An invitation-only organization for owners and executives of public relations, media strategy, creative, and advertising agencies.

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Member Testimonial

I'm able to leverage the Forbes platform to be a thought leader.

Content marketing is key to my personal and professional brand. That's why I joined the Forbes Agency Council and why I'm an active, proud member.

Kristopher B. Jones
Entrepreneur and Investor 

Grow your agency with the help of our exclusive benefits:

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Members are selected for the Council based on their depth and diversity of experience, then invited to share their insights via CommunityVoice on Communicate your agency’s ethos and acumen to potential clients and partners through bylined articles or short industry-related tips.

Insights and advice from agency peers

In today’s evolving marketplace, an agency leader’s most important asset is adaptability. Whether you seek professional development on new trends, a sounding board for business challenges, or even a prospective partner to fill in gaps, you can find it here. Connect with a curated community of fellow agency leaders in a 24/7 accessible, private forum made just for you.

Prestige of association with the Forbes brand

Brand recognition is a critical component to building trust with prospective clients. As a member, you’ll have access to tools — from digital badges to press releases to plaques for your office wall — that showcase your affiliation with the world’s most renowned business brand.

High-touch concierge support

No matter how busy you are, you’ll never miss a chance to take advantage of member benefits thanks to the dedicated service of member concierge. They’re just a chat, text, or email away to answer technical questions, make warm introductions, suggest vetted services, and more. Please consider them an extension of your own team.

Exclusive rates on popular services

Membership comes with access to an ever-growing marketplace of products and services at members-only rates. Find a discount on a vendor you already use, or browse our curated list to find something new. Our partnerships range from marketing products to payment software to PEOs, accounting, travel, entertainment, gifts, and more.

Personal benefits dashboard

Log in to your web or mobile dashboards to access your benefits and support anytime. Request introductions to fellow members, submit company news for us to share on our social channels, answer expert Q&As to get featured in an article, and more. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just open a chat box and a concierge will help.

Forbes Agency Council is a highly selective, quality-over-quantity organization.

Before we can connect you with a member of our team to further discuss Forbes Agency Council, we must verify that you are an advertising, media or marketing chief executive at a company that meets the following minimum criteria:

  • generates a minimum of $1M in revenue, or…
  • has a minimum of $1M in financing
  • and, your business has an office or headquarters located in North America.

Member Testimonial

Forbes Agency Council actively takes the time to learn each member's specific needs.

The exceptional concierge team they have provides important resources within minutes.

Amanda K. Ruisi
Founder & President, AKR Public Relations

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A Message from Forbes

This team has a deep understanding of high-touch community management

and is uniquely positioned to support the types of individuals who are accepted for membership.

Tom Davis, Chief Marketing Officer, Forbes Media

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Forbes Agency Council is an innovative community built to help the world’s most influential public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising executives.

This is our Story

This is our Story

Forbes Agency Council is an innovative community built to help the world’s most influential public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising executives.

Forbes, one of the most iconic media companies in the world, and the team behind YEC, one of the most world-class entrepreneurship organizations, have partnered to create a new kind of professional community for senior-level executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies that proactively connects them to each other as well as best-in-class resources based on their specific business needs.

The end result is Forbes Agency Council, a new and innovative community for executives to discuss and solve pressing business challenges with their peers, share their insights via thought leadership articles on, and get personalized support from the Forbes Councils concierge team. Concierges work with members on a regular basis to learn about their specific business needs and challenges and use that information to connect them to the right community resources.

Some of those exclusive benefits and resources include the opportunity to share expert advice with’s tens of millions of monthly readers; a business services concierge team to connect members with curated resources like travel, financing and accounting, back-office services, PEOs, marketing solutions and volume discounts from dozens of vetted vendors; and peer-to-peer learning and educational content, to name a few highlights.

And because Forbes Agency Council has a rigorous selection process, every member can be assured that they are part of a vetted peer community of the highest caliber. We invite you to see if you qualify for Forbes Agency Council.


Forbes Agency Council
745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110


Forbes Agency Council
745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

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