Looking For Survey Ideas

With 2009 right around the corner, it is time to update Adaptistration’s readership segmentation data by implementing a new survey. Consequently, I would be grateful if anyone out there could pass along any info about similar surveys that were attention grabbers. I’m also curious to know what you think is important and what you’re interested in learning. What sort of demographics and stats do you think are important? How do you think new media culture readership has changed over the years? Many thanks in advance to all who take a moment to post a comment or send in an email message and have a happy and safe New Year!

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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