Putting the Spotlight On Our Employees

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – CampaignHQ has THE BEST employees.

There is no question.

Our CampaignHQ team are dedicated to the causes they work for, their passion shines through on each and every call. They are the hardest working people and they never shy away from a touch call or task.

We’ve been having some fun over on our CampaignHQ Facebook page, pulling back the curtain on some of our great employees.

Here are some of my favorite “Employee Spotlight” posts.

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Friday Favorites – Part 2

We’re taking another look at some of CampaignHQ employees’ favorites today. As a reminder, we originally posted these fun look backs on our Facebook page. You should head on over and give us a follow for more posts and updates from our team.

My favorite call and why:

My favorite call was the call to an elderly lady who had many, many questions. I answered them as they came up. She wasn’t real comfortable donating until all the questions were answered. I must have done well because she gave me a $20 donation on a card.

 

My most embarrassing call:

I asked for the expiration date, “And your expiration date?” They replied, “Hopefully not soon!”

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My favorite client to call for and why:

Pro Life (SBA) – I want to be able to save as many unborn children as I can. Everyone deserves the chance to live. There are people that can’t have children and dream of having a family.

 

My favorite CHQ story:

November & December 2018 – On that: “Christmas Bucks/Points and prize store” promotion: I loved when everyone worked together to get each person (without supervisors suggesting it) to get a prize that they wanted. Everyone teamed up, that they came to work and made sure each day, at least, to have one person get their prize/s. I witnessed the true Christmas spirit with everyone – even a little within myself. Also, I was thrilled to see a dog eat from the shelter at the very end.

 

My favorite promotion and why:

I like the promotion to give to the animal shelter last year for dogs and cats, less fortunate than out own! I have a “soft spot” for cats, in particular. I also liked last year’s Christmas promotion with the points store. Everyone helped each other (without supervisor prompting) to get their gifts – The true spirit of Christmas was shown.

My favorite call and why:

I called in a southern state (had accent). He was drunk but he was funny! He kept trying to get me to come over after work and he’d buy me a drink! I got through the script and got a donation, but could hear him falling over stuff trying to get his card. What a sweet talker!

 

Have a great weekend!

Nicole Schlinger

Reed Awards Finalists!

We are Reed Award Finalists!

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I am so incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of the CampaignHQ team. it is an honor that an organization like Campaigns & Elections recognizes my tremendous team.

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What can this award-winning, best conservative call center in America get to work on for you today?

Give us a call! (888) 722-4704

Thanks for your support,

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2020 Pollie Awards

I am so honored to have been chosen as a speaker at the 2020 Pollie Awards. 

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According to the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC),

The Pollie Awards are hosted by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), the only bipartisan, non-profit organization for political consultants and public affairs professionals. Our mission is to honor excellence in the practice of political communications.

This year’s Pollie Awards will be held in Washington D.C. and is sure to be an exciting event for our industry. I love attending the Pollies and hearing about the cutting edge changes in campaigns and finding opportunities to grow business.

The CampaignHQ family is not new to the Pollies. Last year, we won two awards for our Teletownhall and Text Messaging work. 

We’re looking forward to a great time!

Nicole Schlinger

 

Friday Favorites

Back in December, we started a new series of posts on our CampaignHQ Facebook page where we shared “favorites” from our CHQ employees. We thought this would give folks a good look at our awesome employees as well as a chance to see what we do every day. Here are a few of my favorites:

My most embarrassing call:

I got their name wrong. Said, “Sir” instead of “ma’am.” They still gave a pledge. Then I said their name wrong again.

 

My favorite call:

My caller said that they would not donate a red penny because of all the calls, text messages, and emails. He had called it harassment. I stuck to my guns and kept going. He finally gave in after the 4th ask saying how wonderfully I was so passionate and how I believed in what I was doing by making a difference. He donated $1,500 on a credit card.

 

My favorite client to call for and why:

Ted Cruz. I believe in Senator Cruz and his agenda! Cruz is a senator we can be proud of. He goes the extra mile for our country and all Americans. He is honest and straight forward. Good family man and an example to the young people in America. We need more senators and congressman with his morals.

 

My most embarrassing call:

A man asked me if I was married. He didn’t want to hear anything about what I was calling about. No matter how hard I tried to get the first ask in, all he wanted to do is flirt and wanted my personal email address.

My favorite call and why:

When I made a call to a veteran in New York. He was really gruff and grumpy at first but once I got through the first ask, he was pretty nice and ended up donating $100 on a card. He was very sweet and that call made my day.

 

My favorite CHQ story:

We got to meet Ted Cruz in person. Ted Cruz came to Brooklyn for a town hall meeting and met with all of us callers before hand.

 

We’ll share some more soon. Thanks for reading.

Nicole Schlinger

HQ Awards Recap

The HQ Awards are a great way to celebrate the year, our employees and their hard work and dedication. It’s always a good time to get together and this year’s event definitely lived up to the hype.

Checkout our fun recap video:

I’m already looking forward to what’s in store for next year.

Thanks for watching,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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Patch Through Season Success

CampaignHQ’s Senior Campaign Director Marlys Popma recently shared a story with our colleagues and clients. I think it really shows what it means to have CHQ on your side, so I wanted to share it with you today.

It’s Monday morning.

I arrive at work, make myself a cup of coffee, and start thinking about what needs to be done this week.

Then the phone rings …

“Marlys, I need 5 patch through calls to 93 different state legislators. The bill is up for a vote TODAY and I don’t have any data or a script.”

Well, I love a challenge! And this was certainly one of them.

At CampaignHQ, we pride ourselves on Legendary Customer Service. In fact, you’ll see a sign on our doors stating our “Five Rules of Legendary Customer Service.” Here are the first two …

        Rule #1: Speed is key!
Rule #2: Go the Extra Mile (or two)!

I like these rules. I like being good at what we do and working in an atmosphere that fosters this approach to customer service.

So, back to my story:

To get this campaign started, we’d need to pull 93 different lists, write and approve the script, set it up in the dialer, and prepare agents to make effective calls … all before the bill came up for a vote!

I knew I could not do this alone. So several colleagues pitched in to help. (That’s what I truly love best about CampaignHQ!)

It was a race to the finish line … and here is the result:

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Typically we tell our clients,

“Get us the data and approved script, and we will have your project up and running within twenty-four hours.” 

But let me tell you this, if you are in a pinch and you need something right away, don’t hesitate to call!

 

Above all else, Marlys’ story shows that at CHQ, the possibilities are endless and we WILL come through for you.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger

How I Met CHQ

In a recent post, I introduced you to our newest employee, Morgan. 

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Morgan took the time to send an email out to our clients and friends and I thought it was worth sharing here.

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan Bonwell and I am the newest addition to the CHQ family.

I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where I majored in Communication Studies and minored in Politics and Law. I am from small-town Iowa, which aligns perfectly with the CHQ community.

We were such a perfect match that we had been in a business relationship without even knowing it!

After college I went to work at the Iowa State Capitol to clerk for Representative Tedd Gassman. Following, I was offered a position with the Indiana Republican Party as a Regional Field Director. Many of you probably know how big of a deal Indiana’s Senate seat was in the 2018 election… we did too!

As I was working day in and day out for future Senator Mike Braun and the statewide team doing phone calling-so was CHQ!

The Indiana GOP did many conTEXT campaigns with Campaign Headquarters because they understood how important it was to turn Joe Donnelly’s seat.

We all know how the campaign turned out with the Indiana GOP and Campaign HQ working together to elect conservative candidates, and I am so honored to say I was a part of it all!
So over the next few weeks I will be training with our Culture Keeper and Senior Campaign Director, Marlys Popma, and in time I will be taking new CHQ clients to maximize our efforts in electing and promoting the right choice!

I am so enthusiastic about helping your future endeavors whether it be GOTV, VID, Advocacy, etc! Be sure to give me a call at 888-722-4704 (Ext. 203) or send me an email at morgan@chq.us so we can get started on your next big project!

We’re so glad to have Morgan on our team, give her a call today.

 

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger

CHQ Employees Make It Happen

The employees at CampaignHQ are the most dedicated, hardworking employees. Not only do they love what they do, but they care deeply about the country they live in, all the way down to their communities.

On a daily basis, these employees are putting their conservative values in action whether it’s through their work here at CHQ, volunteering in their local churches or non-profits and even in political office.

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CHQ employee, Staci Shepard, brought a concern to the city council last year regarding snow removal, which they did not address. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and be part of the solution to fix the problem.

Our employees talk the talk and walk the walk. Don’t you want someone like that on your team?

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 Give us a call and put us to work for you 1- (888) 722-4704

Thanks,

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