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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Directory

What information is listed in the Workbook Directory?

The Workbook Directory, in print and online, has set the industry standard for accuracy for more than 30 years. We understand that the more things change in our industry, the more important accurate information has become. We remain the go-to resource for the print advertising community when you need the most thorough, aggressively-edited directory of artists, representatives, suppliers, and resources in North America.

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How often is your information updated?

Our information is being updated year-round by an in-house team of verifiers. Through phone calls, direct mail pieces, and e-mails, we are constantly working to make sure our information is up to the rigorous standards we require to send out the Workbooks.

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How do you verify your data?

Our staff of researchers and editors make direct phone calls all year round to every artist, representative, and business listed in the Workbook Directory. In addition, we use e-mails, both personal and auto-generated, and direct mail to continue to stay in touch with the people we list throughout the year.

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Do I have to buy a subscription to use the Directory?

Anyone can search for and see complete contact information for artists, representatives, suppliers, and resources for the creative advertising community at no cost. Very basic company information for ad agencies, design studios, publishers, and corporations we list can also be accessed. For more complete buyer listings, we recommend our partner site, Yodelist.

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Can I buy mailing lists from the Workbook Directory?

No, the Workbook Directory is only a resource for locating artists, representatives, suppliers, and resources, as well as basic information for ad agencies, design studios, and other related companies working in the commercial creative industry. If you are looking for a resource to compile lists of buyers, artists, or producers, please visit our partner site, Yodelist.

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Why can’t I see buyer’s names?

The Workbook Directory no longer lists the names of buyers at agencies and corporations. To find more of that information, please visit our partner site, Yodelist.

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Can I search for agencies by the clients they represent?

Yes. When searching for a corporation by name, the names of their related agencies will come back as part of the search results. Agencies searched for by name will include the companies they represent. Agencies can also be searched for by the type of companies on their client roster (i.e. healthcare, financial, retail, etc...)

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Can I search for artists by their specialties?

Yes. When searching for artists you can select from a menu of artist specialties to help you narrow your search.

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Can I search for magazines by their type?

Yes. When searching for magazines you can select from a menu of magazine interest groups to help you narrow your search. This menu will appear once you have selected "Magazine & Newspaper Publishers" from the Category list.

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Do you have listings for buyers in Europe or Asia?

No. We only have US and Canadian listings in the Workbook Directory.

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