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About CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch’s powerful agency search, consulting and engagement tools and resources help companies find 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 5,000 profiles of agencies, consultants and freelancers from 12 countries.  Read “An Introduction to CommunicationsMatch

 

Easy to use, sophisticated matching search technology

CommunicationsMatch’s matching search technology platform (think Match.com) enables companies to search for communications partners by industry sector and communications expertise, location, size, ownership, keywords, organizational membership and designations.  

 

Comprehensive Communications and PR Agency Profiles

Listed agencies, consultants and freelancers login to create and manage comprehensive searchable profiles detailing their capabilities, including leader bios, capabilities presentations and invite clients to provide testimonials.  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.  Create a FREE Search profile 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 & 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, helps 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 of 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 soon-to-be-launched 2018 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 perspective 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 me at slocke@communicationsmatch.com.

 

Leadership 

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 was 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.

Rebeca Denny, Consulting Advisor

Rebeca began her PR career at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in London. During the next eight years, she launched and led the U.S. business operations for UK-headquartered Gorkana Group, a SAAS-based media intelligence tool. The company was subsequently sold for $250m in 2014. Most recently, Rebeca was the managing director of the market intelligence practice at Ebiquity. At CommunicationsMatch, she is responsible for marketing, business development, and retention.

Kim McSheridan, Director Content

Olga Kramar, Director Search Technology

 

LIST: Join 5,000 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. We want to make it as easy as possible to join. So, for a limited time, we invite you to create a searchable profile for $49 for six months. If you are ready to commit, get six months free with our regular $195 annual subscription. Sign up for individuals (Consultants and Freelancers) is only $25 or get six months free when you pay $95. Check out our Social Media, agency and video promotion options in our plans. Click here to find out more. If you’ve already created a SEARCH profile you’ll need to use a different email address to List. If you want to use the same one or provide feedback contact us.