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We answer some of the most commonly asked questions about membership at The Agency Collective

Becoming a member FAQs

Are there minimum contract terms?

We don’t have a minimum term and work really hard to get you settled in and connected with fellow members. You get out what you put in. We recommend agencies stay on board for at least 2 years to get the maximum value. See the membership options here FAQs

Can my co-founders attend the events for free?

Absolutely. Our membership is for one person from one agency. If you would like additional co-founders to join in the fun, they can be added at an additional £29 a month FAQs

What do ACers value most about being a member?

Most of our members value being around other agency owners who are incredible helpful and open about running their agencies. Peer support. Especially those that are ahead of them in the growth journey. They can learn from other people’s mistakes.

The events are great places to meet people, but also learn from the experts we bring in. Many of our agencies didn’t know some of the basic things they needed to fix before they joined. Now they’ve grown significantly as a result.

Is there a minimum size my agency has to be?

No. We are inclusive of all agency sizes, as long as you are not a freelancer or consultancy who lives off working for agencies. 

Community

What type of agencies are in The Agency Collective?

Mainly independent agencies from startup to £10M turnover.

Wherever you are in your agency journey you will find a place in The Agency Collective. See the types of agencies in our community section here

Can my team members also be part of the community?

The primary member of The Agency Collective must be a founder or shareholding Director. This is how we have created  a safe environment where agency owners can openly talk about anything.

We do have an additional membership for senior staff called ACTeams – which is a sub community and an additional £29 a month

Are suppliers to agencies allowed to be in the community?

We take a lot of care to create an environment where agency owners don’t feel like they are being sold to. We occasionally work with carefully selected partners who add value to our members.

Does The Agency Collective welcome agencies from outside of the UK?

Yes we do. We have a fair few members from outside the UK. Some of them are online members and others travel from abroad to attend our epic events. That’s true dedication to your agency! There is much to learn from our agencies worldwide

Are there any rules to being a member of The Agency Collective?

Yes. We make sure every member adheres to our community guidelines. The basic principles are adhere to our values, be kind and helpful and never be salesy.

Events

Where do you hold your events?

We host live events across the country. Wherever there are agencies, we’re there too! 

From workshops to lunches to sports activities – there is something planned that will suit your style of networking. Ask what is going on near you.

Is there a dress code for your events?

No way. Our events are super relaxed. Come however you feel comfortable to be yourself

Agency specialisation

How do you connect me with other agencies?

The more specialised you are, the easier this process becomes. When you join, we give you a call to find out what you’re really good at and what type of people and agencies you want to be introduced to.

If I am a generalist agency, can I join The Agency Collective?

100% yes. Just because you offer a wide range of services, to a wide range of clients does not make you a bad agency. Also you will learn a lot from your peers along the way.

Do you help agencies transition from being a generalist to a specialist?

Absolutely. We’d love to take you through the journey of becoming an agency specialist. FAQs

My agency is already a niche specialist, what services do you have for us?

Congrats. You’re part of a group of agencies that will most likely go far in their journey. We want to help you capitalise on your expertise. We provide introductions to complimentary agencies and new business partnership events for agencies, where we match you up with suitable new business partnerships.

Partnerships & SponsorshipsFAQs

I'd like to speak to someone about partnering up with you guys.

Sure thing. We’re always looking for ways to create more value for our members. Best thing is to email rob@theagencycollective.co.uk with what you’d like to propose and we can talk about how a partnership could work.

I'd like to speak at one of your events / host a workshop for your agencies / be on one of your panels.

That sounds GREAT! Let’s chat and see if there is a fit. Give Amy a shout, via amy@theagencycollective.co.uk

Accounts

How do I cancel my membership?

Oh no. Is it us? Chat to us to see what we can do to give you more value before making your final decision. In most cases, we were able to help. If you still want to cancel your membership, just let us know before the 1st of the month.

Just email community@theagencycollective.co.uk

I'd like to change my Direct Debit details please.

Sure. Best thing is to email Rob and ask him to help you change your DD details, rob@theagencycollective.co.uk FAQs

I have a problem with a payment made to The Agency Collective.

Sure. Best thing is to email Rob and talk to him about your problem with your payment, rob@theagencycollective.co.uk FAQs

Have a specific request?
Talk to us directly...

Rob Key

Do you want to chat about sponsorship or partnerships?
Give Rob a shout.

rob@theagencycollective.co.uk
Jeni Bond

Looking to become a member of our epic community?
Jeni can help

Book a call with Jenijeni@theagencycollective.co.uk
Amy & Rosie

Already a member? Have questions?
Drop Rob, Amy or Rosie a line.

community@theagencycollective.co.uk

Get support from people who understand what it’s like to run an agency.

What I get most out of The Agency Collective is getting quick answers in the Slack from other agency owners who get it.

Andy NicolFounder: Sputnik Digital

I've built some of the best new business partnerships with people in the AC - many of them are now also close friends.

Charles ParkinsonCo-founder: Unity & Motion

The advice and support from my peers and the incredible experts have helped double my agency growth in 12 months.

Tanesha StaffordCo-founder: Armchair Marketing

Are you interested in learning more about our membership?

Jeni Ashdown

You can book a call directly with our Agency Relationship Manager, Jeni Bond, who will tell you all about our amazing community.