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, agencies, specialists and startups. They create 'ride or die' relationships."

Bull & Beard is an agency collective with hundreds of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies across the spectrum of capabilities and category experience. We're not traditional search consultants, but agency matchmakers who work with brands at no cost with no obligation. The agencies we represent specialize in branding, strategy, marketing & advertising, creative, digital, video, content, media, PR, and just about any other marketing need you can think of. In addition, we offer Agency Match, an exclusive directory featuring curated members of our collective.


Agency Review

If you represent an agency and would like to join our collective for consideration in direct matchmaking opportunities, the Agency Review is your ticket to the rodeo. To get to know each other, we'll schedule a 1-hour deep dive interview and do a few reference checks. We charge a little fee to cover the time. The Agency Review is needed before an invite to join Agency Match, our directory of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies. Apply now.

Agency Matchmaking

After decades working with, for, in and around agencies, we've spent most of the last decade working as search consultants and matchmakers. With a collective of hundreds of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies, we have top tier resources across every discipline and specialty. We streamline the search process, break down barriers, and bring you options you might not find even if you had the time and network to search. Call Bull & Beard to reduce your risk and find a partner with capability, category experience and the chemistry you want...and there's no cost or obligation.

Agency Match

Agency Match is an exclusive directory of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies with editorialized profiles written by Bull & Beard. Launched in 2019, the platform lets brands search and exclusive group of marketing specialists by capability and category experience. Agency Match is the shortcut to your short list. It's free for brand marketers to browse and use (no registration needed) while providing qualified, winnable opportunities for agencies. If you'r an agency interested in joining, click here to apply.

Agency Support

We're agency guys who found a home on the range as agency matchmakers, relishing the ability to connect agencies and marketing specialists with brands of all sizes. With a perspective informed by relationships with hundreds of agencies and deep experience with agency sales, marketing and business development, we also help connect dots for clients and friends across a wide range of needs with a network of vetted coaches, consultants, tools, talent and service providers to tap into.


Smile when you call me that

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 on the open range working dusk 'til dawn in marketing and advertising, spanning nearly every capability, category, and specialty. It's in our blood and under our fingernails. From branding to marketing & advertising, to strategy, digital, PR, video, content, or any marketing need you can think of, we've got your back. The breadth and depth of experience in our collective is vast. We've probably 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

5 Ways to Increase and Improve Leads this Year

Feb 3, 2020

5 Ways to Increase and Improve Leads this Year

from Inc. Magazine...
In this piece on increasing and improving leads in 2020, the contributor highlights the role of matchmakers and the importance of directories: "Check for listings in your industry. In my world of marketing and media, for example, Agency Match connects brands with vetted specialized agencies. The platform contains editorialized profiles and is capped at 1,000 agencies. Others, like Clutch, focus on quantity in order to give users a wider range of choices."

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How to Build Rapport Fast With a Prospective Customer

Feb 12, 2019

How to Build Rapport Fast With a Prospective Customer

from Inc. Magazine
Building rapport and trust with prospective customers is key to helping your business grow and thrive. Six leading entrepreneurs discuss mastering the fine line between generic and personal conversation to establish a connection with your prospective customers.

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Bull & Beard Makes The Clutch 1000

Nov 30, 2018

Bull & Beard Makes The Clutch 1000

Press Release
B2B research, ratings, and reviews company Clutch announced the top 1000 B2B companies around the world based on their ability to deliver: number, recency, and quality of client reviews; clients served, work portfolio, and brand reputation and visibility in their target market. We're happy to announce Bull & Beard's inclusion on the Clutch 1000.

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Bull & Beard Repositions Itself As An Agency Collective

Oct 19, 2018

 Bull & Beard Repositions Itself As An Agency Collective

for Business Insider...
In this press release, Bull & Beard announces their repositioning. Bull & Beard launched in 2013 as an agency matchmaking firm, competing head-to-head with agency search consultants. Bull & Beard is now an agency collective and aims to be the world's largest agency with no agency staff (or ping-pong tables). An agency of agencies.

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