NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today's business environment requires professionals to be smarter about how they spend their time—and where. The ability to quickly scan everything from the news to product offerings is critical before investing time in consuming content, making a purchase, or building a relationship.
Speakerfile, with its expert visibility platform, has taken the concept of "scannability" and applied that to expertise. This week, the company launched a new online solution that allows experts to be browsed by industry sectors, topics, and location. Event organizers and members of the media can now visually scan through experts in minutes, giving them the opportunity to discover fresh talent for conferences or for use as compelling 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. "Our customers have been looking for a solution that naturally curates expertise, offers flexibility and speed, and is visual in nature."
With over 5,000 experts now on the platform, users have the ability to browse experts by industry vertical or a city or country. Using the visual search feature, visitors can quickly browse by categories of expertise, including everything from healthcare to finance.
Having the ability to look at the same pool of experts and adjust based on different characteristics each time provides diverse choices for event organizers. Perhaps budget is very important for a specific event, so an expert in close proximity is a must-have. The new map feature allows users to visually pinpoint the country or specific city they want to search. After a starting point is identified, results can be further refined using everything from keywords to fee range and even what type of rich-media assets the expert has in their profile. For instance, if an event organizer wants an industry expert to speak at an event in New York City who has demonstrated speaking abilities, they can refine their search to view only speakers with videos on their Speakerfile profiles, all within seconds.
To promote the platform, Speakerfile will be launching it's first "Find the Expert" contest on Monday September 24, 2012 where website visitors can win over $3,000 in prizes just by using Speakerfile and answering a few questions. For more information on the contest and how to participate, visit the Speakerfile blog and follow the hashtag #Speakerfile on Twitter.
Speakerfile is an inbound marketing solution for organizations seeking to better promote their experts and thought leaders as speakers and media sources. Top corporations, associations and nonprofits use the software platform to create professional looking, search optimized speaker profiles to feature on their website and on Speakerfile. Offered free of charge to event organizers and media, Speakerfile features thousands of rich-media profiles for industry and professional speakers covering over 11,000 topics, making it the fastest growing online marketplace connecting experts and events. Speakerfile clients include Deloitte, TV Ontario, KPMG, Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), The Conference Board of Canada, and Constant Contact. For more information, visit Speakerfile.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @Speakerfile for frequent updates.
Media Contact: Cara Posey Speakerfile, 202-630-5270, firstname.lastname@example.org
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