Curious about the intersection of real estate and energy efficiency? So were we. We wanted to know, how much is energy efficiency worth to buyers? And do people put it on the “must have” side of the list when looking at real estate options?
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?
- Unmarried women
- Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans
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?
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.
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
“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.”
Your industry is in the middle of a transformation. You’re being faced with a lot of hard decisions and “unknowns” - from balancing distributed generation demands, aggressive savings goals and navigating how to partner and lead in the land of connected homes, solutions and technologies.
Like it or not, these unknowns are and will continue to evoke only more choices for the customer. Enlying both a challenge and an opportunity.