Searching for a ad agency in London, UK that suits your needs is not always simple. Primarily using search engines, for example, can result in a series of mismatches, wasting time and effort in the process. AgencyComparison’s free and innovative comparison tool has been developed to counter this problem, matching your business with the ad agency in London, UK that suits it best. To go through our step-by-step guide below, begin by registering with AgencyComparison for free.
What are the Benefits of Comparing Agencies?
Comparison tools have long been popular for a variety of services, resulting in a host of benefits for both suppliers and buyers. At AgencyComparison, we came to understand that the requirements of a client and an agency’s abilities did not always line up successfully, with one or both parties often becoming unsatisfied with a lack of progress.
It is because of this that we developed our innovative comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that look solely for the cheapest deal available, our comparison tool has been developed to match agency and clients as accurately as possible whilst still considering budget. This is achieved by a variety of factors:
- Our use of AI, machine learning and data science.
- A thorough maintenance of accounts on our platform.
- Our years of experience working with agencies from a range of sectors.
- The intuitively simple design of our platform allowing buyers to search effectively.
By using our fair and competitive platform, you may unearth an exciting ad agency in London, UK that is not as present when utilising typical agency sourcing methods. Here are just some of the unique areas that agency comparison can develop for your business:
Will There Be More Agencies Available to Me?
One of the more obvious and stand out benefits of our comparison tool is the increased range of agencies available to you by using it. By simply having a variety of agencies to choose from, the likelihood of finding one that best meets your needs increases significantly.
With larger, more established, agencies being by far the most talked about or visible, it is easy to assume that they will automatically be the most capable. This, however, is not always the case. The requirements often vary significantly. So, while the most well-known ad agency in London, UK has made a name for itself, this does mean that this will also be the case for your business. By providing as wide a selection to choose from as possible, your business can compare and contrast the individual merits of each agency with the unique demands of your project in mind. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool can provide a broad and clear overview of the options available to you. By placing a range of agencies side-by-side, those that don’t fit with your project can be quickly ruled out in favour of those better suited. By having agencies explain how they will approach your project, you can save time that might otherwise have been lost researching each agency or talking to them.
How does AgencyComparison Guarantee Effective Matching?
Another upshot that results from using AgencyComparison’s unique tool is that you have much greater control over your relationship with your selected ad agency in London, UK. From the tailored selection process that allows you to choose the agencies that you believe will have the best effect on your project, to relationship maintenance, we guarantee that clients will be satisfied with their supplier.
Once you have chosen an agency for your project, both you and your supplier will receive a mutual NDA template. This ensures that your relationship is protected from the beginning. By ensuring that both parties are comfortable sharing their thoughts and unique approaches with one another, the relationship can get off to as strong as start as is possible. Once completed, we strongly recommend that the NDA is uploaded to our platform for each party’s peace of mind.
It may also be that, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with an agency’s progress for your project. Should this be the case, we promise to mediate the relationship or, if required, find a replacement supplier. By having us assist in this area, you will not need to worry about any of the drawn-out difficulties that may arise when trying to change supplier.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a ad agency in London, UK through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is easy to commit to an agency without being told exactly what they will do for your project. When using AgencyComparison.com, you have significantly more insight into what each agency will do for your project and, therefore, more control over the relationship.
With the ability to compare and contrast agencies through AgencyComparison.com without having to make a contractual commitment, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a mismatch. Similarly, an agency’s work history and feedback is user-defined. So, unlike the very best testimonials that will often be found on an agency’s website, all ratings are sourced from other projects they have taken on within AgencyComparison.com.
With the complex terminology and marketing jargon that it is easy to encounter when researching a ad agency in London, UK, it can often be difficult to determine which is best for your project. When using AgencyComparison, your project comes first. By outlining your project in detail, any pitches you receive from your shortlisted agencies will address its requirements directly. This makes the selection process significantly easier. When an agency pitch makes clear how it will address the individual stages of your project, their merits are much more clear.
Project-specificity in the selection process is also a useful way to discover less-established agencies that may best benefit your project despite not having much of a track record. It may be, for example, that your project will be developed best by the specialist approach of a smaller ad agency in London, UK. This is especially true if your business works within an industry niche. Or, conversely, it may be better handled by the more straightforward full service approach of a larger agency. In any case, when agencies are compared side-by-side, it is easier to determine who will add the most to your project.
Can I Manage More than One Agency?
With AgencyComparison.com’s tracking capabilities, you are able to manage all of your projects in the same place. This means that progress can be effectively tracked and compared across ongoing projects, highlighting their individual strengths and weaknesses. Simply visit the ‘Projects’ area of your account and go through each project’s progress reports in sequence.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also saves the time that can be easily lost in communicating the progress of projects to various departments. By being able to have the same team member monitor projects across IT, Digital or Tech-related agencies, for example, the combined benefit of a range of projects can be more readily identified whilst time is saved that might usually be lost relaying information in meetings or across emails. This means that, not only can the management process become more coherent across projects, but there can also be a significant reduction in labour costs.
How are Agencies Sourced?
By allowing agencies and clients to register with AgencyComparison.com for free, we ensure that everyone has an equal platform to tender services on. This means that, when searching for a ad agency in London, UK, you will encounter a more varied range of suppliers beyond those that are more established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, there is more competitiveness found in the quotes and pitches of suppliers. With less-experienced agencies being able to directly compete with more popular suppliers, you unearth a much better deal than anticipated.
While there are a broad range of options when searching through AgencyComparison.com, our comparison tool will only display those that are most likely to fit your requirements. This is because each ad agency in London, UK that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, we will only highlight those that are likely to fit with your project.
How do I Begin Comparing Each ad agency in London, UK?
Before you begin comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Your budget is of particular importance as this will have an influence over which agencies pitch for your project. With this in mind, having an in-depth understanding of your project’s requirements will make the selection process much simpler. This can be achieved by being as concise as possible in your project’s objectives. So, if you have a tender for your project already, this is worth uploading to your account.
With AgencyComparison.com, beginning to compare agencies for your project is made simple by our intuitive interface. Simply follow our step-by-step guide to see for yourself how easy it is to find a ad agency in London, UK that fits your business best:
To start comparing quotes and pitches for one of your projects, you will need to first registering an account. To do this, simply click ‘Register For Free’ from the top right corner of the AgencyComparison.com home page. Once on the account registration page, you will need to enter your details and specify whether you are an agency or a buyer.
Once you have submitted your details, you will receive an email that confirms your account has been created. Following this, all you need to do is sign in with your details.
Add details to your profile
After signing in, begin by customising your profile so that any interested suppliers are able to find out more about you. This will help ensure that your account looks credible as well, making agencies more likely to pitch for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will help establish your business to interested agencies. Once happy that you have completed your profile, click ‘Update’.
Search and shortlist agencies
After doing this, return to the home page, select a service from the drop down menu and then enter in your post code or city. Doing this will guarantee that every ad agency in London, UK that fits your needs is shown.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be useful way to omit any agencies that you know you will not want to research, such as those without a history or with low ratings. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a ad agency in London, UK that you had previously liked but did not remember to shortlist. Simply sort results alphabetically if you can remember the name of the supplier or search by keyword.
Explore and Shortlist your Favourite Agencies
To start the next part of your comparison, visit the profiles that you like the look of most. An agency’s rating, work history, feedback, and certificates are all worth consideration at this stage. Should you like the profile of a ad agency in London, UK after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Shortlisting profiles will include them in your comparison and mean that you receive quotes and pitches from them should they be interested in your project.
Create a project
Before you can request quotes from your shortlisted suppliers, however, you must create a project. To do this, click ‘Projects’ at the top right of the home screen whilst signed in. From this, you will arrive on a page like the one above. From this page, click ‘Submit New Project’ from the menu bar along the left side of the screen. Once on this page, you will need to enter some details relating to your project:
- Minimum and maximum budget
- The project’s specific service requirements
- A proposed start date
- Details about your project – this can be in the box provided or, should you already have a tender, this can be attached as a document.
After you have filled in these details, click ‘Submit’. This will then send an alert to your shortlisted agencies about your project. Pitches may take a while to receive back so it is advised that you ensure that email alerts are enable so that you know when quotes and pitches are received. Accounts will receive email alerts by default, so this will only need to be changed if you specified you would not like to receive them when creating your account.
Select from pitches
To begin looking through your proposals, simply visit your account’s ‘Projects’ area and then click on ‘Pending Proposals’ from the menu along the left. When you are on this page you will be able to see all of your pitches and accept or reject them whenever you please. Once you have decided which proposal you would like to accept, it will show up in your ‘Active Projects’ area. Within this area, there are a number of other features to take note of:
- Invoices – Manage the financial side of your relationship with a ad agency in London, UK
- Leave Feedback – Detail your experiences with any agencies that you have worked with
- Project Reports – Analyse the results of your project
- Chat Conversations – Communicate with suppliers within AgencyComparison.com’
This management capability is particularly useful if you have a number of projects that you would like to manage side-by-side. By being able to track projects more routinely in our platform, it is much easier to identify issues and growth for yourself without needing to rely on an agency’s own reports.
Invite existing contacts
Should you already have a few agencies shortlisted but would like to compare another one that you have found that does not have an account with us, you can send them an invite to create an account on AgencyComparison.com. This is especially useful when trying to select an agency by being able to compare pitches within the same place. This is also useful should you want to protect your relationship with an agency that does not yet have an account with us. This can ensure that tracking a project’s progress is simple and makes switching agencies easier should this be needed in the future.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. Without any sign up or subscription fees, this means you can comfortably manage every stage of your project without any timing or budget constraints. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Even after a pitch has been accepted for a project, as a client you can still continue to manage it within AgencyComparison.com without incurring any costs. When a contract has been secured between you and a supplier, the agency will be charged a 10% monthly fee of their service costs. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com also offers a service in which we can manage your agency procurement for you for a small 10% charge of your agreed monthly fee. This is particularly helpful if you are not familiar sourcing a ad agency in London, UK or would just rather cut out the middle man.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team are more than capable of matching your business with the right ad agency in London, UK. To begin the process, fill in our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your project with you. Once we have a thorough understanding of your project, we will do the rest.
Unlike the number of lead gen platforms and directories that serve as platforms for agencies, AgencyComparison.com is the first and only website that allows clients to properly compare potential suppliers. As a platform that can be signed up to for free by clients and suppliers alike, there are some agencies that consider AgencyComparison.com as a lead source. It is, however, by no means a lead gen platform. This is because, whilst lead gen platforms will sell leads on to as high a quantity of businesses as possible irrespective of their quality, our platform is oriented around the effective sourcing and managing of agency contracts.
As agency experts, our platform has been created to protect and develop the client-agency relationship at every step of the way. By locating all of the crucial elements of a project within our platform, such as reports and any conversation between clients and suppliers, any and all developments can be easily identified. With everything located in the same place, the risk of miscommunication or confusion can be reduced dramatically.
Other than the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been designed with ease-of-use in mind. One way that this has been ensured is the division found in the platform between sourcing agencies in the ‘Shortlists’ area and managing shortlisted agencies in the ‘Projects’ area. This means that your search for a ad agency in London, UK, for example, can be carried out in a completely separate area, away from any other projects you are currently undertaking.
See how AgencyComparison.com can help get your project off the ground when you register for free today. Begin searching for a ad agency in London, UK that suits the unique requirements of your business and receive proposals for your project. Or, if you would rather we source a ad agency in London, UK for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with some information about your project. One of our experienced team members will get back to you as soon as possible.