General
  • Log In Instructions

    When you create a Search Profile or a Listing on the site you will create a login name and password.  You can use your login name and password to access the site on a range of devices.  Note:  You will not be able to use the same email for both a search and listing profile.  

    If you wish to edit a company listing or profile that is already on the site and you do not have login information, send an email to support@communicationsmatch.com and we will set you up.     

  • What is CommunicationsMatch?

    CommunicationsMatch is a matching search engine that connects companies with communications/PR agencies and professionals, as well as related services providers, with the skill-sets they are looking for.  

  • How is CommunicationsMatch different from Google or LinkedIn?

    CommmunicationsMatch was designed with the sole purpose of connecting companies with communications resources using simple search criteria – industry sector, communications expertise, location and size.  The site will also allow those looking for services to search by keywords and other criteria.  Communications firms and individuals have the ability to upload bios, capabilities presentations and other information to provide a complete overview of their capabilities, helping them standout with business leaders looking for communications resources.      

  • How many communications firms do you have on CommunicationsMatch?

    We have 4,600 U.S. and international companies and individuals on the site. We are adding public relations and communications-related service providers every day.   

  • How do I list my business on CommunicationsMatch?

    Click on the List button to register and complete the listing process.  It takes only a few minutes to upload data and files.  Qualified agencies and individuals can sign up during an introductory period at no charge.  Plans that include listing promotion through CommunicationsMatch's channels and CommPRO's audience of 130,000+ decision-makers start at $295 for a year.  As the last step in the listing process you will be asked to select a plan and as a appropriate submit your payment (we accept all major credit cards). Please note that if you list your company, you will be abe to add individual employees on the People page.  If you have any difficulties with the Listing process, contact support@communicationsmatch.com.  

  • My company is listed on CommunicationsMatch, how can I edit the listing?

    We have provided a link to set up a password to access and update company information for every listed company.  Email signup@communicationsmatch.com to notify us if you did not receive an email or are the designated individual with responsibility for uploading information on the site.  We will need to confirm that you are approved editor and will provide a link to access and edit your company page.

  • Has the data on CommunicationsMatch been verified by the companies?

    We have reached out to every company on the site to verify that their information is accurate and encourage them to add additional information.  If information is found to be inaccurate or out of date, we change it upon notification.

  • Where does the company information come from?

    The site is designed so individual companies and individuals can create their own listings.  In advance of CommunicationsMatch's launch our research team identified companies and populated the database.  This information is then verified by each company.  

  • Can any company or individual upload their data?

    CommunicationsMatch focuses exclusively on communications and communications-related companies, individuals and service providers.   This includes PR, email marketing, website development, SEO, mobile, photography and videography, among other areas.  We also list vendors who support the industry. 

  • Which payment system do you use?

    CommunicationsMatch uses Square to process credit card payments for convenience and security.  

  • What are the listing and promotion options on CommunicationsMatch?

    We are offer a number of full-year listing options.  Our basic listing is free for qualified communications agencies and professionals for an introductory period.  Working with CommPRO we offer Basic+, Partner and Partner+ listings that include listing promotion, lead generation and webinar options.  Listed firms benefit from visibility with decision makers on CommunicationsMatch and its social media channels, as well as through partner CommPRO’s Executive Briefing email to 130,000+ subscribers, audience of 3 million through news apps and 400,000 monthly visitors around the world through online syndication.      

    Basic Listing: Free for Qualified Agencies & Professionals For an Introductory Period

    • List your areas of indutry and communications expertise
    • Upload capabilities presentations, video, logo, thought leadership articles 
    • Upload leadership bios
    • List as many people as you'd like
    • Make your company more searchable and boost SEO

    Basic+: Introductory Rate $295 (Standard Price $495)

    • Promotion of listing through CommunicationsMatch Social Media channels
    • Free posting of Thought Leadership on CommunicationsMatch
    • Promotion of Thought Leadership through CommunicationsMatch channels
    • Promotion of listing through CommunicationsMatch community quarterly email
    • Promotion through the CommPRO CommunicationsMatch channel
    • One thought leadership post on the CommPRO website and the CommPRO Executive Briefing e-letter

    Partner with CommPRO Lead Generation: Introductory Rate $795 (Standard Price $995)

    • CommunicationsMatch Listing (As above)
    • One lead generation sponsored post (sharing download content for name capture) on CommPRO.  The posts are featured in the Reports section of the website and the CommPRO Executive Briefing e-letter. 
      • CommPRO creates your customizable download form
      • Partner receives all registrations, real-time.
      • Two thought leadership posts on the CommPRO website and the CommPRO Executive Briefing e-letter.
      • Featured in the display advertising rotation of the CommunicationsMatch™ channel and the Jobs section on the CommPRO website.

       Partner+ with Premium CommPRO Lead Generation:  Introductory Rate $1,795 (Standard Price $1,995)

        • CommunicationsMatch Listing (As above)
        • Two lead generation sponsored posts (sharing download content for name capture) on CommPRO.  The posts are featured in the Reports section of the website and the CommPRO Executive Briefing e-letter. 
            • CommPRO creates your customizable download form.
            • Partner receives all registrations, real-time.
        • Four thought leadership posts on the CommPRO website and the CommPRO Executive Briefing e-letter.
          • Collaboration on the webinar development.
          • Partner receives all registrations, real-time.
        • Featured presenter in the “Ask The Experts” webinar series powered by CommunicationsMatch™, includes:

    For more information contact: slocke@communicationsmatch.com.

  • How do I know companies will use this tool to search for communications services?

    We have an ongoing digital marketing and public relations campaign to raise awareness of CommunicationsMatch to drive decision makers to the site.  Through our tools we plan to provided detailed user analytics.     

  • What is the cost for a company to search for a communications provider on CommunicationsMatch.com?

    We do not charge companies or individuals searching for communications companies.  For full access to the database and search tools we require searchers to create a profile. 

  • How do you ensure that companies searching are legitimate?

    Companies can do a limited search without logging into the site.  A full search requires users to set up a profile.  This gives searchers access to our simple search tools and provides us with basic information about CommunicationsMatch users.     

  • How does the site benefit a company looking for communications professionals?

    We help companies and individuals find public relations and communications-related firms with capabilities and profiles that match their needs  - saving time and enhancing due dilligence to ensure they have the best firms or consultants on their search short list.  The database allows for very specific searches of skill sets by areas of specialization both by industry and communications capability, as well as by location and company size.  Listed firms benefit from visibility with decision makers on CommunicationsMatch and its social media channels, as well as through partner CommPRO’s Executive Briefing email to 130,000+ subscribers, audience of 3 million through news apps and 400,000 monthly visitors around the world through online syndication.

  • Does CommunicationsMatch.com endorse companies or rate them?

    No. The database allows companies to find companies and individuals with skill sets that match their search criteria.  It provides information that allows a company to short list those they want to reach out to, so they can determine if they want to work together.  It is the decision of a company or individual looking for a communications resource whether to hire them.

  • How do you ensure that communications companies do not misrepresent their capabilities?

    We have a three strikes and you are out principle.  We have a system that invites the CommunicationsMatch community to report companies that misrepresent themselves or their capabilities.  Three infractions will lead them to be deleted from the system.  In the event of a serious breach of our Terms & Conditions we will delete them immediately.

  • Can I request an RFP or engage with companies or agencies through the system?

    CommunicationsMatch users can click on the email contacts to request information of providers.  Over the coming months we will be offering additional functionality including messaging through the site, the ability to send RFPs to specific companies and tools that will allow companies to engage with each other and agencies. 

  • How is my company data protected?

    The information on CommunicationsMatch by definition is searchable using the database.  Confidential and non-public information should not be posted on the site.

    We have a number of protocols to ensure that a company’s information may not be edited by others.

    These include:

    1) A high level of security to reduce the risk of hacking both at the website and server level

    2) Email verification prior to the ability to log into the system

    3) Only individuals, who have logged in, with a company email addresses related to that company can upload and edit information on the site about their company

    4) Content review by the Webmaster before it is posted to the site

    5) Email notification of changes to content

    6) 24-hour support

  • Who is behind CommunicationsMatch?

    The company was founded by Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO, who has extensive corporate communications and agency experience.  Locke previously held senior communications roles at Prudential Financial, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank.  He has extensive technology start-up expertise as a founder of a website engagement platform used by towns in the Hudson Valley and the Retirement Income Industry Association® 

    Rebeca Denny is Chief Marketing Officer.  She began her PR career at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in London.  She launched and led the US business operations for UK-headquartered Gorkana Group, a SAAS-based media intelligence tool. The company was subsequently sold for $250m in 2014.  Most recently, Rebeca was the Managing Director of the Market Intelligence practice at Ebiquity.  

    The CommunicationsMatch team have an exceptional team of programmers and developers, as well as sales associates and researchers. 

    CommunicationsMatch's board of advisors is comprised of experienced communications, technology and business professionals.

  • Who do I contact in the event I have a problem or questions?

    You can send an email to support@communicationsmatch.com or call 917-359-6969.

  • What types of firms are listed?

    We have more than 4,600 U.S. and international communications-related firms listed on the site.  We are adding to our listed firms everyday.  Companies and professionals have expertise in PR, marketing communications, content marketing, thought leadership, website development, SEO, email marketing, speechwriting, photography, videography, among other communications-related areas.  

    Our audience is senior business and marketing leaders as well as corporate communications executives.   

  • What is your Premium Search Service?

    For clients seeking additional support in the process of finding communications firms we offer a Premium Search Service.  CommunicationsMatch’s senior professionals work with business leaders to determine the skill-sets they require, manage an RFP process or engage with individual firms to provide a short-list of firms based upon specific criteria.  Find out more by contacting rdenny@communicationsmatch.com.            

  • What does it mean to be a CommunicationsMatch Partner Company?  

    Our Partner Company category is for service providers to the communications industry.  For Partner Companies we offer advertising options and provide promotional support through the posting of relevant and appropriate Thought Leadership to our community.  We will highlight partner relationships through other marketing activities.  These are paid promotional opportunities.  Partner relationships do not impact our search algorithm and will not lead to higher rankings.               

  • How does CommunicationsMatch's Recommendation system work?

    A listed company may ask clients to submit Recommendations by inviting them to visit their listing on CommunicationsMatch and click on the Submit a Recommendation button at the bottom of the page.  Once a Recommendation has been submitted it is reviewed by the CommuninicationsMatch webmaster prior to sharing with a listed company or professional for approval through their company's Profile page.  If a listed company has not already created a user profile page - email support@communicationsmatch.com - it will need to do so to review and approve recommendations.  To manage this process and protect from abuse, recommendations may only be submitted by individuals who have created a search profile on CommunicationsMatch (This is Free).         

  • What does it mean to be a Qualified agency for professional for a free listing?

    Qualified agency leaders and consultants are expected to have a minimum of five years operational, agency or corporate experience.  

  • What agency search services does CommunicationsMatch offer?

    CommunicationsMatch offers a range of search services for our users.

    Coming soon!  We will be rolling out our new RFP Simple tool that will enable companies to directly request proposals from agencies they have shortlisted on CommunicationsMatch.  

    We offer premium search services for companies seeking agency engagement or consulting services.  Click here to request more information.  Click here to download our Agency Search Guide.

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