After receiving a plethora of inbound requests for a quick reference guide of top Ad Agency Search Consultants for North America, we compiled this list of top search consultants and provided all of the information on how to reach them.
Below is the list of search and relationship optimization consultants who have conducted the majority of searches that our agency clients have either been involved in, or would have liked to been considered for.
For a little texture – view our Webcast, “Through a Search Consultants Eyes,” which covers trends, predictions and recommendations for agencies.
A few words of advice from Brent Hodgins, CEO of Mirren Business Development and the annual agency New Business Conference;
– “Be relevant and demonstrate an expertise”
– “Keep us posted on your agency news, it’s our job to know who’s doing what and how in the industry”
– “Create a profile or fill out the online forms rather than send us physical packages”
– “If you do send a package, we expect you to follow up”
And my favorite;
– “Please don’t send ‘living’ packages such as butterfly’s and flowers – if I’m out of town they’ll not have the ‘pop’ you’d hope for”.
|Agency Search Consultant||Name||Office||Contact|
|AAR Partners||Lisa Colantuono||342 East 53rd St, New York, NY 10022||212.400.1470
|External View Consulting Group||Russel Wohlwerth |
|8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 207, Los Angeles, CA 90045||424.702.5623
|The Bedford Group, Inc||Jane Bedford||3500 Lenox Rd NE Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30326||404.237.4565
|Hasan + Co.||Hasan Ramusevic||8601 Six Forks Road Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27615||919.713.0700
|Joanne Davis Consulting||Joanne Davis||325 East 57th Street, #7D Nw York, NY 10019||212.935.0320
|R3||Melissa Lea, Managing Director||4th Floor, 57 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019||646.416.8088
|Mercer Island Group||Steve Boehler||8321 41th Street SE Mercer Island, WA 98040||206.236.0447
|Pile & Company||Meghan McDonnell, President||179 Lincoln Street Suite 400 Boston, MA 02111||617.587.3937
|The Rojek Consulting Group, Inc||Lorraine Stewart, President||Crown Cenetre- Suite 600-601, 5005 Rockside Road Cleveland, OH 44131||216.573.3780
|Reynolds & Fyshe||Mike Fyshe, President||2869 Bloor St. West, Suite 143, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1B3||416.518.5458
|Roth Ryan Hayes||Matt Ryan, CEO||120 East 79th Street, Suite 5C New York, NY 10021||914.843.6494
|Select Resources International - SRI||Catherine Bension||10940 Willshire Blvd, Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90024||310.824.8999
|JLB + Partners||David Beals||500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611||312.396.4155
|Bull & Beard||Robby Berthume||305 West 4th Street Suite 2B, Winton-Salem, NC 27101||888.996.2855
|ID Comms||Tracy Chafetz, Director of Business Development||54 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018||646.802.0341
Note: All of the search consultants included in this list have signed the AAAA/ANA jointly endorsed “Rules of the Road” for search consultants.
Download the list of ad agency search consultants here.