Four Customer Demands in 2016… This Is Your 6-Month Check-In.

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on June 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Back in January, we discussed the Four Customer Demands to Watch in 2016. And now, six months later, we’re checking in. How are you doing? How do your brands and your programs stack up against these customer demands?

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Topics: customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, ENERGY, utilities, utility, marketing, millennials

Personalization: Customers Say They Want It, But Will They Really Engage?

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on June 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM

“When it comes to personalized information, customers always say they want it. But how long will they actually engage with it? And is it typically the younger customers who are most receptive?”

This was a question (and an important one) that was asked yesterday during an AESP Brown Bag webinar. KSV + Tendril co-hosted the event titled: Leveraging Personalization to Increase Customer Engagement and Satisfaction. (Interested in learning more? Reach out!)

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Topics: Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, Utility Marketing, millennials, Smart Home

Mom’s Power and Impact On Smart Products, Energy Efficiency and The Home.

Posted by Energy Wire on June 17, 2016 at 4:21 AM

“Who run the world? Girls.” - The Great Beyonce Knowles

If you were following the New York Energy Week (#NYEW2016), then you likely followed the Women Disrupting Power panel and the female leaders sharing their experiences and advice to further grow and innovate this exciting space. As a woman-owned business, we thank you for your inspiration!

Beyond the incredible women in this industry, there are also incredible women inside the home, holding power and impact beyond measure.

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Topics: Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, Utility Marketing, Smart Home

Leverage Personalization to Increase Customer Engagement and Satisfaction

Posted by Lauren Bell on June 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM

 

WATCH customer video.

 

Personalization is no longer just a customer demand, but an expectation. IBM reports:

  • 55% of consumers expect retailers to use purchasing and behavioral data to offer relevant promotions.
  • 60% spend more with retailers that use behavioral data to create relevant offers.
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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, utilities, utility, utility communications, Utility Marketing, communications, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IBM, KSV research, marketing, personalization, segmentation

Three Steps to Meeting with the CEO of the Home... Your Customer.

Posted by Lauren Bell on June 2, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Customers are demanding more and more from every product and service they buy and use.

Even companies like Chick-Fil-A are making their fast food experience... faster. (Plus a free sandwich!) What does that tell you about customer demands?

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, Uncategorized, utility communications, Association of Energy Services Professionals, CEO, communications, connected home, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Smart Home

The Gap Between the Smart Home and Customer Adoption.

Posted by Lauren Bell on May 26, 2016 at 9:16 PM
WATCH customer video.

For those of you that have been following the 2016 Connections Conference (#CONNUS16), you’re probably feeling a lot like us. Invigorated and inspired.

The Connected Home industry continues to evolve the way in which we will live and run our homes, but the big question is….

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, connected home, #CONNUS16, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Smart Home

Customers: Excited About Energy. Indifferent to Utilities.

Posted by Lauren Bell on May 19, 2016 at 1:14 PM

“Despite an estimated $279 billion potential U.S. market for energy efficiency, just a fraction of this has been spent. The industry’s greatest failure, arguably, is tied to how products and services are framed and sold to customers.”

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, ENERGY, utilities, utility communications, communications, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, KSV research

Do Customers Prioritize Energy Efficiency in the Shopping Process?

Posted by Lauren Bell on May 12, 2016 at 5:47 PM
WATCH customer interviews.

We've been talking to consumers all over the country about buying appliances:

  • The process.
  • How they handle it.
  • What they look for.
  • How they relate it to energy efficiency.
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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, utility communications, energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR, Energy Wire, Home Improvement, KSV research, Shopping Experience

2 Words that Rule Utility Customer Experience... Says the Customer.

Posted by Lauren Bell on May 5, 2016 at 4:14 PM
This article was features by Intelligent Utility on May 5, 2016.

Utility customers are getting more and more demanding. And utility executives should be grateful for it.

That’s because customers who in the past have been largely indifferent about their relationships with their electric and gas utilities are increasingly paying more attention

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, utility communications, Utility Marketing, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, KSV research, marketing, personalization

Three things 'Smart Home' Brands Can Learn from Apple... and Why.

Posted by Lauren Bell on April 28, 2016 at 4:28 PM
WATCH customer interviews.

The Smart Home. A booming industry full of big opportunity. By 2019, it will reach $490 billion in sales and over 1.8 billion units shipped. So, in 3 words: Booming. Big. Billions.

Who doesn’t want part in that?

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, Apple, communications, connected home, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, KSV research, Smart Home