FAQs Campaigns

Campaigns are a great and simple co-creation method to receive ideas, feedback and fresh input from Scouts.
Campaigns are topic related and time based. A campaign is only visible to those Scouts and guest users who have been invited to the campaign. In each campaign you can define attractive rewards and incentives to motivate your Scouts.
The goal of each campaign is to generate a maximum of new ideas and approaches.

Define the topic and goal of your campaign clearly and on point.

Point out helpful background information, the timeline to consider and give examples if necessary. Inspire your Scouts with trends, additional information and clearly express what ideas you expect.

Invite also Scouts to your public campaigns.
Scouts will then see this campaign under “My Campaigns”, which creates more attention.
Publish the link to your public campaign in all your communication channels to reach a high number of participants.

React to ideas you receive with a Like, ask for details if something is unclear using the comment function and evaluate ideas.

Moreover, invite further Evaluators to obtain a meaningful evaluation and portfolio.
If you are expecting a lot of ideas, bring in more Campaign Members, who will supervise and evaluate the campaign together with you. 
Offer interesting rewards and incentives for Scouts and show your appreciation for their commitment. For instance, free parking place next to CEO, one extra day off, voucher for a wellness weekend, etc.

​A campaign is visible to those who have been invited to a campaign or have the link to the campaign.
When creating the campaign, you can set whether sent ideas are visible privately or publicly by default.
Any scout who has been invited to a campaign or has the link to the campaign can join the campaign.
In addition, a guest user can be invited to a campaign via the share link and participate without having to register.
There are two ways to create a campaign. With the first method you create an individual campaign and with the second method you can create a campaign from a template.
1. method without template:
To create a new campaign, click on the + create campaign button in the campaign overview.
1. First enter the key data of your campaign: Title, Duration (Specification of start date and optionally end date) and the number of expected ideas (campaign goal).
2. Upload a picture or chose one from the given pictures.
3. You can describe your campaign in the details: Theme, expectations, goal, process, rewards and possibly prizes, etc. Feel free to use pictures as well. In addition, add tags that reflect the theme of the campaign and specify whether a tag must be selected when sending ideas (mandatory). This will allow you to better categorise, assign, search and thus optimise the management of your ideas.
4. Finally, select whether the ideas sent to the campaign are visible publicly or privately.
5. Once the campaign has been published, invite other team members to join you in supervising and managing the campaign. At this point, you can also invite evaluators, who are authorised to evaluate ideas, and scouts (idea contributors). You can also edit this at any time in your campaign under the item “User management” and invite new users.
You can preview your campaign, save the campaign as a draft or publish the campaign. You can edit and change your campaign and the visibility of the ideas again at any time!
2. method with template:
AnyIdea offers numerous templates for different use cases. If you would like to use one of these templates, click the Templates tab in the campaign overview. Then select one of the templates.
In the first step, change the text and the details according to your requirements.
The remaining steps work the same way as the first method: Invite scouts and set the visibility of the campaign.
Finally, publish the campaign or optionally save it as a draft.
You can see the campaign templates here.

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Choose a template and easily start your own campaign.
You will find the templates in the portal under the main menu item Campaigns, under the second tab “Templates”. Select a suitable template and click on “Create campaign from template”.
1. First enter the key data of your campaign: Title, Duration (Specification of start date and optionally end date) and the number of expected ideas (campaign goal).
2. Upload a picture or chose one from the given pictures.
3. You can describe your campaign in the details: Theme, expectations, goal, process, rewards and possibly prizes, etc. Feel free to use pictures as well. In addition, add tags that reflect the theme of the campaign and specify whether a tag must be selected when sending ideas (mandatory). This will allow you to better categorise, assign, search and thus optimise the management of your ideas.
4. Finally, select whether the ideas sent to the campaign are visible publicly or privately.
You can preview your campaign, save it as a draft and publish it. After publishing you can invite Scouts to your campaign as well as Team Members and Evaluators. You can always change the settings in the User Management.
You can edit and change your campaign at any time!

You can save a campaign as a draft at any time. If you continue working at a later date, make sure that the campaign period you originally selected is still appropriate.

In the campaign overview you can see all campaigns of your company, sorted as follows:​
  • Drafts: By start date
  • Ongoing campaigns: By start date
  • Completed campaigns: By end date
All campaign details can be changed:
 
Via the button “Edit header”:​
  • Title of the campaign
  • Duration of the campaign
  • Campaign objective (number of ideas)
  • Campaign tags
  • Image(s) and video(s)
 
Via the tabs in the campaign:
Tab „User Management“:
  • Add or remove Scouts, Evaluators and Campaign Members.
Tab „Details“:
Content of the fields:​
  • Target of the campaign
  • Timeline and key dates
  • Things to consider
  • Rewards

It is possible to extend an ongoing campaign.

To do this, open the campaign, click on the “Edit header” button and enter a new end date. If necessary, use the “Details” tab to change any time-related information. Inform your Scouts about the prolongation of this campaign via the comment function.

It is possible to reactivate an expired campaign.

To do this, open the campaign, click on the “Edit header” button and enter a new end date. If necessary, use the “Details” tab to change any time-related information so that the scouts aren’t confused.

Inform your Scouts about the resumption of this campaign via the comment function.

Using the comment function, you can quickly and easily provide important information about the campaign to all participants (Scouts and Evaluators) with e.g. new incentives, extension of campaign period. Each comment is visible in the tab “Details”.
In addition, it is also possible to write a private comment as an idea contributor, which can only be seen by the idea contributor and campaign members. Private comments can be found in the “Private” tab, the others in the “Public” tab are visible to all.
A campaign can be deleted.
 
To do this, open the campaign and click on the “Edit header” button. 
Then click on the button “Delete campaign” and confirm.
Once deleted, the campaign is no longer visible to anyone.
Ideas received via this campaign are still visible and can be processed.
Evaluators assess the ideas which are received in a campaign. Evaluators can be employees of the company, but also people from outside the company who have appropriate expertise. 
The invitation and the right to evaluate always refers to only one campaign. Therefore, the pool of Evaluators per campaign can be reassembled according to the topic.
As the creator of a campaign you automatically have the right to evaluate incoming ideas of this campaign. This right also applies to every other Member that you invite to the campaign. Please note that you can only add Admins and Innovation Managers of your company as Members to a campaign.
In addition, you can add any number of Evaluators to the campaign. In order to become an Evaluator, the user must already be a Scout of AnyIdea or register as Scout with AnyIdea in the course of your invitation.
During an ongoing campaign you have two options for adding additional Evaluators:
  • at campaign level via the tab “User Management”:
    In the view, select the tab “Evaluators” and add further Evaluators by clicking on the button “+ Add evaluators”.
  • at the idea detail view:
    Click on the button “+” Add Evaluator in the idea detail view.
If you want to add an Evaluator who is already Scout of your company, you can select him directly from the list. If he is not yet a Scout of your company, go to the tab “Invite Evaluators” and invite him.
As admin you can change the innovation settings at company level in the setup. You can also change the settings at campaign level. So you can specify different innovation settings for each campaign for the evaluation of ideas. To do so, go to the tab “Portfolio” in a campaign and click on “Innovation settings”. Then you can adjust the innovation settings of the campaign individually.
The ability to define the innovation settings individually for each campaign allows specific idea portfolios to be created for a campaign. The idea portfolio can be found under the tab “Idea portfolio” within the campaign. This is where the evaluated ideas are presented based on the evaluation results. By mouse-over the details of the respective idea can be displayed within the idea portfolio.
If you use AnyIdea in the Chrome browser, you can highlight the link in the URL bar and click on the QR code icon on the right to generate a QR code for the campaign. You can use this in mailings or on flyers so that scouts can send ideas quickly and easily. Alternatively, you can use the QR code generator of your choice.