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)

Management Services

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

Management Services

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)

Management Services

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

Management Services

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

Management Services

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 Search Consultants 2019 Year End Summary of Activity |

The 4A’s Agency Search Consultants 2019 Year-End Summary of Activity is a compilation of agency search consultant activity from those agency search consultants able to provide this information.  Continuing a trend over the past several years, more and more of the agency search consultant activity is under NDA and therefore not available to be listed. […]

2019 Employee Compensation report completed |

Management Services

Includes salary data from agencies of all sizes The 2019 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2019, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 276 member agency offices providing data on more than 30,000 salaries for 234 job titles in 19 […]

Accounts in Transition Q2 2019

The 4A’s/Media Radar Accounts in Transition analysis compiles information on publicly reported account review activity.  

2019 Labor Billing Rate Survey Report – Order Form

The 4A’s has released updated hourly labor billing rate information, revealing that 2016 labor billing rates in the advertising industry in are generally higher than those in 2014. The findings of this report include industry-wide guidance on market based labor rates. Download the order form here.