Two Examples of Search Intent Marketing: Plumbers + Marriage.

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on August 3, 2016 at 4:08 PM

On a daily basis, consumers are giving you insight into exactly what is going on in their lives. They’re telling you what they need, what they’re interested in, and the information they’re seeking to make a potentially bigger decision or investment down the road. 

But are you listening? And better yet, are you responding?  

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Topics: Utility Marketing, intent marketing, marketing

How Millennials Are Changing Not Just Politics… But Your Business.

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on July 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

With the conventions halfway over, shall we talk politics?

(Just kidding, that sounds awful. We know you get enough of that on your Facebook newsfeed.)

But in seriousness, this year marks an election that is largely based on the voters of the Rising American Electorate – the new American majority of voting-eligible citizens. They will make up a majority of voters for the first time this year.

Who makes up this R.A.E?

  • Millennials
  • Unmarried women
  • Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans
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Topics: utilities, utility, Utility Marketing, AESP, marketing, millennials

On Average, It Takes 22 Days and 32 Touch Points to Drive One Conversion… How Do You Measure That?

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on July 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

On average, it takes 22 days and 32 touch-points, across various devices/media environments, to drive one conversion.

22 days + 32 touch-points = 1 conversion. 

That’s some unfair math if you ask me.

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Topics: Utility Marketing, metrics, roi, marketing attribution, marketing

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

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

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

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: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, connected home, #CONNUS16, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Smart Home

2 Words that Rule Utility Customer Experience... Says the Customer.

Posted by Lauren Bell on May 5, 2016 at 4:14 PM
This article was features by Intelligent Utility on May 5, 2016.

Utility customers are getting more and more demanding. And utility executives should be grateful for it.

That’s because customers who in the past have been largely indifferent about their relationships with their electric and gas utilities are increasingly paying more attention

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, utility communications, Utility Marketing, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, KSV research, marketing, personalization

Five Attributes of Successful Energy Efficiency Programs, By Industry Expert

Posted by Lauren Bell on April 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM
WATCH outtake from interview.

Seasoned energy efficiency executive and utility marketing expert, Mary Stewart has joined the KSV team as director of strategic partnerships and principal.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, utility communications, Utility Marketing, communications, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, industry expert, KSV research, marketing, Mary Stewart

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