The List of Top Agency Search Consultants and How to Reach Them

December 9, 2019

We received a plethora of inbound requests for a quick reference guide of top Ad Agency Search Consultants for North America. Check out our compiled list of top search consultants, including information on how to reach them.

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Below is our list of search and relationship optimization consultants. These contacts have conducted the majority of searches that our agency clients have either been involved in or would have liked to been considered for.

A larger list of agency search consultants can also be found on the 4A’s website here, along with the ANA/AAAA “Rules of the Road” for Agency Search Consultants.

For a little texture – view our Webcast, “Through a Search Consultants Eyes,” which covers trends, predictions and recommendations for ad 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 is our job to know who is 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 finally, my favorite;

– “Please do not 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 ConsultantNameOfficeContact
AAR PartnersLisa Colantuono342 East 53rd St, New York, NY 10022212.400.1470
External View Consulting GroupRussel Wohlwerth
Bonnie Chan
Carol Teter
Gerry Preece
Rana Kardestuncer
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 207, Los Angeles, CA 90045424.702.5623
The Bedford Group, IncJane Bedford 3500 Lenox Rd NE Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30326404.237.4565
Hasan + Co.Hasan Ramusevic 8601 Six Forks Road Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27615919.713.0700
Joanne Davis ConsultingJoanne Davis 325 East 57th Street, #7D Nw York, NY 10019212.935.0320
R3Melissa Lea, Managing Director 4th Floor, 57 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 646.416.8088
Mercer Island GroupSteve Boehler8321 41th Street SE Mercer Island, WA 98040206.236.0447
Pile & CompanyMeghan McDonnell, President 179 Lincoln Street Suite 400 Boston, MA 02111617.587.3937
The Rojek Consulting Group, IncLorraine Stewart, President Crown Cenetre- Suite 600-601, 5005 Rockside Road Cleveland, OH 44131216.573.3780
Reynolds & FysheMike Fyshe, President2869 Bloor St. West, Suite 143, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1B3416.518.5458
Roth Ryan HayesMatt Ryan, CEO 120 East 79th Street, Suite 5C New York, NY 10021914.843.6494
Select Resources International - SRICatherine Bension 10940 Willshire Blvd, Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90024310.824.8999
JLB + PartnersDavid Beals 500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611312.396.4155
Bull & BeardRobby Berthume305 West 4th Street Suite 2B, Winton-Salem, NC 27101 888.996.2855
ID CommsTracy Chafetz, Director of Business Development54 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018646.802.0341

Note: All of the search consultants included in this list have signed the AAAA/ANA jointly endorsed “Rules of the Road” for search consultants.

Now, download the complete list of ad agency search consultants here.

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