The List: Directory Guidelines
I. The Ham Difference
The purpose of The Creative Ham List is to provide a user-friendly list of creative advertising agencies and resources for advertising industry professionals. Whether you’re looking to break into the business or are a seasoned veteran looking for new opportunities, you can use The Creative Ham to discover great creative advertising agencies you didn’t know existed.
Our List is not another website from where an agency owner can get a backlink. Such lists and/or directories violate Google’s Guidelines. As such, please make sure to read about our agency criteria and selection policy, below.
II. Minimum Agency Criteria
The Creative Ham is a place for advertising professionals to connect with the World’s Best Agencies. As such, all agencies listed on The Creative Ham must meet the following minimum criteria:
- The agency must make creativity a priority in their work.
- The agency must be at least six (6) months old, and provide proof of a commercial address. Please note: P.O. Box addresses will no be accepted.
- The agency/website must not appear in The Creative Ham under multiple URLs
- SEO agencies will not be accepted unless they are a certified Google Agency Partner
- The website must be written in English, or have an English version option.
- The agency website cannot be landing page and/or redirect to another page and/or website.
- The agency website must be up 24/7. Sites with consistently reported downtime will be taken off The Creative Ham.
- All links on the website must be fully functional.
- The agency’s site must be complete. Websites that are under construction will be rejected.
- The agency site must clearly define its service, product, and overall purpose
- The official agency/business name must be visible to any visitor on the website.
- The site must support multiple browsers and capabilities.
Please note: The aforementioned criteria are minimum agency requirements. The Creative Ham may consider other criteria when adding an agency.
III. Selection & Listing of Agencies
The Creative Ham reserves the right to accept, reject, and/or remove an agency at any time. If The Creative Ham selects your agency, we reserve the right to feature you in the location that we deem most appropriate.
IV. Job Postings
Jobs posted on The Creative Ham will be posted within 24 hours of the original submission. As we are bombarded with requests, please allow at least 24 hours for your listing to populate on our website. The Creative Ham reserves the right to accept, reject, and/or remove job postings at any time.
V. Featured Agencies
All featured agencies have to pay to be listed in the Featured section of their appropriate city. Agencies who are not on the list cannot pay to be listed, nor can they pay to be a Featured Agency. Only agencies who are already listed/handpickedcan advertise themselves as a Featured Agency. Agencies can only be Featured in cities where they have an active office.
VI. Refund Policy
Job listings and advertisements on The Creative Ham are non-refundable.
VII. Hog Wash: Removal of Broken Links, Termination & More
Every 90 days, we run a list audit of all agencies listed on the Creative Ham; this includes external resources. We do not want offer our users “Hog Wash” – broken links, parked or suspicious domains, redirects, etc. Any sites in question will be contacted, and every resource that isn’t back online within a reasonable time will be deleted from The List without refund.
Should you wish to terminate your agency listing on the Creative Ham list, you must send a notice to The Creative Ham. Please state that you wish to terminate your site’s inclusion on The Creative Ham List in your subject title. Please avoid your credit card being billed for the recurring annual fee by requesting termination at least ten (10) business days before the end of the year that you intend to be your last year of participation. Once The Creative Ham receives a termination notification from you, your participation in The Creative Ham List will cease, and your agency listing will be removed at the end of the year. If you request that your agency listing be removed before the end of a year for which you have pre-paid the recurring annual , you agree that the Creative Ham will not be required to refund any portion of the fee. The “end of the year” is defined as 365 days from the date that your web site was added to The Creative Ham List as noted on the confirmation emailed to you at that time.
VIII. Change Requests
Change requests will be handled as soon as possible, and at the discretion of The Creative Ham. Please note that an excess of change requests may result in exclusion from The Creative Ham w/o refund.
IX. Cease & Desist / Content
If you feel that a piece of content is in non-compliance, you are a copyright holder and believe your content was used in error, please use our contact form to request its removal.
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