Here’s How We Do It
Our Proven Three-Phase Agency Search Consultant Process
Phase I: Discovery/Scope of Search Definition (1 week)
Our agency search firm conferences with you to understand your goals and objectives for the search. Following this discovery, a scope-of-search document is developed and approved by you prior to the start of this search. This serves as our road map for finding the best agencies for your business.
Phase II: Agency Research/Interviews & RFI Submissions (3 weeks)
We identify approximately 200 agencies that appear to have the criteria of what we’re looking for. We review all their websites and other public information about them. We narrow the list down to 30 agencies that appear to be solid fits. We send pre-qualifying questions to these agencies, then ultimately interview agencies that specifically meet the criteria defined in the Scope of Search. At the end of this period the following will be delivered:
- 6-10 Agency responses to the RSW/AgencySearch created/client approved RFI
- RSW/AgencySearch perspective/recommendations for each Agency. Final agency list for pitches will typically be 2-3.
Phase III: Pitch Management/Final Pitches/Agency Selection (4-5 weeks)
During this phase, we will shepherd the 2-3 agencies through the pitch and final selection process.
RSW/AgencySearch will offer counsel/insight into the final selection of the winning agency.
RSW/AgencySearch will notify agencies not selected and outline rationale for selection.