How to search for Contacts by Location

Learn how to search for journalists and other media contacts using the Map and Location options

Whitney W. avatar
Written by Whitney W.
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to your go-to-guide on the finding media contacts via Location. The article below walks you through the process of using the Map and List location options.

Location List

The Location list allows you to search for contacts or publications by the location of their work address.

  1. Via the Filters, select Location

  2. Select List and then 'See All' for the pop-up list to appear

  3. You can deep-dive into each geographic area by Country, State and then the local city. Select the arrow on the far right of each location name to further refine the results.

  4. You can select multiple locations to filter your results.

  5. Select Save to update the search results on the right-hand side

Protip: If you are looking for a specific publication, use the 'Source Name' filter or update the 'I'm looking for' dropdown menu at the top of your page to 'Sources' to then search by the title of the publication.

Location Map

Learn how using the map search can simplify your targeting of contacts by geographic areas. This can help you to drill down into locations by entering a zip or postal code, a city and state/region, or to select a designated market area (DMA).

Finding contacts in neighboring cities, states and countries

In this example, we've started by selecting music as a beat. Then, we move to the Map Search filter to find contacts across Europe. We start with a city, London and then zoom out until we have a majority of Europe within the four corners of our map. Finally, we add a few more filters until we have the perfect amount of contacts.

Map Search is perfect for quickly selecting multiple neighboring cities, states, or even countries.

Finding Contacts in an unfamiliar place

In this example, we're looking to reach the local press in the hometown of one of our students. We're unfamiliar with Ithaca, Nebraska and if there is even a publication in town. We'll start by typing in the address of our student and zoom out until we have enough contacts. This way we'll reach all the local contacts in the surrounding area of Ithaca, Nebraska.

Map Search eliminates the need for you to be a geography expert. No need to open extra tabs and search Google for the names of surrounding towns and cities. We've got you covered.

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