Take it from Bill Gates: Content is (Still) King

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

24 years ago, before the evolution and mass adoption of social media, when blogs were still a novelty and websites were still in relatively primitive states, Bill Gates penned an essay titled “Content is King.” 

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Topics: utility communications, content marketing, content marketing strategy, EnergyWire, thought leadership, LinkedIn, B2B marketing, Bill Gates, marketing strategy

Intersectional Environmentalism: What it is and Why it Matters

Posted by Jackie Demers and Abby Goudey on August 27, 2020 at 1:29 PM

The fight for a more sustainable future in the age of the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter has uncovered an important truth: protecting vulnerable communities is critical to taking action against climate change. It's long overdue, but going forward, brands looking to fight for climate change will need to ensure social justice is a component of their climate action plan. 

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Topics: B Corporation, climate change, inspiration, brand value, sustainability, EnergyWire, brand building, coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, intersectional environmentalism, Gen Z

The “It” Factor: What Successful D2C Companies Can Teach Brands in 2020

Posted by Shaina Kaye on August 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM

In the early 2010s, companies like Everlane and Warby Parker paved the way for the first generation of Direct to Consumer (D2C) brands, offering consumers a fully digital brand experience and new companies a relatively easy, innovative and scalable way to sell products and services. A storefront was not necessary, but a strong brand story was. A brick and mortar storefront was no longer an operational requirement for brands - all you needed was an online shop and a creative social media presence.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, innovation, customer centric, B Corporation, Shopping Experience, climate change, brand value, sustainability, EnergyWire, D2C, customer trends, brand building, coronavirus

Industry Expert Interview: Jen Gorin, Founder of Impact Growth Partners

Posted by Shaina Kaye on August 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Never has the value of being a B Corp been more evident than in 2020, as a global pandemic and social change have taken center stage and communities around the world have realized the true benefits of using business as a force for good.

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Topics: innovation, B Corporation, industry expert, sustainability, BCorp, leadership, coronavirus

Mid-Summer Round Up

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 30, 2020 at 11:34 AM

If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that life keeps moving forward. Amidst political barbs, a global pandemic, long overdue social upheaval and a climate crisis, the world keeps on turning. 

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Topics: innovation, round up, inspiration, sustainability, thought leadership, in the news, customer trends, leadership, coronavirus

Customer Experience, Revisited

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 16, 2020 at 3:25 PM

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: you can have a wonderful, purpose-driven mission and a marketing campaign that is creative and perfectly targeted, but if your customer’s experience is lacking everything else is diminished. 

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, customer centric, marketing, marketing solutions, content marketing strategy, thought leadership, customer trends, coronavirus

Four of the Best Ways to Reach Customers at Home this Summer

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM

In “normal” times, pre-global pandemic, getting the biggest ROI out of your marketing budget was undoubtedly a priority. But as we all know, the summer of 2020 is anything but normal. 

With 65% of marketers anticipating a decrease to already constrained marketing budgets, brands across industries need to find ways to be more nimble, creative and strategic while also figuring out how to effectively respond to the changing needs of customers living in the midst of an ongoing pandemic and revolutionary social change. 

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At Home With COVID-19: New Whitepaper Release

Posted by Dave Treston on June 30, 2020 at 4:13 PM
On March 19, 2020, California became the first state to order its residents to stay at home in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. By early April, 42 states and Washington, D.C., had some form of stay-at-home guidelines in effect.
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Industry Expert Interview Series: Matt Daigle, CEO and Founder of Rise

Posted by Shaina Kaye on June 25, 2020 at 3:38 PM

We’re back with the next installment of our Industry Expert Interviews, a content series that keeps the community spirit alive and well (and selfishly, gives us the opportunity to talk to some truly incredible people). These will be longer installments, so we encourage you to grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy “meeting” someone new.

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Topics: B Corporation, CEO, Home Improvement, climate change, social media, environment, BCorp

Using Social Media to Foster Real Change

Posted by Shaina Kaye on June 12, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Back in January, we kicked off the year with the first installment of our 2020 Social Media Trends Series, diving into TikTok and Video. By April of this year, a lot had changed, and in the second installment of the series, we discussed two trends ("tribes" and the use of stories) to help make the most of social media in the age of the coronavirus.

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Topics: B Corporation, social media, anti-racism, Black Lives Matter

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