Human

Numbers are good

You know my dirty little secret: I like numbers and data and measuring things. The census debacle has been jaw dropping for me. Let me give you a little back drop on the whole thing:

Kit Metrics

Do you love numbers and data as much as me? You're going to love this little tid-bit if you do. Remember how I told you that the kits have a button pinned onto them, right? Brace yourself, this one's a doozy: based on the location of the double piercing on the sheet of paper that's left from the pin I can track where (or when) I gave away the kit. This week's kits: top row of the membership form.

Now I know it's a silly thing to do. ... it's the membership that's important. Right? Not what day the form was given out. Sheesh. But think of the implications. Using little tags like this you can actually measure the reaction to every action that you take and adjust future messages to elicit more of the desired responses. In other words: it can make you more effective at communicating with your intended audience. It's like the power of Air Miles but used for good.

The Sign-up Kit

Today I met with a friend for lunch. (The Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwich at the Bean Cellar really is ultimate.) We talked about Facebook and online communities and the environment and marketing and Web sites and just about everything. Then, feeling almost guilty, I told him I was trying to become the next federal Green Party candidate and presented The Sign-up Kit.

The Sign-up Kit

This is the kit in all its glory: membership form, save the date card, button, envelope ... and as a flourish of "no turning back now" I added the stamp to the envelope as part of the presentation. I think by the end of lunch he'd talked himself into the membership. I'll know for sure on August 17th at the nomination meeting.

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