icitizen awarded as a 2016 IDC Innovator
Polling technology company recognized for achievement in political engagement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2016) – Nashville-based polling company icitizen was recognized as a top mobile solution for political engagement, according to the 2016 International Data Corporation (IDC) Innovator Report.
“We’re excited and honored to be named as an IDC Innovator this year,” said Russell P. Reeder, icitizen CEO and co-founder. “In an election season as unique as this one, our goal is to empower whoever uses our platform to effectively influence the policies that impact them. On a larger scale, we’re tackling the polling industry and how people give and take feedback, helping them find reliable answers to their questions – fast.”
The list featured three solutions with mobile apps that increased political engagement in the U.S. Although the current election cycle has stirred unprecedented civic involvement, the U.S. has historically experienced low voter turnout compared to other developed nations.
Founded in 2012, icitizen is a nonpartisan platform that offers citizens, organizations, elected officials and educational institutions a next-generation polling tool to quickly gather feedback. It also provides real-time analytics to track sentiment and better inform policy.
icitizen is a nonpartisan, trusted resource that connects citizens to the information, organizations and elected representatives most relevant to them. Through icitizen, citizens easily promote and stay informed on important issues and vote in polls to create meaningful change. Anonymous poll results and public opinion data are shared with representatives, organizations, companies and other stakeholders to inform policy. Using representative sampling based on U.S. Census and voter file targets, icitizen’s polling services help policymakers drive sound, data-driven decisions.
icitizen is based in Nashville, Tenn., and was featured on the 2016 IDC Innovator’s report as one of the top platforms for political engagement. The company’s polls are regularly featured in Fivethirtyeight, the New York Times and Huffington Post. For more information, visit icitizen.com.
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