I have two favors to ask of you. (Is that a bad way to start a blog post?)
I’m doing a small research project on what people think of search advertising — both marketers and non-marketers — as part of a graduate seminar at Harvard on intelligent interactive systems. There are some intriguing hypotheses I have around search advertising, which I promise to share soon… but I don’t want to influence your answers for a few questions I want to ask first.
I’ve put up on SurveyMonkey an extremely short poll of 5 questions: What Do You Think of Search Advertising.
My two favors to ask are:
1. Take the survey yourself. It will only take a minute to answer 5 multiple choice questions, and you’ll be in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.com.
2. Share the link with others — including people you know who aren’t marketers — and ask them to participate. You’ll gain karma points with them if they win the $50 gift certificate. And, by helping to broaden the responses, we’ll all benefit by being able to examine better results.
Here’s a shortened link for use on Twitter (hint, hint):
I might recommend the following tweet:
Harvard study: What Do You Think of Search Ads? http://bit.ly/43iYLb 5 questions, $50 drawing
The survey OPTIONALLY asks for the respondent’s email at the end, just so I can notify them if they win the drawing. Aside from that purpose, I promise not to do anything else with those email addresses — I won’t use them myself and I certainly won’t give them to anyone else. Once the survey is done and tallied, I’ll delete them.
Once I’ve got the results in, I’ll post them here — along with some of those hypotheses I alluded to earlier.
Thank you for your help!