Charging the business 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."

We connect marketers, founders and the C-suite with specialized advertising agencies, boutique consultants and diamond-in-the-rough resources. We steward complicated marketing and technology engagements, bringing together vetted and vouched-for talent, tools and teams with the experience and expertise to help you make the right decision on your next project. Let's ride!



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 leading, growing and connecting marketers, advertisers and brands with the talent, teams and tools to win. With decades spent in the dirt, 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 advertising, marketing and technology with a knack for distilling it down for brands and agencies. We help clients excel at the business of advertising, whether it's positioning, pricing, planning or process.


We're not just search consultants or sales guys, we're relationship-driven connectors. We find a fit, reduce your risk and make you look good in the process. Our sure-footed counsel removes the typical brinkmanship and barriers. With a stable of vetted vendors, freelancers and agency partners, you can safely make Bull & Beard your first call, every time.


We are entrepreneurs, ad men and technologists who found our home on the range, relishing each and every opportunity to educate, inform and inspire. Whether it's giving a talk, writing an article or leading a workshop, our goal is simple: drive your business forward (and remember, going faster when you're lost won't help a bit).


Smile when you call me that

The Trailblazer Program

“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”

Wanted: B2B Matchmaking

  • Specialized Agencies, Boutique Consultants, & Diamond-in-the-Rough Resources
  • Vetted & Vouched-For Relationships
  • Streamlined Search Process
  • Reduced Risk & Improved Outcomes
  • Seller Commission or Buyer's Agent

Wanted: Brand Wrangler

  • Business Consulting
  • Brand Strategy & Development
  • Creative Production
  • Digital Strategy & Development
  • Search, Social, Content, Media & PR

Wanted: Agency Wrangler

  • Brand Strategy, Positioning & Messaging
  • Service Offering & Pricing Strategies
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Operational Optimization
  • Coaching, Consulting & Connecting

Wanted: Agency Assessment

  • Holistic Review of Marketing, Sales & Business Development
  • Comprehensive Survey, One-on-One Interviews and Audit of Website & materials
  • Sales Bullpen
  • SWOT Analysis & Needs Assessment
  • Trail Guide Deliverable with Strategic Recommendations

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 advertising, marketing and technology, spanning nearly every category. Whether it's strategy, creative services, app development or digital marketing, 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

6 Ways to Minimize Distractions in a Noisy Work Environment

Jul 10, 2018

6 Ways to Minimize Distractions in a Noisy Work Environment

for Inc. Magazine...
In this piece CEO Robby Berthume joins five fellow YEC members to share tried and true tactics for staying focused no matter where you are. With the rise of remote work and coworking spaces, business owners and their employees have more options than ever before. But these environments come with a trade-off: it can be hard to drown out the distractions around you.

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The Five Ds Of Developing Your Agency Website

Jun 13, 2018

The Five Ds Of Developing Your Agency Website

for Forbes...
Here's how to stay on track and not become paralyzed in the process. Time is of the essence, and as an agency, you have to practice what you preach. There are no shortcuts when it comes to quality. I know, we're preaching to the choir. So, without further ado, here are five strategies from CEO Robby Berthume to ensure your next agency site build is both smooth and successful...

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LinkedIn Growth Hacking & Optimization 101

Jun 7, 2018

LinkedIn Growth Hacking & Optimization 101

for LinkedIn Pulse...
LinkedIn is a go-to resource for agency networking and new business efforts. But are you truly maximizing the value of the platform? CEO Robby Berthume presents six easy steps to immediately impact and automate your efforts, with two bonus tips at the end.

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Apply These 10 Secret Techniques to get Your Sales and Marketing Teams Working Together

Apr 17, 2018

Apply These 10 Secret Techniques to get Your Sales and Marketing Teams Working Together

for Small Biz Trends...
By helping your marketing team to integrate better with your sales team, you can start the process encouraging everyone to play together better, a boost for growth — and morale. That's why 10 YEC members, including CEO Robby Berthume, were asked the following: "What's one way to encourage your marketing team to become more familiar with sales tactics (emails, cold calls, etc.)?"

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11 Ways To Identify Worthwhile Networking Opportunities

Apr 4, 2018

11 Ways To Identify Worthwhile Networking Opportunities

for Forbes...
Networking, meeting and talking to the right people can open doors to new business and new career opportunities. Finding commonalities is a smart first step in getting those introductions. CEO Robby Berthume joins a group of successful entrepreneurs and YEC members in offering strategic tips on good networking.

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Are You Advertising Your Ad Agency?

Dec 22, 2017

Are You Advertising Your Ad Agency?

for Forbes...
You may have heard the old saying, "The cobbler's children are always the worst shod." It's challenging to do what we say as marketers, but practicing what we preach is crucial to growing our own shops. CEO Robby Berthume shares advice for busy agency principals.

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Let's Ride

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Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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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.