Finding the right PR or communications partner is one of the most consequential decisions companies make. Our agency search resource center provides a range of materials to help companies find firms that match their needs, save time, and achieve better outcomes. The resource center includes our agency search guides, 2017 Agency Search Report, and our new 3-Minute Insights Video Series with RFP Associates.
Download our new agency search handbook “A Client’s Guide to Communications & PR Agency Search,” by Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatch, and Steven Drake and Robert Udowitz, Principals of RFP Associates.
The Guide provides insider perspectives from experienced search professionals who have hired agencies in corporate roles and run agencies. This short Guide offers a simple “how-to manual” for hiring PR and communications agencies. It helps companies determine search criteria, measures of success, and how to manage the process of engaging and interviewing agencies. It offers valuable insights that will help you make agency search more efficient and find firms best positioned to meet your company’s needs to deliver the greatest ROI.DOWNLOAD PDF
Click here to download our 2017 Agency Search Report. The report provides insights into how companies find agencies, the skillsets they are looking for, and reasons for hiring.DOWNLOAD PDF
Watch the first in our series of more than a dozen agency search videos produced in partnership with RFP Associates.
These videos cover topics ranging from "Why a company may want to hire an agency." to "Agency onboarding" and everything in between.
Roadmap for Agency Search: Agency Search Checklist
Are You Ready to Hire A PR Agency? An Agency Readiness Checklist
Questions to Ask PR Agency Search Consultants: A Checklist
5 RFP Must-Do’s When Hiring Your Next PR Agency
How to Search For PR & Communications Agencies Using CommunicationsMatch?
To Find Diverse Agencies & Professionals: We Need to Look Beyond Who We Know
PR Agency Search: Priorities in a PR Expanded World
Top PR Firms: Finding the Right Agency for Your Company
Find the Right Company & People When Hiring a PR Firm
How Do Companies Find Agencies?
Searching for a Global Public Relations Agency: Focus On Multi-Market Coordination & Budget
Searching for Communications & PR Agencies? How to Improve the Chances of Hiring Success.
Finding Nemo: Helping Clients Find Communications Companies in a Big Ocean
Why Hire A PR Agency? Agency Search Series Episode 1
When is it the Right Time to Hire a PR or Communications Agency? Agency Search Series Episode 2
How to Budget for Public Relations. Agency Search Series, Episode 3
What Are the Keys to a Successful Agency Search? Agency Search Series, Episode 4
How to Evaluate & Choose Agencies. Agency Search Series, Episode 5
How Do You Get Started With an Agency Search? Agency Search Series, Episode 6
How Do You Define Measures of Success for Agency Search? Agency Search Series, Episode 7
Requests for Qualifications (RFQ). Agency Search Series, Episode 8
Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Agency Search Series, Episode 9
How to Choose Finalists for Agency Presentations. Agency Search Series, Episode 10
What Are The Keys to Successful Agency Onboarding? Agency Search Series, Episode 11
Why use Agency Search Consultants? Agency Search Series, Episode 12