We advise you on shortlisting and hiring the right PR and communications agency
The PRCA's Matchmaker service is designed specifically to help you find PR and communications support. Whether you are reviewing your PR and communications agency, tendering contracts or are seeking an agency for a project. The PRCA's specialist matching service demystifies the PR and communications landscape and saves you significant time and money in identifying the right PR and communications consultancies from the start.
Confidential service built on best practice
The free Matchmaker service is confidential and follows industry best practice, dovetailing nicely with any internal procurement processes by adopting formal expressions of interest and pre-qualification criteria. Each selection starts with your requirement brief to us highlighting factors such as sector experience, skillset, conflicting brands, location, size, your budget and timing.
We then research PRCA member consultancies that are also accredited with the quality kitemark Communications Management Standard (CMS). CMS is the ISO9001 and Investors in People equivalent for the global PR and communications industry. Adopted in 19 countries around the world, it provides clients with the reassurance that PRCA consultancies operate in line with best practice and are well run businesses.
Help and advice
We have 400+ conversations each year with clients about their PR requirements, and the PRCA has co-authored and endorsed several 'how to' guides on conducting reviews and pitching. So we are a comprehensive source of advice and guidance.
Why work with us?
- Largest pool of CMS-accredited PR and communications agencies
- 90% of PR Week's Top 150 are PRCA members
- Identify conflict-free agencies with the right skills and sector experience
- Agencies bound by PRCA Professional Charter and Codes of Conduct
- Confidential service built on industry best practice
- Time saving and free for clients
- Best practice guidance and help
If you would like to discuss the matchmaker service in more detail, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org