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

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

Let’s Talk About Content Marketing

Posted by Shaina Kaye on April 25, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Join us in picturing this:

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Topics: utility communications, Utility Marketing, community marketing, customer centric, Energy Wire, energy marketing, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, content marketing strategy, sustainability marketing

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

Four Energy Companies Acing the Social Media Game

Posted by Shaina Kaye on March 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of going beyond simply being present on social media and instead actively engaging with audience members across social platforms. To do this takes time, a strong social media and content marketing strategic plan, and a willingness to commit fully to the idea that social media is a crucial part of your customer acquisition, retention, and brand building strategies.

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Topics: Customer Engagement, utility communications, communications, energy marketing, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram, inspiration, 2019

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

Disrupt, Innovate, Repeat: A DTECH-Themed Round Up

Posted by Shaina Kaye on February 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM

A postcard from New Orleans: Harrison Grubbs, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, is attending the annual DistribuTech Conference and Exhibition this week. The conference gathers the latest disruptive and innovative energy technology products and experts in one place to network, collaborate and share best practices. In between sessions, Harrison has shared a sneak peek for the rest of us here at KSV.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, Customer Insight, utilities, Utility Marketing, future of energy, digital transformation, innovation, personalization, energy marketing, 2019, DistribuTech, DTECH2019

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