Strategic Electrification and More Lessons from Conference Season

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on November 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM

NEEP, NECEC, NESEA, ACE, VTREV… what do all these abbreviations have in common? They are all the energy-related conferences that KSV sponsored or attended in October. It was Energy Awareness Month, and we celebrated it by making the rounds for conference season.

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Topics: customer centric, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, marketing solutions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, utilities, utility of the future, millennials, energy revolution, Customer Insight

Forecasting the Future of EVs, Starting with Consumers

Posted by Tucker Wright on November 1, 2018 at 10:45 AM

To reach the carbon reduction goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, and in targets set by dozens of city and state governments, electrifying the transportation sector is key. But despite huge advancements in technology, electric vehicles (EVs) continue to make up only a small fraction of the U.S. automobile market. In fact, EVs were less than 1 percent of the total vehicle market share in the United States until 2017, when they finally hit the 1 percent milestone.

Growth is now accelerating, largely thanks to the success of Tesla’s Model 3. July was the first month on record that EV sales reached 2 percent of market share, doubling the 2017 annual result. But how can the EV market reach scale?

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Topics: customer centric, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, marketing solutions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, utilities, millennials, energy revolution, Customer Insight, purchasing behavior, electric vehicles, customer motivations, customer experience

Are Customers Demanding an Energy Revolution?

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on October 25, 2018 at 12:51 PM

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Utility of the Future” is a buzzword that has been dominating our industry’s publications and conference circuits for the past few years. Many industry thought leaders have published their ideas, and many of these smart ideas include elements of strategic electrification, distributed resources, non-centralized generation, and non-wire alternatives.

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Topics: customer centric, future of energy, energy marketing, research, innovation, marketing solutions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, utilities, utility of the future, millennials, energy revolution, Customer Insight

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

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: millennials, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, Utility Marketing, 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: communications, Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IBM, KSV research, marketing, personalization, segmentation, utilities, utility, utility communications, Utility Marketing

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

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: connected home, #CONNUS16, Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, 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: communications, Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, ENERGY, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, KSV research, utilities, utility communications

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