North American Membership
Effective, actionable, affordable agency new business development …
Every tool and every service ever invented was a result of someone thinking: “there’s got to be a better way.” AgencyFinder is the culmination of thought and application by experienced marketing communications business development professionals.
AgencyFinder is a “Club” for New Business Development Professionals. The program is simple and straightforward, and ROI is easy to identify and measure. Your Registration Fee gets you up and running with minimum investment and delay.
Maximum Annual Agency Fee = $5,500 US. The fee can be paid in two or more* installments.
$500 US Registration Fee is paid by on-line credit card or agency check and meant to be renewed every 12-months. Your renewal is not automatic unless you request it. Eligibility for actual invitation requires a current fee-paid status. Your agency is encouraged to make real-time unlimited updates and adjustments to your on-line data which you can do anytime at no-charge. Use our PitchCast new business reports to fine tune your profile to suit the types of searches you see taking place.
Remaining balance of $5,000 US is due only if and when, during those twelve months, your agency decides to accept at least one pitch invitation by choosing to become a contender. A contender is an invited agency that does not decline and that takes any action intended or expected to enhance their competitive position following the allowed single initial client telephone due-diligence interview. An invoice reflecting any balance due will accompany all invitations. Payment can be made by on-line credit card, wire transfer or agency check upon acceptance of pitch invitation and once paid, any subsequent invitations you receive during that same twelve month period (excluding Victory Fee reviews – see below) incur no additional costs.
In the course of 12 months, total agency fees are capped at $5,500 (excluding Victory Fee reviews). If you do not receive any invitations to pitch during the subscription period, the $5,000 balance will be cancelled.
Budget Option: Once you’ve registered and paid your $500 installment, you have the option to pay your remaining balance anytime during the first 30-days and prior to accepting a pitch invitation. If you do so, we grant a 20% discount and you pay only $4,000 US. Ask your AgencyFinder Consultant for information on any aspect of the AgencyFinder Subscription.
Victory Fee Option: For some client reviews, we may elect to offer a Victory Fee option, where all invited and participating agencies shall be or shall become fee-paid at the $500 installment level. Other than that, only the agency awarded the client account makes any subsequent payment. Based on the client budget, that Victory Fee will always be some multiple of the standard $5,000 balance and is due and payable by the winning agency upon client confirmation of award and agency verification. The winning agency, if already fee-paid at the $5,000 level, shall pay the published Victory Fee minus a partial credit based on their remaining balance. Fees and participation in other conventional, non-victory fee reviews are subject to standard terms. The Victory Fee option stands separate and apart from any other payment option. When appropriate and at our option, AgencyFinder may offer flexible payment terms.
Money Back Promise: Within the first 30-days of your registration and data entry, if your AgencyFinder Consultant informs you that our service may not be appropriate for your firm, you have the option of receiving a refund of your initial $500 payment. Upon refund, your profile will be removed from our active database and will no longer be accessible to searching clients.
Pitch, PitchCast Invitations & Referrals (i.e. Introductions) – Based on the precise nature of the AgencyFinder search process, pitch invitations and referrals (introductions) match clients with a limited number of agency candidates based on attributes, characteristics, essays, case histories and agency websites. Exceptions that may justify an agency decline include:
A. Client conflicts - confirmed by agency data file or other agency evidence.
B. Agency “capacity” - agency is excused but agency record is made “off-line” and remains so until the agency requests to be made “on-line.” Such action does not affect the subscription, and does not merit a credit or adjustment. “Capacity” is no longer an issue, since agency accepts responsibility to be taken off-line if a similar situation exists again.
C. Data errors - if agency confirms that items marked in the database are no longer relevant or never were, agency is granted one exception, but should correct and update the agency profile.
Payments - The agency has four business days to consider, accept or decline participation in the review and is entitled to one due-diligence client telephone interview to aid in that decision. Agency may decline by telephone, but to avoid being considered a “Contender”, should confirm to AgencyFinder in writing via email, fax or letter. Clients are notified when an agency declines and such agencies are removed from further consideration. Otherwise payment must be received within fifteen business days of invitation and prior to first agency/client meeting. All fees are in U.S. Dollars.
* Some search budgets warrant incremental payments. BPI will advise.