The Solar Customer Experience Consumers Want

Posted by Dave Treston on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM

In the spring of this year, solar installations in the US surpassed two million, just three short years after the solar industry completed its millionth installation, a milestone that took 40 years to reach.

Policies spurred by ambitious state renewable energy commitments have helped speed up the adoption of renewables in general, but the growth of solar is also driven by enormous consumer demand. 

At KSV, we have seen this firsthand.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

3 Lessons Utilities and Solar Providers Can Learn from Their Local Farmers Market

Posted by Dave Treston on September 5, 2019 at 9:47 AM

According to the USDA, the number of farmers markets in the country has nearly doubled in the past 10 years. And the number of U.S. households growing food at home or in a community garden has increased 200 percent from 2008 levels, according to the National Gardening Association.

Why? 

Consumers’ purchasing decisions are being driven by their key values. 

Independence. Resilience. Self-reliance. Local. Sustainable. These values are shifting consumer behavior and increasing demand for specific types of goods.  

Why should utilities or solar providers care? Because we see these very same values come into play when we talk to consumers about solar.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Let’s Talk About Content Marketing

Posted by Shaina Kaye on April 25, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Join us in picturing this:

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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

Proven Ways to Talk to the C&I Customer

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on January 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM

AESP’s national conference is around the corner. At KSV, we love seeing people come together to talk, share and learn about sustainable energy. 

For AESP in the past, we’ve focused on customer engagement. We’ve spoken about targeting large C&I customers with native advertising, co-presenting with our client, Erin Motta from National Grid. 

Erin is a senior marketing analyst in the energy product marketing area of National Grid. 

This week, we’re sharing an interview we had with Erin after an AESP gathering that covered some of the questions remaining after the session.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Lessons We Can't (and Won't) Forget

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on January 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM

As we enter into the new year, we’ve taken time to reflect on some of the most important lessons we’ve learned about driving sustainable energy. And we wanted to share a few with you. 

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

I’m Dreaming of a Fried Chicken Christmas

Posted by Abby Goudey on December 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM

What do fried chicken, Santa Claus, and sustainable energy all have in common?

The obvious answer would be nothing. But here’s our take: They each fill a void.

In 1970, the manager of Japan’s first KFC woke in the middle of the night with a business idea. Takeshi Okawara wanted to sell a “party barrel” of fried chicken on Christmas.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

KSV Says Happy Holidays from Adweek

Posted by Noelle Palumbo on December 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Kevin Willard, one of our creative directors, wanted KSV’s holiday card to make it onto Adweek’s list of most creative agency farewells of the year.

So, he wrote a letter to the “North Pole.”

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Trump & Energy Update: Climate Change No Longer Listed as a National Security Threat

Posted by Noelle Palumbo on December 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM

It’s time for another edition of policy, not politics.

Last week we mentioned that Donald Trump signed the NDAA that said, “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States.”

We talked about how this was a small win for climate change activists because of the fact that the administration didn’t push back on this language being in the act.

Well, another week, another development.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

An Ad Agency With a Serious Mission

Posted by Ann Hoogenboom on December 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM

KSV is a certified B Corp.

Enter buzzwords: mission-driven, values-led.

We see these words on the ‘about’ pages of businesses in all sectors across the globe.

But B Corp could actually be the next major movement for business—Forbes, Inc., Fortune, and Huffpost have all written about it as a movement to watch.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Trump & Energy Update: Climate Change and the NDAA

Posted by Noelle Palumbo on December 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM

It’s time for another edition of policy, not politics.

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the possibility of President Trump signing a bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, that included language acknowledging climate change—a notion that has been at odds with his administration’s position.

Well that bill was signed, yesterday.

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Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

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