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Searching the Directory

Best practices for searching the Creative Directory to find contacts, companies and brands.

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Written by Katie Knepple
Updated over a week ago

The directory is full of creative contacts and companies. Search by keyword or filter additional criteria to target the information you need.

Universal Search

Using the universal search, you are able to search your keyword across contacts, companies, and brands all at the same time. As shown below, you will be given a preview of your search results for each category with the option to Show All results for each one accordingly.

Searching Contacts

From the "Contacts Directory," you can search for a contact's full or partial name. Once you have the details added to the search console, click the "Search" button to query your results. If you get the results you were looking for, that's great! If not, try using the "Contains" and "Starts with" options within the "Keyword" search box to widen your results. You can also add and remove additional filters to help your search.

Pro Tip: If the contact is not listed in our Directory, you can request our Research Department to add this contact to the database. Check out our help article Submit Database Corrections and Website Feedback for more information on how to make your submission.

Searching Companies

To search by Company, navigate to the "Companies Directory." Within the keyword search box, type the company name you are looking to locate. Click the "Search" button to query your search and populate your results.

While in the "Companies Directory," you can perform more searches by entering the company name into the keyword search box. Hit the magnifying glass to the right, or hit the enter key; this will also query your search and populate your results. Similar to a "Contacts Search," you can add additional filters or utilize the "Contains" or "Starts with" selections to narrow your search to help better identify the company.

Searching Brands

If you are looking to identify what ad agency is handling a specific Brand account, you can use our "Brands Directory." Type the Brand's name and click "Search."

On the results page, you will see all the Companies and Brands associated with your search. From this page, you can also review the agencies that advertise for the Brand under the "Agencies" column by expanding the more view and then clicking on the company you would like to display.

If you are interested in Corporations that handle some of their marketing, click the company name or the three-dot navigation menu, and select View Brand to be brought to the Brand's in-house marketing team.

This will navigate you to the Company Detail screen for the company chosen. Selecting the Contacts tab will display the Brand's in-house marketing team.

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