Fun Friday

Though we still have some time, Ms. Martha Waffles, Chief Canine Officer, is getting ready for 2019 by reviewing our #CHQcompany goals!

 

What are your goals for 2019? We can help you achieve them.

Call us today to get started, 1-888-722-4704

-Nicole

Fun Friday

…or in this guy’s case, not so fun Friday.

Check out this story from the New York Times.

A person running for city council did not get the chance to vote for himself and ended up tying his opponent on election day. In the end, he lost by the roll of the dice.

Several important points here, but mostly: don’t be this guy. Voter turnout matters and we can help you so you don’t end up throwing it all away on the roll of the dice.

Find out more here: https://www.campaign-headquarters.com/

Thanks,
Nicole

Our State Fair

This summer, I took a trip to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Have you ever been? Of course, there are rides, lots of livestock, an occasional politician and weird things on a stick.

Photo courtesy of Iowa State Fair

One of my favorite encounters this year was this display on phones. We all know how far phones have come as technology has increased. Here are a few that gave me a good laugh:

 

Before predictive dialers…
Sen. Chuck Grassley was making major donor calls from the road.
Before there was conTEXT… there was teletype.
CampaignHQ call floor, 1920s style
Phones I’ve actually used

It’s fun to look back on where we’ve been and even more exciting to think about where we’re going in the future. Don’t worry – CampaignHQ will be leading the way, quickly changing and updating with technology. Let us know if we can help you get with the times.

 

Thanks for reading,

Nicole

Nicole Schlinger always hard at work for CHQ clients

This Got Me Thinking…

Back to my book reviews, for just a second, I read Behind the Cloud at the time CampaignHQ was contemplating a move to Salesforce.

I figured it was worth finding out the philosophy behind a company before committing to the financial, organizational and emotional commitment a Salesforce build requires.

On the surface, I liked what Marc Benioff had to say. I understood and connected with the reasons why he left Oracle, why he chose to build Salesforce the way it is. All of these sound like good things, and I’m certain Marc Benioff is personally committed to them.

But the biggest lesson came in the months after I read this book and we signed the contract.

Our Salesforce experience in no way matched Marc Benioff’s high standards.

At no point were mid-level Salesforce salesmen in any way emotionally committed to customer delight. they were very good at saying “Yes, Salesforce can do that.” But not at making sure it actually DOES. They were exceptionally committed to making the appropriate number of contacts on the appropriate timeline, making sure we signed their non-negotiable forms, and then entering their daily activity into Salesforce.

We’ve been with Salesforce coming up on a year and we are on our fourth sales rep. So by the time we get one to figure out what we’re doing … it’s time to train another. Any time you want to change anything on your Salesforce account, it takes 7 approvals in 7 different departments. If that doesn’t happen on time … tough darts.

That got me to thinking.

What is it like to be a brand new, relatively small customer at CHQ?

Looking back to 2012 … there’s a lone invoice to an unknown candidate in a crowded Senate primary. It was a $100 minimum order project, sold to none other than Ted Cruz. Senator, I hope we did well for you. I suspect that since it was a lone $100 order with no follow up, we fell short.

For the clients who trusted your calls to CampaignHQ in 2018 — if you were running for City Council or County Commissioner … I probably did not get a chance to meet you. So frankly, I’m not a lot different to you than Marc Benioff is to me.

Win or lose, I hope we exceeded your expectations.

You have my commitment I’ll find out how your experience was. I know what it means.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

What Makes CampaignHQ So Special?

Have you ever wondered exactly what makes our company so special? Besides the people involved, our services are unmatched in this industry. Take a look at what I mean:

 

What project can we help you with? Give us a call today 1-888-722-4704.

Thank you,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters