Politicians Finally Learn What Businesses Have Known For Years… You’ve Got to Understand Your Target Audience

Politicians Finally Learn What Businesses Have Known For Years… You’ve Got to Understand Your Target Audience

Salesforce.com recently launched CampaignForce, a new type of CRM app designed specifically for politicians to manage their campaigns.  The new app gives campaign managers a slew of benefits including, a web based single point of access to campaign-related and a view of important info such as polls, fundraising progress, media buzz, etc.

If demand drives innovation, then it’s interesting to note that SalesForce.com, the leading CRM application that allows business to understand their client base in order to better address the needs of their customers, began offering services in 2000.   Now, 7 years later, enough demand has finally led to the launch of the same type of application for the political arena. 

Can CampaignForce do for politics what it has done for businesses?  Let’s hope so.  The intuitive information collection process and instant mashing up and comparative analysis of different types of data available through Salesforce has a tendency to really open the eyes of businesses about what their customers really want.  Information is easy to ignore when there is no real way of seeing it clearly and analyzing it effectively in real time. 

This is certainly the year for e-lections.  From the widely publicized Barack Obama fan video on You Tube depicting Hillary Clinton as on the classic 1984 big screen, to candidates creating profiles on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, to the launch of CampaignForce, the web is a major force in today’s campaigns. 

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