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

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

Communicating to Customers About Home Batteries: A Lightning Round Blueprint

Posted by Dave Treston on April 11, 2019 at 10:20 AM

You may have heard us mention this once or twice: we know the energy customer. It’s true. We say it with confidence and we say it often because here at KSV, we make it our mission to know how to communicate to the energy customer—through the solutions we provide to our clients and through carefully planned, comprehensive research that spans issues important to brands and customers alike. 

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Topics: customer demands, Customer Insight, utilities, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, KSV research, market research, energy marketing, utility of the future, strategic electrification, 2019, 80x50, resiliency, battery, energy storage, home batteries, consumer research

Is Demand Management the New Energy Efficiency?

Posted by Harrison Grubbs on April 4, 2019 at 10:37 AM

In the past two months, we have attended the AESP, Distributech, AEEEast and NESEA conferences and kept up with all of our GreenTech Media and Utility Dive readings and podcasts. Having been devotees of these industry staples for years, we have noticed a trend that causes us to ask, “Where did energy efficiency go?”

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Topics: future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, clean energy, social media best practices, strategic electrification, 2019, sustainability, demand response, #HPC19

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

Closing Out 2018 and Planning for 2019, with Optimism

Posted by Mary Stewart on December 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM

This is the time of year we get to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the prior 12 months and use these lessons in our planning to make the next year even better. At KSV, our goal every day and every year for the entire team is to focus on getting better, getting smarter, providing more to our clients, and, through our efforts, helping to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Topics: customer experience, utilities, utility, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, connected home, energy efficiency, KSV research, market research, Smart Home, smart products, renewable energy, electric vehicles, clean energy, energy revolution, social media best practices, inspiration, strategic electrification

Voice, Visualization, and AI: On MarTech and the Future

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on November 29, 2018 at 12:12 PM

 

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Topics: utilities, data science, future of energy, digital transformation, innovation, connected home, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, personalization, Smart Home, smart products, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, utility of the future, AI, MarTech

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

3 Ways Social Media Can Save Utilities

Posted by Shaina Kaye on November 15, 2018 at 9:40 AM

If you’re a utility and you’re not already on social media, you’re late to the table. Three billion active social media users around the world log on to at least one social media platform on a regular – if not daily – basis. That means utility companies have countless opportunities to reach consumers where they are in their day-to-day journeys.  

But just because your utility has a presence on social media, and you’re posting on Facebook every day, doesn’t mean that your job is done. Far from it.

Do you have a strategy that is shifting the way utility customers think about you, or are they only checking your Twitter feed to see how much longer the power will be out on their street? (Which, by the way, is still important. It’s just not the whole picture.)

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Topics: utilities, future of energy, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, millennials, renewable energy, utility of the future, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram

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