Live Phone Banking Calls
Live phone banking allows you and your campaign to use our U.S. based operators to help get your message in front of your voters. We will work hard to excite your supporters and persuade those who are undecided –— the so-called swing voters. Our interviews are conducted by professional phone operators who have been specifically trained for having conversations with target voters and pitching their candidacies.
Live phone banking allows your campaign to identify your specific supporters, work to persuade undecided/swing voters, and get those identified as your supporters out to vote on Election Day. Most elections are decided by only a few hundred votes, so every vote really does count! In our experience, live phone banking, when used with a combination of robo calls, can have a meaningful impact on the results of a close election.
Our firm has nearly two decades of experience conducting phone banking, and our work helps candidates take control of their campaigns and win tough national, state and local races by getting their messages out to voters.
Like with our robo calls and robo surveys, our proprietary software tool allows you and your campaign to almost instantly develop a script for our interviewers to use so they can start making those calls right away.
We work to reach as many voters as we can. We will redial busy and no-answer phone numbers up to three times — more than any other service we know of — so your message has the best chance of getting through to voters. Live phone banking calls are a proven technique to:
- Allow you to identify exactly who supports you, who doesn’t, and who is undecided. This is priceless information and allows you to spend your resources as efficiently as possible — where they will have the greatest impact.
- Allows you to pitch your message to specific persuadable voters and understand who you convinced to support you.
- Excite your supporters and make sure they vote on Election Day.
We make a significant number of calls, so the price of our live phone banks is always competitive.
Our identification calls will tell you who your voters are and who you need to persuade to support you.
Simply upload your list and develop your calling script. Yes, it’s that easy!
Assuming your order is placed during normal calling hours (before 9 p.m. local time), we can begin calling right away — or immediately the next day.
Get Your Message Out
Our tool ensures that you can send the right message to right people at the right time. Most elections are decided by a small number of votes — so get your message out.
Once the calling is complete, we have state-of-the-art data visualization tools that allow you to easily see graphically how the calls performed — at no extra cost. Unlike other vendors, we believe in full transparency about what work was done on your behalf — so you can be confident that your message is getting out and connecting with voters.
After your calling is complete, an email is sent granting you access to our secure site where you can review the specific results of your call. Below is an example of what the dashboard looks like.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do live phone banking calls really work?
Yes! Your volunteers should be out knocking on doors and speaking with their friends and families — leave the calling to us. We have state of the art technology to call lots of voters quickly and efficiently. We can identify who in your community supports you and exactly who is undecided. This information is power and allows you to focus your energy where it matters — pulling your supporters out on Election Day and working on persuading undecided voters. Most elections are decided by a small number of votes, so you need to understand exactly where you should focus your energy!
How much do live calls cost?
Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology and the high volumes we handle, we offer some of the most competitive rates in the industry. Unlike many of our competitors, we have NO set up fees, NO design costs and NO hidden fees! Click here to find out exactly how much your live call campaign will cost based on how many calls you want to make.
Is a minimum number of calls required?
No. We can work with you no matter the size of your campaign budget. In fact, we love working on small local races!
What should I say in my call?
Good question. Once you have decided which kind of call you want to make, we offer suggestions about what you should ask — and we also provide an expert template so you gather the best data possible and pitch your candidacy in just the right manner!
When should the calls be made?
Operator-made calls should be made in the evening when you are most likely to reach people. In most of the live calls, the operator needs to speak with the voter and get their response to your questions, so you need to get them on the phone in person — and the evenings work best for that.
HOW THIS WORKS
How soon can the calls go out?
When you place your order, we will ask you to indicate when the calls should be made. You can choose to send them immediately, the following day or sometime in the future. We can place thousands of calls per hour, so we are able to be flexible. Calls can be placed 7 days a week, but note that orders placed after 9 p.m. local time will be sent the following day.
How does it work?
We dial the numbers that you provide us. (If you don’t have access to voters’ numbers, click here to buy a list.)
Can you dial cellphones?
Yes. They just need to be hand dialed.
What about numbers on the Do Not Call Registry?
The FCC permits candidates, campaigns and interest groups to call anyone. Robo calls are considered free speech and are protected by the First Amendment.
How should I format my number lists?
We can use almost any kind of data file but prefer .csv and .txt files. If you have multiple lists to send us, just compress them into a single .zip file and send that. Your list MUST include the area code in the file you send us. Our system will only recognize 10-digit phone numbers.
Your list can be in any of these formats:
Do you sell lists of voters' phone numbers?
Yes! We are happy to help. Start by sending us some basic information. Click here to begin.
What Caller ID will appear on people’s phones?
With our software, you can program any number you want as the number that will display on voters’ phones. We recommend using either the campaign’s main number or the candidate’s listed home number. It’s probably not the best idea to use the candidate’s cellphone number!
How do I know my calls went out?/ Will I get a report when my calls are finished?
After you place your order, you will get a unique username and password to access a secure data review portal on our website. After we have finished dialing, you will get an email letting you know that you can log in and view the results of the calling. Most other vendors don’t give you a report of the calling –— we do!
Will you sell my list?
Absolutely not! We treat client confidentiality very seriously and your list will never be sold to anyone. We wish we could say the same for some of our less ethical competitors.