The secret to high response rates: follow-up.
If the mass email doesn’t work, send an individualized email. If that email doesn’t work, call. If calling doesn’t work, mail.
Everyone responds differently, perseverance is the key. It also helps to stand out a little.
I’ve developed this set of cartoons to do just that, stand out and get attention.
You can save them to your computer and attach to your reminder emails. I’ve also made all five available as cards in my redbubble store.
What I’m working on
I’ll have a new blog out soon. I’m calling it, “top secret blog that will help the contribution-focused use social media.” That’s actually not true, I’m not calling it that, that’s just what I want it to accomplish. I already have a domain name and everything but I’m keeping it secret for now.
For the evaluators, you should also look for new updates to evalcentral.com coming in the near future (hint: weekly email digest).
Now on to the cartoons!
Past the Due Date
Respondent: “When is the due date?”
Researcher: “This coming Friday.”
Respondent: “Ok, now when is the real due date?”
This cartoon is for those situations when the “due date” has come and gone but the survey is not yet closed.
Lighten the Mood