October Roundup

Posted by Shaina Kaye on October 18, 2018 at 9:45 AM

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a special report on the state of climate change. The findings were less than pleasant, with the report underscoring that "we only have the slimmest of opportunities remaining to avoid unthinkable damage to the climate system that supports life as we know it."

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Topics: renewable energy, energy efficiency, utilities, infrastructure improvement, microgrid, grid infrastructure, round up, future of energy, utility communications, ACEEE, ipcc, climate change, electric vehicles, clean energy

OOH - The Marketing Multitasker

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on October 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM

More flexible. More dynamic. More effective.

Marketing in advertising has two purposes: sales activation and brand building. Sales activation is targeted at people who are looking to purchase on the spot, or it aims to trigger a purchase decision. Brand building has four key goals:

  • Reputation building
  • Loyalty building
  • Education
  • Brand reinforcement
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Topics: customer centric, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, marketing solutions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, out of home, OOH

As Luxury EVs Speed Up, the Energy Industry Shifts Its Strategy

Posted by Tucker Wright on September 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Tesla sold an estimated 14,250 Model 3 sedans in July, a 225% improvement over the electric car’s previous record sales month. That monthly sales figure might have seemed to be a fluke, but Forbes reported that the sedan hit a new sales record in August, reaching 17,800 units. 

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Topics: customer centric, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, marketing solutions, renewable energy, electric vehicles, purchasing behavior, NEEP, clean energy, Tesla, BMW, Audi

Friday Roundup

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Are round-ups the best way to ease into a Friday?
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Topics: renewable energy, energy efficiency, utilities, infrastructure improvement, microgrid, grid infrastructure, round up, future of energy, utility communications, ACEEE

One Year Later: Reflecting on Maria, Anticipating Florence

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 13, 2018 at 11:07 AM

As the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath approaches, the United States is bracing itself for yet another dangerous hurricane season. As we write this, Hurricane Florence is making its way to the Carolina coast.

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Topics: customer centric, utilities, energy efficiency, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, Utility Marketing, marketing solutions, customer motivations, renewable energy, natural disaster, hurricane, microgrid, infrastructure improvement

KSV Future of Energy Series: Offshore Wind is Picking Up Speed

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on September 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

A decade ago, wind energy mostly meant giant investments, ugly legal battles and major public opposition. As recently as 3 years ago, we saw proposals in many states—good proposals by respected companies—being tossed out. Lack of public support combined with weak political legs dragged the highly visible CapeWind project through the dirt from its initial approvals in 2005, to 2017, when it was finally shut down and deemed defunct.

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Topics: customer centric, utilities, energy efficiency, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, Utility Marketing, marketing solutions, customer motivations, wind energy, offshore wind, renewable energy

Uber, Lyft and How Holistic Thinking Can Transform an Industry

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on August 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM

The utility of the future is a hot topic for our clients in the energy space. What will it look like? Who will be steering the ship and who will be struggling to stay afloat? Transportation is a major part of that conversation, and no companies have upended the transportation industry more than Uber and Lyft. The American dream of automotive independence is being challenged in many cities where it is cheaper to use ride sharing than it is to own a car: New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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Topics: customer centric, utilities, energy efficiency, future of energy, energy marketing, Uber, Lyft, research, innovation, Utility Marketing, marketing solutions, customer motivations, customer experience

Make Realtors Your New Best Friend

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on August 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Curious about the intersection of real estate and energy efficiency? So were we. We wanted to know, how much is energy efficiency worth to buyers? And do people put it on the “must have” side of the list when looking at real estate options?

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Topics: customer centric, utilities, smart products, energy efficiency, home buying

Lessons for Energy Marketers from Coca-Cola and Bud Light

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on July 27, 2018 at 9:06 AM

We’ve written, and you’ve read, and then we’ve written again, and you’ve read again, about personalization. You must personalize your marketing. OK, you get it, but you ask, how? and why? and am I doing it right?

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KSV Voices of Industry: Words of Wisdom from a Multicultural Marketing Maven

Posted by Ann Hoogenboom on July 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Sarah Lattimer Irvin is, simply put, a multicultural marketing rock star.

Walking into the Metrics Marketing office, Sarah greets me with a big smile and an inviting tone that authentically welcomes me to her award-winning advertising shop. As CEO of Metrics Marketing, formerly Lattimer Communications, she leads her business with a cool, calm sensibility and has curated a team of brilliantly talented brand consultants.

If you’ve been following EnergyWire recently, you know we’ve been busy researching and writing about multicultural marketing. KSV and Metrics Marketing are part of a network called MAGNET Energy. We are a group of ad agencies that believe we are stronger together than we are alone. “Sarah and her team have over 20 years’ experience working in multicultural marketing. Who better to collaborate with on our research?” 

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