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From Poverty to Power (FP2P) Blog Evaluation

Alexander Zdravkovic

Marketing Insight

March 2010


Contents

  • Objectives

  • Methodology

  • Results


Objectives

  • Assess the effectiveness of the blog

  • Collect information, which might be used to improve the blog

  • Find out if it is necessary to reduce the time commitment to the blog

Methodology

  • On-line survey linked from FP2P blog from 11th February to 2nd March.

  • Total Respondents 266


  • FP2P blog visitors: Breakdown by Gender

  • The FP2P blog has slightly more male readership (54%) than female readership (46%)

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: You are? Male:Female

Base: 266


  • FP2P blog visitors: Breakdown by Age

  • The majority of FP2P blog readers are in the age group 25-34 (44%)

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: You are? 17 or under, 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64

Base: 266


  • FP2P blog visitors: Breakdown by job/role

  • The top 3 types of blog reader are ‘Academic/students’ (28%), ‘other NGO staff’ (22%) and ‘other’ (18%). The ‘other’ responses were generally consultants, researchers for different agencies.

  • Oxfam staff make up 16% of the blog readership.

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: How would you describe your current role?

Base: 266


  • How did the From Poverty to Power (FP2P) blog visitors first hear about the blog?

  • The majority of people heard about the FP2P blog from a work colleague (27%) or from another blog (29%). The ‘other’ responses (14%) included ‘from Duncan/FP2P book’, ‘lecturers’, ‘development newsletters’, ‘goggle reader suggestions’

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: How did you find out about the From Poverty to Power blog?

Base: 266


  • How often do the FP2P blog visitors read the blog?

  • The majority of the FP2P blog readers read the blog 1-3 times a week (52%) or more than 4 times a week (34%).

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: How often are the do you read the FP2P blog?

Base: 266


  • How regularly do the FP2P blog visitors share blog content?

  • The majority of FP2P blog readers share content less than once per week (64%).

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: How regularly do you share content from the blog with others ?

Base: 266


  • How useful do FP2P blog visitors find the blog?

  • 78% of the FP2P blog readers describe the blog as ‘very useful’ or ‘slightly useful’.

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: In general, how useful do you find the blog? (Please choose one of the following)

Base: 266


  • What do the FP2P blog visitors think about the frequency that Duncan posts.

  • Duncan Green currently blogs five times per week. The majority of the FP2P readers (81%) think that this amount is ‘about right’

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: Duncan Green currently blogs five times a week. Do you think that frequency is: 1) too much, 2) about right, 3) not enough

Base: 266


  • What post topics do the FP2P bog visitors prefer?

  • The FP2P blog readers prefer ‘original articles’ (1.61), ‘summaries of other research’ (2.68) and ‘summaries of Oxfam research’ (3.5) more than other post topics. However bear in mind that in the ‘suggested improvements question’ respondents commented that they enjoyed the variety of the blog.

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: Please rank the following post topics in order of preference: By average ranking from 1 to 8)

Base: 266


  • How successful do the FP2P visitors think the blog is provoking debate and discussion?

  • The majority of the FP2P readers (74%) think that it is successful in ‘provoking debate and conversation about development issues’

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: The blog’s aim is to ‘provoke debate and conversations about development issues’. How successful do you think the blog is in achieving this goal?

Base: 266


  • Suggestions by the FP2P blog visitors for improving the quality/usefulness of the blog

  • This was an open-ended question coded up by the market insight team. The most popular responses were that ‘it is great the way it is’ (32.5%), to ‘improve the amount of discussion/dialogue/debate’ (20%), to have ‘shorter length posts’ (14.2%) and to ‘introduce guest bloggers’ (10.8%).

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: Do you have any suggestions for improving the quality/usefulness of the blog?

Base: 266


  • What other blogs do the FP2P blog visitors also read?

  • This was an open-ended question coded up by the market insight team. The most popular blogs were ‘Chris Blattman’. ‘Aid watch’ and ‘Owen Barder’. However 12.7% of blog readers only read the FP2P blog.

SurveyShack FP2P poll Feb 2010, Q: What other development/environment/current affairs blogs do you read regularly?

Base: 266


  • Conclusions

  • The top 3 types of blog reader are ‘Academic/students’ (28%), ‘other NGO staff’ (22%) and ‘other’ (18%). The ‘other’ responses were generally consultants and researchers.

  • Oxfam staff make up 16% of the blog readership.

  • The majority of people heard about the FP2P blog from a work colleague (27%) or from another blog (29%).

  • The majority of the FP2P blog readers read the blog 1-3 times a week (52%) or more than 4 times a week (34%).

  • The FP2P blog readers share content less than once per week (64%).

  • 78% of the FP2P blog readers describe the blog as ‘very useful’ or ‘slightly useful’.

  • The majority of the FP2P readers (81%) think that the amount Duncan blogs at the moment is ‘about right’

  • The majority of the FP2P readers (74%) think that it is successful in ‘provoking debate and conversation about development issues’

  • The FP2P blog readers prefer ‘original articles’ (1.61), ‘summaries of other research’ (2.68) and ‘summaries of Oxfam research’ (3.5) more than other post topics.

  • The suggested improvements to the blog were to ‘improve the amount of discussion/dialogue/debate’ (20%), to have ‘shorter length posts’ (14.2%) and to ‘introduce guest bloggers’ (10.8%).

  • The other blogs that the FP2P blog reader find popular are ‘Chris Blattman’. ‘Aid watch’ and ‘Owen Barder’. However 12.7% of blog readers only read the FP2P blog.


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