E-mailed forms also were sent to media-specialist companies and independent agency networks and printed forms were mailed to non-U.S. agencies. As in the past, the Agency Report will rank the top U.S. agency brands, the leading agency networks and ad organizations. Rankings also will include health-care and multicultural shops, PR firms and media-specialist companies, and more than 1,500 foreign agencies within 124 countries.
All forms except for the independent agency networks carry a February deadline. The independent agency networks form is due March 11 for a June presentation in Ad Age Global. Marketing services agencies (those specializing in direct marketing and sales promotion) will be ranked in an AA special report May 20. Interactive agencies will be ranked in Ad Age's Interactive section May 27.
Should your agency or organization not receive the appropriate forms, contact Mark Schumann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-649-7816. The main agency form is available in print version as well as a PDF and interactive Excel document, the latter two obtained at the Ad Age Web site at (www.AdAge.com/arq). Other interactive Excel documents available on the Web site include spreadsheets for consolidated agencies and ad organizations, and the media-specialist form.