Understanding Customers' Digital Experience: Four Tools We Love

Posted by Lindsay Herod on July 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM

We’ve talked previously about how customer expectations and demands are rapidly changing—customers expect a modern and easy-to-use experience when they interact with energy providers’ digital products and services. We know that keeping up with evolving customer expectations and technology trends can be difficult and overwhelming. Oftentimes, it’s hard to know where to start.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, customer motivations, utilities, utility communications, customer centric, marketing solutions, EnergyWire, UX

Business as a Force for Good: Our B Corp-Inspired Round Up

Posted by Shaina Kaye on June 21, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Earlier this week, a few KSV staffers were fortunate enough to attend BLD New England, a day-long conference that brought together B Corps from all over the New England region to connect, collaborate and inspire one another to expand the practice of using business as a force for good. In the lead up to this year’s event, we were honored to be able to put together BLD New England’s promotional video.

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Topics: customer experience, future of energy, customer centric, B Corporation, round up, climate change, inspiration, brand value, sustainability, corporate responsibility, social responsibility, sustainability marketing, good energy, company culture, EnergyWire

What Will You Stand For? Part Two

Posted by Alexa Beal on June 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM

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.

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Topics: Customer Engagement, customer experience, customer centric, climate change, inspiration, brand value, EnergyWire, Gillette, Disney, National Grid

What Will You Stand For? The Marketing Takeaway from Disney, Gillette and National Grid

Posted by Energy Wire on June 6, 2019 at 4:30 PM

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.

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Topics: Customer Engagement, customer experience, customer centric, climate change, inspiration, brand value, EnergyWire, Gillette, Disney, National Grid

Does Your Company Have Personality?

Posted by Shaina Kaye on May 30, 2019 at 10:15 AM

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?

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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

Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience

Posted by Lindsay Herod on May 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM

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.  

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer experience, digital transformation, customer centric, EnergyWire, UX

Google Analytics & Strategy: The PB&J of Impactful Marketing

Posted by Ashley Nicholls and Brent Sitterly on March 14, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Peanut butter & jelly.

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Topics: customer experience, metrics, marketing attribution, data science, marketing solutions, research, energy marketing, utility of the future, 2019, data

Hero or Villain - Your Choice

Posted by Energy Wire on March 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Zappos, Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s are three successful, highly profitable brands that have blended making products with doing good. In fact, they have blended them so thoroughly in their corporate culture that when customers purchase one of their products, they feel better about themselves. When you step back and think about that, you realize you are seeing excellence in marketing.

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Topics: customer experience, future of energy, energy efficiency, energy marketing, microgrid, climate change, 2019, brand value, 80x50, battery, energy storage, sustainability, corporate responsibility, philanthropy, social responsibility

Bill Nye Talks Science. We Talk Energy Storage.

Posted by Energy Wire on February 28, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Here at KSV, we are fluent in energy. We speak it, our clients speak it; we are energy nerds. So, what happens when we need to talk energy to non-nerds?

Well, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing for over 40 years. We embed ourselves in the energy industry and conduct in-depth consumer research. It’s the combination of these two disciplines that makes us able to effectively convey complex energy technologies and strategies to typical customers.

Over the past year, we have written articles on electric vehicles (EVs), wind energy, and beneficial electrification as emerging technologies worth communicating to your customers. Today, we are covering a new topic: energy storage. 

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Topics: customer experience, utilities, future of energy, energy efficiency, energy marketing, microgrid, grid infrastructure, climate change, 2019, 80x50, resiliency, battery, energy storage

The Power of Brand Value

Posted by Energy Wire on February 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Stupid happens.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, Customer Insight, utilities, Utility Marketing, future of energy, personalization, energy marketing, 2019, brand value

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