“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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Bull & Beard has helped me and my team three times, in each instance bringing us a curated selection of capable agencies (SEM, PR and Creative). They're my first choice when I need to expand our marketing capabilities for temporary or permanent assignments. They've consistently delivered eager, professional organizations with the right capabilities at the right price point. It's a relief to know that I can call on them for any outsourcing need and trust that they have a vetted roster of capable folks. Make your life easier and give him a call.
Robby and Bull & Beard are fantastic. They took the time to really understand our agency offer and they're smart about the clients and assignments they recommend us for. In the first few months of working with Robby he recommended us to two clients seeking an agency. We won both assignments. So to date we have a 100% success rate with Bull & Beard. A great partner to agencies and clients.
Working with Bull and Beard was like a concierge service through the agency search process - they know this business, asked the right questions and brought focus to what can be a frustrating process (more like the infamous "Bull"-run in Spain). I come from 30 years in the agency business and was very impressed with the wide selection of vetted agencies and Robby's EQ/IQ in selecting the best fit for our search. They made it easy and took the risk out of a critical decision in driving our organization into the future. I highly recommend Robby and Bull and Beard, the specialized agencies they represent and look forward to working with them again.
We were fortunate enough to connect with Bull & Beard last year. Within the first three months they introduced us to a Fortune 250 company looking for a new agency partner. Throughout the pitch process, both Robby and Jason worked closely with our team to help us get the answers we needed to put our best foot forward and that hard work paid off in a relationship that is now in its second year. If you're looking to grow your new business pipeline or expand your existing pipeline, I highly recommend the team at Bull and Beard.
We have had the pleasure of working with Bull and Beard on three assignments. They have brought us a very good selection of potential vendors and stuck with us through the entire process. Their candor and straight forward methods are both refreshing and critical to our success. We cannot recommend them more highly.
Bull & Beard has proven to be one of our most valuable partnerships. Each prospective client introduction has been highly qualified and the team has provided top-notch support throughout sales cycles. Collaborative, strategic, and personable. Can't ask for more.
Bull & Beard brought us an elite team that did an incredible job redesigning our corporate website! They were fast, honest, and very responsive during the entire process which made working with them a breeze. It's easy to see that Bull & Beard and their group of trusted resource partners care a lot about their clients. They definitely went the extra mile in helping us.
Bull & Beard has earned their place as our strategic partner. We first used them for help and resources for execution and quickly grew in appreciation for their strategic counsel. They deliver more than what they promise and with good humor every step along the way. Having worked with tech agencies small and large, established and start-up, we've had a range of experiences. Bull & Beard is the real deal: winning strategy, quality execution for a fair price coupled with honesty and transparency. There's a reason why Bull & Beard is on my speed dial.
Bull and Beard matched us with a Fortune 500 company that has been our client now for more than two years. It was an incredible win for our agency, and Bull and Beard ensured that the match would be a successful, long-term one. I would highly recommend Robby and his team!
I am so fortunate to have connected with Bull & Beard. They are creative, forward-thinking and just "get it." Not only are they skilled at matching clients and agencies, but they also bring strategic vision that helps your brand come to life. In addition to being trusted experts, their enthusiasm and wit makes the process truly enjoyable. My previous organization has benefited immensely from the wisdom Bull & Beard brought.
Just looked at the work from the team you brought us and have to say, we are super stoked, very impressed and very very happy about it. Everything looks fantastic! Usually there's a learning curve working with a new team but you guys brought the right fit. They nailed it right out of the gate. We were really, really thrilled with what we saw and just wanted to thank you guys for that. This project is going to turn out great!
I recently worked with Bull & Beard in a matchmaking capacity. Indeed, they found a fit... in terms of personalities, geography, and experience as much as scope and budget. They didn't stop at making an introduction. They worked tirelessly, providing strategic counsel and working with each party to help us negotiate the scope and contract. More importantly, they focused on ensuring the expectations and desires of all sides were known, clear and met. I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical at first about how much value Bull & Beard could provide but after this process I am completely sold. My advice to any agency or brand looking for a new team to work with: don't take chances. The more you're investing, the more you need a matchmaker; someone who can find a fit, reduce everyone's risk and create win-win situations.
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“Do not go where the path may lead,go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
An international IT equipment and service company abandoned the ol' fashioned RFP and aging relationship with an incumbent PR firm. They tasked Bull & Beard to match them with the best agencies based on their criteria and desire for new relationships. After assisting one product division, we were tasked with two additional searches (SEM and Creative/Video Production). Each relationship is still active.
Don't dig for water under an outhouse.
A mid-sized accounting firm needed someone to wrangle their marketing projects and match them with specialized agencies. They were also looking for strategy and stewardship of their marketing budget to help them spend their dollars wisely. With a few matches under our belt, we're just getting started.
There's no better friend than a horse that's saddled and ready to go.
We began working with a research university when they suspended their mobile app sourcing process mid-stream to seek our advice. From mobile apps to websites, our resources have surpassed expectations, even in a crunch.
Going faster when you're lost won't help a bit.
Working with the largest furniture market in the world, we matched a security consulting firm as well as a process consulting firm, in order to shore up their safety, speed and sustainability. They knew what they wanted, not what they needed. We jumped in and lasso'd a few fitting options. Acting as a buyer's agent, we facilitated a streamlined matching process and negotiated on behalf of our client.
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
A non-profit and consortium for a Christ-like response to mental health asked us to help shape their product roadmap and connect them with the best teams and tools to build their organization. From strategy to video production and web development, we've helped them make sound decisions.
It's easy to see things you're lookin' for. The trick is to see things you're not lookin' for.
A funded Ed-Tech startup hired us to corral the right agency to redo their site and investor collateral for maximum impact. Their new website and materials were delivered in a matter of weeks and they were blown away with the quality and value.
It's the work, not the clock, that tells you when it's quittin' time.
A technology investment vehicle backed by the automotive industry's most innovative dealership conglomerates asked us to bring a tireless hustler of a creative partner to execute avant-garde customer acquisition and retention campaigns and redefine direct marketing for their industry. We found 'em.
If you're itchin' to have somethin', you better be ready to scratch for it.
A gourmet foodwares purveyor with online and traditional storefronts asked for our help finding an agency that loved specialty food and drink as much as they did. We helped kindred spirits find each other. And the rest is history!
If the boot fits, make sure theres two of 'em.
We've worked hand-in-hand with a non-profit that advances literacy and education by providing strategic counsel and ongoing matchmaking. Leveraging a variety of specialized partners, we're responsible for building practically all of their portfolio of learning platforms.
Don't make a long story short just so you can tell another one.
The largest furniture market in the world's ad agency asked us to help them determine how best to start over with their mobile app. Things got sticky and complex with a lot of stakeholders. We got in the trenches of the negotiation to help both sides see what could be. The app launched to rave reviews, some "ooohs" and ahhhs," and a few awards for good measure.
When you're in the wrong and need to set it right, how far you've traveled in the doin' of it has nothing to do with the rightin' of it.
A world-class law firm with deep local roots came searching for help with their website, digital marketing, social media and other marketing needs. We walked enough miles in those shoes to know how to help and where to find help. Now we help steward their marketing budget across multiple vendors, freelancers and agencies.
Don't be too soon and don't be too seldom.
Founders of a tech start-up came to us with a lofty vision and seed capital to build their app and company. Not only did we help them take their product to the marketplace, we matched them with talent, teams and tools every step of the way, from marketing agencies to business services and investors.
Most anybody can be a cowboy, but it takes a bit of genius to make any money at it.
Scars are Cowboy TattooswithBetter 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.
For Forbes In this piece by contributor John Hall, he highlights our new platform, saying "Agency Match, for example, was just launched by ad collective Bull & Beard to create a way for small- and mid-sized agencies to get in touch without getting drowned out by the competition. It has capped overall membership at 1,000, ensuring that each member has the opportunity to get its voice heard."
for 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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