August 4, 2014
Yes, it’s true. Summer Recess is nearly over and before long, you’ll be back in the midst of the fast-paced, high-stress environment that is a Congressional office in full swing. Whether you’ve spent this August catching up on work in the DC office, working with constituents in the district or if you packed your bags and headed to the beach at 5pm sharp on August 1st, there’s still time to take some proactive steps that will really impress your boss once Congress reconvenes.
Clean Up Your Data.
Maintaining clean and accurate contact data for your constituents is vitally important to successful communications in Congress. It’s also one of the most difficult challenges in managing large databases. Constituents move, change email addresses, get new phone numbers, etc. and it’s a tall task to keep this data clean and up to date. When your Member gets back to DC, we promise they’ll be impressed to see that you’ve been hard at work scrubbing up your data. We can help by offering you scrubbed voter files for your district or state. Here’s some quick math to illustrate our point:
Clean Contact Lists = Better Open Rates
Better Open Rates = Happy Boss
Happy Boss = Happy You!
Explore New Web Design Concepts.
A Member’s website is sometimes both the first and only point of contact between the Member and constituents. With no strings attached, our team of web experts will happily drop by your office anytime to talk about ideas that they have for improving the design of your site. We’ve created custom, award winning websites for Members from both sides of the aisle and we’d love to work with you too. Show your boss that you’ve been hard at work this recess by presenting some creative new ideas for their home page.
Improve Event Management.
Whether it’s an email, a Tweet, a phone call or a letter, it’s important to capture all constituent correspondence. But in-person events and tele-Town Halls are also crucial opportunities to gauge constituent opinions and capture contact data for future outreach. With our new integration with Eventbrite, IQ offices will be able to easily schedule and plan events, allowing users to easily register with automated reminders. But wait, there’s more! Your office can import this constituent-supplied contact data directly into IQ with only one click.
Contact us today to learn more about how the IQ team can help your office as we head into the Fall.