[Polis] routes are scripted to maximize time, providing data on each individual home along the way. Users can tailor their sales approach depending on Polis’ information, while the people in charge of sales campaigns can receive valuable insight on what their canvassers are actually doing.
"Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesman... Polis’ reps only typically come when they know they’re wanted. Using information culled from online sources or searches, Polis employees will only come and knock on a door if someone has been looking for services that Polis reps can pitch."
"(Polis can) help them determine where to go, who to talk to and what to say, improving companies’ bottom lines and ensuring that consumers are approached about products and services they really want."
"Technology represents a major opportunity to improve the efficacy and decrease the costs of door-to-door programs, which are becoming more important than ever for companies looking to maximize sales."
“Polis better connects people with the organizations they care about. Because consumers today are bombarded with impersonal ads, relationship-based sales methods such as door-to-door have never been more effective.”
Polis was nominated for 2017's Best Use of New Technology by Campaigns and Elections Magazine.
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"Polis is an app that manages door-to-door canvassing by, among other things, optimizing walk routes and tracking response data."
“We’ve found that when selling home service products, the most effective place to do it is at the consumer’s home … While other companies wait for consumers to come to them, we go to the consumer, provide them value, and win.”
"The most accurate contact and assessment... leanings is done by door-to-door contact."
“Polis runs door-knocking campaigns with the precision and specificity of digital campaigns and it uses the data that it collects to continually improve its targeting logic.“
"Polis uses data analytics to improve how "cutting turfs," setting up the canvassing strategy, is done, based on public information on local demographics and voting records"
“Canvassers can use Polis to input lead prospects and generate ideal routes based on set objectives, thus enabling them to maximize their time by targeting specific voter neighborhoods.”
“Knocking on a door, talking to someone face to face, getting that trust and connection with a campaign… that makes someone 20% more likely to support your candidate or cause.”
"It turns out there is this tremendous number of industries who still go door-to-door for sales or lead generation"... they really looked at the political market as their model.
City Councilor Nadeem Mazen tapped a new piece of technology during his reelection campaign that helped him walk his way to victory this month. Using GPS data and information about likely supporters, a smartphone app automatically generated walking routes for him and his campaign volunteers to go door-to-door to drum up votes. “You can pull out your phone and get the next 20 people to go see — kind of Uber-style,” Mazen explained.
"I think people were so frustrated with this idea that we were doing canvassing the same way that Abraham Lincoln did 150 years ago and now we’re seeing that people go out on their smartphones and after their soccer game or after they get out of high school, they knock doors for about an hour,"
“We built an algorithm to optimize [map generation] for political campaigns because they’re quite different than what you do using Google Maps or Waze. We try to identity clusters of voters - where you’re going to get the most bang for your buck. Then we optimize a walking map so you’re not crossing major streets, and we also end you where you started because presumably you left a car there.”
“…the app adjusts to any location and learns “from each voter interaction to continuously retarget voters.”
…a "how to canvass for dummies" app that compliments the work of a central campaign team by providing not only a smart route guide but also actionable, live insight that is inputted with every conversation.
“…Schrode also relies on old-fashioned stumping efforts, like lots of door knocking. But even that strategy relies on technology: She uses an app, Polis, that helps her decide in which homes she has the best chance of securing a vote.”
“Unlike Google Maps or Waze which consider traffic, Polis identifies clusters of potential voters to help canvassers be more efficient”