hiring assessments for

Advertising & Marketing Agencies

Our Advertising Solution helps modern talent teams identify qualified candidates at scale that align with their unique roles and agency culture.

Personalized assessments

HR teams at energy companies need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and company culture.

HighMatch’s personalized assessment solution includes independently validated measures that can assess a candidate’s for only those specific qualities that matter most in the role, using your preferred language.

Industry Snapshot

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Industry expertise

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. 

HighMatch has 15+ years experience partnering with HR leadership at marketing and advertising firms. Our workplace psychologists know the qualities that influence success, and can build personalized assessments that enable more effective hiring.

Measure anything, at any stage

HighMatch has a full suite of content capabilities, enabling our team to approach each role differently.

Our personalization process identifies those capabilities we need to employ to measure what matters most.

Each content capability is made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

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

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.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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

HighMatch dashboards

HighMatch dashboards are highly personalized, from the competencies reported on to sections, measures, ranges and targets ~ even the look and feel can be tailored to your needs.

Features include:

  • Single Score: a single roll-up performance score
  • Custom Ranges: flexible, client-defined score ranges
  • Topic Scores: tailored topic scores for key sections
  • Answers Tab: easily review answers to questions
  • Action Tabs: email or call applicants with one click
  • Interview Guides: tailored question prompts
  • Development: recommendations for improvement

All content shown for each measure across all sections can be tailored to your needs, using your preferred language.

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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.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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.


  • Spatial Visualization: Measures a candidate’s ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in one’s mind

  • Numerical Reasoning: Measures a candidate’s numerical aptitude and their ability to interpret, analyze, calculate, and draw conclusions using numbers and data sets

  • Logical Problem Solving: Measures a candidate’s ability to draw accurate conclusions based on their observations and experiences

“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


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.

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 our clients often couple skills testing with other capabilities 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.

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