Back to Basics: Three Questions When Marketing Smart Technology.

Posted by Lauren Bell on April 7, 2016 at 7:59 PM

 

WATCH customer video.

 

People are primed to unlock the next level of control within their homes.

As one customer says, "I think if we wait for a couple more years, it's going to happen. You'll be carrying your home in your iPhone."

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, connected home, Energy Wire, Home Improvement, Intelligent Efficiency, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Shopping Experience, Smart Home

#MT16: You Will Lose Customers At Every Point In The Journey.

Posted by Lauren Bell on March 24, 2016 at 8:38 PM

“The future always is and always was the simple decisions we make today.” -Step up and Power Down California

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Topics: Customer Engagement, customer experience, utility communications, Utility Marketing, ACEEE, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, Intelligent Efficiency, KSV research, marketing, #MT16, program participation

Two Key Questions Customers Ask about Smart Products, Programs and Technology.

Posted by Lauren Bell on March 10, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Customers will not buy or participate if they have questions on a product or program.

They have to understand their investment in order to value it, much less spend time and dollars on it.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Insight, connected home, Energy Wire, Home Improvement, Intelligent Efficiency, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Shopping Experience, Smart Home, smart products

What Products Are an Entry Point to Smart Homes for Customers?

Posted by Lauren Bell on March 3, 2016 at 5:34 PM

There are very few things that actually know us. But the things that know us, guide us. Inspire us. Engage us. Allow us to feel victorious and at ease. They can subconsciously change our behaviors, while not flipping our world upside-down. Instead, they enhance it.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, communications, connected home, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, Home Improvement, Intelligent Efficiency, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Shopping Experience, Smart Home, smart products

#SES2016: In the Race for the Smart Home... Is It a Fight for the Customer?

Posted by Lauren Bell on February 25, 2016 at 7:41 PM

“The next big value of unlocking will not be in new products, but will be in the consumers and why they should care.”

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Topics: customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, communications, connected home, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, Intelligent Efficiency, IoT, KSV research, #SES2016, Smart Home, smart products

Three Ways to Engage Customers on SMART Products and Services.

Posted by Lauren Bell on February 18, 2016 at 3:07 PM
WATCH customer video.

We’ve made it. All those years of watching the Jetsons and we’re finally (kind of, almost, sort of) there… if we want to be.

Consumers have the option for SMART solutions for everything, from the car to the thermostat to the lights to the way they power their homes.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, communications, connected home, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, Home Improvement, Intelligent Efficiency, IoT, KSV research, marketing, #SES2016, Shopping Experience, Smart Home, smart products

Key Themes from the AESP Conference: The Customer

Posted by Lauren Bell on February 5, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Well, AESP. You did it again. 4 days. 900 industry professionals. Impressive speakers. New innovations. And Starbuck’s coffee at the ready…

People are leaving Phoenix re-inspired and hyper-focused on one thing: the customer.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, Customer Insight, utility communications, Utility Marketing, Association of Energy Services Professionals, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, Intelligent Efficiency, KSV research

Your Customer is the CEO of their Home. Want a meeting?

Posted by Lauren Bell on January 28, 2016 at 10:55 AM

The smart home is here. But are we ready?

Customers are demanding more from every product and service they buy and use. They want more options and information.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, utility communications, Utility Marketing, CEO, connected home, energy efficiency, Home Improvement, Intelligent Efficiency, marketing, personalization, Shopping Experience, Smart Home

Turn E.E. Interest into Action: Customers need it simple.

Posted by Lauren Bell on January 21, 2016 at 7:07 AM
WATCH customer video.

"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." - Green Tech Media

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, utility communications, Utility Marketing, energy efficiency, Intelligent Efficiency, marketing, personalization

Energy Efficiency's Biggest Failure...

Posted by Lauren Bell on January 14, 2016 at 11:21 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: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, utility communications, Utility Marketing, energy efficiency, Intelligent Efficiency, marketing solutions

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