Make the most of all your relationships.
What if a contacts app was designed from the ground up to help you deepen relationships? Not just to hold numbers or addresses, but to let you know when a friend moves or changes jobs? What if it reminded you to reach out when it's been a while? Meet Clay, a private social network, stunning address book, and so much more.
Careers in the arts and a diverse set of responsibilities go hand-in-hand. Be it client expectations, budget constraints, and scheduling challenges, or agent messages, deadlines, and last-minute edits, there's a lot on your plate at any given time.
There is one common theme that runs through everything under your purview—relationships. The most successful creatives understand how strong and stable partnerships nourish growth, and they see the fruits of nurturing serendipity through building thoughtful friendships.
Whether you’re beginning your career, branching out to new mediums and communities, or established in your industry, your relationships deeply impact your personal fulfillment and professional success. It's never too early to intentionally cultivate more conscientious connections, but balancing being helpful and present for your growing network can be difficult.
That's why creatives and freelancers in a variety of disciplines from videography to fashion design and architecture to entertainment use Clay to deepen their relationships with their friends, remain thoughtful with the new people they meet, and stay connected for future opportunities.
Creatives take notes for all kinds of things—ideas and inspiration, song or scene snippets, upcoming opportunities, projects to look into. You understand the value of jotting down information that could be useful in the future, but do you take notes for the people in your life? Engage more richly with those around you by writing down important dates, gift ideas, or your collaborators' interests outside of work.
Now you have a place to save:
- Who you should invite to book club
- Makeup recommendations from your stylist
- The link to a talk your friend gave
All notes in Clay are searchable, as are dozens of data points for each contact, some automatically pulled by social platform integrations. This empowers you to quickly recall with whom you were discussing a specific topic or who's in a city that you are visiting for an event.
Everything you want to know, at your fingertips:
- Who should you invite with your extra ticket?
- Who has experience with creative direction?
- What show did you meet Kemi at?
Clay encourages you to reconnect with people you haven't contacted lately and allows you to set reminders so you stay in touch.
Be thoughtful at the right moment:
- Congratulate a friend on landing a project
- Check in with a former coworker after a launch
- Catch up with someone you attended a workshop with last year
Clay allows you to seamlessly share access, so if there's someone who helps with your day-to-day such as scheduling meetings or sending emails, you can give them access to your notes and contacts.