As the coronavirus made itself and its effects known to the world, brands were forced to transform marketing plans, adjust operations and pivot strategies on a dime in order to meet current and potential consumers where they were at in a way that felt authentic and timely. And where they were at was in the midst of a pandemic unlike anything anyone had ever seen before.
24 years ago, before the evolution and mass adoption of social media, when blogs were still a novelty and websites were still in relatively primitive states, Bill Gates penned an essay titled “Content is King.”
There is a lot that we don’t know about coronavirus, but one thing is certain: it has been a disruptor to nearly all industries and ways of life. Our latest research uncovered insights from 1,300 US homeowners, nearly all of whom have spent the past few months sheltering in place at home. The results highlighted just how much the global pandemic has shifted perspectives and behaviors around energy use.
As we mentioned last week, re-imagining a life and a world in the age of coronavirus presents a lot of unanswerable questions, yes, but also several opportunities. One those opportunities is the critical role clean energy and sustainability will play in reviving the economy and helping consumers adjust their behaviors and habits.
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Utility Communications, Innovation, B Corporation, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Content Marketing, Inspiration, Branding and Brand Value, Energy Storage, Sustainability Marketing, Company Culture, Creative, In the News, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices, Climate and Social Justice
We’ve done the research, dotted the i’s, crossed the t’s and are delighted to share our latest whitepaper on the homeowner’s perspective on home batteries. The whitepaper includes proprietary research that uncovers average homeowners' thoughts on residential energy storage, opportunities to generate interest in residential battery systems and actionable steps to increase home battery installations. Access it for free here!
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Utility Communications, Innovation, B Corporation, Industry Expert Interviews, Research, Clean Energy, Branding and Brand Value, Energy Storage, Climate and Social Justice
It’s been a busy start to the year over in KSV-land.
Channeling our innermost Lizzo, our team has pushed full steam ahead, embracing the changes that inevitably come with a new decade and doing so with a sense of endless curiosity and passion for making the world a little better each year.
Communicating your company’s commitment to a polarizing topic can bring on paralyzing fear. The idea of taking a firm stance on a cause your brand believes in, especially when your competitors are not vocalizing their own beliefs or making their own commitments—whether it is climate change; gender equality; diversity and inclusion; fair labor practices; sexual assault; or LGTBQ issues—can feel risky. This is especially true in 2020, with the way that information is consumed and spread at such a rapid pace with one small, vocal commitment having the potential to go viral.
In the spring of this year, solar installations in the US surpassed two million, just three short years after the solar industry completed its millionth installation, a milestone that took 40 years to reach.
Policies spurred by ambitious state renewable energy commitments have helped speed up the adoption of renewables in general, but the growth of solar is also driven by enormous consumer demand.
At KSV, we have seen this firsthand.
EnergyWire is KSV’s weekly insight into the consumer mindset when it comes to energy. It’s an honest conversation on the reality of their perceptions and motivations, and how energy services companies can use this insight to successfully engage customers.