Agency search and selection by identifying and hiring the right capability


Selecting the right agency partners and, importantly, the right team has the power to transform businesses and brands.

Oystercatchers is the UK’s leading intermediary, placing in excess of £500m of fees with agencies in the UK and internationally.

Our unique pitch partnership process has been designed to maximise opportunities between agency and client relationships. As pitch consultants, we enable the agency and client teams to hit the ground running with a new sense of energy, stronger thinking and fresh ideas. We’ve dispensed with pointless RFPs, and directionless meetings, and instead we’ve put client ambition at the heart of every pitch we’re engaged on.

We’ve reduced time frames, and run a concurrent process with procurement to ensure all stakeholders are on board at every stage.

We work across all disciplines, and the process is fully bespoke so whether you need assistance in crafting a brief, producing a shortlist of suitable agencies, guiding the pitch delivery, fee benchmarking, contract negotiations, onboarding new agency partners, or need expertise in managing the entire process from end to end, we ensure you receive the right support to find the optimal agency partners to accelerate your marketing performance.