Forbes Agency Council is an invitation-only organization for executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

The team behind the Forbes Agency Council is A level. Not only is the response time impeccable from the customer service team, but the quality of membership is truly enviable.

beck Beck Bamberger
CEO, BAM Communications

The team behind Forbes Agency Council has become a valuable extension of my own business and has helped me to build my personal brand through thought leadership in my industry.

john Hall John Hall
CEO, Influence & Co

The team behind the Forbes Agency Council actively takes the time to learn each member's specific needs, and the exceptional concierge team they have provides important resources within minutes.

Amamnda Ruisi Amanda K. Ruisi
Founder and President, AKR Public Relations

Exclusive Member Benefits

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Dedicated Concierge Team

At the core of everything we do is our member concierge team. From making one-to-one introductions to peers to curating needed business services, our concierge team is committed to connecting you to the right people and resources at the right time — which is why you should consider them an extension of your own team.

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Contribute Content to

As a member, you can write and submit expert business articles and short tips related to your industry for publishing on After submitting, our in-house editorial team will guide you through a hands-on professional editing process to ensure that your content meets the criteria.

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Members-Only Tools

Forbes Councils’ members-only web and mobile dashboards help our members stay connected to the community and our team. Request introductions to fellow members and enjoy on-demand access to your member benefits anytime, anywhere. You can even live chat with our concierge team right from the dashboard.

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Business Services Marketplace

Through our business services marketplace, you can access volume discounts and special offers from pre-qualified service providers in nearly every industry (including business and health insurance, travel, workspace, financing and accounting, and marketing solutions). Our member concierge team is available on demand to help connect you to the right services for your needs.

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Curated Travel

Book travel (and receive select discounts) directly through your member dashboard. After booking, our member concierge team reaches out with a curated list of people nearby and makes direct connections to anyone you’d like to meet. You can also email our member concierge team directly and tell them the type of individuals you’d like to meet.

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Knowledge Share & Networking

Get peer insight and advice anytime through our highly engaged, 24/7 online support forums. Connect with your peers to share expertise, learn from each other and solve business challenges in a private setting. With the help of our team and tools, you get the answers you need when you need them.

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Branding & Marketing Collateral

When you join Forbes Councils, our concierge team will share web badges, stickers, and blog posts that you can use to display your affiliation with Forbes Councils offline and on social media. You can use these materials to build credibility with potential customers, hires, partners and even investors.

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From Top Providers

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Forbes CEO, Mike Perlis

"The team behind Forbes Agency Council has a deep understanding of high-touch and highly personalized community management and is uniquely positioned to support the types of individuals who are accepted for membership."

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Forbes Agency Council Is A Highly Selective, Quality-Over-Quantity Organization.

Advertising, Media & Marketing Chief Executives

In order to qualify for a Forbes Agency Council membership, the candidate must be an advertising, media or marketing chief executive at a business with a headquarters or office located in North America.

High-Growth Business

Qualified candidates must work with (or have founded) an organization with a minimum of $1 million annual revenue and/or $1 million in financing.

Awards & Recognition

We look for executives whose success in a given industry has been recognized publicly, either by reputable community and/or industry organizations, reputable trade publications and/or the candidate’s peers.

Community Impact

We seek members who give back by volunteering, investing, donating and mentoring, especially in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship education, technology education and workforce readiness.

Do you qualify?

Before we can connect you with a member of our team to further discuss Forbes Agency Council, we must verify that you are a 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.
Do I Qualify?

Forbes Agency Council Is An Innovative Community Built To Help The World’s Most Influential Advertising, Media And Marketing Chief Executives. This Is Our Story.

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 top advertising, media and marketing chief executives that proactively connects them to each other as well as best-in-class resources based on their specific business needs.

After years of talking to top professionals about what they were missing, YEC’s team started looking more closely at the professional and trade organizations available to the kinds of world-class founders, business owners, executives and professionals they work with every day. What they saw was an industry in need of an update; many such organizations offer only a limited roster of superficial benefits, and do little to connect members to each other in meaningful ways.

By partnering, YEC and Forbes combined YEC’s deep understanding of community building with Forbes' global reach and resources to create a better kind of professional organization -- one that considers what a leader needs in every facet of their business life, and provides one-on-one attention based on those individual needs.

The end result is Forbes Agency Council, a new and innovative community for advertising, media and marketing chief executives, who now have a place to discuss and solve pressing business challenges with their peers, share their insights via thought leadership articles on and get personalized one-on-one support from their Forbes Agency Council concierge, who acts as an extension of their own team. Concierges work with members on a regular, ongoing basis to learn about the member’s specific business needs and challenges. With that information, the concierge proactively connects the member to the right industry peers or resources exactly when they need them.

Some of those exclusive benefits and resources include the opportunity to share business insights, thought leadership and advice articles with’s nearly 38 million monthly readers; a business services concierge team to connect members with curated resources like travel concierge services, financing, insurance, a global workspace network and volume discounts from hundreds of vetted vendors; exclusive access to members-only VIP events and experiences; 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.

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Benefits of Membership

Thousands of
Travel Discounts

24/7 Peer
Support Forums

Members-Only Web
and Mobile Dashboards

Contribute Content

Trusted, Vetted
Peer Community


Affordable Health
Insurance Marketplace

Global Workspace Network

Custom Reputation Plan


Volume Discounts &
Expense Optimization

VIP Experiences &
Discounted Conferences

Free Virtual
Assistant Support