Once Upon a Brand: Going Beyond "Utility"

Posted by The KSV Creative Team on August 1, 2019 at 11:39 AM

Become more than just your "customer's utility." It starts with a story that resonates.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer motivations, utilities, utility communications, Utility Marketing, innovation, customer centric, utility of the future, creativity, EnergyWire, Creative

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

Millennial Homeowners + Energy Costs = EE Solutions

Posted by Abby Goudey on July 19, 2019 at 10:14 AM

This year, millennials will overtake baby boomers as the largest living adult generation in the United States, growing to 73 million people. We’ve discussed what this means for new technologies and customer experience in the energy space, but what does it mean for homeownership? Furthermore, what does it mean for energy companies?

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer motivations, utilities, utility communications, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, millennials, clean energy, utility of the future, social media, social media best practices, voice, EnergyWire, voice assistants, voice technology

0-60: Accelerating EV Adoption

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM
Here's a prediction you may be interested in hearing: By 2050, there is expected to be a 20-38 percent increase in US electricity consumption, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer motivations, utilities, utility communications, Utility Marketing, innovation, customer centric, KSV research, market research, marketing solutions, research, grid infrastructure, out of home, utility of the future, strategic electrification, consumer research, EnergyWire, EV

Let's Not Blame the New York Times for Being Honest About EV Challenges

Posted by Tucker Wright on July 3, 2019 at 10:34 AM

A few weeks ago the New York Times published an article titled L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8 Hours Driving; 5 More Plugged In. In it, the author details his experiences taking this well-known road trip in an EV while interviewing fellow EV users along the way.

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Topics: customer motivations, innovation, electric vehicles, energy revolution, strategic electrification, sustainability, EnergyWire, EV

The Most Touching Campaign, Ever.

Posted by Kevin Willard and Heather Baldock on June 27, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Every second of every day, millions of homes across the Northeast are losing energy, and their homeowners don’t even know it. That’s $300 more in energy costs each year and 1,400 pounds in unnecessary carbon emissions per household. And while customers care about their wallets and the environment, the topic of energy loss isn’t top of mind: it’s tedious, dull, and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. 

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer motivations, utilities, utility communications, Utility Marketing, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, program participation, energy marketing, out of home, OOH, creativity, inspiration, sustainability, sustainability marketing, EnergyWire, National Grid

Thanksgiving Eve Roundup

Posted by Shaina Kaye on November 21, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

The team at KSV certainly has a lot to be thankful for – inspiring clients, innovative colleagues and a community dedicated to sustainable energy, just to name a few things on our list.

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Topics: customer motivations, utilities, future of energy, innovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, round up, electric vehicles, clean energy, climate change, creativity, inspiration

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

One Year Later: Reflecting on Maria, Anticipating Florence

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 13, 2018 at 11:07 AM

As the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath approaches, the United States is bracing itself for yet another dangerous hurricane season. As we write this, Hurricane Florence is making its way to the Carolina coast.

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Topics: customer motivations, utilities, Utility Marketing, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, hurricane, microgrid, infrastructure improvement, natural disaster

KSV Future of Energy Series: Offshore Wind is Picking Up Speed

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on September 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

A decade ago, wind energy mostly meant giant investments, ugly legal battles and major public opposition. As recently as 3 years ago, we saw proposals in many states—good proposals by respected companies—being tossed out. Lack of public support combined with weak political legs dragged the highly visible CapeWind project through the dirt from its initial approvals in 2005, to 2017, when it was finally shut down and deemed defunct.

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Topics: customer motivations, utilities, Utility Marketing, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, wind energy, offshore wind

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