Agency Selection

We'll find the perfect agency partner for your needs. Ingenuity is the new way brands are finding agencies to work with…

Why use us

We live and breathe agency world – look at our company model. We know what agencies can really do, not what their creds say.  

We also know where the agency landscape is heading. Nobody knows the modern agency landscape like Ingenuity – it’s a key USP for us. 

Our knowledge is diverse. We cover all disciplines + we know the sector specialists inside out. 

We move at pace. We get the agency selection dead right first time and that makes everything faster and easier. 

Most importantly our model is non bias. Unlike most intermediaries or ‘agency search’ businesses, we do not have a group of agencies that pay us every year to be in our selection pool. We can recommend who we think is best for your needs, regardless. 


Below are the core agency sourcing/selection services we provide

Sometimes you just want a list of agencies that are perfect for your needs. You can then take it from there.

Once we understand your needs in detail, we will provide a list of agencies that we know can do exactly what you need (and we’ll provide reasoning). We can even do the intro’s and then let you take it from there.

This service is a real winner for procurement teams.

Agency selection does not have to be drawn out. It can be efficient and thorough whilst ensuring both client and agency time is not overly invested.

We have a number of processes (alternative to the classic pitch) that we use. Reasons for a streamlined process can be numerous. Less stakeholder involvement, less governance, lower budgets, time pressure etc

This selection process is perfect for brands that have multiple stakeholders involved and where there is a high level of governance and company policy in place. By no means does this mean ‘drawn out’ but it does mean we are thorough and ensure you find exactly the right agency for your needs.

This process encompasses mechanics that make multi-stakeholder decisions much faster and easier than some could predict.


Some brands that use us for supplier sourcing and agency recommendations…


Ingenuity stepped in and made the process of finding our new digital marketing agency really straightforward and stress free. The hardest part of the process was deciding on what agency to go for as Ingenuity had presented so many strong options. The Ingenuity team really understood our needs as a business and their knowledge of the agency landscape led to us finding the perfect agency and partner.
Hannah Hodgkinson, Head of Marketing
Ingenuity were a pleasure to work with – they took the time to fully understand our brief and then managed the whole pitch process from start to finish. We were introduced to a superb selection of agencies and I would definitely use their expertise next time we are in the market for agency support.
Paul Holdgate, Senior Marketing Manager
Selecting an agency partner is a long and laborious job but the Ingenuity Agency Selection service makes the process so much better. There team at Ingenuity understood exactly what I needed and found me a shortlist of agencies that more than met the brief. Not only is it an exceptionally efficient process, it also adds partners you might not have come across, or known about, into your consideration pool. I hope I won’t need to look for any more agencies in the near future but when I do, I will definitely speak to Ingenuity first.
Tajinder Leonard, Head of Marketing & Communications
Duncan and the Ingenuity team provided excellent counsel as we looked to align our corporate and brand PR requirements. They are very well connected across a variety of PR agencies and helped to guide us in making a key appointment. They come highly recommended.
Andrew Roache, Head of Corporate Affairs
Duncan at Ingenuity is one of those people that every ambitious Procurement Professional needs to have on speed dial. He makes it his priority to be in touch with the Marketing Supplier marketplace, to know about who the major players are, the new entrants, and technology innovations. I pride myself on leaving my clients in a better position than I arrived, Duncan has been an incredible resource in enabling me to do so.
Head of Marketing Procurement, Burberry
It was an absolute pleasure working with Duncan and his team. Not only did they take the hard work out of the pitch process during a particularly busy time for us, but they also provided invaluable counsel using their industry expertise to help steer us towards the right decision.
Group Manager, Communications & Influencer Marketing
The Ingenuity team worked on a social media brief for us. The speed at which they turned it around was impeccable, offering us a variety of agencies with different backgrounds, strengths and specialisms. Duncan then ensured he remained part of the process, following up regularly to ensure we were satisfied with all steps of and kindly offered the lovely Ingenuity office space for our meetings with the agency shortlist. Ingenuity have been extremely helpful in this process and I would recommend other clients to use them when looking to reach out to agencies in the social media sphere.
Social Media Manager, David Lloyd Clubs
Duncan and Ingenuity provided us with first class service and advice. They helped us navigate our way through the complex world of different agency offerings - they instantly understood our brief and our challenges, and the quality of agencies and skill fit they recommended was brilliant and simple. We are now at the start of our journey with an absolutely brilliant agency, who we probably would never have met if we managed the process ourselves.
Marketing Controller, Wessanen Foods UK

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Get in touch with Duncan if you’d like to chat through more details on this service.

Call: +44 (0)207 042 2900