Connect and Hire Marketing Agencies

AAR's digital services are here to help you make informed agency decisions. Connect with new thinking for your next challenge today.

AAR help you make informed agency decisions for today, and tomorrow

With digital, it’s vital to pick a partner that can deliver inspired thinking, strategy and creative whilst having a deep understanding of the rapid technological and consumer behaviour changes affecting your customers.

Digital Marketing is an ever evolving space with demands on marketers growing at an almost exponential rate.

AAR connect you to the new thinking required to meet these challenges. We call on a depth of experience to find the right agencies for you across various areas of expertise.

Recent client projects include

Digital Strategy


Social Media

Platform design/build

UX/UI design

Digital media

How does it work?

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.

  • Discovery
  • Selection
  • Decisions
  • And then

Meet & discuss your needs

The scope of work, your budgets, company culture, approach to marketing partners, timelines & desired outcomes

Capture & communicate your brief

We help you write the brief for your desired agency and use our extensive IP to draw up a long list of potential agencies

Do the legwork for you

We ask selected agencies to provide evidence of capabilities in relation to your brief

Review, interrogate and short-list

Together we meet and review agency credentials, interrogate thinking and distill a short list of agencies to investigate further

Meet your future partners

We then organise face to face meetings where you can gain a deeper understanding of each agencies capabilities, culture and people

Draw up a final pitch list

We accompany you to meetings and, calling on our depth of experience, help you create a final pitch list of potential partners

Organising the pitch

We help you write the pitch brief and organise the pitch, which we attend, to prompt appropriate questions and clarify thinking

Cut down your email inbox traffic

We manage all agency communications throughout the process. Giving feedback and using our project managers for logistics throughout

Get the right deal for you

We work with you on the commercial arrangements for your chosen partner

Keeping things connected

We keep connected to make sure your agency relationships are healthy and productive

Receive and consider your brief

The scope of work, company culture, approach to marketing partners, timelines and desired outcomes.

Do the legwork for you

We pre-vet agencies for their suitability, pitch availability and any potential conflicts of interest, saving you time and hassle.

Present agencies

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.

Review & short-list

Together we review agency credentials and help you short-list three agencies to take forward to pitch day.

Prepare for pitch day

Agencies will be issued with background information 24hrs in advance of pitch day.

Spotlight adaptability

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.

Meet your future partners

On pitch day, you will meet and receive presentations from the teams who will be working on your project.

Behind-the-scenes insight

Throughout the day you can observe the agencies at work as they prepare the pitch, gaining insight into their thought processes and working dynamics.

Select the perfect PR agency

You will select an agency by close of play on the same day, ready to partner on a successful project.

Staying connected

We stay connected with you to make sure your PR agency relationships are healthy, productive and driving results.

What are the benefits?

We save you time

Right first time solutions in terms of matching you with the agency who are on brief, on budget, and a good cultural fit.

We save you money

Making the wrong decision and appointing the wrong agencies is expensive and a waste of your valuable time.

We save you worrying

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.

Lead Social & PR Manager, Three

Your guide to the digital landscape

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.


  • Over 40 years’ experience in matching agencies with clients, fostering long term relationships.
  • Deep knowledge of the digital marketing landscape and its challenges.
  • 90% of the relationships we have helped form have lasted more than 7 years.
  • A partnership ethos and rigorous process, which means we’re with you all the way.
  • A delightful bunch of individuals with deep specialist knowledge.

Find the right digital agency for you

Whether you need a quick tactical fix or you're looking to create a long-lasting roster of agencies to fulfil your digital ambitions, AAR can help you hire the right digital agency.

Robin Charney

Robin Charney

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