Need a speaker for your next conference or media interview but don’t know where to look?
Last week, Toronto-based startup Speakerfile launched a new dynamic visual search solution that aims to make browsing for experts easy on its platform. The Canadian startup is an inbound marketing solution for organizations seeking to better promote their experts and thought leaders as speakers and media sources.
“We believe that the process of discovering and evaluating industry experts, especially in a given geographical region, is still a challenge. The Speakerfile dynamic visual search experience makes discovery and evaluation of experts easier than ever," said Peter Evans, founder and CEO.
According to a recent press release, event organizers and media professionals can now visually scan through a database of experts in minutes, allowing them to discover new talent for conferences or for use as compelling media sources. Speakerfile users can browse talent by industry vertical or a city or country. Using the new visual search feature, visitors can quickly search by categories of expertise, including everything from healthcare to finance.
A new map feature enables users to visually pinpoint the country or specific city they want to search. Results can then be further refined using everything from keywords to a fee range (in case budget is a concern). Plus, if an event organizer wants to evaluate a local expert’s speaking abilities, they can immediately refine their search to view only speakers with videos on their profiles.
Speakerfile is a recent graduate of the Canadian Technology Accelerator program in New York City that took place earlier this year. Since participating in the program, the company has increased its membership to over 5,000 experts now on the platform. Speakerfile also recently launched an agreement with the American Association of Publishers and is busy building out partnerships with agencies and publishers in NYC.
To promote the platform launch, Speakerfile is hosting a "Find the Expert" contest today and tomorrow. Website visitors have a chance to win over $3,000 in prizes by using Speakerfile and answering a few questions.