network: business partners

We offer discounts on a full range of agency products and services to give you more resources, insights and intelligence, including financial, operations, new business, media, creative, research and legal.


Ark Advisors - New Business Consultancy

The nation’s #1 ranked expert in agency search, Ark Advisors provides customized business development consulting services for agencies worldwide. The Ark Advisors team, bringing 30+ years of experience and insights gained watching thousands of agency presentations, can significantly enhance your new business effectiveness.

Ark Advisors is uniquely qualified to evaluate an agency’s overall ability to convey a consistent, compelling go-to-market strategy. Ark can also provide first-hand knowledge of best practices in business development having worked with a wide range of agency sizes, geographies, models and specialist disciplines - from the world's largest network agencies to some of the most innovative, independent start-ups.


Berlin School of Creative Leadership


Founded in 2006, Berlin School of Creative Leadership is part of Steinbeis University and offers an accredited Executive Master of Business Administration degree designed for executives in creative industries from around the world to help them leverage their creative leadership.

The Executive MBA program can be completed during a one or two-year cycle with 5 flexible 2-week program modules that focus on business complexity, analysis, strategy, innovation and implementation within the context of creative excellence. Program modules take place in Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo.


Billups Worldwide

Billups is a full-service out-of-home media agency based in Portland, Oregon. Billups provides traditional, non-traditional and digital OOH media for agencies and their advertisers. Services include media planning, buying, production, posting and post-buy evaluations. Billups was recently named to Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies, and one of Oregon’s fastest growing private companies by the Portland Business Journal. The company has 80 employees across 14 cities.



Brick House Partners - Executive Recruiter

Brick House Partners (BHP) is an executive recruitment service headed by Ralph Cutcher. Ralph knows all facets of the marketing and agency business extremely well; he has been on the client side, run an agency search consultancy and was also on the agency side, most recently with partner agency, Brokaw. BHP, specializing in small-to-medium agency searches, customizes talent search and placement using many innovative tools and techniques to match the candidate’s values and skills to those of each agency. The emphasis is a focus on fit. BHP has worked with many partner agencies to their success and satisfaction.


Consultiium LLC - Financial & Operations Advisor

Expert financial and operations consulting services from Donya Palovich Powell, who has more than 15 years of executive level financial and operational management experience in advertising and marketing communications companies.


ECCO International Public Relations

Worldwide Partners, Inc., and ECCO International Public Relations have a strategic alliance to offer clients and partner agencies better access to a broader range of integrated marketing communications and specialized public relations resources worldwide.

Through this alliance, we can truly tailor the structure of a client’s business to include geography, category expertise and the full range of communication disciplines in order to build global brands with a local touch.

ECCO has over 30 members in over 40 countries with €48,000,000 in billings.


Getty Images

Getty images are a leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets – from royalty-free stock photography and editorial images to video, music and multimedia – that help communicators around the globe tell their stories. 

Their extensive image and stock illustration offering spans everything from conceptual rights-managed and royalty-free creative images to up-to-the-minute editorial coverage – including news, sport and celebrity photos – and timeless vintage photography.

From premium stock video to daily entertainment video, we've got commercial-quality clips to fit every project. Choose from a range of creative and editorial options, including stock and royalty-free video, as well as classic archival video.

Rock, hip hop, electronic and beyond, our music catalogs – Premium Playlist and Pump Audio – cover a world of genres and artists. Powerful original tracks, not stock music, by internationally acclaimed and up-and-coming acts, along with streamlined music licensing. 


Lift Relations

Lift Relations enables agencies to measure and manage the status and the potentials of their clients and employees.

Lift Relations provides you with insights on the following for both clients and employees: Progression over time, where to prioritize and your agency versus the competitors.  

Strong business relationship with your clients can diminish risk of clients moving their business away, generate new unexpected opportunities and improve productivity internally and externally.


MediaMark Research (MRI)

Primary source of audience data for the American magazine industry measuring demographics, psychographics, media usage, product consumption/purchase activities, exposure and lifestyles.


Reed Smith - Legal Consulting Service

Worldwide Partner agencies that choose to participate will be able to call Reed Smith for opinions or information on advertising law issues. This service gives you access to an experienced attorney for an answer to a quick question or for an initial reaction to a problem without incurring an additional fee.


Singularity University

Founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis with support from NASA, Google, Nokia, Cisco, Genentech, and Autodesk, Singularity University is a learning center based at NASA Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley. SU’s Executive Program offers unique insight for decision-makers, strategists, CEOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, media experts, government leaders, and anyone thinking about their company and industry. Understand how exponentially accelerating technologies will transform your career, disrupt your industry, and forever alter the way we live.


Steve Conroy - Agency Publicist

Steve Conroy of Conroy Public Relations is a highly regarded, international agency publicist to help your agency get local, regional and national recognition in both the marketing trade and general-business media. This is vital for building awareness and for branding your agency as part of your new business and overall marketing efforts.



SQAD is the industry leader in spot television and radio cost guidelines used by agencies as a benchmark on rates and long term planning.