Feb
15
2012

Which campaigns did I miss?

It happens to the best of us – we don’t always remember to sign up to every single LabourStart campaign.

And we know what we have some campaigns with 9,477 supporters while others languish with only 2,989 people backing them.  So how do we bridge that gap?  How do we remind those 6,488 people that they’ve missed a campaign without sending them constant reminders by email?

Here’s how:

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/[email protected]&langcode=en

Just change the address in that URL to your own address to see how it works.

I’m going to embed this information wherever we can in the next few days.

Right now, there’s a very simple version of it at work — when you send off a message in English, you get an email back confirming what you’ve sent.

It now includes this text at the bottom:

*** NEW! *** Which campaigns have I participated in?  Which ones did I miss?
Click here to find out:
http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/[email protected]&langcode=en

The participant’s email address — in this case, my gmail address — is automatically embedded in the URL.

In future, I want to show the actual list which that script displays in the email message and also on the final screen they see when they completed the campaign.  And of course I’ll want to do versions in other languages — but I want the English one sorted first.

I hope that this will boost support across all the campaigns.

Written by admin in: Campaigns |

2 Comments »

  • This is a great tweek, not least because (and it may be just me) guilt is a huge motivator. 🙂

    Comment | February 15, 2012
  • Espen

    Nice 🙂
    Just check that strange national characters are taken care of. The Norwegian æ,ø å etc are messed up

    Comment | February 23, 2012

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