MEDIA RELEASE 12 May 2009
Launch day for new polling website
Australian-developed polling website, The Global Poll, officially launched at 10
am today (AEST). The Global Poll enables anyone to undertake a poll or vote at
no cost, encouraging people to voice their opinions, share information and see
what the public really thinks about a range of topics.
Over the past two weeks, The Global Poll has invited people to suggest poll
questions to go live for today's launch. Some of these questions, which can now
be viewed and voted on at www.theglobalpoll.com, include:
- What have you or will you spend your Stimulus Package bonus on?
- How will median property prices change in Sydney this year?
- If Australia becomes part of a pandemic involving Swine Flu, what precautions
(if any) would you take to help prevent catching it?
- What do you think of the Commonwealth Government's decision to delay the
operation of the Emissions Trading Scheme until 2011?
The Global Poll runs polls in a number of topics: Business, Finance &
Employment; Current Affairs; Entertainment & Arts; Environment; Food & Travel;
General Interest; Health, Sport & Recreation; Politics & Society, and; Science &
Polls can be run for 24, 48 or 72 hours and results are presented by age,
gender, religion and geographic locations, country, state and city.
"The Global Poll website has generated a fair amount of interest so far even
though we haven't officially launched. We are really excited about the first
poll questions and the results that will follow," said creator Bruce Mott.
"Nowadays we all want instant reactions on various topics, to express our
opinions and share information quickly, and social media has allowed us to do
this. This is the concept on which we based The Global Poll.
"It's based on user-generated content - pollsters and voters will lead where the
website is going through their questions and answers and will have the
opportunity to comment on poll results through our blog. It will be a great way
to generate conversations and gain market research," he added.
Telecoms-industry expert Bruce Mott came up with of The Global Poll when he woke
up one morning a couple of years ago with the idea in his head. Mr Mott felt
that it ticked all the boxes for a business idea – internet-based, potential to
be financially viable and supported his own personal ethics.
To get off to a good start, The Global Poll is running a competition and giving
away a prize pack consisting of a Dell Inspiron(TM) Mini 10 Laptop with mobile
printer and a 24-month Optus 'yes' wireless 2GB mobile broadband connection,
valued at $2,173.
To have a chance to win, entrants must vote on one or many Global Poll
questions. Entrants will receive an additional entry for each poll they have
voted on. The competition closes at 11.59 pm on Monday, 18 May 2009 AEST.
For more information on The Global Poll visit
www.theglobalpoll.com or call 1300 79
Released for The Global Poll by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Joanna Gitsham or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413