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Re: Not in the Windy City
  • 1/29/2013 4:10:26 PM
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Hi Pierre, that must have been fun -- dialing away till the last moment! 

Re: Not in the Windy City
  • 1/29/2013 4:03:39 PM
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Beth,

That's a concern on which can aslo affect calls. I joined my sister on an Obama campaign taht made called up to the last day. I think now that Obama has proven success through analytic and social media usage, there will be further adjustment in future campaigns.  But I think we may be stuck with the brochures for a while. ;-)

Re: Understandable
  • 1/25/2013 12:36:14 AM
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Hi Phil - the strategy does make perfect sense for the campaign - typical marketing optimization problem.  And the better analytics team wins.

Re: Unplug my phone
  • 1/25/2013 12:18:18 AM
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Tricia - good point - maybe I should count my blessings.  You are welcome to the robo-dialers.  =)

Re: Unplug my phone
  • 1/24/2013 9:25:58 AM
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How annoying Tricia!

Unplug my phone
  • 1/24/2013 6:30:41 AM
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I'm in NC - a battleground state. EVERY DAY - I kid you not - I was called by a robo-survey machine to inquire who I was voting for.  Near the end I stopped answering my phone and lamented not giving AT&T their $1 a month to keep my number private.

One day I just held the phone and didn't respond to see what would happen.  Here's how it went - keep in mind it's a robo-caller not a person:

After a short introduction that it's phone survey about the election - it went something like this.

Who are you most likely to vote for in upcoming election?

Press 1 for Obama

Press 2 for Romney

Press 3 undecided

I do nothing to see what will happen.   15 seconds later ... 

Ok - you are going to vote for Obama.  Now what is your stance on ...

What?  I didn't answer and the survey defaults to choice 1?  Isn't No Answer a valid survey response?

 

Re: Understandable
  • 1/23/2013 9:02:59 PM
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I was not targeted either, thankfully! If only such  big-data implimentation would migrate to government agency operations.

Re: Not in the Windy City
  • 1/23/2013 1:59:38 PM
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One of the things I dislike most about polling day is the gauntlet of pamphlet- and placard-wielding people trying to get out the vote for their favored candidates till the very end. Even if I was undecided, is shoving a pamphlet in my face as I'm trying to get into the polling place really the best strategy to take?

Re: Not in the Windy City
  • 1/23/2013 1:02:44 PM
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Glad I missed this. I hate feeling pressured to vote for someone.

Not in the Windy City
  • 1/23/2013 9:33:26 AM
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Hi Mark, I live in Chicago. Need I say more? 

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