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

  • 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...

  • Beginning your search for an agency? Start at the end.
    by Mark Sneider on November 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    We’ve been conducting agency searches for over a decade, and a few times, we’ve seen marketers try to, for lack of a better phrase, “figure it out as they go” when they search for an agency. They use the initial steps of the search to inform the type of partner they’re looking for, rather than...

  • New Project. New Perspective.
    by Mark Sneider on October 22, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Have a new marketing project?  Need new perspective? I am just finishing up an assignment for a major healthcare system in the U.S.  They have an agency they like, but feel they need some fresh perspective to support the launch of two major new initiatives. Their current agency has been with them a long time....

  • Bespoke Agency Advantages… For The Rest of Us
    by Mark Sneider on October 1, 2021 at 10:37 am

    There’s a new trend in vogue for some of marketing’s biggest brands – the bespoke agency. Just within the last few weeks, both Mercedes-Benz and Planet Fitness have moved to handcrafted agencies built by marketing networks Omnicom and Publicis, respectively. Essentially, these agencies were built to cover the precise needs of each brand, pulling resources...

  • Ready Yourself for a Change in 2022
    by Mark Sneider on September 16, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Some in the marketing agency business call the end of a year and into the first part of a new year: Silly Season. They call it that because they feel that marketers at times irrationally mix-up their agency portfolios just because they feel it’s the thing to do…and don’t always have good justification for making...