Another chance to win $100 by appeasing the PDD marketing weasel

PDDMarketingWeasel89457Every other year or so, Perfect Duluth Day conducts a survey of its readers in an effort to figure out who they are and what their deal is. To make up for the privacy invasion, we offer the chance to win $100 in a drawing, which convinces everyone to proceed without reservation or contempt.

To participate in the survey, you do not need to be logged in or have an account with PDD at all; you just have to be a human being with the ability to click things on the Internet.

This survey has closed; thanks to everyone who participated.

Why do PDD’s powers-that-be ignore their natural Minnesota Lutheran shame and prod you to disclose information that is none of their business? Because that’s how the vicious gears of capitalism work, you silly goose.

This survey will gather information that PDD’s marketing weasel can use to show other marketing weasels how this website is an ideal place to advertise certain products and services.

Rest assured, the intentions of this survey are entirely money-grabbing in nature, just as the rationale of participating in it should be. There are no plans to streamline content on PDD, based on survey results, in order to produce a highly targeted product that is perfectly tailored to your distinct demographic. PDD wouldn’t stoop that low. This is just about selling more of those little squares on the right of the page.

Your info won’t be shared with anyone, and you won’t be put on any spam list or further bothered in any way. It is Perfect Duluth Day’s policy to be as upfront and forthright as possible while taking advantage of you.

Thanks, and good luck in the drawing. This survey will run for two weeks; the drawing will take place during the first week of March.


De man

about 11 years ago

What was up with the "Smoking pot" question? Are you trying to see if there is support of legalization here or entrapment? God damned weasel...

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Mostly that question is there for laughs, but probably also to satisfy curiosity. There probably aren't any potential advertisers who care that 16 percent of PDD's readership acknowledges smoking pot at least once a month.


about 11 years ago

"...once a month." That is funny.

Les F

about 11 years ago

Thanks for the Cyndi Lauper video. Good distraction from work.


about 11 years ago

I won the $100 the previous time around. The check cleared and it was the most remunerative experience of self-revelation I've ever had.

Emily Haavik

about 11 years ago

Another chance to watch a Cyndi Lauper video by signing up to win $100.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Thanks to everyone who tolerated the survey. The new results are posted on PDD's demographics page, if any of you are curious how you compare to your peers.

There were no real surprises in the results, other than a slight swing to a male majority and that most of you are a little older, a little more likely to be in a relationship and a little bit wealthier than you were two years ago.

The winner of the drawing was Erik Lindgren from Duluth's friendly West End. So if you know Erik, drinks are on him.

I swear there is no Scandinavian conspiracy behind a guy with a similar last name to mine winning the $100 prize. Frankly, I'm surprised we've held three drawings without a single blood relative, high school classmate or former colleague of any of PDD's staff winning. Maybe Duluth ain't such a small town after all.


about 11 years ago

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 86,265 people, 35,705 households, and 18,680 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,272.5 inhabitants per square mile (491.3 /km2). There were 38,208 housing units at an average density of 563.6 per square mile (217.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.4% White, 2.3% African American, 2.5% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 35,705 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.7% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 33.6 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 19.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female

Except for the above, are there any links to average education, income, etc level currently in Duluth?  I can't find anything other than population etc



about 11 years ago

oops, should have added quotes and noted this is a partial Wikipedia link, sorry.


about 11 years ago

YeeHaw!  Thanks!  I sure am having a Perfect Duluth Day!  Here is a link to some more data on the demographics of Duluth: Duluth City-Data

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