Charging the agency frontier

If you ain't makin' dust, yer eatin' it.


Strength of a Bull,
Wisdom of a Beard.

“Bull & Beard doesn't just match brands with agencies; they create 'ride or die' relationships."

Bull & Beard is an agency collective backed by a Stable of vetted and vouched-for agency partners. We match brands of all sizes with specialized agencies and diamond-in-the-rough resources. Our agencies specialize in branding, marketing, creative services, digital, video production, media, and public relations. Our collective's experience spans nearly every category and we've spent over 5 years as agency search consultants for founders to Fortune 500s before becoming an agency of agencies.



When it comes to the counsel you need, it's like the wild, wild west out there. It's about time you had a ride or die partner you trust. Someone with years in the rodeo building, revitalizing and connecting brands with the talent and teams to win. With decades of experience as agency owners and search consultants, we're strapped in and ready to ride.


As a wise cowboy once advised, "don't tolerate weak coffee." Bull & Beard brings a deep understanding of marketing, advertising and communications with a knack for distilling it down for marketers and the C-Suite. We provide counsel and perspective, from strategy to scoping and budgeting. We ensure your plans are perfected before matching the best talent, teams and tools to the project.


We're not your typical agency. On top of a decades in advertising owning and leading agencies, we've spent the last 5+ years as agency search consultants. Now we're leveraging our Stable as an agency of agencies. We facilitate the search process and break down the barriers and brinkmanship. With a stable of over 500 agency partners, you can make Bull & Beard your first call, every time. Best of all, for free with no obligation


We are former agency owners and search consultants who found our home on the range, relishing each and every opportunity to educate, inform and inspire. We do this through thought leadership, coaching and consulting, managing private communities, hosting dinners and more. Our objective is simple: drive your business forward (and remember, going faster when you're lost won't help a bit).


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Our Collective Capabilities

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Wanted: Branding

  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Corral Workshop
  • Brand Positioning
  • Brand Persona
  • Naming & Taglines
  • Logo Design & Style Guide

Wanted: Marketing & Advertising

  • Marketing Plans
  • Campaign Development
  • Messaging Architecture & Copywriting
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Banners & Rich Media
  • Print, Radio, TV, Outdoor, Direct Mail, Packaging

Wanted: Digital

  • Strategy & Consulting
  • Digital Marketing
  • Content Strategy & Development
  • Marketing Automation
  • Web & Mobile Design & Development
  • Emerging Technologies

Wanted: Video Production

  • Storytelling
  • Corporate Video
  • TV & Web Commercials
  • Live Video Streaming
  • Animation & Motion Graphics
  • Distribution & Marketing

Wanted: Media

  • Audience Development & Strategy
  • Media Planning & Buying
  • Programmatic Strategy & Buying
  • Paid Search & Social
  • Analytics & Data Visualization
  • Optimization

Wanted: Public Relations

  • Media Relations
  • Speaking Engagements & Awards
  • Influencer Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Corporate Communications & Strategy
  • Contributed Content

Tales From The Trail

Tales From The Trail


Scars are Cowboy Tattoos with Better Stories

We've spent many memorable years working dusk till dawn in marketing and advertising, spanning nearly every category. It's in our blood (CEO Robby Berthume started his first agency at 14). Whether it's a marketing plan, integrated campaign, website, PR placements, etc., we've got your back. Our breadth and depth of experience says we may have walked a few miles in your boots. Take a look at where we've been. Join us on the trail ahead.

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Agency Insights

Wisdom of  a Beard

Don't Squat with Your Spurs on

by Robby Berthume

How To Build Relationships To Replace RFPs

Oct 4, 2018

How To Build Relationships To Replace RFPs

for Forbes...
In this piece, CEO Robby Berthume talks about relationships and RFPs. How should agencies react to RFPs? Run from them? Try to change them? Embrace them as a necessary evil? Relationships are the answer to RFPs. He offers practical advice on how to build relationships and how to push back on RFPs.

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13 Ways Small Business Owners Can Reduce Busy Work and Be Truly Productive

Oct 2, 2018

13 Ways Small Business Owners Can Reduce Busy Work and Be Truly Productive

for Small Biz Trends...
Entrepreneurs can easily make the mistake of piling too much "busy work" on their plates, which doesn't leave them much time to focus on the tasks that only they can do. To find a solution, YEC asked 13 members, including CEO Robby Berthume, the following question: What is one way for owners to stay productive, not just busy?

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Getting Free Publicity, According To Entrepreneurs

Sep 19, 2018

The Dos And Don'ts Of Getting Free Publicity, According To Entrepreneurs

for Forbes...
Positive publicity about your business doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, it doesn't have to cost a dime. With the right strategies and strong media relationships, you can earn press coverage and social media buzz for your business for the cost of your time. In this piece, CEO Robby Berthume shares his advice with fellow YEC members.

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8 More Ways To Keep Expenses Down During Business Trips

Aug 25, 2018

8 More Ways To Keep Expenses Down During Business Trips

for Small Biz Trends...
Traveling for business can be fun, but it can also be expensive. Between hotels, transportation, food and incidentals, it can really add up fast. In this article, CEO Robby Berthume shares his advice with fellow YEC members when asked for ideas on the best ways to save money during a business trip.

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As with most Web servers on the Internet, certain information is automatically collected and recorded. This includes, but is not limited to: Client’s IP address (and hostname if available), the date and time Client accessed our website and the type of browser and operating system Client uses. These are stored in a "log" file, which are private and the contents of which will not be released to a third party without Client’s explicit consent. We also use cookies that are inserted by Google to provide conversion tracking.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please e-mail info@bullandbeard.com and we’ll be happy to discuss.