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Election Day is only a few short days away and mid-term campaigns are in full roar.  During this time of year, we understand that your staff is focused squarely on November 4th.  Whether you’ll be an incoming Freshman or joining the 114th Congress as a seasoned Member, our team is working day and night to ensure that your system is ready to go the day you’re sworn into office. 

When you partner with the IQ team, you give your staff access to industry-leading IT and communications tools.  Our CMS is the most trusted solution on Capitol Hill and our web design team has built award-winning, custom websites for Members on both sides of the aisle.  We offer comprehensive data files that give your office the most up to date contact and demographic information in your district.  

Equally as important as tools we offer is the service we provide.  Our team of IT consultants is the best in the business and they're based just steps from the Capitol.  With a single email or a phone call, your dedicated consultant can be on the way to your office to provide personal, on-site help in just minutes.  No other vendor can offer that level of personalized responsiveness.  

We're ready to work with you today to ensure that your office is covered from every angle, both before and after November 4th.

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.