Searching and Filtering for Contacts and Outlets with Connect
When searching for Contacts and Outlets using Cision Connect, the Search Bar can be used to search for a Topic, Keyword, Talking About, Location, Person, or Outlet.
Using the Connect Search:
1. Click on the Contacts tab and select Search.
2. Type into the Search Bar relevant word(s) and/or phrase(s) for your search criteria.
NOTE: When you click into the search bar, it will provide you with a dropdown list of your 5 most recent searches, which you can select.
When you begin typing a keyword, the search bar will show related recent search terms you have previously used.
Adjusting Search Bar Results:
A. To remove the recent search terms and see the Keyword, Topic and Talking About suggestions on this page, click on the "X" across from the "Recent Search Terms" in the drop-down.
B. You can remove any searches you do not want saved by clicking on the X, and that search term will be replaced with another previous search.
C. Since the Search Bar will remember your 20 most recent searches, select Clear All to remove all of your 20 previous search terms.
When a previous search is clicked or you hit the Enter key on your keyboard, the platform will run a Keyword and Talking about search for the term(s) you entered.
3. You may also select one of the following Options when typing in a search term (Click outside of the Search Bar to expose these options):
Topic option - The beat or subject a journalist/outlet most writes about. There are about 1,200 pre-described topics in the system selected by our Research Team. If you don't see the option to select a Topic from your search results, then it doesn't match the list. You will, however, see Keyword matches listed in quotes.
Keyword option - Word or phrase related to a journalist or outlet. Whether one word or a phrase, Keywords will be in quotes.
Talking About option - Searches news content written in the last 14 days and reveals clips that have your Keyword in the article's title or 3 times in the body of the article.
Talking About option
Location option - City, State, Country
4. Click the Search button.
To further refine your search before clicking the Search button, follow the steps below (Steps 5-12):
5. Add Location(s) and/or specific Outlet(s) before clicking on the Search button.
6. Click on the upside down triangle to open the Advanced Search option
7. Filter by Contact type including: Outlet, Journalist and/or Social
8. Filter by Media Type including:
9. Filter by Audience Type including: Technical/Scientific/Academic, Consumer and Trade
10. Filter by News Focus including: International, Local, National and Regional outlet or journalist coverage.
11. Filter by Outlet Frequency including:
12. After applying filters, click on the Search button.
50 results are available per page and are sorted by relevancy by default. You can run a new search by Keyword in the persistent search bar at the top of the page. NOTE: This will replace your current search results with new results based upon the new keyword search.
Using the dropdown on the upper-right, this can be changed to also sort results in ascending or descending order by:
- Relevance: Auto-sort of results based upon your search parameters and filters applied.
- Name: Sort contacts and outlets alphabetically by full name. This option will sort contacts by first name full name for outlets.
- Article Reach: The expected or actual readership for media outlets/average readership of journalist's articles in last 180 days
- Social Reach: The sum of a journalists subscribers and followers across Twitter and Twitch
- Engagement Score: A 1-10 score reflecting engagement on the influencer's article and social content
- Weekly Activity: The average number of articles and tweets the influencer publishes per week
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