What makes a professional online marketing company fill in a questionnaire?

Ian Hancock General

Because Miromedia provide professional online marketing, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see if I could get our staff group to fill in an online marketing questionnaire, without any reminders or prompts.

To achieve my goal I decided to ask just 1 question. I also decided to use the following tactics to get everyone’s response:-

I chose a subject that would engage every member of staff. I asked a question which allowed each person to reflect their personality. I made it an open forum so that everyone could see each other’s answers.

For me, the most interesting part of the survey was the time it took everyone to come back to me. Within an hour I had all the information I needed for this blog. So, if we ask the right questions, we get the right answers. So, what was the question?

List your top 10 movies of all time?

Straight forward, not particularly ground breaking you may think and you would be right. But there is more going on here. As discussed above, it gives everyone an opportunity to express part of their character. Also, we find it interesting to see what our peers consider to be a good film. Then there is an opportunity to see if we have the same tastes.

It only took a minute of each person’s day and I asked everyone to fill it in during their lunch break.

Looking at the list below shows the range of movies that appeal to our group. But just as interesting, some felt that a list of 5 was enough, therefore changing the questionnaire in mid flow.

Results as follows:-


Wall Street

American Psycho

Ferris Buellers Day Off

Pulp Fiction

Freddie got Fingered


Pumping Iron (follows the build up to 1975 Mr Universe contest)

American History x

There will be blood

Gangs of New York


I’m not sure in the order but I can watch these any time:

Forrest Gump

Bucket List

Enemy at Gates

Alien 1,2,4

Kill Bill 1-2

Pulp Fiction

Inglorious Bastards

Gran Torino

Once Upon a Time in the West

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Donny Darko

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly


Gran Torino


Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

Spirited Away


One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Raging Bull

Human Caterpiller

Human Caterpiller 2

Human Caterpiller 3

Human Caterpiller 3D

Human Caterpiller 3DD

Human Caterpiller 4Play



Shawshank Redemption

Back to the Future

Star Wars

Empire Strikes Back

Training Day

American History X


Trading Places

12 Monkeys


SEOMoz Training Videos


My top 10 as follows

Shawshank Redemption

The Green Mile

Rocky 1-6


Con Air

Original Italian Job

Layer Cake


Cool Running

Gone in 60 Seconds


Training Day

Layer Cake

Trading Places

Naked Gun

Star Wars (all movies combined to make a supermovie)

Minority Report

I, Robot

Toy Story 2




Top 10 is too much. Top 5 is enough.

1. Casino Royal

2. Italian Job

3. Bullit

4. Long Good Friday

5. Four Wedding and a Funeral




Back to the Future

Debbie does Dallas



easy… maybe


Shutter Island

Indiana Jones Last Crusade

Rear Window


…o, not that easy then


Dr Zhivago

Lord of the Rings


Ryans Daughter

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Conclusion provided by Roland – So officially, Miro’s favourite movie is The Good the bad and the ugly. What a spaghetti western fan company we are 🙂 next year we should go to the wild west for a bit of gold hunting team building.

Then other conclusions :

Rich: What about Debbie does Dallas?

Andrew: what does Debbie do in Dallas

Rich: On reflection it should be called ‘Dallas does Debbie’

All correspondence stops here, as there is work to do.