pre-employment assessments for

Advertising & Marketing Agencies

Our Advertising & Marketing Assessment Test is the perfect fit for agency HR teams looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

Industry Snapshot

rev per employee has increased in the last five years

advertising agency employees in the US

Annualized Employment Growth in the us over last 5 years

Agency staff need to be equally effective working independently and collaboratively on a client account. 

They need to be comfortable speaking to clients, projecting authority and not shying away from difficult conversations. 

They need to be creative, tech savvy and have the work ethic required to put in long hours when necessary.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with marketing and advertising agencies, from full-service shops to pure creative agencies, shopper marketing agencies to B2B firms.

We Understand

Agency Roles

Between strategy, creative, planning, analytics and account services, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring your next critical client-facing employee.

We have over two decades helping our agency clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with agency culture.

popular roles include:

  • Copywriters
  • Media Planner
  • Digital Strategist
  • Account Manager
  • Digital Advertising Manager

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at an Agency?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large advertising agencies hiring hundreds to smaller marketing shops staffing one or two roles.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Agency Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success at advertising and marketing agencies, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change and variety

  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough in completing tasks

  • Analytical Thinker: analyzing information using logic

  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

These agencies Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Agency Assessment

HighMatch’s Agency Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality, aptitude and skills right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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Agency Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at advertising and marketing agencies.

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Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication

  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly and recognize links and commonalities

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way

“Combines both cognitive and behavioral assessments, can integrate with many Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), has the ability to benchmark teams easily, incredible customer service, extremely user friendly and well designed reports”.

Administrator, Marketing & Advertising Agency

Agency Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.

relevant skills tests:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint: A fast, mobile assessment that tests a candidate’s knowledge of MS PowerPoint

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills assessment that tests candidate’s understanding of advanced math concepts

For larger agencies, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Advertising Writing, Digital Advertising and SEO, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Download our
‘Hiring Better’ Fact Sheet

They look great on paper, sail through the interview, only turn out to be an entirely different person when they show up for work their first day. Sound familiar?

Download our Hiring Better Fact Sheet for additional facts on the benefits of a great hire and the cascading effects of a bad hire on your organization, and learn how the right assessment solution can help you hire your next rockstar.


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HighMatch Advertising & Marketing Assessment Test

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