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The IQ team is very pleased to announce an exciting new integration with Eventbrite, the global self-service registration platform.  Over the next several weeks, we will begin rolling out this integration to current IQ users in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving them access to this exciting new platform for managing and promoting engagement with constituents.  This integration not only makes it easier for them to register for and attend your events, it also allows you to capture and import valuable contact data into IQ that the constituent provides to you as they sign up for the event.  This type of organic database growth is widely considered to be a best practice in contact management and we are very proud to provide you with another effective way to communicate with your constituents.

With a seamless integration between IQ’s powerful CMS tools and Eventbrite’s comprehensive platform, your office will have access to the future of event management not only on Capitol Hill, but in your district offices as well.  Not only that, but there are no extra charges or hidden fees for using the IQ + Eventbrite integration when you organize free events.  When your event is ready to begin, your staff will will have more time to focus on crucial face-to-face interactions with constituents, instead of managing paper sign-in lists.  By allowing constituents to pre-register for your events through Eventbrite, staff will be able to utilize their check-in tool, Entry Manager (available for iOS & Android), to capture everyone in attendance.  Yet again, saving staff countless hours of data entry.

Stay tuned for information on a Launch Party celebrating this announcement!

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.

Across all major social media platforms, analytics show that posts with images attached are 93% more likely to generate engagement than text-only posts.  As a Congressional Staff Member, you’re in a unique position to observe and share a truly special perspective of the legislative process at work.  Most of your constituents will never have the chance to experience some of the things you see on a daily basis in your position.  We believe sharing these unique experiences through images on your office’s social media channels is one of the best ways to generate engagement and help your Member connect with the people you serve. 

Social media represents a great way to showcase a Member’s personality and demonstrate how they relate to their constituents on multiple levels. Instead of a photo of the Member speaking in front of a podium, why not post a pic of her playing with her dog?  Rather than posting an image of the Member shaking hands in a rope line, what about posting a pic of him walking into his favorite pizza place on Capitol Hill?  Small differences like these can be the difference in converting a constituent from a passive observer to a passionate supporter. 

The IQ team understands the value of a creative, organized and consistent approach to your office’s social media efforts and that’s why we’re proud to offer total social media integration into IQ.  Contact us today to learn more about how IQ can help optimize your social efforts.