Advertising Agency Search Consultants

Big companies like to hire advisers to help them select an ad agency. Typically, these matchmakers send out invites to the agencies they think would fit the client the best- and then run some sort of creative show-down. It’s one way to pick an agency- but it almost guarantees that clients will only be looking at large agencies- since they are the only ones who can afford to spend un-billable time on speculative work. Gambling on an agency as a partner never seemed to make sense to me- but, since it does happen, we thought we’d provide a list of the search consultants we were aware of. If you’d like to have your firm added to this list- please drop us a line.

We’ve posted some thoughts on picking the right ad agency and have them under a topic “How to select an ad agency”

Of course- for a lot less than you pay the consultants- or what you are going to pay the big agencies that they put on parade, you could spend a very reasonable amount with us- and see if we come up with the next big thing for you. Most times- even in the big shops, it’s still just an art director and a copywriter, working together, that come up with the big idea. Why not try the people who are smart enough to get you to this page?

If you decide to go the adviser managing an agency rodeo with pitches, we’d highly recommend reading: The Levitan Pitch. Buy This Book. Win More Pitches by Peter Levitan which should help you be better informed about the process.

A Team
multiple locations and contacts
see this link

AAR Partners
342 E53rd Street, 2A
New York, NY 10022

ABA Consulting, Inc.
5080 Spectrum Drive Suite 760 West
Addison, Texas 75001

Ad Management Insights, LLC
3018 John Marshall Drive
Arlington, VA 22207

ADvice & ADvisors
244 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023

(North America) (Europe)
4327 Cox Road
Vantage Place
Glen Allen, VA 23060

tel +1.646.355.4030
tel +44 (0)20 7060 1014tel +972.575.5448
mobile +972-522-202-484
Skype JoanW1

Agency Spotter
318 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 USA

Alan Krinsky Associates
301 East 48th Street Suite 8F
New York, NY 10017

Ark Advisors
multiple locations and contacts
see this link

Avidan Strategies, LLC
110-20 71st Road
Forest Hills, NY, 11375
(not quite a search consultant as much as a marriage counselor- see article in Ad Age)

Bajkowski + Partners
6 Varick Stree
New York, NY 10013

The Bedford Group
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 333
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.237.4565
Fax: 404.846.2172
Email: [email protected]

Blamer Partnership

NYC, LA, Dallas and Santa Fe
825 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone:  212-520-8520
interesting “White Paper” PDF- Another_Review_Consultant_Really

Bob Wolf Partners/TPG
202 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 16
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Tel #: 310.260.1340
Fax #: 310.260.1341

The Borenstein Group
11320 Random Hills Road
Suite 540
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703.385.8178
Fax: 703.385.6454
Email: [email protected]

Bull & Beard
Their matchmaking platform:
305 West 4th Street, Suite 2-B
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Creative Haystack

Drexler Fajen & Partners
127 West 96 Street 3J
New York, NY 10025

Two Villanova Center
795 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 210B
Villanova, PA 19085 USA

External View Consulting Group
9925 Jefferson Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Flock Associates Ltd.
7 Henrietta Street
Covent Garden
London WC2E 8PS
United Kingdom

1800 Camden Road
Suite 107-102
Charlotte NC 28203

Group Newhouse, Inc.
P.O. Box 30245
Raleigh, NC 27622

Hasan & Company
8601 Six Forks Road, Ste 400
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919.676.5301
Fax: 919.676.5305

2750 South Park Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225

ID Comms Inc
45 West 18th Street,
NY, NY 10011


Jackie Walts Consulting
6235 Aspinwall Road
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510.339.9105
Fax: 801.383.6343

Joanne Davis Consulting
325 East 57th Street, #7D
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212.935.0320
Fax: 212.223.2932

Jones Lundin Beals
now know as R3:JLB

JUEL Consutling
340 Madison Avenue
19th Floor (between 43rd and 44th)
New York, NY 10173

Kullberg Consulting Group, LLC
171 Forge Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852.1001
Phone: 401.886.5001
Fax: 401.886.5234

MagiKbox LLC
71 Arch Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: 203.422.6111
Fax: 203.422.6116

33 Gold Street #616
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 917.408.0360
Fax: 917.408.0359

McBride & Associates
7019 Serr Court, 2nd Floor
Modesto CA 95356-9659

MediGroup, Ltd.

1308 Egypt Road
P.O. Box 839
Oaks, PA 19456-0839
Phone: 610.666.1955
Fax: 610.666.5911
Email: [email protected]

Mercer Island Group
PO Box 1599
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Morgan Anderson Consulting
300 Moonhaw Road
West Shokan, NY 12494

NM Marketing Communications
706 Waukegan Road
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Phone: 847.657.6011
Fax: 847-657-8425
E-mail:[email protected]

The Oystercatchers
79 Wells Street
London, W1T 3QN
United Kingdom

Pile and Company
The Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02199-8130
Phone: 617.267.5000
Fax: 617.421.1899

R3:JLB formerly Jones Lundin Beals
500 North Michigan Ave., Ste.300
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 847-917-1800
15 West 53rd Street
Suite 9J
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 917-863-4255

Reid Neubert and Friends
Corte Madera, CA 94925 P.O. Box 422
Email: [email protected]

Reynolds & Fyshe
2869 Bloor St. West, Suite 143
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1B3

RFP Assistants & YP Assistants
173 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Bethel CT 06801

Robb High Associates
132 East 43rd Street #455
New York, NY 10017

The Rojek Consulting Group, Inc.
Crown Centre – Suite 600
5005 Rockside Road
Cleveland, OH 44131
Toll Free: 1.877.476.4669
Phone: 1.216.573.3780
Fax: 1.216.573.3783

Roth Observatory, FKA Roth Associates
120 East 79th St. _#5c
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212.861.9420
Fax: 212.861.9425
1510 Carver Street
Los Angeles, CA 90278
Phone: 310.896.8275

6725 Miami Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Search Consultants International, Inc.
4545 Post Oak Place #208
Houston, Texas 77027
Phone: 713.622.9188
Fax: 713.622.9186
Email: [email protected]

Select Resources International
1520-C Cloverfield Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310.453.9200

SMARTI Solutions
276 5th Ave #704
New York, NY 10001

Topsail Group (previously Norcia Group)
P.O. Box 488
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 914.921.3351
Fax: 914.967.0458
Cell: 914.552.3277

Trinity P3
Suite 702, 53 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
612 9964 9900

Suite 201, 63 Stead Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205
t: + 613 9682 6800

Level 27, Prudential Tower, 30 Cecil Street
Singapore 049712
t: + 65 6631 2861
Hong Kong

Level 21, The Center, 99 Queens Road, Central,
Hong Kong
t: + 852 3478 3982

Zyman Group
950 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 3300
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.682.5400

updated Sep 2021