A Better Way for Small-to-Mid-Spend Marketers to Find Best-in-Class Marketing Agencies

We are agency search consultants with experience working directly with marketing service firms and marketers. This unique background gives us better perspective to find agencies that meet your specific marketing, advertising, or public relations needs.

We have an active and up-to-date database
of over 10,000 agencies of all types, sizes, and locations.


We’ve Helped Great Small-to-Mid Spend Brands
Find Best-in-Class Agencies

What Makes Us Different and Better?

  • We work directly with agencies and marketers so we know how to ask the right questions, screen for the best agencies, and manage a streamlined and effective search process.
  • We take a case study approach when screening agencies, so we dig deeper, faster – which results in a better list of agencies.
  • Our expertise as an ad agency search consultant saves 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 as their Ad Agency Search Consultant


“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

  • Scope it! Don’t Hope It!
    by Mark Sneider on September 23, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Relying on hope – to find a better marketing agency if your current agency is falling down isn’t the best strategy. Looking at agencies without a clearly defined scope of what you’re after is no way to find your next, best-in-class marketing agency.  Hope is not the answer. You need to be meticulous about defining...

  • Be a Sport. Tell the agency why they lost.
    by Mark Sneider on August 12, 2022 at 1:42 am

    As the head of company that services agencies (by helping them find new business) I know how painful it can be for an agency that is involved in a search to not make the final cut.  They pour their hearts into a search, dedicating lots of agency resources, exciting the troops, and dreaming of someday...

  • CMO Safety Net or Ticket to Ride?
    by Mark Sneider on July 28, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Let me start by reminding all of you marketers what the world of today’s CMO looks like: According to a recent Wall Street Journal article: Chief marketing officers’ average tenure in their posts held steady last year at 40 months, according to the latest annual research from executive search and leadership advisory firm Spencer Stuart....

  • The Future Favors Independents
    by Mark Sneider on July 19, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Independent agencies are on the rise. The future favors independents over agencies tied to big networks. While there was a day, in pre-pandemic times, when size seemed to matter. Not going with a larger, networked firm seemed to mean that you didn’t have the best talent supporting your business. Working with networked agencies seemed to...

  • A CMO Transformation is Underway
    by Mark Sneider on July 7, 2022 at 10:27 am

    You may have heard some buzz recently about “the disappearing CMO”. In case you haven’t, the sentiment is that the term “marketing” is outdated as a catch-all term.  In addition, the responsibilities that once fell to the CMO are now just piece of a larger growth puzzle, causing some brands to do away with the...

  • A Foreshadowing of Things to Come?
    by Mark Sneider on June 22, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Is how they look today a foreshadowing of how they will operate tomorrow? I believe that what you see at any point during the agency evaluation process…is what you’ll get if you bring them on board. This is one of the principles I follow when I’m managing a search for a marketing client. And one...