Member Information Exchanges (MIEs)*

Outsourced Services This MIE gathered information about the prevalence of outsourcing various agency functions/services that included HR, Recruiting, and IT. For more information about this Member Information Exchange, please contact Sal Conte at [email protected] Project Management Software Platforms/Tools This 4A’s MIE collected information about various Project Management software platforms and tools used by 4A’s members. For more information about this Member Information Exchange, please contact Sal […]

Organizational Design Survey (Currently In-Market)

Considering the changing landscape of our industry in the face of the global pandemic, 4A’s gathered information to aid in understanding the current state, as well as the expectations, of the ever changing organizational design structure of our member agencies.  We have crafted this survey on Organizational Design in order to gain insights that will […]

Advertising Industry Diversity Survey

The inaugural 4A’s Advertising Industry Diversity Survey explores diversity representation across the advertising industry in the United States. As employees, clients, and the public increasingly demand that the organizations they work for or do business with model values of equity and inclusion, organizations need to invest in robust and sustainable programs to drive meaningful change. […]

Management Benchmarks and Financial Barometers Survey (Currently In-Market)

The 4As Management Benchmarks & Financial Barometers Survey was developed to provide agency management with key financial benchmarks relevant to advertising agencies. The survey questionnaire includes 17 questions in 5 key sections: Labor Hours and Staff Utilization Gross Income per Employee Balance Sheet Ratios Agency Compensation Methodologies: Project-Based Client Assignments and AOR / Retainer-Based Client […]

Survey Highlights

The 2020 survey revealed some very interesting trends in regards to overall benefits where the more personal and softer benefits are on the rise and the traditional health and medical benefits have remained at their traditionally high levels. Some interesting highlights in the family-friendly benefits category show Domestic Partnership benefits increasing to an all-time high […]

4A’s 2020 Employee Benefits Overview Survey

The 4A’s 2020 Employee Benefits Overview Survey Report provides a comprehensive overview of the kinds of employee benefits offered in 4A’s agencies. The survey covered 124 benefits in 7 categories including family-friendly benefits, housing, health care, training/education/personal services, financial and income security, business travel, and recognition. The results of this survey will aid agency managers […]

2020 Diversity Survey

Includes Diversity Data for all Agency Sizes & Geographies The 2020 Diversity Survey final report, showing diversity data for 2018 and 2019, has just been published. The report includes data from agencies of all sizes and reflects responses from 165-member agency offices representing over 40,000 employees at all levels and across all job functions. The […]

2020 Employee Compensation Study

Includes Salary Data for all Agency Sizes & Geographies via our New and Exciting Digital Dashboard Platform The 2020 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of July, 2020, has just been published. The study includes salaries from agencies of all sizes and reflects responses from 363 member agency offices with over 30,000 salaries, 235 […]

4A’s Agency Growth Survey – September 2020

In September of 2020 the 4A’s fielded an Agency Growth survey in which 113 member agencies across 11 US regions responded.  The focus of the Agency Growth Survey was to determine the top growth drivers for each respective agency to ensure their overall future success.  Besides identifying the growth drivers, the survey identified the specific […]

Member Information Exchange: Coronavirus: Return to Office

The 4A’s Coronavirus: Return to Office information exchange collected information from 4A’s members that addressed various aspects of returning to the office during this era of Covid-19. One hundred and seventeen agencies responded to this 4A’s member information exchange. To obtain a copy of the report please complete and email the order form to: [email protected]

4A’s Survey – Analysis of Agency Costs Survey Report

  The Analysis of Agency Costs Survey Report, showing operating cost and income figures of member agencies for 2019 agency data, is now available. The results of the report are presented in two parts: one is for agencies with gross income up to $13.5 million and the second is for agencies with gross income of more than $13.5 million. The results of this survey are copyrighted by the 4A’s under the […]

Brand, Agencies & Political Values Survey |

The 4A’s recently partnered with SSRS to gauge how consumers and ad agency professionals feel about brands taking political or social stances. 4A’s members have exclusive access to full survey results — download them here.