asia Pacific Communications for the Deutsche Bank Group. He joined Deutsche Bank from leading financial communications firm Ogilvy, Adams & Rinehart.  Read full bio

Kim McSheridan, Director, Content

Jordan Appel, Research Associate

John Greco, Senior Executive Advisor 




LIST: Join 6,000 Agencies, Consultants & Freelancers on CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch is attracting thousands of visitors a month and the number of agency, consultant and freelancer searches is growing. It takes a few minutes to list your areas of expertise, bios, capabilities presentations, video, and post articles to our Insights Blog to drive SEO and new business leads. When you LIST you'll have unlimited search access. Click here to find out more.

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