Leidos DSI is proud to offer digital advertising to our clients as another Franking-approved way to engage with constituents. Our waste-free digital advertising offering uses three hyper-accurate targeting methods for offices to promote upcoming events, announce legislative priorities, advertise constituent services, and communicate with less-engaged constituents via programmatic digital display and video ads. Considered a form of "direct mail for digital," our new digital marketing tools are a great way to supplement your office's printed mailings, but with clear and measurable results.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

Four tips for increasing traffic to your Member or Committee website.

May 14, 2019

Thanks to everyone who made it to our Web Design Workshop last night! We hope you had a great time chatting with us about branding, social media, and web forms. If you weren't able to make it to the event or want to learn a little more, here are some tips for driving traffic to your website.

A Historical Look at Telephone Town Halls

How telephone town halls have remained a staple of elected officials despite ever-changing technology.

April 19, 2019

Since the time of the pilgrims, town halls have been a vital channel of communication between elected officials and their constituents. Despite ever-changing technology, the basic concept of town halls has permeated every chapter of American history. So let's take a look at the evolution of this crucial communication strategy, beginning with one of the most famous examples: FDR's "fireside chats."
It's been almost three months since the new Congress was sworn in, and most offices have been on the go since day one, especially Freshman offices. After an election with so much turnover, it can be easy to overlook the little things. However, it's important to take a moment to check in with your staff and your district office for a quick health check. Here are six reminders for Freshman offices as we make it to the 90-day mark of the 116th Congress.

Get Your Voter Data Imported Directly Into IQ

It's as easy as one, two, three!

March 25, 2019

The 2018 election brought some big political changes, making it more important than ever to update your voter data. When you buy your voter data through Leidos, you get the highest quality data input directly into your CRM. Our voter data providers meticulously sort through data to give you the most accurate and detailed product possible.

How IQ Texting Can Help You Engage with Your Constituents

A fast, easy, and accessible way to reach your constituents.

March 15, 2019

As an elected official, your office spends a lot of time communicating with constituents. Whether you're updating them on new legislation or asking them for support, there are a lot of ways to get in touch with your voters, such as enewsletters, virtual town halls, and social media. However, these modern technologies, like any technology, have their limitations. To receive emails and social media notifications, your residents must have a computer, laptop, smart phone, or other device as well as an internet connection. And, while telephone town halls are an effective way to bridge this technology gap, as landline users can also call in, this type of outreach still requires your constituents to take time out of their busy schedules to participate, which may not always be possible. So, what is the answer? How can Members reach their constituents in a way that is fast, easy, and accessible but also effective? Well, the answer is simple: IQ Text Messaging.
In this digital age, social media presence has become a critical component to building a brand. Whether you're starting a small business or running a Congressional office, chances are you're on social media. In fact, according to Quorum, members of Congress posted from official social accounts over 500,000 times in 2018. If you combine this with Pew Research Center's finding that about half of Americans have engaged in civil or social activism via social media (as of 2018), it's easy to see how platforms such as Twitter or Facebook can be tools for political change.

#SOTU2019: Plan Your Response Now

Here's what you need to know about the State of the Union.

January 30, 2019

Although everything is now set and ready to go, the details surrounding President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address on February 5th have been a bit murky to say the least. While blogs and press releases are fine ways to share your Member’s thoughts on the State of the Union, here are a few easy, affordable ways to express a more personal, engaging response. If you start planning now, your office’s response plan can be crystal clear.
Leidos Digital Solutions, Inc. (DSI) and TourTrackr are proud to announce the integration of TourTrackr with Intranet Quorum (IQ), the leading Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system on Capitol Hill. Together with IQ, TourTrackr simplifies tour management delivering new efficiencies and ease of administration to Congressional offices. Staffers can now manage every aspect of tour tracking from request to fulfillment with greater ease than ever before.