A reliable political monitoring provider can be a valuable asset, but choosing the right one requires careful consideration.
Here are seven important factors to consider when choosing a political monitoring service.
1. Comprehensive coverage
Look for a provider that offers a wide scope of monitoring from every important source, including political events, issues and stakeholders. This ensures you stay ahead of the curve and never miss a beat.
2. Customer service
A dedicated account management team makes a huge difference to how effectively you can utilise the service. During the trial period, connect with the customer service team. This will give you a sign of the support you can expect to receive long-term.
Your needs may change, so it’s important to consider providers that go the extra mile to accommodate your specific requirements. This should include features like active customisation of the service, flexible subscription options and a responsive team.
4. Real-time alerts and updates
In the fast-paced world of politics, timing is everything. Look for a provider that delivers real-time alerts – ensuring you receive critical updates as soon as they become available.
5. Cost and pricing models
The cost of political monitoring providers can vary greatly. As you would when buying a property, be sure to evaluate all the options and weigh up the different services they deliver. This way, you ensure you receive all the services you require and only pay for the features that you need.
6. Notice period
Being tied to a long notice period (6-months or more) is far from ideal. Instead, look for providers that offer more reasonable notice periods, giving you flexibility to adjust your contract in the event of changing circumstances.
7. Additional value
Take into consideration providers that offer value outside of political monitoring and stakeholder management services. This includes insightful analysis and reporting on key issues and topics that matter to you – such as webinars and briefings on specific policy areas.
If you are ready to consider a political monitoring provider that includes all these factors, get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs.