Free Site Provides Detailed Company Information, Ratings and Peer Reviews
NEW YORK, 11 November, 2014 – As the number of capabilities and services offered by agencies worldwide—large and small, independent or networked-owned—increases, two advertising industry veterans publicly launch VendorDB.com today, a comprehensive database of companies in the creative industries that aims to simplify the process of finding vendors at no cost to the user or service provider.
Founded by Daniel Murphy and Chris Kief, VendorDB soft-launched this past June, and since then, the site has already seen users from over 100 countries and amassed more than 3000 company profiles. Both founders have over 20 years of experience in the creative and technology industries, and the creation of VendorDB comes with insights seen from both respective sectors over this period of time.
“Over the past 10 years, the types of projects agencies are executing has exploded. From mobile apps and street painting robots to projection mapping on buildings and product fabrication.” said Chris Kief. “And not coincidentally, the number of firms providing these specialized services has also ballooned. It’s our goal to enable users to quickly find these companies, no matter how extraordinary the need.” he also added.
For Daniel Murphy, “Having produced hundreds of jobs ourselves for leading agencies, such as TBWA, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, CP+B and Eleven, we know first-hand the importance of finding the right partner for a project. Our mission is simple – help producers, creatives and those involved in the creative production process research and find the best company for the job.”
While there are a number of advertising related directories in existence, VendorDB’s point of difference comes from their focus on providing solutions based on what users are trying to create. With VendorDB, users can search by company name, location and most importantly, deliverable.
The public release comes with the ability for users to add and self-manage their company profiles directly. The platform offers a number of great features that makes vendor search fast and easy:
- Comprehensive directory containing broadcast, interactive, print, radio, experiential companies and more.
- Find companies with highly specialized services.
- Search by deliverable or keyword.
- Browse by skill-based tags.
- Read reviews from industry peers.
Whether it be banner ads, sound design or augmented reality, users are provided with a detailed set of results that is targeted to address their specific needs. VendorDB also understands the need for authenticity on its platform, so it requires all users to sign in via LinkedIn before leaving any comments. And all of this is done with exceptional design and device-agnostic usability at the core of the experience.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response from companies around the globe. There are so many talented folks out there making amazingly creative work. VendorDB is all about them, their work, and helping everyone find the perfect partner,” Murphy added.
VendorDB (www.vendordb.com) is the comprehensive database of companies and service providers for the creative industries. Access detailed company information, ratings and peer reviews. All for free.
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