Welcome

Charging the agency frontier

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

Intro

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 hundreds of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies. Founded in 2013, we work with brands for free and with no obligation. The agencies we represent specialize in branding, marketing, creative services, digital, video production, media, and public relations. They have been thoroughly vetted through our Agency Review process. Our collective's experience spans nearly every category and we work with founders to Fortune 500s as an agency of agencies.

Services

Agency Review

If you're an agency and would like to join our collective, the Agency Review is your ticket to the rodeo. We charge a one-time fee of $250 and schedule a one hour interview. We also conduct reference checks and put a matchmaking agreement in place. The Agency Review is also requirement to join Agency Match, our directory of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies.

Agency Matchmaking

After decades owning and leading agencies of our own, we've spent the last six years as agency search consultants and matchmakers. With a collective of hundreds of vetted and vouched-for specializes agencies, we are an "agency of agencies." We streamline the search process and break-down the barriers and brinkmanship. If you're looking to reduce your risk and find a partner where there's capability, category experience and chemistry, you can make Bull & Beard your first call, every time. Best of all, for free and with no obligation.

Agency Match

Agency Match is a directory of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies with profiles written by Bull & Beard. Launched on July 3rd, the platform lets brands search by capability and category experience. Profiles are being populated as agencies complete the rigorous process to join. Capped at 1k profiles, Agency Match is a shortcut to your shortlist. Better yet, it's free with no registration required.

Agency Consulting

We're former agency owners who found our home on the range as agency matchmakers, relishing each and every opportunity to connect agencies with opportunities. For a select group of clients, we also offer agency consulting. With a perspective informed by relationships with hundreds of agencies and deep experience with agency sales, marketing and business development, we help agencies with with their own sales, marketing and new business. We specialize in positioning, brand strategy, messaging and sales. We offer consulting on an hourly basis.

Testimonials

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

Experience

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.

Client Logos

Agency Insights

Wisdom of  a Beard

Don't Squat with Your Spurs on

by Robby Berthume

Agency Owners Dinner in CLT

Aug 26, 2019

Agency Owners Dinner in CLT

Agency Match Dinner Series
If you're an agency owner, join us in Charlotte on 10/3 at 7pm for a private dining experience sure to bring agencies together. This dinner is sponsored by Agency Match.

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Winston-Salem agency builds, markets own directory

Aug 12, 2019

Winston-Salem agency builds, markets own directory

For The Triad Business Journal
"Winston-Salem agency collective Bull and Beard has taken a proven idea and made it a more efficient business model. The agency collective will still operate as it has for the past six years as a matchmaking service for brands and agencies, but running the agency directory alongside the business is expected to provide a million dollar-plus revenue stream."

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Operation Agency Freedom - Robby Berthume

Jul 25, 2019

Operation Agency Freedom - Robby Berthume

For Operation Agency Freedom
In this candid episode, we get real with CEO Robby Berthume about two important issues, investing in your mental health and your agency's marketing. Robby shares his journey to a better life after his diagnosis of Bipolar I disorder and his mission to improve the way agency owners market their own agencies.

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Official Press Release: Agency Match Launches

Jul 19, 2019

Official Press Release: Agency Match Launches

For PRWeb
Bull & Beard, an agency collective, has launched Agency Match, an exclusive directory of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies with third-party expert profiles. Agencies must pass a rigorous Agency Review and their profiles are written by Bull & Beard to provide an independent, third-party perspective. Brands can search for agencies by capability and category and enjoy a curated directory that truly shortcuts their shortlist.

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Robby Berthume on Matchmaking and Agency Match

Jul 9, 2019

Robby Berthume on Matchmaking and Agency Match

For The Dendrocast Podcast
Do brands and agencies need a matchmaker? It can be difficult for brands to find the right agency. It takes more than an RFP or a pitch. It requires both sides to be aligned around values, culture, and team chemistry. In this episode, Zach Hyder interviews CEO Robby Berthume on all things matchmaking as well as the launch of Agency Match.

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Founder Salon

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CMO Rodeo

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Contact

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Address
305 W. 4th Street, Suite 2-B
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone
888-996-BULL
Email
info@bullandbeard.com
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