Whether you need a quick, tactical fix or want a long-lasting roster of agencies, we can create an agency search and selection to suit your needs and timings. From a full selection process to a market sounding project, from 'speed dating' to a simple list of agencies who can solve that immediate challenge.
The scope of work, your budgets, company culture, approach to marketing partners, timelines & desired outcomes
We help you write the brief for your desired agency and use our extensive IP to draw up a long list of potential agencies
We ask selected agencies to provide evidence of capabilities in relation to your brief
Together we meet and review agency credentials, interrogate thinking and distill a short list of agencies to investigate further
We then organise face to face meetings where you can gain a deeper understanding of each agencies capabilities, culture and people
We accompany you to meetings and, calling on our depth of experience, help you create a final pitch list of potential partners
We help you write the pitch brief and organise the pitch, which we attend, to prompt appropriate questions and clarify thinking
We manage all agency communications throughout the process. Giving feedback and using our project managers for logistics throughout
We work with you on the commercial arrangements for your chosen partner
We keep connected to make sure your agency relationships are healthy and productive
The scope of work, company culture, approach to marketing partners, timelines and desired outcomes.
We pre-vet agencies for their suitability, pitch availability and any potential conflicts of interest, saving you time and hassle.
Within one week of AAR receiving your brief, we use our extensive IP to draw up a longlist of no more than six agencies that meet your requirements.
Together we review agency credentials and help you short-list three agencies to take forward to pitch day.
Agencies will be issued with background information 24hrs in advance of pitch day.
The brief will be issued to agencies on the same day as the pitch, meaning you get to see how an agency responds on the spot.
On pitch day, you will meet and receive presentations from the teams who will be working on your project.
Throughout the day you can observe the agencies at work as they prepare the pitch, gaining insight into their thought processes and working dynamics.
You will select an agency by close of play on the same day, ready to partner on a successful project.
We stay connected with you to make sure your PR agency relationships are healthy, productive and driving results.
Right first time solutions in terms of matching you with the agency who are on brief, on budget, and a good cultural fit.
Making the wrong decision and appointing the wrong agencies is expensive and a waste of your valuable time.
We are the experts in the digital agency marketplace with deep specialist knowledge of the leaders in this space. We know the stuff that’s not on the glossy agency websites and constantly research and review the agency space.
Big thanks to you for helping us to find a new Social/ SEO agency. It’s been great having your assistance in this search. We are really happy with how everything has been organised and your advice along the way was invaluable.
With digital marketing being highly visible the pressure to get it right, while making commercial sense, is enormous.
AAR help you ensure your appointed agency can deliver the new thinking required to keep you on top of your challenges and fully exploit the advantages of digital now and for years to come.
Our depth of experience in helping clients source digital partners is second to none. Our consultants have worked both client and agency side and have their finger on the pulse of which agencies are best at helping clients meet their marketing challenges.