It’s been two years since President Trump announced plans for the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. And while Congress continues to battle it out on how to proceed, utilities across the nation continue to step up and strengthen their commitment to a clean energy future, announcing ambitious goals for carbon reduction. Just last year, Xcel Energy became the first to announce plans to go carbon free by 2050. And the climate commitments keep coming.
Gillette standing alongside the transgender community. Disney standing up to the State of Georgia for its position on abortion. National Grid standing behind our planet, stating clearly, as a utility, its position on global warming.
If you find that question hard to answer, you’re not alone. For many energy companies, establishing a distinct personality through social media often seems like a pipe dream, especially when they have enough trouble establishing a regular presence or a consistent content marketing strategy on their social media channels. When tasked with so much else, creating a brand personality via social often feels like the extra sprinkles on a sundae—nice to have, but does it make a difference in the quality of the product?
Topics: Customer Engagement, customer experience, digital transformation, customer centric, energy marketing, utility of the future, social media, social media best practices, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram, inspiration, brand value, EnergyWire
Ah yes, the Thursday before a long weekend. Project deadlines are still looming, but for even the most diligent of workers, the lure of a long weekend and the unofficial start to summer may be enough to allow the mind to wander, even if it is just for a little while.
Topics: future of energy, customer centric, millennials, renewable energy, round up, climate change, utility of the future, energy revolution, inspiration, sustainability, social responsibility, sustainability marketing, EnergyWire, solar
We have mentioned a few times that the voice revolution is coming, and today we’d venture a guess to say that it has arrived. For one in five U.S. adults, voice assistants are a regular part of their daily routines, providing solutions, offering advice, and acting as a go-to resource for doing everything from turning off lights to scheduling playdates. Your company needs to embrace voice technology as a customer engagement tool, or risk losing out on countless opportunities to provide key customer touchpoints with your brand.
Customer expectations and demands are rapidly changing—customers expect every interaction they have to be as good as if not better than their most recent experience. When an energy or utility customer pays their bill, they expect the same experience and level of personalization that they had purchasing a new product on Amazon or Target. An experience that is often authentic, intuitive, easy-to-use and mobile.
For over 40 years, KSV’s purpose has been to thrive as a band of thinkers and makers focused on sustainable energy and motivated to do right by humankind. The reason? We know that when “doing good” starts from within, it leads to better work for our clients.
Topics: utility communications, Utility Marketing, community marketing, customer centric, Energy Wire, energy marketing, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, content marketing strategy, sustainability marketing
You may have heard us mention this once or twice: we know the energy customer. It’s true. We say it with confidence and we say it often because here at KSV, we make it our mission to know how to communicate to the energy customer—through the solutions we provide to our clients and through carefully planned, comprehensive research that spans issues important to brands and customers alike.
Topics: customer demands, Customer Insight, utilities, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, KSV research, market research, energy marketing, utility of the future, strategic electrification, 2019, 80x50, resiliency, battery, energy storage, home batteries, consumer research
In the past two months, we have attended the AESP, Distributech, AEEEast and NESEA conferences and kept up with all of our GreenTech Media and Utility Dive readings and podcasts. Having been devotees of these industry staples for years, we have noticed a trend that causes us to ask, “Where did energy efficiency go?”
Topics: future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, clean energy, social media best practices, strategic electrification, 2019, sustainability, demand response, #HPC19