"Ma'am, Would you mind filling out this questionnaire?"
I am sure we have all heard that question before. Whether it's a company gathering information, student organization trying to research for a class, advocacy group spreading the word, government entity polling the audience, or start-up company figuring out their next move.. Does it ever feel like everyone wants you to answer their questionnaire? Well, I know I feel that way. And while I would like to think of myself as friendly and eager to help, sometimes I just don't feel like it. I might be in a rush to make an appointment or simply don't feel like talking. However, throw in a free giveaway and my eyes light up. (Now, I'm not saying I will miss my appointment for it, but I am more likely to stop by later).
Anyways, I hate to be brutally honest, but time is money and a little incentive never hurt anyone, right?
A few weeks ago while in Fort Lauderdale (at the same street fair with the Florida Lottery Booth), I suddenly noticed a commotion of people. I went over to see what all the fuss was about and assumed it had to be an art demonstration or street dancer or something of the sorts. Never in a million years did I expect it was people waiting to answer questions so that Lincoln Mercury could gather data that even money can't buy!
So, when I walked over confused, one of the surveyers (as I will call them) from Lincoln Mercury asked me to take their questionnaire, and informed me that in return I would receive an awesome branded water bottle. Shockingly (or not), I said, "Why, of course!" The bottle is similiar to our Tritan Water Bottle - 33 oz. and they even had a water dispenser so that you could fill up your bottle and be on your way to enjoy the rest of the Art Fair.
Now, Lincoln Mercury is by no means the first company to think of the freebie technique, but it certainly seemed that way. So the next time you want to gather invaluable information straight from the source, show them a little TLC and choose a promo item or two from Motivators.com. It will change everything, I promise.