A Better Way to Find
Best-in-Class Marketing Agencies

We help marketers find and secure relationships for either special project needs or full-on AOR engagements.

We have a database of over 10,000 agencies
of all types, sizes, and locations.


We’ve Helped Great Brands
Find Best-in-Class Marketing Agencies

What Makes Us Different and Better?

  • We bring a unique and highly successful model to the industry.
  • We know the agency world better than anyone, so we know how to “read” agencies.
  • We take a case study approach when screening agencies, so we dig deeper, faster.
  • We save you the time and headache of managing the process yourself. We make it easy to find best-in-class marketing agencies.
  • And we are very affordable.

What Our Marketing Clients
Say About Working With Us


“RSW/AgencySearch did a great job of finding the perfect agency for our business.  The winning agency identified by RSW/AgencySearch was the absolute right fit for my needs.”

“Working with RSW/AgencySearch, we were able to save time and money while also finding a great marketing agency partner.”

“The team at RSW/AgencySearch made the process of selecting a new firm very easy.  I would recommend RSW/AgencySearch to anyone looking to find a new agency.”

“RSW/AgencySearch provided an excellent list of agency choices that led to our final selection.”

“RSW/AgencySearch managed a very well-organized and effective search for us. Great job RSW/AgencySearch!”

“I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical coming in — particularly given they were free.  But they vetted agencies thoroughly to only bring the best set of firms to the table.  Would definitely recommend them to any marketer.”

“It was great working with RSW/AgencySearch.  They worked diligently to provide us with a list of qualified agencies and ultimately we were able to find a great marketing partner.”

“I worked with RSW/AgencySearch on two separate occasions in two separate companies and in both cases, they delivered a great set of agencies during the search!  The process was simple and effective and saved us so much time.”

“Mark was hands-on and made the process of finding a new agency so painless and simple.  His process was organized and professional.”

“Mark put together a very professional and comprehensive search plan, which led us to hiring a prominent firm.”

Blog: Finding Better Agencies

  • 2022 New Year Outlook Report: Return to Form
    by Mark Sneider on January 13, 2022 at 12:45 am

    In our recently released 2022 New Year Outlook Report we interviewed both marketers and marketing agencies to get their perspective on what 2022 might look like. To download the 2022 New Year Outlook Report directly, click here   In the report, we examined: The Widening Marketer/Agency Investment Gaps The changing importance of In-House Agencies The...

  • The Marketer Advantage
    by Mark Sneider on January 4, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Agencies have to always be on their game. They have to always be on the hunt to find new business from you, the marketer, and they always need to be pleasing you, the marketer, when they engage with you.  It’s the Marketer advantage. The Marketer advantage also rests in the fact that they have the...

  • The Most Complete List of Top Agency Search Consultants and How to Reach Them
    by Mark Sneider on December 21, 2021 at 11:10 am

    The following is 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. All of the agency search consultants on this list  work to help marketers find AOR relationships.  Only one (RSW/AgencySearch) helps marketers find best-in-class...

  • New thinking for special project work
    by Mark Sneider on December 16, 2021 at 2:12 am

    We recently ran an agency search for a large Texas-based health system looking for special project work help – wanting to still maintain their long-standing (and happy) relationship with their marketing agency. The search wasn’t to replace the existing agency. The search was designed to help this health system identify some new thinking , get...

  • 3 Things To Be Thankful For
    by Mark Sneider on December 3, 2021 at 2:33 am

    As we roll out of another fun-filled year, there are at least 3 things we can all be thankful for. As we all know, the world of finding best-in-class agencies is one of constant change and, ideally, improvement. Marketers like you constantly striving for more, whatever “more” means in your context. But in this (admittedly...

  • Keep Your Agency Search Focused
    by Mark Sneider on November 18, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Key to a successful agency search is focus. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get distracted in today’s “always on” world. And it’s equally as easy to not keep your agency search focused when there are so many possibilities out there. Search “Advertising Agency in Cincinnati” (where we’re located) and in addition to the 7 Google Ads...