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DBA Annual Survey Report
The DBA Annual Survey Report is an invaluable members-only business tool which enables you to benchmark your financial performance with your peers. Released each October it covers fees, salaries, utilisation, income, recovery rates, benefits and trends within DBA member companies. Data is segmented by geography and size of agency to make comparisons more relevant.
2021 Survey and Report
The 2021 DBA Annual Survey will be open for members to participate in for the month of May. Members will have received a unique URL to the survey which will allow them to complete it over several sessions if needed. You can download a PDF preview version of the survey to use as a guide to collate the information needed before logging in if you wish.
Participation is important because without you there would be no report. The data is crunched and analysed and the report will be released in the Autumn (October date TBC). Those members who participate in the survey also get access to our microsite with dynamic tables full of even more detail on charge out rates, salaries, and utilisation.
If you have not been involved in the survey before but believe you would be the person best placed in your business to take part in 2021 please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you are kept up to date.
Listen to DBA Head of Services, Adam Fennelow, talk more about participating this year:
2020 Survey and Report
The 2020 DBA Annual Survey took place June/July 2020.
Getting Access to the 2020 Report
The Annual Survey Report comes in two formats – a PDF summary report or our micro-site with report, full data and dynamic tables enabling users to benchmark across a range of variables including upper/lower quartiles as well as averages.
Read – To receive a copy of the 2020 PDF report email email@example.com.
How useful is the DBA Annual Survey Report? Here are a few DBA Members giving their views
And a few that were too shy for the camera
“We’ve gathered the data, created the spread-sheets, done the sums and calculated our new standard rate card. It all ‘adds up’ but how do we know whether we are competitive and what is going on in the market?
Without the DBA Annual Survey Report we have to learn the hard way; by losing pitches because we are too expensive or winning pitches that we can not make profitable. The DBA survey helps The Team win profitable new business.”
– James Dix, Commercial Director, The Team
“For many years I have used the DBA Annual Survey Report as a guide when creating business plans and budgets.
The information gives a number of benchmarks that then allow you to road test your own numbers and thinking versus what is happening within the sector. Always very useful!”
– Deborah Longbottom, Independent FD, working with Brandon
“As a small (and sometimes isolated) business, the DBA Annual Survey Report is the only way of really knowing how we compare with other agencies. Otherwise we’re just second guessing in the dark.
It’s essential in helping us to benchmark what we pay our staff and what we charge clients, in order to remain competitive.”
– Andy West, Director, MultiAdaptor
“As much as we’ve learned over the years, Human After All inevitably operates within something of a bubble, lacking context on the actions of our peers agencies.
The DBA Annual Survey is a benchmarking platform that gives us both great insight and great comfort that we’re moving in the right direction.”
– Danny Miller, CEO, Human After All